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Rumi's Kitchen
Rumi's Kitchen

Rumi's Kitchen Details

  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Place has a great lamb shank and rice which is what I always get. Friends were happy with their food but I always just get the same thing so I couldn't attest to anything else. Their bread and herbs with cheese and radishes/olives are always great. Service was OK. Only valet parking is available."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Rumi's is definitely on the favorite finds list. The food is so good. Any dish! It's a great place to try new food that will never cease to amaze you."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is one of the few restaurants that I will travel outside the perimeter to eat at! The food is delicious, the atomosphere is fun, and the service is always good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We dined on Saturday night and enjoyed the food very much. The service was very good except for the wine service. The person who brought the wine to our table dripped a substantial amount of wine on the table as well as on one of the diner's menus, did not say anything, then walked away. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the Hummus appetizer and the lamb kabobs. We were seated in the rear section and the temperature was much warmer than the main part of the restaurant; it was actually quite hot. I will go again, but definately ask to be seated in the main part of the dining room."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My friends and I were looking for a restaurant to eat dinner at on our way to Lakewood Ampitheater. Rumi's is convienently located right off of the 400 in Sandy Springs. It was perfect. We ordered their chicken and lamb, watermelon salad with yogurt dressing and grape leaves. All served with fresh pita bread and feta cheese. After dinner and a bottle of Mimi Chardaney we were back on the road in plenty of time to make the concert."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I've been frequenting Rumi's for quite some time and have always had wonderful dining experiences. However, the most recent visit last week, we were fairly disappointed in the quality of the meal. We ordered the filet kabobs (as usual) and was presented with what I would describe as a very poor cut of beef...it was extremely tough and chewy. I conveyed my disappointment to the staff and they did offer to remake my dinner. Unfortunately, we were in a time crunch and was unable to accept their remedy. Albeit, they did comp a couple of drinks. Outside of the quality of the meat, we still did enjoy the ambience and service. This is just feedback to management."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I visited Rumisfor dinner with my family. It was awsome. The decoration was nice, the service excellent and the food incredibly delicious. I definetely recommend this restaurant. I have never tried Persian foor before and i found it very similar to libanese. Great place!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Met with friends, and ordered a combo plate so that we could try four dishes instead of one. Each dish was excellently prepared and tasted delicious. The service was extremely friendly and efficient without being over-bearing. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "the food here is always good. Good portions. wait staff attentive"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A memorable dining experience. Highly professional, attentive service. Exellent food....wonderfully prepared....exquisite tastes. Absolute perfection."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A fantastic place to take friends and visitors to introduce them to a menu that is different; although exotic, it is easy on the palate for people that may not be into ethnic food. You can always find something that they will love!! They welcome you with a plate of hot pita bread, walnuts, cheese, fresh mint, etc... The service is outstanding and cordial. Their custom-made sodas are great, specially the mango one. I always have dessert. My favorite is the one with 3 exciting flavors of ice cream (one of them is figs) which even after a full meal, I can always eat. Just make sure you make reservations."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great ambience-very vibrant bar scene. Food was delicious and plenty. Great service-would definitely return"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Rumi's has always had the best Persian food and now the new location has an amazing ambiance. It is a neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "As always, great, food, service, and ambience! We will go back again and again!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "First time dining here and heard great things about the food from friends. The shrimp appetizer fabulous. Beautiful restaurant"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The wait service was only fair; the appetizers are the best part of the meal; too much rice is served on the plate; and the restaurant is very loud. Recommend as a lunch venue rather than dinner."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "As usual the food and service were excellent!! You never cease to amaze me as the food and service are always excellent. I find that we either have to sit in the back room, or, if that is not available, as close to the back as possible in the main room so that we can escape the noise. I have never tasted salmon like yours, and I have had it in many other restaurants."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was very good and the portions were large. We all boxed part of our dinner to enjoy the next day.The server was friendly and helpful. Our group of three all agreed we will dine again at Rumi's Kitchen."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "love the salmon !!! The special gin cocktail is so interesting too. For a Tuesday night this place was packed-Make a reservation and Look forward to interesting flavors and an opportunity to try something different."