9 & 10 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6JA
  • Telephone 0131 553 1078
  • Opening times Mon–Thu & Sun noon–11pm; Fri & Sat noon–11.30pm.
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–11.30pm.
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All dishes come from a BBQ charcoal grill at this Leith-based Mediterranean-style restaurant.

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New-kid-on-the-block Mediterranean restaurant Kezban has quickly established itself among the enticing array of restaurants dotted near Leith's Shore. With colourful Turkish mosaic lamps hanging from the high ceilings, a charcoal BBQ grill in the kitchen and Mediterranean music on the stereo, Kezban has a definite sensory hedonistic charm. On the menu, there's a vast number of both hot and cold mezze from izagara kofte (juicy charcoal-grilled meatballs) to creamy cacik (cucumber with Turkish yoghurt) which partner perfectly with warm Turkish bread – ideal either as a starter or sharing lunch. For mains, try the patlicani kebab – charcoal-grilled chicken on aubergine accompanied by fluffy bulgar – or one of their tempting lamb or seafood options. Round things off with rich, sweet and sticky baklava, perfect with a refreshing Turkish tea. Filling up quickly at the weekends, it's worth booking ahead – this venue has already earned a deservedly faithful following, hungry for their next slice of Turkish delight.

  • High point: Temptingly wide array of mezze dishes
  • Low point: Dessert options are limited
  • Notable dish: Izagara kofte
  • Average price: Mezze Banquet - £32 (minimum 2 people); £21 (dinner)
  • Delivery: £1.50/£2 depending on location
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mediterranean mix
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £13.95 per bottle