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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 #82 of 1,843 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $32
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I went here with my family last weekend and everyone had a fantastic time. We got about 3 starters to share between 5 of us all of which were super tasty and the baba ganoush is one of the best I've ever tasted. We then got our mains, the only suggestion I would make is that 3 mains betweens 5... More

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Temple, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I arrived here at 5:45 PM on a Thursday in late July. We were told that we could be seated although we would have to vacate by 7PM. At this time the restaurant was about 96% empty. During the next hour or so we heard this same story given to 2 or 3 other parties--- they could... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were visiting Edinburgh for a long weekend and came across this restaurant just 2 mins walk from the Castle. The staff at the restaurant were good, but the main attraction is the food. We had the set meal for 2 priced at £35 for us both. It consisted of Mixed Starter Freshly Fired Kurdish Naan Bread... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very nice staff, well priced and the food is brilliant, lots on the plate and all tasting very nice, enough said really.

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Liverpool
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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was recently in Edinburgh with some girlfriends for the weekend and we ate at this restaurant last friday. We all had starters and mains - the starters are good size portions, in fact you could consider sharing a couple between you or just having mains. I had paneer salad, and my friends had halloumi and hummus. All of the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The food was tasty, if you are not used to this type of cuisine then there are options that will suit most palletes and it is in an ideal location for the royal mile, ed castle and other attractions

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was a pleasure to us all (family of 4) to have an amazing meal at Hanam's restaurant! Food was so delicious and beautiful! Also very very fresh and big portions! It was for us like a travel to Middle East. Truly recommended and definitely must come back to taste aromatic Arabic coffee! Thank you Carina for your kindness and... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Four of us found Hanam’s by pure chance and absolutely loved it! Great service and fantastic menu selections. We were only in Edinburgh for five days and ate there twice. We would have eaten there every day except they were closed once and we didn’t have a reservation the other time. The four of us highly recommend this to anyone... More

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Edinburgh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Hanam's is ideally located a few minutes from Edinburgh Castle. The food is amazing and the portions are very big! There is a variety of tasty Middle Eastern dishes, including vegetarian options to choose from. The service is fast and friendly. And it's BYOB!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

been there for a late lunch after the castle visit. very attentive waitress, was open for special requests on the menu, offered tap water instead of bottled water. food came fast and every bit of it was delicious.

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