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Hanam's Kurdish & Middle East Restaurant

3 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW 0131 344 0192

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £20

Great food & great service!

Jo 31 October 2016
from Edinburgh

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Rated one of the UK’s top 5 Middle Eastern restaurants by The Telegraph, Hanam’s Kurdish & Middle East Restaurant in Edinburgh serves an array of Halal meat and vegetarian dishes, with traditional music and dancing. You can bring your own alcohol and smoke authentic shisha pipes on the spacious terrace.

Boasting views over Victoria Street and Grassmarket, Hanam’s restaurant prepares its cuisine using traditional Kurdish and Persian cooking methods. Speciality shish kebabs sizzle on the charcoal barbecue, while familiar favourites like chicken biryani are given a Kurdish twist.

Big meat dishes include Lebanese sausage with basmati rice, and the spicy gulf chicken sabseh. The Hanam’s menu features an array of indulgent desserts, with Persian saffron and cardamom ice cream, baklawa and spiced Middle Eastern walnut cakes.

Owner Jamal ensures the Hanam’s experience is lively and authentic, with a vibrant dining room and a well-stocked dry bar serving non-alcoholic beers, wines and cider. Hanam’s is a 12-minute walk from Edinburgh Train Station.

Hanam's Kurdish & Middle East Restaurant

3 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW

Contact +44 1312251329
Reservations 0131 344 0192

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Customer reviews for Hanam's Kurdish & Middle East Restaurant

4.5 (((() (based on 147 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (69)
  • value (67)
  • large parties (59)
  • romantic (36)
  • child friendly (26)
  • private dining (24)
  • business (17)
  • views (16)
  • entertainment (13)
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  • al fresco (11)
  • luxury (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Jacquie Brodie from Edinburgh

    Fantastic food and service

  • ((((* 27 November 2016 by Kate Chandiram from Edinburgh

    We enjoyed our meal. Tasted fresh and delicious.

  • (**** 19 November 2016 by Jill Swindells from Edinburgh

    Sadly no waiter so no service. Had to go elsewhere as time limited & they had no idea when they could start serving.

  • ((((* 15 November 2016 by Fiona Davies from Edinburgh

    The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and and efficient

  • (**** 1 November 2016 by Sophie from Edinburgh

    Very disappointed. Surly welcome. Hot as a sauna. Chicken dry and overcooked. Partner says his lamb was "OK". Bill presented after 75mins with (optional) charity donation included. Website had indeed warned us table would be needed after 90mins. Felt like the only goal was commercial with no care for guests' enjoyment of meal - nobody asked.

  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Jo from Edinburgh

    Great food & great service!

  • ((((( 30 October 2016 by Hayley Mchugh from Edinburgh

    Great food! One of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh.

  • ((((( 26 October 2016 by Stuart Nimmo from Dunfermline

    Absolutely lovely meal. Had the Humous to start with and the Naan bread was great. Then tried both the Lebanese and Iranian chicken kebabs and was so full that there was no room for desert. The service was brilliant. All beers sold are non alcoholic but they allow you to bring your own alcohol and provide glasses for you.

  • ((((( 25 October 2016 by David Frank from Edinburgh

    Great food and service.

  • ((((( 16 October 2016 by Jane Odonnell from Edinburgh

    Beautiful food and great service

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