3 Atholl Place, EH3 8HP

West End, Edinburgh

Cuisine: Chinese

About Chinatown

Long established Cantonese in West End

Having launched in Newington in the mid-Eighties, Chinatown moved to its new home on Atholl Place in 2008 and it has fared very well ever since. Classic Cantonese dishes are the draw in the smart, contemporary dining room. Many would rate Chinatown as one of Edinburgh’s best Chinese restaurants and it gets glowing mentions from several local restaurant guides.

Cantonese classics cooked to order

Freshly prepared ingredients are at the heart of Chinatown’s extensive menu. From Peking style spare ribs to lemon chicken and char siu pork with cashew nuts and bamboo shoots, all the classics are there. Steamed sea bass with fresh ginger and spring onions or beef with broccoli are among the most popular dishes. More adventurous diners may wish to try the jelly fish salad.

The menu also offers a number of Cantonese specialities. If you have a hunger for aubergine with mashed prawn and pork in chilli sauce or double cooked pork slices in yellow bean sauce, then Chinatown’s kitchens can provide. As well as set banquets, there is also a selection of European dishes.

West End transport links

Chinatown is on Atholl Place in Edinburgh’s West End. There is pay parking at the Sheraton Hotel and the tramline runs past the restaurant. Haymarket train station is a five minute walk. Nearby attractions include the Filmhouse, Usher Hall and Traverse Theatre.

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