Our Story

Kampong Ah Lee has been run by four generations of Lee chefs, each who brings a treat to your taste buds from the chef’s hometown of Negeri Sembilan, Titi. Taking inspiration from the village of Kampong, Malay we aspire to craft its authentic cuisine for the pleasure of our customers in Edinburgh since 2007. Malaysian food historically has been heavily influenced by Thai, Chinese, Indonesian and Indian cuisines, extending from cooking methods to ingredients and the combination of spices as key ingredients. Here at Kampong Ah Lee, you will find a blend of all of this in every one of our dishes.

Traditionally there is a strong use of sambal, a chilli-based paste, in Malaysian cooking. However, not all of our dishes are spicy. We use a mix of herbs from Southeast Asia to Middle East to create a clash of flavours. An example of this is a combination of coriander and cumin, the base of our Malay Curry, alongside lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, cardamon, star anise and fenugreek.

Join Us for a Flavorful Journey
Come, indulge in the magic of spices, herbs, and heartfelt hospitality.
Fabulous taste journey


We take pride in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that fosters connections and meaningful moments. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a quiet evening with loved ones, or seeking a vibrant spot for a catch-up with friends, our restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories.