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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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Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8B Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 794 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

You will not stumble across this so please do your research and book !! Beautiful food and service....thought has been taken in all aspects. You will not be disappointed .

Thank DebJDix
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really like this Chinese and go regularly. Restaurant is clean, food is very good, service is first class - but prices are starting to creep up particularly when looking at portion size v price. Nice portion of soup but pricey for what you get....More

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my fiancé went to Karen’s Unicorn for dinner spontaneously (just as we were walking past) – and overall, we had a pleasing experience. The atmosphere of the restaurant was warming – we were welcomed in by polite staff members, and the purple lighting...More

1  Thank Jonathon K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slightly off the beaten track this is a really good quality Chinese restaurant. The prices are quite high but the quality of food and service confirmed good value for money

1  Thank 575fincu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in advance because we were aware this is very popular and found our table ready and waiting for us. The service was exemplary with all staff attentive and responsive to our needs. The food was served promptly and cooked perfectly as expected. We...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished a meal at this restaurant and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The King Po chicken, Salt and Chilli Ribs and Salt and Chilli Squid were all very good. Friendly staff, great atmosphere

1  Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food and fantastic service, people have commented on the prices, but we found that it was worth every penny.

1  Thank 2activesenior
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the Restuarant on Tripadvisor as we visited Edinburgh and didn't know where to go, ofcourse like everywhere some people will have a Bad Experience but for us that wasn't the case, we were looked after very well the food was great.

1  Thank Andi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 6 and we visited with our 3 children and a sleeping baby in a pram for an evening dinner . The dinning room is beautiful, very striking and not what you would expect as the decor of a Chinese restaurant....More

Thank MelanieK1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely restaurant great atmosphere and really nice food. I was eating by myself being in Edinburgh in business and was made to feel at home.

Thank clareleighton
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.
15 November 2016|
Response from polly45 | Reviewed this property |
It seems they used to do a two course meal for around ten pounds at lunchtime.
12 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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