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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

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

Susan Duncan 07 January 2017
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 159 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (78)
  • value (71)
  • large parties (68)
  • romantic (40)
  • private dining (29)
  • child friendly (28)
  • business (20)
  • views (18)
  • trendy (15)
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  • al fresco (11)
  • luxury (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • ((((( 7 January 2017 by Susan Duncan from Edinburgh

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

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Lorrain Mcarthur from Livingston

    The food was excellent and the service was great. I've been twice to this restaurant and will definitely be back.
    I like that you can take your own drink and the restaurant supply ice buckets and a fridge if you need it.

  • ((((* 1 January 2017 by Rana Audah from Edinburgh

    Excellent service, delicious food

  • ((((* 1 January 2017 by Christopher Keggie from Edinburgh

    Food was excellent
    But service wasent as it should be a few mistakes were made

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Susan Prior from Edinburgh

    Great - delicious meal, beautiful restaurant, lovely staff

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Tonya Caines from Edinburgh

    Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere & great service.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Louise Duff from Edinburgh

    Brilliant friendly welcoming staff

  • ((((( 20 December 2016 by Andrew from Edinburgh

    Lovely food and service as always. Very child friendly.

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Duncan Gillespie from Castle Douglas

    Had the Christmas set meal. Was a lovely meal but prefer the variety of the main menu. The waiting staff are always checking the table to make sure everything is fine without being obtrusive. Great atmosphere. Vegetarian options were also good.

  • ((((* 14 December 2016 by Lorna from Edinburgh

    Hanam has a really lovely atmosphere and amazing, authentic food. Particularly loved the baba ghanoush!

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