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Karen's Unicorn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
New Town
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8b Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
+44 131 556 6333
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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
Grantham, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As many other reviewers say....rather off the beaten track for a tourist in foot. That is not to say very far to walk to the touristy areas (10 mins) but tucked out the way. Very high quality Chinese food and definitely upper tier. Also pricey, even for Edinburgh. Service was OK but not outstanding. Wine list was extensive and impressive.... More 

Thank Jonathan V
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner here with family and friends in December 2016. from minute one the performance of the staff (and the chefs) was absolutely flawless. We were warmly welcomed and seated quickly. We then proceeded to order a range of starters to share which included dim sum, pork buns, salt and chilli squid, sesame prawn toast, ribs, satay chicken (and many... More 

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad that we found this restaurant... we were warmly welcomed and given menus. Drinks order taken and delivered...Food order taken but took a long time to arrive... having finished starters we were left for 25-30 mins until main dishes arrived. We had children in our party who were, understandably, getting twitchy. I cannot fault the food or the staff.... More 

Thank jalogs
Wickford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very surprising restaurant a little bit off the beaten track but well worth it the food was fabulous, The staff very attentive.

Thank neece52
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some great Chinese classics that would impress the most demanding Hong Kong or Shanghai foodie. Coupled with a few interpretive dishes that were great. The only off-note was the vermicelli around the Har Gau. But that is me being pickey!

Thank L3947DXmichaeld
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Chinese with all the good dishes that are tasted awesome. Service was excellent. Rolled out of this restaurant feeling like a king. My faves were the lemon chicken and Siu Mai. Prawns toast rocked as well! Top restaurant IMO

Thank APendo
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal for a Christmas night out Food was fantastic with excellent service Lovely atmosphere and attentive staff

Thank Cheryl M
Preston, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have recently visited here after being recommended by the hotel we stayed in. Food is very nice, Small but very friendly atmosphere and excellent service, I would certainly recommend this restaurant, The only complaint is the 10% service charge that is on the bill, as I think its your own choice to give a tip .

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8b Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6333

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

Neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood, 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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