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Hanam's Middle East Restaurant

3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
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Ranked #70 of 1,918 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $32
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Set in the heart of Edinburgh is Hanam's Kurdish and Middle Eastern Restaurant and if you think that's a mouthful, wait until you see what on offer! Voted one of Britain's Top 5 Middle Eastern Restaurants by the Telegraph, owner Ahmed ensures the personal touch, by being there seven days a week to offer advice and banter. The menu offers starters such as falafel and baba ghanoush, main courses that include Kurdish pizzas, vegetarian casseroles and halal meat dishes, such as Kurdish-style lamb biryani. There are also a selection of shish kebabs and desserts. Three courses from this banquet-like menu will cost an average of just £20 per person. And, if you're so inclined, you can even smoke a traditional hookah after your meal.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Hanam's last night and had a lovely meal. The staff are very friendly, courteous and attentive without being in your face. The Restaraunt itself is lovely with nice decor, a laid back feel and warm/friendly atmosphere. Moving onto the food ..... My partner had been a few times before and raved about it and now I know why.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It took us three attempts to manage to dine in this lovely restaurant but we're very glad we persisted. We ate here with friends in the festive season and despite going at what we thought would be quieter times we found they were full. Finally we got a table for lunch and enjoyed some delicious wraps and falafel. Service was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Good service and nice food but a bit limited, we had the special platter for 4 which consisted of alot of chicken and lamb on a bed of rice and bulgar wheat with a couple of sauces (and some very hot chillis!)

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I wouldn’t normally go out of my way for Middle Eastern food in Edinburgh (particularly one in the heart of the tourist area), but I have had two excellent meals at Hanam. Being quite familiar with Middle Eastern food, I was very impressed with the quality of the meat: flavorful, moist and perfectly grilled. Great bread and interesting side dishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited in group of four, great food and atmosphere. Staff was helpful and knew the dishes well. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Dined here as part of a pre-Christmas get together in the downstairs function room / tent. The rooms a bit tight for a large number, but that also adds to the experience. Its BYOB and remember to bring yours because there are no nearby off licenses. The big attraction is the food. well cooked, tasty and good sized portions. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We came across Hanam's by chance whilst on holiday in Edinburgh. It is a cosy and romantic restaurant with a very welcoming atmosphere and fabulous decoration. The food is absolutely delicious with an array of different delicacies form the Middle East. The staff are helpful and friendly and go out of their way to make sure you are enjoying the... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we entered Hanams we were welcomed and were attended well throughout. The staff, the ambience and the food was superb.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went in through chance on a windy night and after being advised no tables upstairs we were led with some trepidation downstairs. What a great surprise to find ourselves in a cosy room decorated like a Bedouin tent and with a door out onto the terrace above the grassmarket. Food was amazing, especially the shredded lamb served on hummus starter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

While visiting a local bookseller in Edinburgh, we started to discuss the how limited people had become in the foods they eat, missing out on such wonderful delicacies as are found outside, and sometimes inside of Scotland. He recommended we try this delightful restaurant in the very heart of the old city, and our only disappointment was that we can't... More 

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Additional Information about Hanam's Middle East Restaurant

Address: 3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
Phone Number: 01312251329
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 14 - 32
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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