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Karen's Unicorn

#138 of 1,790 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
New Town
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8B Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
0131 556 6333
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

TA members guided us here with good reviews. Food top quality,service great. Would recommend to anyone

Thank BlackpoolWillows2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, lovely atmosphere all made even better by the excellent and friendly service by Jules! Varied menu, well-presented food and attentive service.

Thank Fibi1034
Abernethy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was lovely here. Definitely a more authentic Chinese. Definitely on the pricey side, £7 for a started of dim sum which consisted of only 4 things. All really tasty though. Service here is great, when you get in... the entrance isn't really covered so we waited to be seen to, had to wait on a table and kind of... More 

Thank Declan M
Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly great food Over priced considering the plan surroundings, not the best of welcomes as you arrive in the hallway and staff member tells you to wait there while he checks to see if you have booked. No atmosphere like other Chinese restaurants

Thank Tony W
County Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very accomodating, lovely place to eat, excellent menu.very polite and efficent staff.I would recommend this restaurant if and when you visit Edinburgh.

Thank Brendan C
Bountiful, Utah, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on recommendation from the hotel staff we ate dinner at Karen's Unicorn and we are certainly glad we did. This was one of the best Asian meals we have had. The staff was friendly and efficient. The Peking sauce was just right. It was a great meal.

Thank Andy L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to this restaurant and on leaving without doubt one of the best Chinese /Cantonese meals I have had in Edinburgh. Spring roll starters were Delicious,and Filleted Beef with back pepper sauce for main was brilliant, my wife's shredded chili chicken was also amazing. Service was very good and attentive even though they were busy. Our waiter lacked... More 

Thank Scott H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb meal tonight started with the crab starter and the monkfish my wife had the lemon chicken lovely and fresh. Service and staff were excellent will defo be back.

Thank bigrabby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous location in Abercromby Place - wonderful New Town building gives Karen's Unicorn a bit of class. The food has all the main 'UK' style Chinese dishes with not too many surprises. The difference with K'sU to me is the quality of the food they prepare. Everything has fabulous depth of flavour and I've yet to be disappointed by any... More 

Thank eddi10c
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant near to the Airbnb we stayed in. It was a delight. Outside it was raining inside the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Staff were friendly and very professional. The lighting decor and ambiance were excellent .The food was outstanding . Dim sum starter beautiful and ribs in chilli and pepper were very tasty . Cantonese Steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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