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China Town Restaurant - Edinburgh

#440 of 1,778 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
West End
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3 Atholl Place, Edinburgh EH3 8HP, Scotland
+44 131 228 3333
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Meal was pretty good, though a bit on the bland side. Service good and surroundings very nice. Recommended a spicy food and a tradition Chinese food.

1 Thank piggy c
Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely Resturant with lovely table settings,Romantic Atmosphere.love Chinese food this did not disappoint us.Nothing left on plates food fresh. we all enjoyed our meal.I would say this is the best Chinese in Edinburgh so far.service was good staff amazing so friendly will go back love this restaurant loved it.

Thank kats37
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all love to eat out and here is a little gem, food is fresh, hot and services is always first class, the seating areas are good therefore room between tables, don't forget lots of options in Edinburgh to eat out, however only a few can offer this level of services and cheer.

Thank mccauley433
Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surprise meal for my wife Great food , clean and tidy, toilets clean , Can't really fault our meal, great potions, We will return.

Thank Cjjp65
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love Chinese food and China Town didn't disappoint . Everything tasted very crisp and fresh. We really enjoyed our meal. Nice decor and service was quick .

Thank Sheila M
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We have dined a number of times at China Town and have been satisfied in the past, however, on our last visit we ordered chicken stay and barbecued spare ribs as a starter. Unbelievably, they both came with GRAVY - as confirmed by the lady server. Gravy is not Satay Sauce and is not Barbecue sauce. The lady server was... More 

1 Thank kala247
Barnsley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Visited China Town 14th July 2016. Beautiful restaurant, gorgeous food and outstanding service. Will definitely be going back on our next visit to Edinbutgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Really nice meal for our family of four with two kids 7 and 10. Elegant style and great service. Really tasty meals, real king prawns not the usual small frozen ones. Not your average Chinese restaurant - highly recommended. Also got some chopsticks tips :)

Thank Gumby D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and great food. The guy who served us gave us a little tutorial on how to eat with chopsticks.

Thank Sonia S
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Chose to eat here with my husband and son on our recent trip to Edinburgh because of the positive reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. The quality of food was fabulous and the portions large. We are still talking about the meal and wish the restaurant was local because we would be dining there frequently! Highly recommend.

Thank Judi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$33 - $46
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Atholl Place, Edinburgh EH3 8HP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 3333
This award-winning Cantonese restaurant on Atholl Place stands out on the Edinburgh restaurant scene for its chic dining room and contemporary cuisine. China Town is renowned for its sleek interior – which features chocolate brown walls decorated with antique Chinese musical instruments, silk curtains and LED lights. Popular for stylish parties, formal family get-togethers and special celebrations, China Town has earned an excellent reputation for its innovative cuisine. Seafood dishes are the kitchen's specialty, and you can order scallops, sea bass and halibut steamed with garlic and spring onions or stir-fried with black bean sauce. Head Chef Thomas Chan is happy to create bespoke dishes on request, and his acclaimed menu is complimented by a diverse wine list.

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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