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Karen's Unicorn

8B Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
+44 131 556 6333
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8B Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We had looked at the reviews for some of the Chinese restaurants in the city centre, this one ranked quite highly and was very close to our hotel in York Place. Inside is modern, it's not particularly large and we hadn't booked but we managed...More

Thank westwing2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at Karen's unicorn many times over the years and the food is nothing short of fantastic but last night we were charged almost £9 for a hot and sour soup with other starter prices and main course prices to match and will...More

Thank flyingtame
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hot tasty takeaway food, not the cheapest but well worth it tasted great, in the centre of Edinburgh, located minutes from the town centre. I recommend the cha Sui absolutely delicious.

Thank Lesley D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined here on Saturday night with my parents. We are not from the area but my sister lives in Edinburgh and recommended Karen's Unicorn. Such an cool but unusual name for a Chinese restaurant. We turned up around 8/8.30pm without a reservation and looked...More

Thank travel-agent-amy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love Chinese food like we do, do not miss this restaurant. We arrived 15 minutes before closing time and the staff was great, they didn't rush us at all! Food was so good, and even though it's a bit pricey we thought it...More

Thank sgazzini
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying locally for a few days so having read some of the good reviews for this Restaurant I wanted to try it for myself. I was not disappointed. It was early Sunday evening when the two of us arrived so there was not...More

Thank shamp25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the banquet and all the food was really excellent, high quality and fresh. Overall, very good, except for slightly annoying waiter

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Karen's Unicorn restaurant for Chinese meal. Really pleased we went. Very busy restaurant and we were lucky to gain table as we did not book. Continual queue of new diners at the door. Taking this is not on a main road it's a good...More

Thank JamDown4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service ! We highly recommend this place. A great value for money. We would defiantly go there again !

Thank Hildur L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the name so booked in here for a Sunday night. Upon arrival, we were quickly seated, given a jug of water and some prawn crackers and a menu each. I couldn't see what I fancied on the menu so I asked our waiter, a...More

Thank Meg C
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
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Laura A
Is there gluten free options/menu for someone with coeliac?
March 28, 2017|
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Response from L3947DXmichaeld | Reviewed this property |
Definitely gluten free.
Is there lunchtime set menu
November 15, 2016|
Response from polly45 | Reviewed this property |
It seems they used to do a two course meal for around ten pounds at lunchtime.
Are you family friendly? coming to Edinburgh next month with my Chinese loving 3 year old
November 12, 2016|
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Response from Fibi1034 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, missed this question, I would say yes they would welcome children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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