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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 #136 of 1,838 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am a chinese, was told that this was more of a western style chinese restaurant before entering. However, the food turned out to be so goooood. It was fabulous!!! The western style they meant was that this restaurant has more of a fine dining set up rather than the normal noisy chinese restaurants, hence an amazing environment to dine... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Not being a conventional Chinese food fan this food blew me away. Fresh, imaginative and restored your faith in this type of Asian food. Wine list could be better and service could be friendlier (very efficient!!). But for the food alone it is 5*! Thanks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited this restaurant with my boyfriend the other night and WOW! The food is amazing and the service is outstanding. We had such a good night a were made to feel very welcome. The only thing is that it was a little overpriced. Apart from that amazing!! I definitely recommend!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good food, good service but a little pricey (a dim sum starter, a main and 2 beers came to over £30).

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Grantown on Spey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Being fans of Chinese food we are forever disappointed with over the top sticky sauces, bad quality ingredients and general rubbish food. We stumbled across Karen's Unicorn by complete accident and this is now going to be one of our firm favourites when visiting Edinburgh. Don't expect to be paying cheap local takeaway prices for the food, it is not... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We decided to try this place after seeing other reviews, and we weren't disappointed! The food was superb, especially the seafood - we ordered salty and spicy squid, and monkfish in a ginger sauce which were both perfectly cooked and utterly delicious. It costs more than your local Chinese takeaway, but the food is worth every penny - highly recommended!

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Cragg Vale
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19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have dined at Karen' s Unicorn during our last two visits to Edinburgh & will definitely be eating there again on our next trip . Nothing else to say really, apart from,"Do yourself a favour & dine at Karen's Unicorn,you won't regret it"

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked in advance for our party of 4 and turned up for our table to be told the previous fingers were just paying their bill. We waited outside and other diners also turned up and had to wait. After about 20mins the waiter came out and took a group who arrived after us and seated them. When we enquiries... More

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scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went with a bunch of friends who had been before but this was my first time here and it was absolutely superb. I will certainly be going again soon. The food was very well presented and tasted fabulous. The service was attentive but not OTT. This could be one of the best Chinese meals I have ever had in Scotland.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch there today with my 1 year old daughter. Superb service, stunning food and 2 courses for less than a tenner! Will definitely be back😁

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