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Karen's Unicorn

#108 of 1,823 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Town
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8b Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
+44 131 556 6333
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here often for special occasions and it is always a treat. We love the ribs and the prawns in almonds with orange sauce but its all good. There are a lot of staff and they do look after you (normally I don't like too much attention but they are all very sweet about it) so you feel like... More 

Thank Allison106
Keith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in without a table booked. Meal was great service was good. Only disappointing thing is that i dont like being told what tip i have to pay. I wanted to give more but they had worked it into the total for me

Thank Coleen M
Peebles, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

been many time now, never disappointed ever. Great food, good selection, good services, and very polite. Great choice of wine. not cheap, but not ridiculously expensive. but in all good value, you eat what you pay for. Can heartily recommend if your in the mood for Chinese meal. and fairly central, not far from George street.

Thank Les B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was totally surprised, the food was good, service was excellent and fantastic value for money. The only disappointing thing was I didn't see any unicorns 😂😂😂

Thank Mary J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are friendly and welcoming, the food was however just average (crispy 'shredded' duck was only partially shredded with sliced not crispy duck breast instead of shredded chunks of meat), Cantonese steak was ok and so was prawn Szechuan but not as good as expected (this is apparently 2nd best Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh). Overall, ok food, not value for... More 

Thank Tomas V
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as you walk into the restaurant one notices that the service is great and very efficient and the waiters are very polite. The ambiance is very nice as one feels good dinning additionally they have a great selection of wines, the food is just Fantastic no matter what one orders, we would definitely re-visit , and I highly... More 

Thank Gary S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my boyfriend last week. I got crispy shredded chicken in a chilli sauce, which was really good and he got chow mien. The service we received from a waiter called Jules was outstanding, he was so friendly and made us feel very welcome! An all round good experience

Thank RLB94
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived at Edinburgh Waverley train station as a lone traveller. With the help of a Google Maps I searched for a Cantonese restaurant in the area and this was just a 5-10 minute walk away. I would never have found it without the help of TripAdvisor and google maps but I'm glad I did. I was greeted at the... More 

Thank Dale C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy the food here.. The service is pretty good as well. Sometimes I find that the takeaway food could be better but I still return..

Thank Jchilds_77
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

The food was so so good! I have never eaten such fresh and wonderfully cooked Hong Kong cuisine. Soft shell crab, pak choi and broccoli side, prawn with aspargos and sweet and sour pork... I can keep going...! It was a mouth watering and wonderful experience. It is slightly on the more expensive side but it is so worth it.... More 

Thank Joana F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, 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: +44 131 556 6333

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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