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Karen's Unicorn

#168 of 1,934 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 370
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Best Chinese ever

We visited on Valentine's night - as a family of two adults, two older children. Service was excellent despite the restaurant being busy - and the food outstanding. The beef in honey was particularly good and the ribs very meaty. The decor is smart and contemporary - but we weren't made to feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
JABDavies
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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533 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited on Valentine's night - as a family of two adults, two older children. Service was excellent despite the restaurant being busy - and the food outstanding. The beef in honey was particularly good and the ribs very meaty. The decor is smart and contemporary - but we weren't made to feel out of place. The price was very... More 

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Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A small stylish modern restaurant with a simple but attractive black and white decor housed in the Georgian setting of Abercromby Place in the New Town. Good quality tables and chairs as well. A big improvement in terms of looks from its previous incarnation as an Italian restaurant. Classic Cantonese cuisine with minimal use of msg, I gather. A surprisingly... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on Valentine's day it was amazing! The food was so good and the service was second to none, glasses were constantly refilled with water and plates taken quicky when finished. It's a intimite restraunt and very modern I had a fab night here would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went here for Valentine's Day and the food and service was second to none from the minute we arrived, the crispy shreded beef in honey and chilli sause was amazing. I would highly recommend and there was plenty staff to see to our needs, glasses were continually topped up and plates cleared quickly even though the restraunt was full.... More 

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Scotland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We enjoyed eating at Karen's Unicorn, the atmosphere was just right and the menu choice was excellent. The food was well prepared and presented and the service was great. If you like Chinese food this is about as good as it gets in Edinburgh.

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Askam in Furness, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was a treat for a visit to Edinburgh and the surprise was the name of the Restaurant...never thought there would be one with my name (still grinning)!!!! That a side the food was delicious, the service excellent...really the nicest Chinese meal I have ever had!

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Cumbria
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a find. The best Chinese meal I have had. All the food tasted fresh and very tasty. Service was great with attention to detail. Highly recommend. Don't be shy give it a try. On my next visit to Edinburgh I will be visiting again. Suggest you book as was very busy.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

ill keep this brief. The starter of duck was good. The main included chow mein and crispy chicken. The chow mein was very nice, the crispy chicken was slightly cold and lacked chicken. We didn't eat the chicken and the gentleman serving us removed it from the bill. Customer service was excellent throughout. The waiter informed us that he usually... More 

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wigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We were staying very close to the restaurant and it had mostly good reviews on Trip Advisor so decided to try it . What a great restaurant ! Fantastic food and service . I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone visiting Edinburgh .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

after a day trip to Edinburgh myself and friend came across this place last minute. We checked a couple of trip advisor reviews and we weren't sorry. Service was very very good from the second we entered , I had Peking ribs. She had chicken satay and then dim sum and chow mein to share for mains. Food was brilliant... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?