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 Mon 5–11pm; Tues–Sun noon–11pm.
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Cheerful, colourful Mediterranean restaurant in Leith, with an emphasis on Turkish specialisities such as mezze and chargrilled meats and fish

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Kezban opened in 2016 and is already firmly part of the vibrant and diverse Leith dining scene. First impressions are colourful and cheerful, with twinkling Turkish lanterns and an azure blue bar area featuring some funky tiling. A surprisingly large space, the restaurant naturally divides into several different areas which makes it an ideal option if you are heading out with a crowd. The menu offers Mediterranean staples with a slant towards Turkish specialities – think cold mezzes such as dolma, hummus or baba ghanoush with homemade Turkish bread; or hot mezze such as falafels, boregi or kofte. For mains, opt for your choice of meat, fish or vegetables from the charcoal grill served with homemade sauces, or traditional stews in earthenware pots. While it might not stray too far from the tried and tested, the food is appetising, attractively presented and generously portioned alongside a compact but keenly priced wine list and a selection of Turkish teas and coffees, all served by an upbeat front of house team.

The List's rating






Tracey Reilly visited Kezban on 8 March 2018
  • High point: Relaxed, cheerful, local dining
  • Low point: Banquet options are on the pricey side
  • Notable dish: Ottoman special - chicken, lamb, vegetables and herbs, topped with halloumi.
  • Average price: Mezze banquet £35 (minimum 2 people); £20 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mediterranean mix
  • Capacity: 75
  • Largest group: 75
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £14 per bottle