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Red Box Noodle Bar

#649 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Southside & Holyrood
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51 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
+44 131 662 0828
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem, and worth the walk up from the Royal Mile. It's tucked out of the way so it's not rammed. The menu is quick and easy, and the noodles are delicious!

Thank Jack L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Tasty starters and mains. Healthy ingredients and cooking. Filling portion sizes. We doubled up on salt and chilli squid starter followed by tofu ho-fun noodles and beef ho-fun noodles. Fast service and super friendly staff. Great price. You have to try it. Braw.

Thank Paul S
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Recommend the curry triangles and the egg noodles with red curry! They also have free water, so be aware if you plan on buying water.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This really is my favourite take away in Edinburgh. Such a wide range of options - you make up your own box of noodles however you like. Chicken wing starters are DELICIOUS.

Thank Caitlin A
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Concept of picking your own noodles, meat, veg and sauce appealed to ours. Food was very tasty and rapidly served. Starters were probably the best bit.

Thank nigel r
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious food - all chosen and cooked to each persons taste. Couldn't have been fresher or tastier!

Thank Larlie_13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I am currently typing eating some food delivered by Red Box. Absolutely in love with this! I'm not a fan of the restaurant itself as too cold during the winter and not too friendly, but it's great food!!!!

Thank cristinatA7207UJ
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Reviewed here before but still a great idea. Quick easy and tasty all you want and expect from a noodle bar really. Definitely the best in Edinburgh in my opinion. Prices have gone up a little in recent times but still well worth it.

Thank kenny m
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

suitable for tourists who are wanting to eat noodles. many choices of sauces which can be selected according to taste. very recommendation that to this

Thank untungc2014
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

It is just like a sandwich bar, with noodles. The system is very simple, choose your noodle, ingredients and sauce. The portion is plenty, you can choose eat-in or take away. I recommend "crispy noodle".

Thank Pao☆

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Fast food, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 0828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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