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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

We had a lovely dining experience, staff were attentive and friendly, food was great with a vast choice. Really nice atmosphere.

Sally 12 June 2017
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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

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  • lunch (94)
  • large parties (87)
  • value (83)
  • romantic (47)
  • private dining (40)
  • child friendly (32)
  • business (23)
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  • luxury (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • (((** 14 August 2017 by Tony from Stonehaven

    Pleasant atmopshere and decor, food good but not spectacular, but service was very poor - for our party of three, one main course arrived with two starters (we specified they should be served first), and we had to remind the waiting staff three times before two of our drinks were delivered. A waitress apologised and sai they were very busy, but the four waitresses seemed to spend a fair amount of time just standing around the bar chatting.

  • ((((( 28 June 2017 by Maria from Halmstad


  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Sally from edinburgh

    We had a lovely dining experience, staff were attentive and friendly, food was great with a vast choice. Really nice atmosphere.

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Sai from Edinburgh

    Fresh meat, well seasoned, great service and amazing atmosphere. I love coming back to this place

  • ((((( 30 May 2017 by Sunil from Wirral

    Booking service was very easy

  • (((** 30 May 2017 by Laura from Edinburgh


  • ((((( 12 May 2017 by Shane from Chelmsford

    We were greeted in a friendly manner by the staff, who were attentive and made our dining experience very pleasurable. The restaurant has a relaxed ambience and is tastefully decorated, in warm colours, so pleasing to find somewhere that is not another shade of beige. Our starters were delicious and comprised of olives, hummus shwarma, and aubergine purée served up with a couple of light crispy Nan breads. My wife's sea bass and salad was magnificent. I enjoyed chicken breast kebab with the special Iranian pomegranate rice and an okra side dish. Our guest had the delicious minced chicken thigh kebab Iranian style with an okra side dish. Two Nan breads were also provided but we could not touch them, as the main courses were so generous and delicious. The restaurant provides a good selection of alcohol free wines. We brought our own wine and beers and for all three were charged corkage of £1:50 in total. It was a pity that we felt so full we could not entertain the fabulous dessert menu. It does however give us a great excuse for a return visit!

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Geoff from Edinburgh

    I visit this Restaurant often. The food is always excellent with a wide choice of dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians. The service always comes with a smile and the BYOB is a bonus.

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Kim from Edinburgh

    Really yummy and great value!! You can bring your own bottle of wie which saves a lot. The chicken wings were delicious. The waitress was lovely.

  • ((((* 12 April 2017 by Christine from Newcastle upon Tyne

    This is our second visit to this restaurant the first being 3 years ago when we were last in Edinburgh and it was just as good second time around. The food was excellent and the staf helpful and friendly would definitely visit again.

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