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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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“lemon chicken” (30 reviews)
“monkfish” (35 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank MK1112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious. No complaint there at all, but its expensive and the portions are not huge...

1  Thank scottishfoodlover013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food, service excellent. Cannot fault this restaurant. One of our favourites in Edinburgh.

Thank Euan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to agree with what many others have said. The food was good but it was quite expensive. £7.50 for a small bowl of hot and sour soup. It was very good but nothing special that would result in such a high price. The...More

Thank GnatGnat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came with a group of friends, welcomed by the lovely staff then given unlimited prawn crackers while we waited. Lovely food all finished off with an Irish coffee.

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We came on a Wednesday night and it was pretty much empty except for us. The food was really good but the portions were small and overpriced. We are used to Chinese restaurants where everyone shares the various dishes but this seemed to confuse them...More

Thank Lucy A
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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Questions & Answers
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
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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