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4-5 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4HN, Scotland
0131 229 7732
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best authentic Chinese food in Edinburgh but the restaurant would really benefit from renovation, especially the loos...

Best authentic Chinese food in Edinburgh but the restaurant would really benefit from renovation, especially the loos...

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
JustAnother J
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Best authentic Chinese food in Edinburgh but the restaurant would really benefit from renovation, especially the loos...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went on a Tuesday night and it was packed with Chinese - no problem but Very noisy! The waitress however is hilarious - she obviously hates her job, white people and everything else in the world - no amount of polite conversation from us would cajole her into ANY acknowledgement of us at all! Food was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Although from the outside it doesn't appear inviting, venture in and consider yourself wrapped within the arms of the forbidden city itself. The food is authentic and superb and well worth the 30min walk from my hotel. I particularly like the hot & sour soup and mixed seafood chow mein. Jenny, the manager is always respectful, polite and attentive as... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I have passed this Chinese for years and always thought it looked a bit uninviting but I popped in tonight for takeaway as when I looked in the window it was full of Chinese people(always a good sign!) Food was amazing all cooked freshly to order and home made including the wafer paper prawns and mini spring rolls. Their own... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

In March 2014, I submitted a rather negative review about a reservation that we had at the lee-on to celebrate a colleague's retirement. You may recall our staff went to decorate the restaurant about an hour before our booking and was met by work-men who said the restaurant was closed. We had a huge hassle finding somewhere else at such... More 

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Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A group of 9 of us choose a selection of meals from the menu, though we did have to ask for menus as the set banquet for 8+ people had been placed on table. Food arrived promptly and there was no time delays between everyone's food arriving. The set meal for 2 was very tasty and we were able to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Food was ok but the service was terrible, the restaurant was not even busy. The diet cokes were flat the mains came at different times, 2 of us were served 15 minutes after the first 2 had been served. Really disappointing to say the least as have been here a few times but tonight unfortunately was a let down.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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339 reviews 339 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A return visit after some time away and the food was as good as ever. Enjoyed the ribs starter and the follow on shredded beef, which is always a delicious dish. Chinese visitors come by the bus load to this restaurant so this says something. However, I did note that shark fin soup was on the menu and this I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place has been a family favourite for many years and although I haven't been in a while it didn't disappoint when I was there recently. Good value for money and the food was as tasty as I remember.

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Scotland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

lobster with noodles is delicious. There is a special meal, just ask, that also includes Sea Bass and different other dishes that is absolutely wonderful.

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  • Address: 4-5 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131 229 7732

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