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“Best Chinese Restaurant In Edinburgh”
Review of Cool Jade

Cool Jade
Ranked #72 of 2,527 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This is a new restaurant and my family and I were its first paying customers. It is fantastic and well worth a visit. Staff were excellent and Tracy Chu - Proprietor makes you feel most welcome
Edinburgh, Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Restaurant In Edinburgh”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Had my husband's 50th birthday meal with 22 guests in the private room downstairs on a busy Highland Show Saturday night. Food and service was first class and from start to finish Tracey and her staff could not do enough for our party.

All the guests were really impressed with the restaurant and especially the quality of the food and will be making this restaurant their next port of call for a Chinese meal.

Ignore previous reviews about prices,you only get what you pay for. We will certainly be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank AnniefromEdinburgh
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Batley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Annual Feast”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Ate here with a group of colleagues and family the week of the Highland Show

Food and service were excellent as usual, even a special request for lemon prawns was met and probably the best dish of the night !

£40 a head including wine and beers galore, a veritable feast of very good chinese food, quick service and pleasant staff.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank nedthewonderhorse
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Decent Chinese Restaurant”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

I visited with my husband after checking the reviews on trip advisor. The restaurant was busy when we arrived, but it didn't take long 2 for the soup & appetisers 2 arrive. We had a bit of a wait for the main courses which we didn't mind. Their were two waitresses on duty & both were friendly & helpful, if a little overworked. The food was good, plenty of flavour & decent sized portions. Overall an enjoyable meal, it wasn't cheap, but it wasn't expensive either, about averagely priced for the quantity & quality. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Sharon S
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Reliably excellent”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Cool Jade might be considered a little bit of the beaten track but it is nevertheless an extremely busy restaurant. There is a reason for that - the food and service are second to none.

This was not our first visit to the Cool Jade and certainly will not be our last. We all agreed it was another excellent evening. On arrival there is always a warm friendly welcome and little time is wasted in serving drinks and taking orders.

We opted for Dim Sum to start which does take a little longer to prepare but they are dishes that are worth that little extra wait.

One of our mains was fresh sea bass with ginger and spring onion. There is no doubt that fresh fish is always a serious test for any restaurant. If it is not spot on fresh then it simply does not work. I am bound to say that this sea bass was so fresh that we nearly had to slap it first. The dish was brought to our table and then expertly prepared and presented. If the kitchen can get the fish right then everything else should be excellent - and everything was.

The front of house team is led by the proprietor Tracy who serves alongside her staff and makes sure all guests feel welcome. We were also served by Rachel who is herself an experienced restauranteur and now part of Tracy's team. Even although the restaurant was full on the night we visited all the staff still managed to be friendly and welcoming.

I started of by saying that the Cool Jade was a little of the beaten track. Visitors to Edinburgh should not be put off by this as it is well served by public transport and is only a ten minute or so bus journey from the West End. It is a very busy restaurant so booking is recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Leonard W
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Stockport, UK
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Great Chinese Meal”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Superb food. Very friendly staff. Lovely restaurant. Just over the road from the Holiday Inn Edinburgh Zoo. The food is a bit different from other Chinese restaurants

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank margaretpat
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