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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 #87 of 1,857 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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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited this restaurant a couple of years ago before going into the Tattooo and the food was excellent and staff very efficient and friendly then in August this year we were visiting the Tattoo again with 4 other people so I suggested we go to Hanam's well everyone was so pleased with everything service meals friendliness... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Do not go if you know what real middle eastern food is. A male member of staff who served us was very rude. No manners at all.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Ate here for Lunch on Sunday. Great food and best middle eastern restaurant in Edinburgh. Mixed starter plate and spicy lamb kebabs are out of this world. Split both dishes and left stuffed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Came here with my other half and found staff to be very welcoming. Service was good and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The baklava and Turkish delight are a must try. Food was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We just had a fantastic dinner here. Had noticed a few months back and planned to try and were not disappointed! Will be back

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We had the two course lunch special, which was simply amazing. Portions were excellent in size and the food was fresh and exceptionally tasty. Nan breads were light and fluffy and equal to the best we thought we had had ever before in another local (home) restaurant. First class service topped the experience. Well done.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stopped in after waking the city and were famished. The food was a fantastic diversion from the traditional Scottish fare we'd been eating for 2 weeks and we overloaded on veggie filled dished that were positively scrumptious! Definitely recommend this place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went to Edinburgh in May, and this restaurant was close to our hotel. We went there in out first night"just to try it" and everything was amazing. We came back next evening. Food was excellent and the waitresses, Hannah and Carina were very nice. Keep the good job!!!

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

An excellent and quirky postion with a baloney and people sitting outside smoking sisha with tartan blankets wrapped round them (in true Scottish style). The food was amazing, at first we were unsure what to choose because of the wide range which all looked so great. Between four of us we had a sharing platter with a mix of different... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very close to the Royal Mile and the Edh castle. Serves excellent Kurdistan, Lebanese and other near-eastern cuisine. Good sized portions and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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