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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

Excellent as always!

Marguerite Clark 21 September 2016
from Glasgow

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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

4.6 (((() (based on 140 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (66)
  • value (65)
  • large parties (56)
  • romantic (35)
  • child friendly (25)
  • private dining (24)
  • business (17)
  • views (16)
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  • al fresco (11)
  • luxury (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • ((((( by 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.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Great food and service.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Beautiful food and great service

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    This is a fabulous restaurant, both food and service was excellent. Wonderful atmosphere with traditional middle eastern features. Remember to BYO alcohol as no alcoholic beverages sold here.

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Entirely lives up to expectations with a menu that is difficult to choose from because so many dishes are so very appealing. It would be helpful if they stated their BYOB policy clearly on their website.

  • ((((( by from Glasgow

    Excellent as always!

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    We had a fantastic dinner at Hanams! There were nine of us and the food and service was amazing. Great experience. They accommodated us very well and allowed us to stay half an hour longer than our reservation.

  • ((((( by from Colorado Springs

    Fun atmosphere, friendly service and the food was absolutely delicious! Can't wait to return!

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    I absolutely love the baklava with the rose ice cream! Such beautiful flavours. I always enjoy the laid back atmosphere at Hanam's and the food is excellent.

  • ((((( by from Stockholm

    We liked the restaurant. The staff was friendly and gave great service. The food was delicious and nicely laid out.

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