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Xanadu Chinese Restaurant

#835 of 1,830 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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13 / 14 Dalziel Place | Meadowbank, Edinburgh EH7 5TP, Scotland
+44 131 661 8981
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17:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 23:59
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and her partner Michael are regulars and speak so highly of the restaurant, that when visiting this Easter we asked if they would meet us for a meal there. What can I say, it was everything and more, fantastic food and service from Irene and Shirley. We had our 2 twelve year old sons with us, so a... More 

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Thank Samantha C
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a lovely chinese meal here tonight for an early mother's day celebration. i had the prawn toast for a starter and for our main course, we shared two dishes; sweet and sour chicken and king prawns in oyster sauce - all of which was lovely. definitely a family favourite. the staff are lovely too. thank you xanadu!

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Thank Samantha B
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

checked the web for lobster edinburgh so glad we did one of the best chinese meal we have had dont go by the decor go in and try the food the service is great and the staff make you very much at ease we will be back

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Thank john c
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Xanadu has become a regular when we are visiting our daughter in Edinburgh. We have always been made so welcome and the quality of food is first-class. Always freshly prepared and very tasty. A favourite starter of ours is the Aromatic Crispy Duck with pancakes and plum sauce. The friendly service is very warm and this, together with the great... More 

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Thank Edward O
Edinburgh
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Considered by many to be THE best Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh. The place where the Chinese choose to go and eat authentic Hong Kong and Malaysian food.My favourite dish is lobsters noodle which is a dish to die for. Great service from Irene, Colin and the team.We will be back there again very soon. Highly recommended!

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Thank Jambo95
Roslin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We have been here quite a few times and always good. Good service and good range on the menu. We lived need and when we can we still like to go for out dinner.

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Thank Douglas H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Not a super -duper fancy place, but bright, clean and fresh. The tea time special menu at £12 for 2 courses every day except Sat until 9pm with a good choice and regular sized portions. We have been a few times, generally on a Monday or Tuesday at opening time on a whim whilst passing. The place gets very busy... More 

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Thank Brenda S
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I tried to dine but they refused me because i was alone. A lot of table free. The waitress is rude and She dosen t speak with me She only looked at me and said no. Not a good way to gain customers

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Thank Fbertolo
IreneXanadu, Manager at Xanadu Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry that we had turned you away. We were actually closed for a Private Function and had a sign hung up at the door that night. The few tables that were empty were booked tables. Again, really sorry for the misunderstanding. More 

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great if you book in advance. Takeaways ok too but if things get busy don't expect them to pick up the phone to let you know, it just rings out. Food is usually on the ok side. Not great but by no means the worst but you could find better.

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Thank Benjamin H
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Food was really salty and tasteless - every course we had. I'd forgive the 80's dated decor and food if it tasted good - but it didn't. huge let down.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:59
Monday
17:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 / 14 Dalziel Place | Meadowbank, Edinburgh EH7 5TP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 661 8981
Description
Xanadu Chinese Restaurant is located in Edinburgh's Dalziel place, and offers delicious and authentic Cantonese cuisine. The dining room – with sky blue walls, crisp white linen tablecloths and dark wooden Oriental furniture – has a happy and vibrant atmosphere and is always busy with a young, sophisticated crowd. Xanadu's menu, created by experienced chef and restaurateur Colin Chiu, features classic Chinese dishes such as deep fried fillet of fish served with pears, pine seeds and sweet and sour sauce; fillet of beef Cantonese style served on a sizzling platter; and Xanadu's signature traditional Peking duck and Lobster Noodles with ginger and spring onions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?