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Karen's Unicorn

#171 of 1,851 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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New Town
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8b Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
0131 556 6333
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Living Room Dining

Nice Chinese living room like restaurant with upscale almost posh service, great food, expect to pay a little more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice Chinese living room like restaurant with upscale almost posh service, great food, expect to pay a little more.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is my favourite Chinese restaurant. Although 400 miles from home I always go for a meal here when visiting Edinburgh (around 5 times per year). Service is excellent, food very good and well presented. A meal for 4 with 2 glasses of wine was £140. Booking essential. Best to go with a group so that you can have a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

First class , been here twice in the past , can recommend it for quality , price and service , will continue to visit.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Friend recommended I visit during festival, was not disappointed. Early meal for six people, all food very nice including crispy beef with honey and chilli, Kung poo chicken, sezchuan chicken, prawn, chicken sate, salt and chilli chicken. House white wine good, tiger beers. Best to book it gets busy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place tries hard to be upmarket, nice decor, good service and high prices. In my view far too high for what we were given. I chose shredded beef, from the menu it sounds like it came in a sauce rather than dry, I thought the waiter should have pointed out that it was totally unsuitable to have this with... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food was good, especially the sweet and sour cantonese chicken. My friend's bbq pork was not the most tender!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I understand the owner's effort to target higher level customers -- interesting internal decor, designed menu with beautiful presentation. However, the quality is just slightly above average, as well as its service. A bit overrated and overpriced for its overall quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love this restaurant, visited for the first time a couple of years ago then again in July this year and the standard is just as good . Food is excellent lovely and fresh not full of additives . Staff are friendly and very helpful. Love the little things like topping up your water regularly and the hand cleaning cloths brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We fancied a Chinese on our first evening in Edinburgh and chose this place as it was nearby and had great reviews. So glad that we did. The food was excellent, especially the honey roast pork which was amazing. We were very impressed with the quick service and thought the price was reasonable (around £50 for the shared platter to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

First time in Edinburgh and really fancied a Chinese for my birthday dinner. Picked this place purely on the basis of its TripAdvisor reviews, and have to say that it was the perfect end to a fabulous day in this beautiful city. One of the best meals I've had for a good while. Every course was exceptional, great service and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8b Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: 0131 556 6333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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Staying in New Town

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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