About Rojava Restaurant
Rojava delivers the goods
Booked for 19:30 on a Tuesday so restaurant empty when we arrived. Pleasant welcome from staff and given plenty of time to make our choices from the Dinner menu.
Good quality food and plenty of it.
Look forward to a return visit.
Traditional Kurdish restaurant opposite EICC
Named after the home town of the owner, Rojava is a Kurdish restaurant on Morrison Street, directly opposite Edinburgh International Conference Centre. A spacious restaurant, the walls are hung with Kurdish arts and crafts while colourful glass lamps give everything a warm glow. When not admiring the art, guests can watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen or keep an eye on the street life through the large windows.
Kurdish and Middle Eastern dishes
Rojava Restaurant specialises in authentic Kurdish dishes along with culinary ideas from other countries of the Middle East. From minced lamb pastries and kubba Mosul – deep-fried, crushed wheat parcels – to calamari, baba ganoush and hummus, there is a great selection of hot and cold mezze or little plates.
The lamb and chicken kebabs – cooked over charcoal – take pride of place on the menu alongside more casserole-style dishes like the slow-cooked lamb qozy or the meatballs in tomato sauce. There are BBQ lamb chops, biryani dishes and, of course, lots of inventively cooked aubergine dishes as well as a seafood selection. If the choice seems overwhelming, simply order the mixed BBQ dinner for two or even the Rojava dinner for three or four.
Morrison Street transport links and attractions
Rojava is a Kurdish restaurant on Morrison Street, opposite Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Haymarket train station is a five minute walk. There is limited on-street parking and a pay car park at Scottish Widows on Semple Street. Local attractions include Edinburgh’s theatre district and three cinemas.