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Hanam's Middle East Restaurant

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3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
01312251329
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 50
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Stunning delicious meal!!!

We had to come here for dinner when both of us walked past and said how delicious the smell coming out of the door was!!!! We were bowled over by the choices and couldn't decide so we went with the set menu ... absolutely delicious food! Very good service with welcoming staff! And it was good for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had to come here for dinner when both of us walked past and said how delicious the smell coming out of the door was!!!! We were bowled over by the choices and couldn't decide so we went with the set menu ... absolutely delicious food! Very good service with welcoming staff! And it was good for our health to... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was an impromptu lunch when visiting Edinburgh and walking around trying to find somewhere we deemed to be a good price and yet have an interesting and exciting menu. Well, we found it!!! I'm going to go straight to the food, as the place itself was fine, but the food is the star of the show. We ordered Fatoush... More 

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to Hanam's - for a late lunch/early dinner - and I wasn't disappointed. Not being very familiar with Turkish and Kurdish food, the waitress was every helpful in answering my questions. The food was so good I went back the very next day for lunch. The lunch time menu is a bargain at £12.95 for... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Visited Hanam's resturant with the girls during a visit to Edinburgh. My friend who had recently moved there had great things to say about the food and upon entering the smell was amazing - we couldn't wait. We ordered a large platter for us to share, which we loved and had no issue with whatsoever. It was the attitude of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went to Hanam's with friends and ordered a selection of starters which we shared. Amongst the best were the mixed dip and flat breads, the baba ganoush was amazing and the flatbreads were so light and tasty. The main course were all fantastically tasty and especially the grilled meats, served again with wonderful flatbreads and a variety of flavoured... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were taken to this restaurant by our son and daughter in law. It had a lovely relaxing feel about it when we walked in. It is a BYOB place, but if you have more than one bottle of white, they will take it away and put it in there cooler. We did not have starters, and settled for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Myself and a friend visited Hanams last week on a Saturday night. We never had a booking but they managed to accommodate us anyway! We absolutely loved the food and service. Everyone is so friendly and helpful, we were served by Carina who was especially helpful! We will be back! I recommend Hanams to everyone!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Centrally located near the Castle, this was a lovely gem of comfort and a good welcome on a wet and windy evening. Friendly service and great food. The rose sorbet particularly went down well.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic food and a great selection. Service is slightly slow but this is the only fault. I would highly recommend going despite this. I have recommended this restaurant to many friends and they have all loved it!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The reason I'm giving this place 4 instead of 5 is because Everytime we go there, we are always told that the restaurant is fully booked by they'll make a table available for us but we'll have to leave in an hour and I swear we end up eating everything very quickly but the only reason why we still keep... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 01312251329

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 32
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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.
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

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