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China Star

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6A West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DS, Scotland
+44 131 229 9178
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Visited on Tuesday the place was fairly well occupied by patrons who seem to regulars, judging by their familiarity with the staff. My meal was nice enough and the portions were more than ample, the eating areas were clean, tables were basic, plastic wipe down table cloths. Price cheap for my meal and a large beer £18.

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Thank Albert G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on the off chance of finding a Chinese restaurant. On first impressions the restaurant was clean but when the food warmer was placed on the table my opinion changed. I didn't point it out to my wife as she would have been even less impressed. She ordered prawn chow mein and enjoyed it very much, clearing her plate.... More 

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Thank john2501
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a typical Chinese restaurant where you get what you see. It has to be said that when we went it was exceptionally quiet, but the friendliness of the staff was evident (I don't think the service was good just because it was quiet) The food was fine, tasty but nothing special - I have had better and spent... More 

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Thank Dave A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I had a fairly ordinary although perfectly acceptable meal here last night. All a bit beige. Cant say i would pick it out. There are other Chinese restaurants nearby that I prefer - my favourite is closed on a Tuesday night which is why I came here.

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Thank Tioramshug
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to go to this place after the rugby as a friend of the family used to own it so wanted to see how it was since then. Needless to say it was diabolical, ordered a variety of starters which were just grease, the bill was extortionate and we queried the bill whereby they charged us a main instead of... More 

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West Lothian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We went in on spec while in the area. The waitress was friendly and efficient. The menu seemed to have a large variety of interesting options. I had a selection of satay skewers- spicy with good quality meats and prawns. My husband enjoyed his egg foo yung and we shared some tasty noodles and delicious ice cream. The prices were... More 

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Thank Ros B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Our local take away. If you fancy a brilliant take away for cheap and a high standard,this is your spot.

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Thank Thomas F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this place before getting our train at nearby Haymarket station. Waited approximately 45mins before we recieved our starters. Basically we were ignored. All the emphasis was being placed on the takeaway orders which were piling up at front of the restaurant. It wasn't even busy only 3 tables occupied. Food was ok but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Mum and I had our weekly lunch in town and decided to try here as passed it a few times. On arrival I was pleasantly surprised how nice it was inside as the front entrance is to be desired. It was clean and look great. The lunch menu is good with a great variety of choices. The wine menu didn't... More 

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Thank PaulMJM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Small unassuming Chinese restaurant, with retro decor. Friendly staff and food is to die for🍴😁. Curry sauce was very light and beautiful and the Singapore fried rice was spiced to perfection.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6A West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 9178

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

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West End
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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