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Hanam's Middle East Restaurant

#102 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
+44 131 225 1329
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

No alcohol served in this middle eastern resturant. However food and service excellent. Situated yards from the caste.

Thank Isobel C
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered a delivery after a very long road trip to Edinburgh. I love Mediterranean /Middle East food. I ordered ; Cheese Borek 5.75 Hummus Shawarma 7.15 Lamb Shawarma Wrap 14.95 Extra Naan 2.85 With delivery fee and tip it was £37.20 The cheese Borek was really good as was the naan bread but unfortunately the meat in the shawarma... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at Edinburgh after 6 and went looking for a place to eat. During November, restaurants close early. We found this restaurant open and decided to try it (we were starving!) Since you come through the door, you just love the place. The service is really good, the food is AMAZING!!!. The portions are perfect. They do not sell... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely meal,warm welcomed excellent service, really enjoyed will recommend to all of my friends !!!!

Thank wiklywikly
Ingleton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We remembered Hanam's from a few years ago before they moved and always resolved to go back. We were not disappointed from a faulty memory. The food was tasty with fabulous choices and the staff were very friendly, even offering to take our photo when they saw our camera. They décor is warm with lovely tapestry's and beautiful lamps and... More 

Thank Twiggysmum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff made you feel very welcome plus great food and it's bring your own bottle we all had a great night

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Wicklow, Ireland
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late and were delighted to be served. Lovely restaurant and food is excellent. Service also very good.

Thank Allis0n99
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being a vegetarian, I have visited this restaurant several times and have each time thoroughly enjoyed it. There are plenty of vegetarian starters, all of which are great (especially the baba ganoush, which my group collectively decided was the best we'd ever tasted). There is a very wide selection of mains to choose from, although the vegetarian section of... More 

Thank LucyW90
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant with my husband and daughter. The food is basic and overpriced. Cannot believe how much the bill came to. I am usually not bothered about the price but for what we got, it was too much. Utterly disappointed with the food.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Hanam's with a couple of friends in order to smoke Shisha. Being that it is a restaurant, we had to order a plate of food with every Shisha (which could only be shared between two people). Although it could be considered a bit pricey, the waiter made the experience worth it. Olimpiu, our server, was very patient,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $25
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1329
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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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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