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The Stupa

Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway

2.9 out of 5 2.9/5 from 16 reviews (add your opinion)

294 Leith Walk
Firth of Forth
Edinburgh
EH6 5BX

Phone: 0131 625 1360

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Price: ££
Licensed: No
BYOB: No
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: Yes
Delivery: No

Opening Hours:
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Tags: thestupa stupa restaurant international licensed asian/oriental chimei takeaway chinese

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2 from Ishkhara (55%) on June 25th, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

I once ordered a takeaway from Chimei - I won't be back. The food took an age and was bland and tasteless. I can see what they're getting at, as they seem to have some variations on the usual Chinese restaurant fare, but unfortunately they were wide of the mark with me. :(

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3.5 from Paul Leith Edinburgh (12%) on January 11th, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

My normal Chinese takeaway was closed so took a chance with this one I found on the internet.

Ordered Lemon Chicken with Fried Rice & Prawn Crackers.

Said it would take 40mins - it actually came early. After eating the meal it was really good, the sauce with the lemon chicken was lovely & the prawn crackers were fresh (not like some Chinese that give you ones that've been lying for hours) & I got a fortune cookie (not had one of them in years).

Overall it is a good takeaway - give it a try.

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4 from Carol Hockaday (12%) on February 22nd, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

I have had deliveries from Chimei's for about 2 years and they have always delivered early and the food is amazing. You have to try the cheese and chicken rolls and chicken satay on skewer starters. Also have to mention the man who answers the phone he is just lovely.

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4 from Craig (12%) on March 14th, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

I like Chimei because they do a fabulous Nasi Goreng. I get the chicken and it is like chicken fried rice but with extras! You get 2 really tasty battered chicken skewers in a really good mild sweet chilli sauce.

Must say delivery isn't always super fast but that's usually when I order at half 7 on a Saturday.

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1 from James (12%) on June 18th, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

Ordered chicken fried rice, ingredients chicken, rice, oil... very poor

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3.5 from reeta (12%) on February 6th, 2009 (5 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

They do a lovely hot n sour soup... nearest to Indian Chinese I could get in Edinburgh... hosts are LOVELY... love their smiling faces and personal touches to meal... they cook for you whatever you ask for.

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2 from Jamie (12%) on November 6th, 2009 (4 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh
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The lady on the phone was perfectly nice, and the food came after 40mins which was good. However, when we received the food one of the mains and sides were missing and had been replaced with a portion of rice which to be honest, would not have been happily received by either us nor who had ordered them. Rang them up and was waiting while they took another order and put me on hold. Then I was told they would send it out soon. This took about another 40mins. By this time my partner had eaten half of my food and our dessert had gone cold. As a matter of fact, by the time we got to the dessert (which was fritters) they were not only cold, but the syrup had completely absorbed into the batter; it was like eating a donut and a pineapple ring straight from the tin. And that is not exaggerating.

Overall, it was not a good experience. I think it had actually just put me off Chinese food altogether, as it was not great quality to wait all of that time. The food was quite cold when received, and we received it coldly as it was not of good standard. I barely ate any of the vegetables as I did not trust them. The first time we ordered from Chimei it was good, however the second and this third time has not been so great. Therefore, Chimei, you have let us down. Shame on you, Chimei. No apology either. You ruined our night.

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4 from Jimmy the taxi driver (12%) on February 10th, 2010 (4 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

This is one of the nicest salt and pepper chickens I have ever tasted and I have tried lots in the area. Top notch - thanks to the chef! Cheers.

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4.5 from edinburgh (12%) on April 14th, 2010 (4 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

I think this is one of the best Chinese takeaways Edinburgh has to offer. Every time, every meal is fantastic and I have got many others friends and family using this as their takeaway. Food comes quickly and great value for money with all the extras you can get. BBQ spare ribs and crispy shredded beef with chill sauce are fantastic!

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4.5 from Clare (12%) on August 22nd, 2010 (4 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

I've ordered lemon chicken, orange chicken, sweet&sour and Singapore style noodles all from this place before. The food is amazing! I get a Chinese once every week and this place has got to be my favourite! They give you very generous portions as well at a reasonable price, the food comes very quickly as well. From what I've tasted so far I know for a fact you will get your money's worth. If anything I think they should put their prices higher because the food tastes that good!

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5 from Meeb (12%) on November 14th, 2010 (3 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

I got a takeaway from Chimei for the first time this evening, and I can't rate it highly enough. The decor is lovely and the place is spotlessly clean.

I was so impressed with the vegetarian selection - and the lovely girl behind the desk (the service was fine-dining standard, I promise) was happy to give me recommendations, and even let me try a little of the food before it was boxed up to make sure it was to my taste! They also cater for vegans (just let them know and they'll make dishes egg-free).

I had the stuffed beancurd which was amazing, and with proper chunky fresh veg (not pre-mixed frozen stuff, and some spicy dry-fried green beans which were unusual and delicious.

Very reasonably priced, too. I'll definitely be back.

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1 from Gregor (12%) on January 8th, 2011 (3 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

I'm not happy with the delivery - it is very slow.

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2.5 from Sandervdd (9%) on June 3rd, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

Living halfway Leith Walk I used to go to this Chinese take-away often. I normally call the order in and then pick it up later. This normally goes fine, but if you have 6 guests at your flat, it can take a wee bit longer! We had to wait for over an hour for that perticular order. Anyway, my general problem with this take-away (and with most UK based Chinese take-aways) is that after a while all the different dishes taste the same. Glupy, fatty, oily dishes. The sate sauce never really tasted like sate sauce, and the sweet and sour actually could have been the sate sauce. It's a friendly business though, don't get me wrong. I give 2,5 stars because I've been quite often to this restaurant, but I won't go there again. One of the things I dislike is that you can't see the kitchen from the waiting area. I always like Chinese take-away restaurants where you can see your order being cooked while you're waiting, so you're sure it's made fresh.

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1.5 from sneeu (9%) on January 28th, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh
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My girlfriend and I ordered from Chimei after finding the good review above. She had Chicken in a Yellow Bean sauce and boiled rice. I had Beef fried rice, my usual.

Delivery was quick and the food was reasonable ... until about 3.30am when I felt sick: food poisoning.

I took the next day off work to recover, spending the whole day in bed until my girlfriend returned from work with man-illness supplies.

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3.5 from scottishblend (7%) on July 31st, 2008 (6 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

As a great fan of duck (with fresh chillies) I found that this take-away offered quality and quantity with this dish...

However... on both occasions that I have ordered from this take-away I did not receive what I asked for... on the first occasion they added an extra meal (which was delivered and paid for, so I had it the next day for dinner)... on the second the fresh chillies mysteriously vanished.

On the plus side the staff are friendly, delivery is fast and they are open late.

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1 from deli (7%) on October 18th, 2009 (5 years ago)

The Stupa, 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX, Edinburgh

This is quite frankly the worst takeaway I have ever ordered. Didn't get what I asked for, took over an hour and tasted foul. How is this place still running and Rickshaws has shut down?

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