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China Town Restaurant - Edinburgh

3 Atholl Place, Edinburgh EH3 8HP, Scotland
+44 131 228 3333
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“green peppers” (5 reviews)
“spare ribs” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Atholl Place, Edinburgh EH3 8HP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 242 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having passed here lots of times I think the lit up signage on the outside puts you off , was very nicely surprised by how well decorated the restaurant is inside when some friends recommended it. The service was good and we had lemon chicken...More

Thank family52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on our wedding anniversary and had a thoroughly lovely night. Great food and great service. I would highly recommend a visit, if only for the chilli salted ribs.

Thank Davidpierrepont
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of friends, and found it really good. The dishes appeared to be cooked to order without generic sauces from a bottle, a welcome change to many Chinese Restaurants these days. This did mean that we had to wait...More

Thank hilarymunro
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We have been regular customers over several years both for nights out and to celebrate special occasions and the food is always excellent. However, there have been more than a few occasions when service was extremely slow or the wrong dishes brought to us. On...More

Thank rfcoleman
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were desperate for dinner during the busy time of August with the Festival full on. Had no idea about this place except for the TripAdvisor reviews. We took a couple of locals there and they had not heard of this place. My word, we...More

Thank hajijohn
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I often feel that Chinese in Scotland means ... Scottish Chinese A.K.A too much sugar and less real taste. Happy to say China Town delivers just what it says ... Real Chinese Food. The variety of food offered on the menu was excellent, all freshly...More

Thank mhairi69
Reviewed 29 August 2017

It started well when we turned up without a booking, and they managed to find a table for us. However, we were slightly let down by the food. The complimentary prawn crackers were a bit on the greasy side. Starters - my wife had the...More

Thank Zotfish01
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Came here after reviewing trip advisor and it was so good been here twice now. Staff good and good atmosphere with background music playing. Great food and tried the Chinese draft lager which was good. Recommend the chilli and salt ribs and also the chicken...More

Thank scottishtravellers96
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We got lucky as they let us have a table quite late. So pleased to get a chance to try as food was delicious!! Special mention for the spicy & salty ribs, house special seafood chow mein, and sizzling beef (so tender). Friendly staff, nice...More

Thank Jojones99
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great food lovely staff and very reasonably priced You can catch the tram from princes street for £1.60

Thank Alicia B
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Response from porridge4 | Reviewed this property |
I looked into taking a party of a similar size, and they were happy to accommodate us. They asked us to choose a banquet menu as this helps to plan and time the volume of food. I think you will enjoy your visit if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 12:30 AM
5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Atholl Place, Edinburgh EH3 8HP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 3333
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This award-winning Cantonese restaurant on Atholl Place stands out on the Edinburgh restaurant scene for its chic dining room and contemporary cuisine. China Town is renowned for its sleek interior – which features chocolate brown walls decorated with antique Chinese musical instruments, silk curtains and LED lights. Popular for stylish parties, formal family get-togethers and special celebrations, China Town has earned an excellent reputation for its innovative cuisine. Seafood dishes are the kitchen's specialty, and you can order scallops, sea bass and halibut steamed with garlic and spring onions or stir-fried with black bean sauce. Head Chef Thomas Chan is happy to create bespoke dishes on request, and his acclaimed menu is complimented by a diverse wine list.
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