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8b Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland (New Town)
0131 556 6333
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Ranked #182 of 1,914 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: New Town
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Cheshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Completely agree with pecmac, this is a fabulous Chinese restaurant. We visited between Christmas and new year and we are so glad we booked this. The food was the best Chinese food I've had for a long time. So fresh and tasty. It was a bit pricey but I would definitely visit again. It's just a shame it's not close... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Im surprised that it is a fine dining restaurant. I went there with my toddler and my son needed to be extra behave. We ordered some foods for sharing. It was good but coming from Asia, i could say it was not too "Chinese" but already a "fussion". The service was like other fine dining reataurant, which may explain why... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Must be the best meal we have had in many a year. Beautifully cooked and the service excellent. Really couldn't fault the experience. Three people each with a different starter and main course. Each and every one was a delight. We will certainly return often in the future and recommend it to our friends. Thank you Karen's Unicorn

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Edinburgh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited Karens Unicorn on Christmas Eve and the food was outstanding. We have been to many Chinese restaurants in town but this one is a cut above. It is a little more expensive than others in the city but worth every penny. We can't wait to visit again.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

After traveling to man locations globally, including the Far East, this is still our favourite Chinese restaurant from when we lived in Edinburgh. Food is brilliant and the service is amazing. Great place

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northampton
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Almond coated Prawns are a must. Service fantastic as always. No need to say any more really except why haven't you visited yet?

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Bridge Of Earn, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Four of us ate here for Dinner, the menu was great and the best hot and sour soup ever!, only down side is that it is expensive compared to others in the City but it was good!! The lunch menu is limited but excellent value so would definitely go back again,

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Buckie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

In Edinburgh for two nights and went to Karen's Unicorn based on its popularity on TA! The restaurant itself is lovely, not huge but very tasteful and we found the staff very pleasant and the service excellent. It was fairly busy for a Tuesday night so probably worth booking. We both had the soft shelled crab to start - really... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been meaning to try this restaurant for a while and was not disappointed! Beautiful, scrumptious food! A bit more expensive than your average Chinese but this is well above average. Great service, relaxed surroundings and good choice on menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal here.We had some lovely crispy duck,beef and prawns.The food was a little on the expensive side but very tasty.The service was great.The chairs were very comforatble and the ambiance was cosy and romantic

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

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