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Hanam's Middle East Restaurant

3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
+44 131 225 1329
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited this restaurant this evening after 3 previous attempts at getting a table, it was always fully booked. After waiting so long I was so looking forward to my meal. I asked the waitress if two meals which one did she recommend, it was...More

1  Thank goodyfoody2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

we turned up without a booking, were welcomed and enjoyed delicious Kurdish and Moroccan main courses- the flat breads were especially good. The place felt comfortable and relaxed.

1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bearing in mind that my husband and I are both vegetarian and don't drink alcohol, we found the food here exceptionally good value. We were lucky enough to squeak in for an early evening dinner on a Wednesday, when to our surprise we were told...More

Thank Lorry L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chicken dishes here are a revelation and the staff is helpful in navigating the menu and making small changes to suit customers. This was my second time here. I wont go to Edinburgh without eating at Hanam's

Thank sunnybagel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this restaurant last night with some friends and was my second time there. The staff were very pleasant and managed to fit us in with short notice. Everything on the menu was overpriced. I had a chicken biryani that cost me £15.30 and...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is seriously incredible. And we are pretty picky. Accommodating, pleasant staff and atmosphere!

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was wonderful with a very traditional decorated restaurant. The menu is extensive and very reasonably priced and with the BYOB option coupled with good service in a central location it's a must visit for Edinburgh

Thank LilMissSunshine85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we only had shisha and drinks. the drinks were mostly non-alcoholic or very low alcohol content. be sure to check with the servers which are which if you totally do not drink alcohol. everything was average but the winner was the seating behind and it...More

Thank alkalinesoap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my friends to smoke some shisha. They told us that we needed to order one dish of food each, or we were not allowed to smoke. They said that the restaurant would be full, and we couldnt keep a table just for...More

Thank Ruben M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't very often find a Middle Eastern restaurant, let alone a Kurdish-Iranian menu. It was completely authentic and very busy -- especially at dinner time. No alcohol -- that made it even more authentic; and shishas available.

Thank Rachel_Hornbeam
Nearby
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-flavoured 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
...More
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holding80
Do you have gluten free options
19 February 2017|
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Response from Jenn W | Reviewed this property |
I went there while on a gluten free diet and found plenty of options. Just be careful of the rice as I think it has vermicelli or some other kind of noodle in it.
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VICTORIAFife
Just noticed you did gift vouchers how long are valid for Thank you
12 February 2017|
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Response from Jamal-Owner | Property representative |
The vouchers are valid for 1 year.
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VICTORIAFife
Do you have gift vouchers Thank you
12 February 2017|
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Response from Jamal-Owner | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do. You can buy them securely online at our website. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1329
  • E-mail
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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