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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice” (147 reviews)
“kebab” (125 reviews)
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12:00 - 23:00All hours
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Johnston Terrace | Near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was amazing and a very large selection to choose from, big portions and a member of the party was vegan and we all loved it. Will definitely be back

Thank lauramcg85
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been to Hana’s a few times, good laid back atmosphere and nice food at sensible prices. Visited last night and as usual the food was good, unfortunately we were advised when we arrive at 1800 that they need the table back by 1930, they were...More

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for some dinner hear with friends, the food was excellent quality and all very delicious! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something a little different

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spend in hanams restaurant fantastic time with my friends. I never eat before this kind of dishes . Delisious food. Real taste of middle East cuisene.

Thank Arkadiusz T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic location on Victoria street on several levels. The restaurant does not have a licence so you can bring your own! Lovely authentic restaurant; very attentive staff and lovely food. We booked a table for 7 ages ranging from 18-50. The food was delicious,...More

Thank 679AHB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food good but there were 6 of us dining and we were given a table for 4! With all the dishes and accompaniments typical of this type of restaurant, there was no room on the table and we had to put our wine and water...More

Thank Rennie17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this place for dinner for first time, Awful dinner, I will not even recommend it to my enemy. if you can avoid this place.

Thank Asad M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a handful of times. The food is good, even in a touristy part of town. They have shisha outdoors with quite a different vibe from a normal shisha cafe.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for this restaurent having been at a lebanese restaurent in london where we had a good food experience. This restaurent serves iranian & kurdish food. Went for the set menu to get a sample of the different foods. Plates were full. Unable to finish....More

Thank anfieldboy
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Salty, burnt and expensive. Extremely disappointed. Was expecting a lot more due to all these good reviews. Our starters were great but the rest as follows was inedible. We will not be back.

Thank I P
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
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19 September 2017|
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Response from Jamal-Owner | Property representative |
We allow only guide dogs inside, thanks.
18 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.
11 February 2017|
Response from Jamal-Owner | Property representative |
The vouchers are valid for 1 year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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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