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China Star

) #1,370 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Asian
6A West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DS, Scotland
+44 131 229 9178
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  • Very good27%
  • Average30%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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6A West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DS, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saw it by accident while walking towards the centre, so glad I came back to try it. Food was tasty, peaceful atmosphere and friendly staff. I loved my fried fish dish. At I was so surprised to see bill within twenty pounds. Good experience overall.

Thank SitaraArman
Reviewed 6 days ago

China Star has a great selection of Chinese food, their staff is very friendly, and the service and quick. Their food is nothing special, but still very tasty. I'd go there again if I was craving a reliable Chinese meal.

Thank Alexandra-Marie1
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The place is open until quite late and we had dinner at 11.00, so it is appreciated as most places around food is stopped being served at 10.30, so it was our only option. The waitress was kind and the food was okish.

Thank Jaime O
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Having arrived in Edinburgh very late due to a delayed flight we were looking for somewhere to eat and one of the very few places open at 11.15 on a Thursday night was the China Star. An excellent welcome and a very reasonable yet inexpensive...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Always walked past here and never really noticed it, doesn't look much but let me tell you the food is amazing!! So close to Haymarket Station so a perfect location for visitors to the city. We booked a table, but considering it was a Saturday...More

Thank clairebridges2016
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Well, I was fancy with a bit of Chinese food and I found this place. It was the start of dinner service so there was not many people around. The place looks like your typical Chinese restaurant. Bright colours, tired looking furniture. The waitresses were...More

Thank Kaccca K
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...More

Thank Albert G
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...More

Thank john2501
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)...More

Thank Dave A
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...More

Thank Tioramshug
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, 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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