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "No matter who i go with, for lunch or dinner, the food and service are always wonderful and newcomers love it. it is our neighborhood gem, and we eat there often."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We Love Rumi's kitchen and Ali the owner always greet us when he is there. He catered my 50th birthday party at my house and did a fantastic job!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Greeted by friendly staff at the door. Wait staff at the bar and in the dining room very efficient and friendly. Amir was our server. He was knowledgeable about the menu and patient in answering our questions. Food was excellent. Appetizer: Fried Eggplant, watermelon with feta cheese, and the hummus - all exceptional. The Shrimp K Bob incredible. Shrimp huge. They tasted like lobster! Others in our party enjoyed the Sea Bass, Salmon, and Steak. I only rated the "Ambience" as "Very Good" because of the noise level. We will return to this wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed the experience, great food and atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent -food was great, service was wonderful. I had dinner with a friend from out of town and he thought rhe restaurant was great."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a great meal at Rumi's the app Lamb Sliders and Prawns were delicious 2 per order @$11 per order a little pricey but good . Daughters had marinated Lamb kabob very tasty and the Chicken Barg , you get two diffrerent prepared types very tasty they couldn't finish the large portions. My wife ordered the Salmon and it was prepared superbly. I ordered the Shaloni Beef which was also marinated and prepared with 2 diffeent styles. Reza the bartender recommended and he didn't fail me. The beef strip was tender and the barg beef tasty .Crystal was our server and she was very attentive and helpful and provided a great experience for my family celebrating my daughter's birthday and it was our first visit but not our last at Rumi's"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Way .way too loud. Could not hear anyone at the table. Had to get up and find servers a few times."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I took a small business group to lunch here. The service was great and the noise level was good enough that we could review a proposal with the client during lunch with good dialog."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We don't know how we missed going to Rumi's before, as we spend almost a month a year on business in Atlanta. However, it will be on our once a trip list from now on. Everything was delicious-loved the eggplant with crispy onion starter and lamb sliders. Our server had only been there a week but was knowledgeable about everything on the menu. In a city that lacks the ethnic restaurant choices we have up North, a great find. Reservations a must, so plan ahead."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Bottom line - avoid the patio. One of our favorite restaurants & can attract large groups. After checking-in with our OpenTable reservation, we waited at the bar. We noticed the evening's loud volume. After a wait, hostesses said our table was on the "patio". Inside table would be a longer wait. It was suggested the patio might be quieter & hostess said it was cool outside. The tall clay & straw perimeter wall prevents any possible breeze. Ambiance is more of an abandoned home than a patio. There isn't even a ceiling fan. Unattractive rustic walls retain daytime heat & corner tables suffer doubly from wall heat and lack of air circulation. We exited through the air conditioned building after 10pm & much cooler than the patio."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Rumi's is our favorite restaurant. Always good quality and service. Fun atmosphere. Yum"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Rumi's is a restaurant for someone who wants a special meal, not a steak and potato dinner. The Persian flavor's are a delight to the senses, as well as the mind, combining old tastes in new combinations. One of their key's is the freshness of their ingredients, particularly their appetizers. My wife had the delicious steak kabob, which was wonderful, though the attendant ground beef kabob was less so. I had the wonderful shrimp kabob. The desert tea pudding was worth the visit in itself."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of the best persian restaurants in Atlanta. The atmosphere is always vibrant and the food always perfect!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good atmosphere, amazing food, tea wasn't that good, but with the price"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Inspired, beautiful, flavorful food. Everytime we're in town, we come. In fact we plan trips around getting to eat here. The appetizer platter, the chicken barg, salmon, orange peel rice, and ice cream sandwiches are our faves."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Rumi's has become my "go to" hotspot for flavorful, fresh food. Love it!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been looking for a good Mediterranean restaurant for a long time here in Alpharetta. Came across Rumi's and decided to visit. Good restaurant, loads of wine options. Food is tasty and the portions are good sized. I love their interiors :)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The attendant was better than the rest...He was attentive and made excellent recommendations...We asked to. What he recommended was heavenly...Overall, it was a healthy meal and we enjoyed it tremendously. Everything was perfect...Presentation was outstanding...It was an impressively splendid...The entire experience was Magnificent, Admirable and Exceptional..."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "we have taken ppl there the last 2x we went. they loved it as much as us. great flavors!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "always good, great service and plenty of food cornish hen excellent a must eat very time"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed Rumi's kitchen. Food, service, drinks were very good. Definitely plan to return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014