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Asian Restaurants in Edinburgh

 From humble beginnings to Asian sensations

Edinburgh has certainly gone through some radical changes throughout the centuries, and not only regarding medieval times and royalty. An influx of cuisines journeying from the far eastern corners of the globe have taken this historic city by storm, and it all began in the 1950s when the first Chinese Asian restaurants were opened. A lot has changed since then, and a plethora of other Asian cuisines ranging from Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Malay and Singaporean – among many others – have opened Asian restaurants in Edinburgh that locals have embraced with open arms. Not only are there some sensational Asian restaurants in Edinburgh, but also some pretty special Asian supermarkets too, meaning these restaurants can source authentic and traditional produce for their dishes now more than ever before.

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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Old Town
Asian££££
5.4/6244
Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant
Namaste Kathmandu

Namaste Kathmandu

Old Town
Asian££££
5.3/678
Namaste Kathmandu
Asian Triangle Restaurant

Asian Triangle Restaurant

Kirkcaldy
Asian££££
5.7/63
Asian Triangle Restaurant
Britannia Spice

Britannia Spice

Leith
Asian££££
Britannia Spice
Bar Soba - Edinburgh

Bar Soba - Edinburgh

City Centre
Asian££££
6.0/65
Bar Soba - Edinburgh
The Everest

The Everest

Old Town
Asian££££
4.8/612
The Everest
Wee Buddha

Wee Buddha

City Centre
Asian££££
5.6/6107
Wee Buddha
Kampung Ali

Kampung Ali

Old Town
Asian££££
5.2/654
Kampung Ali
Yak & Yeti

Yak & Yeti

Newington
Asian
5.9/615
Yak & Yeti
Mujigae Restaurant

Mujigae Restaurant

City Centre
Asian££££
6.0/61
Mujigae Restaurant
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    Signature Asian dishes you must try

    There is a plethora of delicious and authentic Asian restaurants in Edinburgh, and with that comes an extensive array of delicious, creative and different dishes on offer. We love sampling tasty pad Thai and pad see ew from the wonderful Thai Asian restaurants in Edinburgh’s heart, along with the aromatic tom yum soup and laksa which certainly invigorate the senses. Of course no visit to an Asian restaurant in Edinburgh is complete without delving into some chicken satay skewers, the famous Vietnamese pho and the light and fresh gỏi cuốn (summer rolls). These are just some of our top picks, but why not venture out to visit some of the best Edinburgh Asian restaurants for yourself and start your culinary adventure today?
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    Old Town or New Town better for Asian cuisine?

    A topic of much contention for Edinburgh locals – which is better to dine? Old Town or New Town? New Town is an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and cafes and the Asian restaurants in this part of Edinburgh are making a name for themselves as being innovative with impeccable design. New Town is a contrast to the labyrinth-styled streets of Old Town with its neoclassical and Georgian architecture, and the restaurants here are slightly more upmarket and chic as opposed to the low key and hipster Asian restaurants dotted throughout the cobbled stoned alleyways of Old Town. While locals and travellers build their own opinions about which area is better to dine, one thing is for sure, no matter the location, the high quality of the food in the wonderful Asian restaurants throughout the whole of Edinburgh speaks for itself, no matter where you are.