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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 #120 of 1,788 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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88% Recommend
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Food was standard, not any better than any other Chinese restaurant but very pricey. Two people, starter was sharing platter, consisted of 4 battered prawns, 2 small spring rolls, 2 satay, 2 ribs. Main course beef in black bean sauce, chicken in chilli and honey sauce and very very small bowl fried rice between two people, bottle wine and one... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant this week having found it on trip advisor as being highly rated by other diners. Being with two young children was not an issue and although there was no menu for the kids, we still managed to find something on the menu to please them. I think the kids ate the place out of prawn crackers!!... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

The food is Delicious. The service (especially a man named bill) is absolutely fab. They are on to everything, from your candle burning out to the second your water glass is empty. The wait for food is next to none and when it arrives it is absolutely delicious. We would defiantly go again

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went for a birthday meal here just on the of chance that we could get in which im pleased to say we did and we were not disappointed the service was first class and the food was exceptional one of the best curries we have ever had , we were not rushed through our meal as time was of no... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

First found this restaurant on a day trip to Edinburgh and was not dissapointed. Great service, great food and a lovely atmosphere. I live in Glasgow and my boyfriend and I have travelled to Edinburgh three times since our day trip last Summer just to visit Karen's Unicorn as it is now our favourite Chinese restaurant! Well done. Would recommend... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A friend took me here for lunch today (3/4/14), the food was absolutely delish, the service fantastic. We were having the business lunch and it was very well priced. The decor, music and whole atmosphere was great. Portions were good (had to unbutton trousers). I had the satay chicken to start, was tasty and not rubbery as some places, the... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We visited early Friday evening. We were fortunate to get a table as a number of people were being turned away behind us. Negatives first. This is not a restaurant that you could say was reasonably priced. In fact some of the dishes appeared well overpriced. That said, the surroundings are pleasant. the service was excellent, and most importantly, the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The restaurant is very nice, but you instantly get the feeling that this isn't going to be cheap. 4 staff at the welcome desk and another 8 or so in the restaurant. Plenty of staff, but at times, it seemed like they were getting in each others way. No checking on our meal whilst eating, only after we had finished.... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Very enjoyable and tasty meal with good-sized portions. We started with some dim-sum along with soft-shell crab and followed this with two Cantonese-style main course dishes. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I had the best impressions, feelings and a lot of emotions after leaving this place. Despite it being a small place, situated away from the buzzing centre of the city, this place is absolutely fabulous! The staff is very attentive, food is super delicious and the way they serve it...mm... wonderful! This is one of the places which once discovered... More

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