We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“One of the best Chinese meals I've had.”
Review of Karen's Unicorn

Karen's Unicorn
Ranked #243 of 2,640 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: New Town
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We came as group of 5 and had the set meal, with three starters and then a selection of main dishes. The food was very good, especially the starters, and the service was friendly and prompt. The atmosphere and décor are relaxed and above the standard of many Chinese restaurants. The price reflects the standard of the food, so a bit pricey compared with many.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Trevor S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (841)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

371 - 375 of 841 reviews

Reviewed 13 April 2014

Food was standard, not any better than any other Chinese restaurant but very pricey. Two people, starter was sharing platter, consisted of 4 battered prawns, 2 small spring rolls, 2 satay, 2 ribs. Main course beef in black bean sauce, chicken in chilli and honey sauce and very very small bowl fried rice between two people, bottle wine and one lager....£72.........not worth that price. Over staffed. Over priced.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank hender
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We visited this restaurant this week having found it on trip advisor as being highly rated by other diners. Being with two young children was not an issue and although there was no menu for the kids, we still managed to find something on the menu to please them. I think the kids ate the place out of prawn crackers!!

My husband and I had the four course set menu which comprised of a chicken spring roll and prawn wantons, elegantly presented. Followed by mixed dim sum platter which was truly delicious. Our third course was space ribs and chicken satay skewers, again served very beautifully.

Our main (and final) course, my husband had chilli seafood, and I had beef with a lovely rich sauce (sorry I cant remember the name) both with fried rice. Both dishes were with the normal Asian vegetables, generous portions but not too much to make you over-do it!

The staff were excellent, glasses of water never went less than half full before they were topped up again.

Would highly recommend and would certainly return!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Melj16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2014

The food is Delicious. The service (especially a man named bill) is absolutely fab. They are on to everything, from your candle burning out to the second your water glass is empty. The wait for food is next to none and when it arrives it is absolutely delicious. We would defiantly go again

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank TessMenis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Went for a birthday meal here just on the of chance that we could get in which im pleased to say we did and we were not disappointed the service was first class and the food was exceptional one of the best curries we have ever had , we were not rushed through our meal as time was of no essence would definitely go here again.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank liz w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Karen's Unicorn also viewed

 
Edinburgh, Scotland
 
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
 

Been to Karen's Unicorn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing