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“Clever idea, Tasty, fab place”
Review of China Red

China Red
Ranked #725 of 2,777 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$12 - US$21
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Visited after a large sporting event locally, 3 adults and 3 children.
On arriving we saw a massive double height conveyor belt. A gentleman gave us a friendly welcome, showed us to our seats, took the drink order and explained the process.
I really liked the idea of the food being on individual plates on the conveyor belt behind a clear screen, I feel that's far more hygienic than an open buffet, where spoons can be misplaced, and obvious hygiene issues with being wide open to all.

The first storey of the conveyor was chilled food, great selection and all looked fresh and tasty, items like seaweed salad, various types sushi, fruit salad, deserts. Etc. Sushi was delicious.

The second storey was heated and also had an array of dishes, various spring rolls, salt and pepper wings, honey and whiskey wings, Peking ribs, bbq ribs, noodles, rice, chips, kung po beef, char Sui pork, curry, lemon chicken, duck.... so many more! Fantastic choice! All in little individual plates with protective clear dome covers.
Everything we had was lovely.
The children and adults alike were happy with the ice cream machine and chocolate fountain.
On paying for the bill we discovered no machine!! I was very embarrassed, particularly as there's a sign but I hadn't noticed it. The gentleman was really good about it, very understanding and even showing me outside where the nearest machine was. (Not from the area).
Overall we will definitely visit again, great food, friendly staff and much prefer this more hygienic concept of buffet eating!

Great place!!

Thank FORSYTH6
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Beautiful food. Loads and loads of choice. Unusually, lots of choice for dessert....and it was scrumptious! Friendly , helpful staff. Good price, even though it was Sunday lunchtime. Can't recommend highly enough! We'll be back next time we visit Edinburgh

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Thank Penny B
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This place is very modern with lighted flooring as you walk in. We came in a haour or so befor they closed and felt rushed at the end of the evening. However there was still a great selection of food available considering we came out of the end of the evening. The staff were helpful and friendly and I would happily return.

Thank selenastorm
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

From the minute you walk through the door and over the flashing lighted floor you won't be disappointed. Friendly welcome, quickly seated and drink order taken. Then off you trot to sample all the delights, of which there are many. Sushi bar, salad bar, fish and seafood (Inc mini whole crabs), stacks of starters + mains. Love salt n pepper choices. Fresh items cooked to order on hot plate. Dumplings steaming in baskets. For dessert, fresh fruits, ice cream, mini puddings, not to mention a chocolate fountain! Clean and tidy, nice loos.... It's a must visit and will definitely be going again! Thanks China Red

Thank a_suthers
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I was here with my sister and her 3 children. All was well until about a hour in a staff member brought our bill to our table basically telling us that our time was up, didn't think that was professional at all.

Thank EmilyHorrocks13
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