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“Best Chinese in Edinburgh?”
Review of Karen's Unicorn

Karen's Unicorn
Ranked #128 of 2,505 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: New Town
Edinburgh, Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Best Chinese in Edinburgh?”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

We have eaten in both Karen's Unicorn restaurants in Edinburgh most recently in Abercromby Place.
The food has always been excellent, service quick and friendly and staff genuinely seem pleased to have you dining there.
This time we dined with family, chose one of the set meals and enjoyed every dish. We asked to subsitute one of the set dishes for one of our favourites and this was done without hesitation (and no supplement).
The restaurant is often busy and we tend to book in advance now. Do try the crispy monkfish with thai dip - really tasty and different to the usual chinese dishes.
Well worth a visit.

Visited January 2012
Thank serviceace
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent!!!”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

The staff are absolutely excellent and the service you experience is amongst the best in Edinburgh. The food is consistantly good and always of a very high standard. In my opinion this is Edinburgh's best chinese restaurant.

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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“A great chinese :-)”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

The food is amongst some of the best chinese i have had to date! Will certainly return

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Very simple - the best Chinese meal we have ever eaten!”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We stayed in central Edinburgh but saw the fantastic reviews in TripAdvisor about this restaurant and like Chinese food and also fancied a change from haggis or pies. Our hopes were more than fulfilled and the restaurant provided us with simply the best Chinese meal we have ever eaten. Staff were very friendly, the menu choice was vast, service was very quick (but not so as to make you feel 'rushed') and the food was absolutely superb, from the egg fired rice through the vegetables in oyster sauce to the main courses. This is a superb dining experience. We were obviously not the only ones who thought this, as the place was totally full! I would not even think of going unless you have reserved in advance.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank csrothwec
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“a great choice”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

I did my research and it paid off, its highly rated for a reason, its a really unique restaurant just north of the city centre. A chinese restaurant in a nice & cosy fine-dining setting with ambiant lights and attentive waiters. It had a relaxed atmosphere and really good value food, especially for any vegetarians. An excellent choice for special occassions

Visited February 2012
Thank _world_traveller_983
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