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Rojava

4.3
22 reviews
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£25 and under
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Middle Eastern
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre

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About

Our restaurant is based on traditional Kurdish & Middle Eastern Cuisine with authentic décor & a welcoming atmosphere.
Non-expensive large meals; you won't be leaving hungry!
Our traditional food ranges from starters such as Hummus, Tzatziki, Falafel & other Meze to charcoal grilled Chicken or Lamb Sish BBQ, Kofta Kebab, Chicken or Lamb Biryani & fresh Scottish Seafood. All our food is Halal.
We also have a variety of Vegetarian dishes & can cater for couples & groups with our special sharing & mix platters.
Our menu doesn't end there - we also have a range of traditional deserts such as Lockup and Baklava as well as non-alcoholic cold & hot drinks including Kurdish Tea & Ayran. We do not currently sell alcohol but please feel free to BYOB.
Our restaurant has a private VIP room to use at no charge, please contact us to book the room for a romantic date or small party.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Turkish
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00

Sunday: 16:00 - 23:00
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Phone number
0131 478 4503
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Public Transit
8 minutes walk from Haymarket Station
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Late Night, Private Room
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HungryBee 
4.0  Dined on 31 December 2017

Good food. Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Great value.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 31 December 2017

We booked The Rojava for a Hogmanay celebratory meal, the staff were very attentive and pleasant, good choice of food, only complaint would be that the portions were rather large, so we left quite a lot! The wine list was basic but what we had we enjoyed.
Overall, a very positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 7 October 2017

Really lovely little restaurant. The food was freshly cooked to order, and really tasty
Drinks were reasonable and the location great for a concert at Usher Hall

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 20 September 2017

Very good food and terrific value. Two course lunch for £6.95.
Some older reviews suggest the restaurant is BYOB but this is no longer the case.

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Lovely 
5.0  Dined on 31 August 2017

Excellent food and friendly service. Good portion sizes and fresh ingredients.

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Robert 
4.0  Dined on 18 August 2017

Tasty food. Service not the most efficient, but still friendly.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 10 August 2017

The food lacked in presentation - and for some dishes taste - humus and hallumi were very nice but the king prawn dish looked thrown together rice was sticky and overcooked- and salad was limp .
The few pieces of bread wasn't home cooked and some was burnt .
What left a sour taste was when they tried to overcharge by putting on an extra coffee to the bill.
So if you do go here and it's very handy for the EICC - check your bill .

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vipEnjoyFood 
5.0  Dined on 7 August 2017

This was a great find. We went here during the Edinburgh Fringe. Handily located opposite The Exchange it made a perfect Pre Theatre dinner location. The food was absolutely delicious. We shared a Meze Platter and continued with the fantastic authentic middle eastern dishes.

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SKReats 
4.0  Dined on 5 August 2017

My dish came out without the bulghar wheat or sauces as described in the menu. The staff did oblige by bringing out the bulghar after someone noted theirs was missing too.

Starters were nice, but my dish was just needing a bit more flavour. (Sea bass)

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Thomas 
5.0  Dined on 30 July 2017

tolle Speisekarte mit leckeren fremdländischen Gerichten. Bedinung war sehr freundlich und aufmerksam. Essen war sehr lecker

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 22 July 2017

We were a group of 9 friends, including 2 children, visiting Edinburgh for the weekend. The restaurant is well positioned near the Castle and opposite the International Conference Centre. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was great, and not noisy. Food was tasty, served in good sized portions and reasonably priced. Perfect for our evening meal. They also now have a wine list.

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Kageyone 
5.0  Dined on 24 May 2017

What a wonderful experience! Our server went above and beyond by actually running to a local wine store to pick up a couple bottles of wine for us. (The place was still waiting for its liquor license and had a BYOB in place but we didn't know that when we made the reservation.). The food was fabulous, plentiful and very reasonably priced. I recommend this new spot for anyone in the mood for some delicious middle eastern cuisine.

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Sooz 
3.0  Dined on 18 May 2017

Service was non existent. We were on a tight schedule & had to leave just as main course was served (>1hr after we arrived for business lunch)
Food was wonderful though

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Ammar 
5.0  Dined on 6 May 2017

Everything was amazing. The service and the food was excellent. The portion for each person is big and affordable. Very pleased and definitely we'll go back there again .

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andrew 
5.0  Dined on 29 April 2017

It was our first experience of this type of cuisine, and we loved it. The flavours were fantastic. At the time we went there wasn't any alcohol being served. Some customers had taken their own. Didn't spoil our experience at all though.

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MJTours 
4.0  Dined on 31 March 2017

Nicely decorated casual restaurant, delicious food, efficient but non intrusive service and very impressed when the chef came to speak to us at the end of the evening.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 11 March 2017

Lovely meal

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 11 February 2017

Staff were lovely, efficient, quality tasty food served quickly😊

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 4 February 2017

Very poor service but food was great when you get it , I would go again .

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 31 December 2016

Beware this maybe the only unlicensed restaurant in Edingurgh its what they term a BYOB restaurant. If you love meat go here staff nice and friendly.

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Coodabeen 
4.0  Dined on 31 December 2016

This place is relatively new and the food is sensational. 6 people in our group and every course was wonderful. Unfortunately the service was very slow and one of our mains did not come until others in our group had finished thiers. It was NYE and quite busy. The manager was exceptional, she handled it all really well but is obviously dealing with new staff. I think the service will improve over time and the food is so good its worth the wait. Reasonably priced meals and as a BYO with no corkage its great value. I recommend you give it a go.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 31 December 2016

Lovely waitress and waiter who were struggling to hold everything together as the kitchen seemed to be a bit of a shambles. We were lucky as we were first in but as it got busier they were making too many mistakes with other people's orders! Our sharing starter was actually quite nice but the mains were a bit bland and could have been hotter. Having said that we did have a good night and the interior decor and ambience was very good. Toilets were spotless too - but just more attention to what's happening in the kitchen is needed if they are going to secure repeat business.

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