About Rojava

A little Middle Eastern slice of paradise is tucked away along Morrison Street in Edinburgh. Rojava is a delightful restaurant specialising in Kurdish cuisine that is truly otherworldly. Fresh and packed with flavour, this cuisine hailing from Kurdistan has sent locals crazy over how delicious and tasty it is. With an extensive range of hot and cold meze, flavoursome halal meats off the charcoal grill, as well as seafood and vegetarian options including some spectacular hummus, Rojava is a taste sensation. Located in the district of Haymarket, Rojava is open for lunch and dinner, and also offers special discounts to students and emergency service workers. This beautifully designed space does fill up though so booking in advance is recommended.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm


97-101 Morrison St, Haymarket
Edinburgh EH3 8BX

Menu Highlights




Traditional chickpeas mixed with garlic and tahini, drizzled with olive oil.


Grilled aubergine, tomatoes and peppers, marinated with garlic, pepper paste and olive oil.


Long, thin pastries filled with minced lamb and parsley.



Minced lamb, mixed with oregano, black pepper and fresh parsley, cooked over a charcoal grill. Served with chilli & garlic dips, rice, bulgur, and a choice of salad, tapsi or okra.


Chopped chicken breast marinated and flamegrilled. Served with the chef’s specially seasoned Biryani rice, chilli & garlic dips, and a choice of salad, tapsi or okra.


Minced chicken breast kebabs seasoned with garlic, parsley, peppers and basil cooked on the charcoal grill, served with rice, two dips (chilli and garlic) and a choice of salad, tapsi or okra.



Irresistible sweet filo pastries, stuffed with cashews and syrup.


Indulgent Kurdish delight-style flavoured cubes, dusted with icing sugar.


Please ask about our cake of the day. Served with ice-cream.

16 Rojava Reviews

16 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Benny M.2 months ago · 1 review

Excellent meal and service. Will definitely be returning. Staff very helpful when explaining the menu to us as first time visitors to the restaurant. Thank you.

Hannah S.4 months ago · 1 review

Really good food and a nice atmosphere. Both myself and boyfriend enjoyed our night at the restaurant. We would go back again in a heartbeat.

Giulio B.4 months ago · 2 reviews

Good food and wine, generous portions and friendly service. Excellent value for money, all in a rustic and relaxed atmosphere. Very pleased with this restaurant, will be back for sure!

Chris B.4 months ago · 1 review

Delicious food, great service, good value! Having to put a minimum of 25 words in here is a chore, which many will give up on.

Terry P.a year ago · 1 review

We went to Rojava as it was taking part in one of the groupon deals. The restuarant has a lovely atmosphere and the décor is quite unusual. We had a mixed hot and a mixed cold platter of méze and an additional portion of calamari. The calamari was perfectly cooked and the méze was tasty and varied. Good portions, we were struggling to finish everything. Rojava does not have a liquor licence but you can BYOB. I had some bottles of beer and my companion had a bottle of prosecco. The only down I think was the corkage charge which was £5 which we thought was a bit steep. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Rojava and will definitely be back to try other dishes on the menu.

Martin C.a year ago · 1 review

The food was excellent, cannot be faulted. However service was pretty poor. 6pm booking so pretty early and we were served promptly. However by the time we finished our mains, the restaurant was much busier. The girl serving seemed to be trying to manage it all herself. I don't know if she was new to the game or not, but she wasn't clearing tables. There was another chap around and about, but he could only be seen hanging around the kitchen area. We waited for about 40 minutes for our dinner plates to be cleared, but it never happened. Lucky we had a bottle of wine to finish. We were planning to order dessert and coffee, but after waiting 40mins to clear the table, the wine bottle empty and feeling quite thirsty, we just asked for the bill. Such a shame, as the food was excellent.

Omid S.a year ago · 1 review

Friendly polite staff. Great food. They were very accommodating as I had a groupon but did not tell them before I go there. But they were nice enough to deliver their old deal although it was not on the menu anymore.

Ann m.a year ago · 1 review

Fantastic. Amazing food and superb service. Very clean and can't fault a single thing. The food was served in a timely manner and was so Moreish. Very easy to sit and enjoy a lovely evening. Fresh, tasty and highly recommended

Steven P.10 months ago · 1 review

Lovely food,pleasant staff, reasonable prices. What more do you want? The hot and cold sharing plates (starters) were particularly delicious. Wine list is limited but we had a very pleasant Italian Rose.

Gerry H.5 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food, subtle ambience , reasonable cost including drinks. The rice with each of the dishes is the best rice I've tasted anywhere and it is a meal in itself.