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Karen's Unicorn

8b Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland (Cowgate)
0131 556 6333
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Ranked #146 of 1,855 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Cowgate
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Beautifully decorated, clean and surprisingly ‘quiet’. A good spot for romantic dinners. Staff is friendly and very efficient, albeit a little militaristic. The food is fantastic .. great flavor and nicely presented with good portions. An overall great experience.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited with my husband and 2 children after a busy afternoon at the fringe and seeing a show. The staff are very attentive and helpful, always there to fill up you water glasses. The food was very good, kids found it a little too spicy so we would ask them to tone down the heat next time. The vegetarian options... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Found this online through reviews. We concur that it was great food and please Any attentive staff . Table was a little close to next guests bit that wAs really the only fault. Would return if back in the city,

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Nantwich
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I can't really review the restaurant accurately since we weren't allowed across the threshold. We'd walked for 2 miles with 3 very hungry children, having read the positive reviews! Unfortunately the door man said there was no table. However he asked for the ages of our children before telling us we couldn't be accommodated. He suggested we visit the 'eat... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I visited Karen's Unicorn for a meal with 10 family members and 2 small children. The food was excellent and we were well looked after by the serving staff. They were attentive, polite and made as feel welcome. The food itself was superb. I have ordered take-away from Karen's on numerous occasions and it is always of a high standard,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Beautiful food, fantastic service, lovely setting. I'm wheat free and had forgotten to book in advance and warn them - they were still able to accomodate this, producing a gluten free menu which listed everything on the menu that was gluten free or could be adapted.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Haven't been there for over a year, was a bit disappointed in the fact there is only 1 set menu to choose from. It states clearly about the service charge but doesn't explain how many courses are actually included in the price. Was a warm evening, air conditioning unit was in use and staff kept the glasses topped up regularly... More

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Scotland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Booked an early dinner reservation for 4. The restaurant itself is nice enough, but not fancy. It lies just off the city centre. We had an early booking so it was initially very quiet but as our meal progressed the atmosphere built up as more diners arrived. The service was quick and the servers very attentive and polite. Lovely staff... More

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I have been here twice now with my partner and it is one of the best Chinese restaurants we have ever eaten in! Food is amazing, particularly the spare ribs starter and all main courses we had were delicious, washed down nicely with Chinese beer! All the waiting staff are so friendly and attentive, filling up your water glass regularly... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I am a chinese, was told that this was more of a western style chinese restaurant before entering. However, the food turned out to be so goooood. It was fabulous!!! The western style they meant was that this restaurant has more of a fine dining set up rather than the normal noisy chinese restaurants, hence an amazing environment to dine... More

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