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No. 1 Chinese

Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway

4 out of 5 4/5 from 13 reviews (add your opinion)

38-39 Elm Row
Leith
Edinburgh
EH7 4AH

Phone: 0131 558 1307

No. 1 Chinese

Price: ££
Licensed: No
BYOB: No
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: Yes
Delivery: Yes

Opening Hours:
Unknown.

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4 from Tennille Downie (12%) on June 14th, 2008 (10 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

Best Chinese I've had anywhere for a while, and definitely the best in Edinburgh. Quick service and the sweet and sour chicken is a favourite.

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4 from Jamie (12%) on December 11th, 2009 (9 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh
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This place is a notch above the rest. The shredded chilli chicken in ginger is fresh, succulent and zingy compared to the MSG soaked sludge you'll get elsewhere.

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5 from Sara (12%) on February 27th, 2010 (9 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

Consistently the best, tastiest and healthiest Chinese I've ever found in the UK - wouldn't even consider going somewhere else now.

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4.5 from Charlie Halliday (12%) on March 14th, 2010 (9 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

Finally found a great Chinese takeaway near where we live. Lovely food. Would not go anywhere else now.

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5 from sara (12%) on October 22nd, 2011 (7 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

I only ever order fish or vegetarian dishes but based on that I can say the food is always great. Fast delivery, the food is always piping hot and tastes great. The staff are friendly and very professional. I've tried other Chinese takeaways but I always come back to this one it's my favourite.

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4.5 from Craig (12%) on January 21st, 2011 (8 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

Really good food, been here the last 4-5 times as it's much better than all the other Chinese takeaways. The only negative is the card machine has not been working for a while, so needed cash on delivery. Going to order now, hopefully it is working now!

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5 from Chloe (12%) on May 19th, 2012 (6 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

Duck was good. Delivery time was quoted 30 minutes. arrived in 15 and we are about 8 minute drive. Food arrived hot. The duck was really nice. Melt in the mouth. Polite service on the phone. Only down side was the chip portion is small but that is perfect for me as I normally have loads left over. Price I also found reasonable and love that on an order over £15 you get a free starter. Brilliant suprise as I was only asking for 2 mains (both duck) and 2 sides. Also prawn crackers!

Would definitely recommend!

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1 from Parker (12%) on July 27th, 2012 (6 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

The meal was very poor. We have used them for a couple of years and they have quickly deteriorated. When I called to point out the crispy chilli beef was soggy as it was swimming in sauce, the lady tried to explain it away and wouldn't let me talk. I eventually put the phone down.

Don't use this takeaway!

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4 from Gracie (12%) on August 4th, 2012 (6 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

Quick service and tasty Chinese. I was home with my food only 10 minutes after I had ordered it. I was very impressed considering this was Saturday night. I had shredded crispy beef which was delicious lots of fresh ginger and chilli which gave it a really nice kick. I'll be back!

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4 from Norny (10%) on July 17th, 2007 (11 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

One of the better chinese takeaways in Edinburgh. Very tasty food and not too full of MSG. Reccommend the barbecue pork and the crispy duck. Also, quick delivery and reasonable cost. Plus you get a nice house-shaped box for your food. Handy.

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2 from bergmac36 (8%) on October 8th, 2010 (8 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

Well to be completely honest I had a takeaway last night and in all honesty the quality was poor - the chicken was chewy and tough in bits, the sauce was bland and tasteless. As for the chips I could have bounced them off the walls and the portion of chips was smaller than the Happy Meal ones from Maccy D's. The rice was unseasoned and hardly fried - more coated in oil than anything else. It doesn't compare to other restaurants we've tried (tried a different one each time). I'd recommend the Green Kitchen in Stockbridge or even the Ginger Express. This is obviously my opinion on what I had. I won't be trying again - once was enough.

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5 from arnietopcabaret (8%) on August 3rd, 2010 (8 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

Never phoned anywhere else after trying this place. Everything perfectly cooked, including sirloin steak (never heard of at chinese), fantastic service, well spoken staff. Just perfect.

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5 from Lolsross (6%) on November 9th, 2012 (6 years ago)

No. 1 Chinese, 38-39 Elm Row, EH7 4AH, Edinburgh

Best Chinese meal I have had for years - would highly recommend. Fast delivery too - even on a Friday night!

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