3 Johnston Terrace
0131 225 1329
Just off the Royal Mile, in the shadow of the castle, is the awardwinning Hanam’s. It was the first of Jamal Ahmed’s restaurants to put down roots in Edinburgh, and its success was closely followed by Laila’s Bistro and Pomegranate. The menu features a broad range of Middle Eastern staples, but it’s the Iranian and Kurdish dishes that truly shine. Be ready for large portions and a bustling atmosphere, no matter what day of the week.
Top dish Choose from either the Kurdish or the Iranian kebabs, which are cooked over the charcoal grill and served with generous amounts of luxurious pomegranate and dried berry rice.