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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 via mobile

We came with a group of friends, welcomed by the lovely staff then given unlimited prawn crackers while we waited. Lovely food all finished off with an Irish coffee.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on a Wednesday night and it was pretty much empty except for us. The food was really good but the portions were small and overpriced. We are used to Chinese restaurants where everyone shares the various dishes but this seemed to confuse them...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Karen's Unicorn a few times before but not for a couple of years. It's a short walk from Princes Street/Waverley Station/Bus Station so really handy for central Edinburgh. Staff are welcoming and efficient at getting you settled in. It's not that big inside...More

Thank Hawklord_pxr5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Karen's Unicorn for the first time and it will not be our last. We had starters of mix dim sum, spring rolls and chilli squid - all of a high standard. We had three mains and two sides of rice between three and...More

Thank MishRJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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
March 28, 2017|
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Response from L3947DXmichaeld | Reviewed this property |
Definitely gluten free.
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.
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, 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
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