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Karen's Unicorn

8b Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland (Stockbridge)
0131 556 6333
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Ranked #169 of 1,845 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Stockbridge
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I found this place purely through trip advisor as I looked for the best chinese in town. Karens unicorn lived up to the reviews. My favorite of the night being fillet steak in Cantonese sauce. Great quality beef Staff were very friendly, and good fun too All in all, a very nice evening and I would definitely recommend karens unicorn

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balnabearerse
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Our hotel manager suggested this excellent restaurant to us when we asked about going for a Chinese meal, what a find! we were lucky to get a table without having a reservation. The staff were brilliant, the food was amazing, menu choice tremendous, Hope to make a return visit :)

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Firstly beware they have moved at some point and there is 2 lots of reviews on here, we spent about half an hour walking around before realising and having to get a taxi. The Abercromby Place is the correct address. We were so glad after not being able to find the restaurant (our own fault) that it was worth the... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my wife and 2 of our good friends for a celebration meal one Saturday night. We were not disappointed with any aspect of it. Good wine (great choice also), our crispy aromatic duck starter shared amongst us and the main courses were superb. From the main courses we chose I tasted the beef with black... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visted Karen's for lunch today, with a party of 16 members of Edinburgh U3A. We chose from their regular lunch menu, having a variety of different meals. I think everyone was well satisfied. The food was good. Served by pleasant staff who were happy to allow us all to pay separately for our own meal. At £8.95 for two courses,... More

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Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love Chinese food, and this is simply the best Chinese food that I have had. We booked a table for two on a Thursday night (based on Trip Advisor reviews of course) on a trip to Edinburgh. The food was just amazing, everything we tried we loved, the service was fantastic, attentive but not intrusive, friendly and professional -... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have eaten at Karen's Unicorn for many years and it has always at least been good, but a recent carry-out was terrible. It tasted and looked like it just been re-heated in the microwave. Both the beef and chicken were really poor and the rice oily. Not what you would expect from a usually good restaurant. A sad drop... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. Staff were extremely attentive and menu choices (particularly for vegetarians) were extensive. Food was delicious and plentiful. It was all reasonably priced too. Will definitely return next time we are in Edinburgh and would highly recommend to all.

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

the food was something else....so good, staff were great,my brother really enjoyed his birthday meal...thanks karen and your unicorn

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A second visit to this restaurant and I'll keep going back. Only bad experience this time is a glass of red wine spilt over my partner by a young member of staff and they didn't even wipe it up, apologise or bring a replacement glass. I had to request it!

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