Rojava

Rojava
97 – 101 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BX
  • Telephone 0131 478 4503
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–11pm; Sun 4–11pm.
  • Average price £9 (set lunch); £17 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website rojavaedinburgh.co.uk
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Interesting eats from a team originally from Rojava in Northern Syria.

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This Kurdish restaurant on Morrison Street is run by Ali Sivan, who brings the traditional food and culture of his hometown Rojava to the people of Edinburgh. Baba ganoush, jaleek (tzatziki), hummus and other cold mezze are served with warm Kurdish naan, freshly baked in their own clay oven. Hot mezze include falafel, kubba mosul (moreish pockets of crushed wheat, lamb, onions and mixed spices) and fried halloumi with a drizzle of sweet pomegranate sauce. It’s best to stick to the mezze dishes if you’ve not got much of an appetite, as the main plates are overwhelmingly large and generally under-seasoned. Take time at the end of the meal to enjoy some nutty baklava with a coffee while you admire the Kurdish carpets, wall hangings and other homely touches.

  • High point: Good value
  • Low point: No music means an uncomfortable atmosphere
  • Notable dish: Kurdish naan and dips.
  • Average price: £9 (set lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Delivery: https://www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-rojava-restaurant-tollcross-eh3/menu
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Wheelchair access
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