Nanyang Malaysian Cuisine

Nanyang Malaysian Cuisine
Unit 1, 3–5 Lister Square, South Pavilion, Quartermile, Edinburgh, EH3 9GL
  • Telephone 0131 629 1797
  • Opening times Daily: noon–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–2.15pm, 5–10.45pm.
  • Average price £6.95 (set lunch); £20 (evening meal)
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Birra Moretti
Nanyang Malaysian Cuisine

Bustling, colourful and cosy Malaysian restaurant, serving terrifically good food in the sleek Quartermile development.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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If you’ve given the sleek, some would say soulless, Quartermile development a body swerve when it comes to eating out, then you’re missing a trick: Nanyang’s is terrifically good. Salt and chilli crab comes with the crunch of a tempura-light batter and a pleasing, just-this-side-of-spicy tang. Roti chenai is soft and fluffy as a cloud, albeit a cloud that rains butter. The Malaysian chicken curry is distinct, lighter and with a sour creamy freshness to it that holds it apart from any of its punchier Indian counterparts. Grilled seabass, disrobed from a bamboo leaf cloak, is as unctuous and compulsive a dish as you could hope to find. The fish is buried under a tar-black onion and pepper concoction, sweet and sticky and singing with lemongrass. Black rice pudding is sticky sweet with a lingering saltiness on the tongue: an exotic remodel of the school dinner treat.

  • High point: Food is outrageously good
  • Low point: Desserts don't reach high standard of mains
  • Notable dish: Grilled sea bass
  • Delivery: £1-£3/EH1-4; EH9-10 through Just Eat
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle
  • BYOB: £6 corkage