Some people might wonder what halal means: it’s the way an animal is killed for meat. To be classed as Halal, the animal must be killed by cutting its throat and without being pre-stunned. So, while Ramadan is almost upon us, we have gathered a list of restaurants that serve halal meat for you to break your fast.
1. Ada Restaurant
9a Antigua St, EH1 3NH
Ada Restaurant is one of the three existing Turkish restaurants in Edinburgh, and offers halal options. What is more, the place was also named the Best Kebab House in Scotland in 2019 by British Kebab Awards. Guests can expect mixed grill, kebabs, seafood and a selection of meze dishes.
2. Rodi Restaurant
121 Morrison Street, EH3 8AJ
Another Turkish restaurant on the list, Rodi Restaurant ranks number one among all the halal restaurants in Edinburgh on TripAdvisor. So, clearly favourited within the community, guests can expect Middle Eastern cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. With plenty of meat and BBQ options, visitors can also opt for meze, homemade hummus or kebabs. The restaurant offers both sit-in options and home delivery.
3. Hanam’s Kurdish Grill House
3 Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW
Hanam’s Kurdish Grill House is Edinburgh’s Lebanese jewel, also influenced by Mediterranean cuisine. Voted amongst Britain’s Top 5 Middle Eastern Restaurants by the Telegraph, the restaurant boasts grilled halal meat options, as well as shawarma, slow-cooked meat and plenty of starters and desserts.
20, Leopold Place, EH7 5LB
Toranj is the definition of a hidden gem, tucked away in a basement on Leopold Place. The restaurant offers Persian cuisine, where guests can indulge in a generous selection of hot and cold starters, as well as shawarmas, BBQ meats and skewers, kebabs with halal meat options and traditional stews. What is more, it’s also a BYOB kind of place, so guests are free to bring in alcohol for a small corkage fee.
5. Shish Edinburgh
32 Potterrow, EH8 9BT
This one is on the trendier side of halal restaurants in Edinburgh. Shish Edinburgh opened its doors on February 25 this year, and boasts a modern décor of navy velvet, gold and marble. Expect instagrammable food with halal meat options, hot and cold mezze, traditional mains such as Tire Kofte and charcoal grill with plenty of kebab options. Visitors will also find a selection of steaks, seafood, stone oven baked good like pide and traditional Turkish desserts.