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Karen's Unicorn

8b Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland (New Town)
0131 556 6333
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Ranked #184 of 1,901 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
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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Bridge Of Earn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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glasgow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Edinburgh last weekend. After reading numerous reviews I decided to book a table at Karens Unicorn, mainly because it was very central to the city centre. The service and the food were excellent, probably the best chinese meal we have ever had. I would highly reccomend this restaurant, you will not be disapointed. As... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We visited last night on recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. It was quiet when we went at 6pm but by the time we left at 8pm, every table was full. The staff were also very attentive and could not be more helpful. The food was delicious, there was 4 of us and we had 2 x chicken... More 

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St Ives
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is an amazing Chinese restaurant. The food is sensational and one of the few where you can rely on the take away service being almost as good as at the restaurant due to the fact it is so fresh. There is an enticing menu; not so big to be off-putting, but varied enough in style and flavour. There is... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Very good food, very good service but very pricey. No prices on web site.Found it on trip adviser. would not use again not very good value for money

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We arrived in Edinburgh on Sunday afternoon and were looking for somewhere for dinner. My husband suggested Chinese, so we searched the internet and came across this restaurant's website. Unfortunately, the site seems incomplete and we were unable to view the menus, but decided to give it a try. It was easy to find and once inside we were impressed... More 

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

3 of us visited. Good menu if a bit pricey - c £30 each once wine We avoided the banquet menu since no financial advantage. Service good - dropped chopstick on floor and Bill the waiter appeared immediately with replacements! ( The young Chinese waiters have unlikely namebadges) Definitely recommended

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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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