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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

It was fantastic as it always is. Great food & service, will be back again soon.

Fiona Dick 12 February 2017
from Freuchie

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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 168 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (142)
  • lunch (83)
  • value (75)
  • large parties (73)
  • romantic (43)
  • private dining (31)
  • child friendly (29)
  • business (20)
  • views (18)
  • trendy (15)
  • entertainment (14)
  • al fresco (12)
  • luxury (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Steven Cameron from Edinburgh

    We had an excellent meal at Hanam's. This was my first visit but my wife had been previously. When ordering the waiter was extremely helpful. For our main we had the King Prawn Skewers which were excellent, however 5 king prawns per skewer was a bit meagre! The mixed starter and the turkish delight Ice cream were great.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Josie Cameron from Edinburgh

    Always get great food and service. Staff are friendly and welcoming

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Fiona Dick from Freuchie

    It was fantastic as it always is. Great food & service, will be back again soon.

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Andrew Hay from Edinburgh

    First class authentic food and service .I always book when i visit Ednburgh

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Vivienne Johnston from Edinburgh

    Delicious food and great service. Would definitely go back!

  • ((((( 24 January 2017 by Robert Mann from Edinburgh

    Good ambiance. Friendly waitress. Nice food - especially starters. Good portions.

    The only negative comment is that our plates were taken away too soon - some people were still eating when they were being taken away. One dish was taken away when there was still food on it. It would have been better to have been asked if we were finished.

    It was also disappointing that there was no ice cream.

  • ((((( 23 January 2017 by Robyn Crookston from Bathgate

    The food was amazing from start to finish. Staff were also very prompt and friendly. We could not fault anything.

  • ((((( 23 January 2017 by Kate B from Edinburgh

    Lovely food and great service

  • ((((( 23 January 2017 by Sarah Tokdemir from Dundee

    Bread was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ((((( 7 January 2017 by Susan Duncan from Edinburgh

    Lovely lunch, the food was excellent and the service was great - thank you

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