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“Great experience”

Hanam's Middle East Restaurant
Ranked #113 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $26
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Old Town
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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is one of the hidden gems in Edinburgh. The food is absolutely delicious, the service is great and it's good value for money. It's got a terrace outside overviewing the Grassmarket and Victoria Street from above. And it's one of the few places where you can smoke shisha! The only downside is that they don't sell alcohol, but you can bring your own, which is a cheaper option :)

  • Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We always visit Hanans while in Edinburgh and cannot get the same quality and flavours in London. Although they do not serve alcohol you are very welcome to bring your own.

  • Visited July 2014
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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Try the Kurdish specialities!”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent Middle Eastern place in the shadow of the Castle in Edinburgh's Old Town. Wide range of choice from familiar dishes to more specialist Kurdish ones. EVerything we've eaten in her has tasted fresh and tasty. Very reasonable prices and friendly staff add up to a really enjoyable experience. Well worth a visit! BYOB.

  • Visited December 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Cultural”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great experience, great location, very cultural. Lamb and hummus starter was very good. Service was just okay. All in all worth going to.

  • Visited August 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Superb food, great service”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here. The food was superb, the service was friendly and prompt and we thought it was great value.

Visited June 2014
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