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Karen's Unicorn

8B Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
+44 131 556 6333
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“prawn crackers” (36 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (30 reviews)
“monkfish” (35 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8B Abercromby Place | New Town, Edinburgh EH3 6LB, Scotland
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is the food over priced but for the amount expected to be paid the food was appalling. The waiters have no concept of personal space and we felt interrogated when we asked for a table. If you have money to chuck at nasty...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table as there was 6 of us. Unlimited prawn crackers which was welcome! We shared shredded duck which also came with extra pancakes, duck very succulent. I had the honey roast pork which was really tasty, we also had Kung Po chicken and...More

Thank Jakkles2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great and the staff were lovely. The restaurant has a relaxed. Would recommend for a good Chinese meal that is reasonably priced.

Thank Jethwas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant just off the main touristy area, food was delicious, soups, platter, mains and sides and drinks at 83 quid which yes is above average for a chinese, however the food was excellent, service excellent and the biggest king prawns I’ve seen in this...More

Thank Kirstie M
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I have been a regular over the years but the last 2 visits have been well below average and after complaining the management doesn’t seem to care.

3  Thank Ross M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This restaurant is off the main track in Edinburgh but still just 10min walk from the centre town. A friend highly recommended it and so we went for dinner on a Friday evening. We had a reservation and the restaurant was pretty full the whole...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Had lunch for a birthday and was very disappointed with the fact they now put all your food on the plate as opposed to the hot plates in the middle and rice served as and when. Won’t be rushing back

Thank Kerrdale
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We decided to seek out this restaurant after reading reviews as it’s a little off the beaten track. It’s in a large old Victorian building and certainly doesn’t look like your average Chinese restaurant- and it’s not. The restaurant is in a large high walled...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We visited for dinner. Could not get over the pricing! 2 main dishes 2 drinks and 2 sides was over 70 pounds. It’s off the beaten track, our server Jules was very nice and friendly but that’s about it!

Thank Wbearsmom
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We went for dinner last night. We ordered chicken and sweetcorn soup that was really bland and tasteless, had to add a soy sauce to give it some flavour! The main courses were better, the Cantonese steak was very nice as was the king prawn...More

Thank gordonmacdonald1967
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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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.
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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