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China Town Restaurant

Coates · Chinese, Cantonese · ££££
139 Reviews

About China Town Restaurant

Please note that China Town only accepts reservations for a la carte dining. Please bear this in mind when making your reservation.

Located in the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh’s city centre, close to Haymarket, China Town is renowned throughout town for serving one-of-a-kind Chinese specialities in an opulent environment. Featuring an affordable three-course lunch offering, a pre-theatre dining option and an incredibly long a la carte menu, there are a seemingly endless number of choices at this popular local Asian restaurant. Located on Atholl Place, China Town is open for you every day of the week except Tuesday.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am


China Town Restaurant
3 Atholl Place, Coates
Edinburgh EH3 8HP

Menu Highlights



Shui Mai

Steamed pork and prawn dumpling

Spice and Salted Spare Ribs


Scallops Satay on Skewers



Chicken with Plum Sauce


King Prawn with Pickled Ginger and Fresh Pineapple


Lobster with Fresh Ginger and Spring Onion

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More about China Town Restaurant, Edinburgh

When looking for a tasty and delicious Chinese meal in Edinburgh’s city centre, West End or Haymarket areas, it doesn’t get much more authentic than at China Town on Atholl Place. The premises are gorgeous, including a full bar, finely upholstered seating, luxurious curtains and white tablecloths – the perfect space for an unforgettable date night. Planning to catch a show? The pre-theatre dining menu is extensive and affordable, featuring three substantial courses including a starter, main and a number of delicious desserts. Spaces are limited, though, so make sure to book in advance.

The menu at Edinburgh’s China Town is especially long for a Chinese restaurant, but we’re not complaining! Begin with an appetiser like the mussels with garlic and chilli, the torpedo king prawns or the spiced and salted chicken wings, then head straight for the special Cantonese dishes like stuffed aubergine with mashed prawn and pork in a black bean sauce, the crab meat with straw mushrooms or the fried fish balls with seasonal chinese vegetables. And there’s so much more to choose from – think curries, vegetarian specialities, roasted pork dishes and many more. There’s even a European section on the menu, so feel free to bring along even your pickiest friends or family to this city centre restaurant.

139 China Town Restaurant Reviews

139 Reviews
Waiting time:Short
Quality/price:Great value
Anne K.7 days ago · 3 reviews

Great Chinese Restaurant the food is excellent and the Staff are all friendly. If you are looking for a good Chinese meal in a friendly atmosphere then this is the Restaurant for you. Highly recommended.

Danny K.9 days ago · 1 review

Couldn't fault the food, the service or the ambience. Was up from London for a couple of nights, chose this restaurant an couldn't have chose better. The staff were attentive but not overly so, the food was excellent and plentiful, the decor is refined and it was nice and peaceful. Overall a great evening.

Rhona C.13 days ago · 1 review

A lovely experience. Wonderful food and attentive service.especially given the challenging weather conditions. We found the decor tasteful and very calming. We will be back!

Jiayin H.17 days ago · 1 review

The best Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh! We’ve been to this restaurant twice and it does not make us disappointed. We really like the atmosphere and enjoy the food, especially the steamed duck.

Sheila C.4 months ago · 2 reviews

All 8 of us enjoyed a good meal and good service at China Town. However, the a la carte menu is huge so 6 of us ordered the set menu for 6 as an easier option. That way we got to taste several different dishes - my only criticism of this was that the amount of rice served to all 8 of us was definitely not equivalent to 8 individual portions. But the food was good, though not out of the ordinary, the set menu price seemed fairly reasonable, and the 2 who ordered separately from the a la carte menu also enjoyed their meal choices. We also consumed a few beers and 3 bottles of wine, so overall a good evening was had by all!

Elaine M.a year ago · 1 review

Table booked for 7pm which is when we sat down with menus, sat for over 30 mins, nobody came near to even take order for drinks, noticed people who were seated after us getting their orders taken so were on the verge of getting up and walking out, but managed to get the attention of female member of staff or perhaps owner/ manager who apologised and then came back 5 mins later, was only going to take our drinks order but we insisted she take our food order as well as felt she might never come back again. Once order was placed drink and food was served quickly and food was all delicious but experience was spoilt by the wait at the start and the feeling that we were being ignored while others were being served so wouldnt go back for this reason. Shame really as food was excellent.

James W.5 months ago · 1 review

Dining at the China Town restaurant was an excellent experience in every respect. The welcome was friendly, both from the very charming owners and from all of the other staff; and the service perfect - attentive without ever being intrusive. The food was superb - all very fresh and delicious - and in very generous portions; and the wine list is well-chosen to complement Chinese food and is very reasonably priced. I would recommend this restaurant, whether for a casual meal or for a special occasion, very highly indeed.

Dai L.7 months ago · 3 reviews

In many ways a great nostalgic experience for one who spent a lot of the 70s in Cantonese eateries, including the one where the infant Gok Wan charmed the diners of Leicester. Good quality food, full of favour (no shortage of dishes suitable for my companion, who has sadly developed a condition making spices painful). But Cantonese cooking is as much about texture and colour than unsubtly strong flavours, and we weren't disappointed on any of those counts. Hadn't been here so often in recent years. This visit made me resolve to rectify that. We got them on a quiet night. They deserve to be noisier.

Michel E.8 months ago · 1 review

This is what I call a really good restaurant! A nice place where you feel peaceful, a traditional inside, a smily and cordial waiter and... a perfect food. What else can you need to spend a marvelous evening ? Perhaps that the bill won't be too expensive and believe me it's not. Just reserve, you won't be disappointed. I've been delighted... Michel Ernst and family

Killian W.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Reserved a table for 7, called up and they let us change it to 7:30 with no issue. The restaurant was atmospheric, however music could have been louder. We were greeted on arrival by a very polite waitress and the service continued to be great, with excellent food which was served at a good speed after ordering and between each course.

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