Rumi's Kitchen
Rumi's Kitchen

Rumi's Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rumiskitchen.com/
  • Phone: 4044772100x
  • 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
283 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (182)neighborhood gem (144)special occasion (141)good for groups (134)romantic (73)great for lunch (68)hot spot (66)notable wine list (48)vibrant bar scene (45)kid-friendly (28)late-night find (20)great for brunch (20)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Bogiie89
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Really enjoyed Rumi's. Noise level was high as restaurant was full. Service was excellent. Dinner was pricey. With the same menu for lunch I think lunch would be a better buy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good food and fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We took a group of friends who had never been before and everyone loved it. The waiter patiently helped each new guest order rice that would compliment their entree selection. The food was great, everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, and we were applauded for our restaurant suggestion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my second time eating at Rumi's. My first was for business and this was personal. Of course I had bragged about how much I enjoyed it and created quite an expectation for my fiancé. Rumi's did not disappoint! We both love Persian food and this is some of the best! The service by Matt was also exceptional! My only regret was that we forgot our leftovers on the table. What a disappointment to get home 45 minutes away to find we had left them. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Villa Maria New Zealand dinner
    foodout
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We made new friends and enjoyed very good wine and food at this special event. The $65pp charge was worth it. Villa Maria rep was fun and interesting. Was impressed with the pairings and how different the wines tasted with different food. Would do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Delightmytongue
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been to Rumi's several times, and have enjoyed it, but not this time. The noise level is that of a sports bar. When we arrived, we were taken to a table that was in the middle of a waiter walk-way. We told the hostess that we did not wish to sit there, but wanted another table. She did not want to give us another table and made it difficult to change, so we surrendered. Several times a waiter walking by had to perform gymnastics so as not to hit me. A customer walking by reached over our table to wave at a friend. When the appetizer arrived, it was plunked down. We asked to be moved, but 15 minutes later we were still there. We got up and walked out before our dinner arrived. The valet thought he was a Nascar driver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rumi's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    this is the best Persian food in the city of Atlanta. Make a reservation for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great. As usual.
    DanB
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Consistent, varied, fresh, delicious. A great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was good but there is nothing there to help reduce noise level- and we were there at lunch! What must it be like at night?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Does everything well
    jm13
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I'm not sure how Rumi's Kitchen does it, but they can handle an insanely packed crowd on a Saturday night and not make you feel rushed as you have your meal. I had a 7:45pm reservation for myself and a friend. It took 10 minutes for a table to be ready for us. During the wait, we were able to quickly get something from the bar despite that it, too, was packed to the gills. We were tended to quickly at our table, and the meal was great. I've been here a few times now, and I've had nothing but good experiences. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    amosellie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Rumi's remains one of the best restaurants in the metro area. We are so lucky it is right herein Sandy Springs! The food is amazing and there is always enough to bring home for a meal the next day. Can't wait to return again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    ParkLO
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love Rumi's. Consistently good food, ambience, and crowd. Just wish they would vary their menu a bit. I'd go more often!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, blah service
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was great. Service was not so great for 2 reasons: (1) they changed waiters on us, (2) long wait time for apps and meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic but too noisy
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food and service at Rumi's are fantastic. Our favorites are the lamb shank and chicken barb, but everything is great. The only problem is the noise level. It would be wonderful if they could ad something to reduce the noise level so you could have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!
    fondmemories
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Having lived in Iran I thought the food was close to authentic with a modern twist. The bread was yummy but it wasn't the authentic bread we use to buy off the streets. Shish kebobs were tender and divine. My guest are still talking about the lamb! Fantastic. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    ATLfoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food!!
    Nenasmad
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jojo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food service-Poor wine service
    Lovetoeat
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rumi's before Lakewood
    Schooch
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare miss...
    MissedVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING FOOD
    alegres
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Killer Kabob
    eric
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the food
    diner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    the food here is always good. Good portions. wait staff attentive
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Simply Outstanding!
    Cosmo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A memorable dining experience. Highly professional, attentive service. Exellent food....wonderfully prepared....exquisite tastes. Absolute perfection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Lunch!!!!
    Lucie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Rumi's
    Robroy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great ambience-very vibrant bar scene. Food was delicious and plenty. Great service-would definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic and amazing Persian food
    FoodiefromAtl
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Rumi's has always had the best Persian food and now the new location has an amazing ambiance. It is a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marbogoVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    As always, great, food, service, and ambience! We will go back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Great Atmosphere
    Luscious
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    First time dining here and heard great things about the food from friends. The shrimp appetizer fabulous. Beautiful restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Rumi's
    Pamela
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love it
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gigi
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always great!
    NemosVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    Safa
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Food-Beautiful Interior
    gemini21VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rumi Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We very much enjoyed the experience, great food and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rumi's Kitchen
    DinnerontheRivR
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Excellent -food was great, service was wonderful. I had dinner with a friend from out of town and he thought rhe restaurant was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Persian food at Rumi's
    John16
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Way .way too loud. Could not hear anyone at the table. Had to get up and find servers a few times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic