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The Golden Dragon

21 Castle Street | City Centre, Edinburgh EH2 3DN, Scotland
+44 131 225 7327
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
21 Castle Street | City Centre, Edinburgh EH2 3DN, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the golden dragon. ingredients were fresh and well prepared with none of the heavy, overly oily problems that come with some chinese restaurants. staff was so sweet and attentive, mostly older, kind and quiet but were very thorough and...More

Thank Nomad814848
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

on a recent day trip to Edinburgh I decided to try a Chinese restaurant I had not been at for over a year as the food was excellent, to my surprise the waitress remembered me and my wife had been there and the table we...More

Thank ThePlumber186487
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I visited this place with my family in early August. We were walking on Princes St. and were tired and wanted a nearby place to eat, and found this place on TripAdvisor. We were so surprised to see what nice a place it was! The...More

Thank elisabethsreviews
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A special evening out and an excellent meal with great service from beginning to end. Meal was served fairly quickly (cashew chicken) and rice was sticky and fluffy (just right). I've made my own rice for 45 years! This place is in "New Town" part...More

Thank almaanne
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This restaurant was located close to our hotel. We were able to be served even thought the restaurant was busy and we did not have reservations. They were nice enough to rush our order as we had to make it to the the Tattoo that...More

Thank chansy
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Popped in here later than planned and had two chicken based courses with rice for two, while the food was okay but nothing memorable the portion size for what they charge was shocking so to add some prawn crackers at £2.80 and bottle of very...More

Thank GeeDee3
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We - a Danish senior couple - went for dinner at 6 pm at this Chinese restaurant and it was a wonderful surprise. It was soon a full room although we were a little early. Wonderful food, wonderful service and not expensive. Most thrilling was...More

Thank carlimut
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Food was fresh and well cooked. The service was amazing. Would definitely return if visiting Edinburgh again.

Thank Rebecca1309
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend booked this as a nice treat for us this evening as a celebration as part of the Fringe festival. We ordered a portion of vegetable spring rolls, 2 portions of beancurd & veg sweet & sour and a portion of rice. We got...More

1  Thank crozboz
Edinburgh888, Manager at The Golden Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Dear Crozboz. Once again I apologise for last night and anticipated your negative review. As a manager I apologised with sympathy with you being valued customer and explained we are sorry for your incident. Even though there was no charge I am sorry there was...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Visited this restaurant last week and was really disappointed. The décor is a bit dull and the staff ok. Ambience was a bit like a fast food outlet. However the main problem was the portions of rice. We ordered 2 main courses and got one...More

Thank denboy938
Edinburgh888, Manager at The Golden Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Dear Denboy938. Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear of your disappointment. Our portions of rice are usually more than adequate to compliment your Mains. Of course each person has different levels of hunger in relation to rice eating and on this occasion...More

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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Questions & Answers
2 April 2017|
Response from Edinburgh888 | Property representative |
We are open usual hours. Good Friday , sat 15 th April open from noon. Easter Sunday from 1pm. Thank you.
9 January 2015|
Response from Edinburgh888 | Property representative |
2015-Thursday 19th February is the Chinese New Year. Open as usual serving food that is special to the festive season. Year of the Goat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Castle Street | City Centre, Edinburgh EH2 3DN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7327
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Authentic Chinese Restaurant in Edinburgh City centre. Established since 1964. Well known for handmade Har Gow, Siu Mai, Aromatic Crispy Duck and other special dishes.Chinese and Japanese translated menu available.
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