Rumi's Kitchen
Rumi's Kitchen

Rumi's Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rumiskitchen.com/
  • Phone: (404) 477-2100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm-11:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian
  • Executive Chef: Ali Mesghali
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Rumi's Kitchen offers three spaces to host events ranging from company happy hours to birthdays to engagement parties for intimate or large groups.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Rumi's Kitchen
Welcome to Rumi’s Kitchen! The premier Sandy Springs location for Persian Cuisine. Owner and Head Chef Ali Mesghali’s unique and flavorful touch has been wowing patrons for over 20 years. His previous restaurant, Persepolis, was a Sandy Springs favorite.

Rumi’s Kitchen draws influence from the culinary mother of the Middle East, Persia, which spanned from the banks of the Nile River in the west to the mountains of Northern India in the east, and from the shores of the Caspian Sea in the north to the deserts of Arabia in the south of the Persian Gulf.
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Rumi's Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
266 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (194)neighborhood gem (147)good for groups (143)special occasion (117)hot spot (85)great for lunch (60)romantic (50)vibrant bar scene (42)notable wine list (38)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (14)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Great experience, food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Came while in the area because of reviews and were not disappointed. We decided to try three appetizers and an entrée but when we were 1/2 thru the first app it was clear we'd never be able to eat the entrée and they cancelled that ticket. Great, attentive service and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing
    Nissa88
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I love Rumi's their food is spectacular. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The scene is very vibrant and energetic. People of all ages and groups it is beautiful as well. Very fast and filling. Definitely recommend Persian Sunset cocktail as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience!
    foodie4life
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This might be my favorite Atlanta restaurant! The food was just so incredibly delicious, the service perfection, and the ambiance beautiful. I was there for a special evening out with my 6 year old son, and we both LOVED it. We will be back with family and friends again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best Mediterranean food in Atlanta
    JCMarietta
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Rumi's is authentic middle eastern food. The hummus is the best there is. I enjoy going with friends for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Persian
    KhaluaverseVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I've heard of rumi's and boy was it delicious!!! The atmosphere was amazing and the food was so flavorful!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place for Persian food
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Celebrated wife's birthday. Menu has something for all. The service and food was superb. The rices are amazing. The portions are bountiful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and fantastic food.
    LGG1
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    If you have never had Persian food before, this would be a great place to start. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pinkette
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food is excellent, the portion are quite big. Only negative point was the waiting time to have a table: 40 minutes! We had made a reservation for 8pm and were not seated before 8:40pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sea Bass!
    gemini21VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our third time at Rumi's. It is superb. The wait staff goes above and beyond to make your experience terrific. The sea bass is the best I have ever tasted. Very mild (almost lobstery) with a hint of a smoky flavor. This is one of my favorites and we will keep returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rumis is just simply great at what they do.
    Maroof
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    From beginning to end, my experience was nothing short of excellent! Very nice hostesses, very patient bartender (as it was Friday, busy, and their ticket machine stopped printing on them). My reservation was at 8, got seated ten minutes before, so nice! Waitress was absolutely lovely, very knowledgeable, helped us, very patient. Ordered duck confit, some lamb kabob and a fried eggplant dish. My girlfriend and I shared our meal. Unbelievable how well cooked and seasoned our food was. Absolutely fit for kings. Little pricey but when the flavor is that good, you don't leave feeling guilty but proud that you went. A true Gem! Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This was our first experience at Rumi"s Kitchen and it was excellent! Wonderful food, Amazing specialty cocktails and a lovely waiter. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but hard to have a conversation
    infrequentflierVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Rumi's food never disappoints. Huge portions prepared to perfection. But with the high ceiliengs the noise level gets excessive and its almost impossible to have a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandy Springs Surprise
    SirGeorgesMum
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Located between iHop and Mellow Mushroom on Roswell. A pleasant surprise!! Great service always. The food never fails! Consistently good!! An added bonus...Great looking staff!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently terrific
    Cisco325
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I have always enjoyed Rumi's. Many restaurants lose their appeal when they move locations or expand -- not true for Rumi's. The food is always consistent, portions are overly generous (or maybe it's just the fabulous rice!) and the wait staff is excellent. This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Oh and it's a beautiful restaurant to boot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely Sunday Brunch
    DebSandy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon - food was delicious and the staff wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    Out2lunch
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We return often to Rumi's. The food is delicious and the service perfect. We love to introduce our friends to this restaurant. The waitstaff is very helpful with recommendations and explanations of items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was fantastic as always. Great ambience in a good location. Our waitress had good customer service skills
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rumi Review
    FredVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Did not order salads or appetizers because main dishes are substantial. Service was excellent, the wine was very good, and everybody's entrees were delicious, prepared just right. The lamb kabob was very tender and was cooked exactly right. The rice mixed with raisins was delicious. The vegetable kabob was also very tasty and cooked just right. Two people had shish kabob with filet. Their comments were the same. Prepared just right and very tasty. An excellent dining experience with enough food left over for four of us to take home for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistancy
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    very consistent and good, Great for ladies not too far from home. A pretty place but a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the best in atlanta
    maryVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    hands down, consistently good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Ananoun
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Met with an old friend; none of us was hungry at the beginning, but both ended up eating starter, entrée and desert in large quantity. Great Soltani and chicken kabob, yogourt selection excellent. One miss was the restaurant was out of 'Faloodeh'; should never happen again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rajI
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    great food.. Service was slow and may be because it was busy
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Excellent food but attitude. Does not honor reservation times. Long wait even with reservation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food....very, very busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Always fun with very good food. Always make a reservation, especially on weekends And be prepared to wait even with a res. service is generally good but can get behind due to crazy volume. Best Mediterranean food town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience
    AshleyG689
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    What a wonderful dinner! The waiter helped me secretly pay for dinner without my boyfriend noticing (we were celebrating something). Met Mona, the manager that night, she was super accommodating and sweet! The food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is our second time at the new Rumi's & we love it. The food was delish & service at table & bar were outstanding. Seems as if the prices have risen which was a disapointment as we have to pace ourselves on eating out, but for special occasions we will return. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Always wonderful food! The servive is always pleasant. Love the wine options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner at Rumi's.
    sandr
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Once again, a wonderful dinner and evening at Rumi's. We took out of town guests with us for this dinner. Rave reviews all around!!!!! The food and staff was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. The only downside was the fountain next to us kept splashing my girlfriend. Otherwise it was a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GSMSTSKSBP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food is always consistently great, wait staff is always consistently great. I always have the sea bass and it was excellent. We had a party of 5 and couldn't really have a conversation though as the noise level is really high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner experience
    Chris76361
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My dinner experience at Rumi's kitchen was amazing. The service was excellent. The food was incredible and I will definately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food, atmosphere, service...made for a great dining experience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Rumi's Kitchen!
    Didi
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was my first time, and I will be back as many times as I can! The food was amazing - and plentiful! My favorite was the Kashk Badenjoon - fried eggplant appetizer. Made with creamy whey and crispy onions, it's was completely unexpected and completely delicious. Our server was extremely attentive, but didn't hover. My only complaint, if I really had one, is that the wine list is on one page and prices jump up to the way-over-my-budget level pretty quickly. But I found one of the best Malbecs I've ever had there, the Manos Negras, and if you like a Malbec this is one to try. Loved the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food and service
    MikeRVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    What a great experience! The food suggestions by the bar tenders was spot on and the execution of the meal was perfect. Wish we had one of these in Austin, TX
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS Fabulous!
    Stacymon
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I had not been since they moved down the street, so a nice return. VERY good service and the food is always fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    It is a lovely neighborhood restaurant with wonderful food, good service and an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decline
    MamnounVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Expectations were high as we are Rumi's fans. But this visit was disappointing in terms of the level of service. Hostess walked us to our table. It was not ready. Waited 10 minutes for it to be made ready. Server took order and then forgot about us. We were finished with food 25 minutes before he came back. The restaurant seems to be trying to maximize income (who isn't) by crowding in too many tables including an awkward area in front. The food is awesome. The vibe could be so cool. Bring back the old Rumi's!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting and full of flavor
    jfoodhVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Becoming one of our favorite restaurants. This never disappoints - the food is full of flavor with lots of choices. The salmon is perfect as is the lamb. The grilled vegetables are delicious and plentiful. Never leave hungry. The servers are pleasant and helpful. A reservation is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful first experience
    ukrfoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was the our first visit to Rumi's and what a pleasant experiece. Everything from the valet tothe hostess to our server. The food was delish, nice selection of wine and the cocktails are your typical run of the mill. The next time we are in Atlanta, we are definitely coming back agai!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    Nanona
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I always enjoy dining at Rumi's kitchen because the food is delicious (love the lamb kebab!), the place has a great ambiance and the staff is very attentive. The place can be a little noisy. We haven't had problems getting a reservation even on a Friday night. Definitively one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic