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China Town Restaurant - Edinburgh

#367 of 1,812 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
West End
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3 Atholl Place, Edinburgh EH3 8HP, Scotland
+44 131 228 3333
17:30 - 00:30
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 23:30
Mon 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Fri 12:30 - 00:30
Sat 17:30 - 00:30
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Medellin, Colombia
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Walking into the China Town restaurant is an amazing experience in itself. The inside of the restaurant has tall ceilings with artwork and lighting that is soft, wall coverings, and sconces that are intelligently designed, and elegant furnishings. The food was just as amazing. Fresh ingredients, prepared to order and not re-heated like some restaurants, and tasty. We had a... More 

Thank MALAWI8386
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Went with family and friends for a belated Christmas meal - never disappointed at our favourite Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh. As always a very friendly welcome from Kitty and her staff, very good atmosphere and excellent food. Can't praise this restaurant highly enough.

Thank Meggles1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Whilst on a weekend stay in Edinburgh to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday, she chose to have a Chinese celebratory dinner. What a good call that was - and how pleased I was to find this restaurant on Tripadvisor. The food was absolutely delicious with special mention going to the salty chicken wings - so moreish. The staff were also... More 

Thank hayjon68
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Lovely place. Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable experience. Staff very attentive.and close to Haymarket attractions. Would visit again

Thank francena2015
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Lovely food, nice decor and very friendly and attentive staff. It was quiet when we arrved but within a short time was almost full so seems a popular place.

Thank Jamie1958
Lake District, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Atmosphere brilliant, staff attentive, decor amazing (the live pig nose turtle in the lobby making it), excellent value for money, and to top it all off the best Chinese we've ever had!

Thank RachM270992
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food was stunning, best Chinese I have ever had. The atmosphere was relaxing and the staff were friendly and courteous. Highly recommended! Price was also fantastic for the quality.

Thank MarlieRose
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Always come here when visiting Edinburgh. Very beautiful and clean surroundings with lovely linen tablecloths and napkins. Food is great with amazing service, would definitely recommend.

Thank Karen M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came across this place on a short visit to Edinburgh. From the moment we walked through the door the service was amazing. A lovely lady took our coats and showed us our seats. The food was so delicious and we only waited 10-15 minutes for it. It was so fresh and light not like normal chinese... More 

Thank Jessica H
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Tried this restaurant for change and had a lovely meal. Huge varied menu and generous portions. We had Cantonese stirfried beef and it was superb. Will definitely go back as lovely staff and reasonable prices. I was also impressed as the restaurant was busy and you may wish to book to avoid disappointment. Well worth a try

Thank james s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$45
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 00:30
17:30 - 00:30
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
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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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 the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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