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Hanam's Middle East Restaurant

3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
01312251329
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Ranked #80 of 1,901 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $32
Hours:
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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Carlisle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Had lunch on 23 December. Loved there atmosphere, staff very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent though we ordered too much as portions were q large especially if you go for Iranian style with rice and naan. Nano were amazing and the chilli lamb kebabs were stunning. Would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant with good atmosphere and lovely staff. Had a few starters to share between all of us and the cubed lamb kebabs for my main, that came with a huge portion of rice and the best naan bread I've ever had. Definitely a must try, highly recommend!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Chose to eat here one wet and cold night. Walking through the door we were immediately hit by the aromas of the food- wonderful. My partner and I shared a kebab platter that came with char-grilled lamb and chicken cubes, minced lamb shish and chicken wings accompanied by dips, salad and the most delicious nan breads I have ever had,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We visited after a recommendation from a friend. I have to say that the food was amazing. we all enjoyed and had a great time. I recommend the mix platters and many of the vegetarian starters. The waiters are helpful and always around to suggest anything they can. Will try this restaurant again and again.. that's a promise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We booked this restaurant last minute. Food and service first class. Bring your own bottle was definitely a positive point as we just happened to have a bottle to hand!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Loved the food. I do liked the vegetarian options but the chicken was just soo taste that makes me reccomend this place. Warm and the staff is always around to help and suggest things on the menu. Pitty i couldnt try the pipes but the weather wasnt that good. But i will go again and will enjoy for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

First thing im in love with Mediterranean food. And I lived for long tone in Turkey. Went to hanams for a dinner with a big party from work and loved everything from the starter to the main course and the Turkish delight reminded me of the one I had in Turkey. The service was amazing and the staff kept checking... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went there with my family few days ago, they were very busy but managed to squeeze us in. The food was amazing especially the kebab and okra sauce, the service was fast and very friendly since the welcoming till the end. I would definitely come back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

No problems for us ..early 5pm booking for us before heading off to Queens Hall ..device excellent no pressure to hurry as we were made aware when booking of the need to be finished by 7:45 Food exquisite ambience excellent and service very good The Walker party WILL be back Thamk you for a lovely start to a fantastic evening

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I won't be surprised if the manager writes a rude reply to this as he is done to others, he's a very greedy unpleasant person. We were told we had the table for two and a half hours when we booked and when we arrived we were told we only had it for 75 minutes for a party of 12... 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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