Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace
36 Inglis Green Road, Edinburgh, EH14 2ER
  • Telephone 0131 443 6898
  • Food served Thu–Tue noon–11pm. Closed Wed.
  • Average price £8.90 (Mon–Fri noon–2pm. Not available on public holidays); £15 (evening meal)
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A real insider's tip, the Imperial Palace deserves its reputation as one of the best Chinese restaurants in town.

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Way out west, past Haymarket, past the Corn Exchange, housed in a bizarre mock-temple atop a Chinese supermarket, sits the capacious Imperial Palace. It’s a remarkably busy place; all 120 seats are frequently fully occupied with a lively cross-cultural, inter-generational mix of diners who are all there for real Chinese cuisine and, most especially, for its star offer: dim sum made in-house. A lazy susan loaded with (for example) sumptuous king prawn cheung fun, handsome char siu bao and juicy pork har kow makes for one of the most fun and tasty lunches in town.

  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 120
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £15 per bottle