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Karen's Unicorn

8B Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
+44 131 556 6333
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8B Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the staff was very nice. Food was very good, I'd recommend it. Only downside is that we asked for one (any of them) of the menu items steamed, but the couldn't accommodate. Typically in a US Chinese restaurant,...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant on 31st of august. We were received very lovely. The staff was just so lovely, they asked to take our jackets, brought us water. They were very lovely and very well educated. The problem was, it was my last day and...More

Thank Viviane T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends and was absolutely beautiful. Services was fantastic, food delicious and staff very friendly and welcoming. Great portion sizes too. Will definitely be back

Thank Lauren_clox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forget your average Chinese restaurant when you enter here. Universal monosodium glutomate has no place in this menu. Standards are very high with each individual dish tasting quite distinctively of its ingredients. Duck, sliced beef, black bean sauce and soft shelled crabs all taste absolutely...More

Thank newscreename2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not what we expected. First time here and found staff polite enough but the restaurant was very small and lacked atmosphere with no music. You could hear the other tables conversations. Food was good but not the best and the prices are higher than they...More

Thank scottishtravellers96
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Been coming here for a while now and while the staff and food are amazing - I do feel like the price they charge for food is getting ridiculous for whats on offer. The staff are excellent and you are always looked after and the...More

Thank Miro121
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Concierge from our Hotel phoned and asked for a late booking for us. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Manager (I assume) was very attentive. The food was very tasty and well presented. Thank you

Thank auntieLaLa01
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with a party of six friends. Everything was excellent and service attentive. Duck was amazing and so was the Szechuan chicken. Spring rolls were crispy not greasy. Pleasant atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

Thank edsatty
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We get a Karen's Unicorn every time without fail when ordering a Chinese as it is quite simply leagues above the rest. We've tried many of their dishes: lemon chicken, shredded beef, sweet and sour Cantonese style, prawn toast, pork ribs, the list goes on!...More

1  Thank MK1112
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Been struggling with finding a Chinese restaurant I really enjoyed in Edinburgh...I don't need to search any longer... food really enjoyable... coffee outstanding... be back soon

Thank Robert B
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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Laura A
28 March 2017|
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Response from L3947DXmichaeld | Reviewed this property |
Definitely gluten free.
16 November 2016|
Response from polly45 | Reviewed this property |
It seems they used to do a two course meal for around ten pounds at lunchtime.
13 November 2016|
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Response from Fibi1034 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, missed this question, I would say yes they would welcome children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8B Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6333
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