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
260 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (178)good for groups (136)neighborhood gem (129)special occasion (111)hot spot (62)great for lunch (57)romantic (54)vibrant bar scene (41)notable wine list (37)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (10)great for outdoor dining (7)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
  • Out with friends to catch up
    AtlvisitorVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We picked Rumi's and found it to be packed and very noisy for a Monday (Columbus Day) evening. Our lamb kabob was perfectly prepared medium rare and tender. Loved the smoked eggplant appetizer. However we seemed to have been forgotten between the salads and main courses. Then finally our meals appeared. With so many people in this warehouse ambiance restaurant, we could barely hear ourselves think, much less hear our friends across the table. Will choose a less busy night to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best persian restaurant in usa
    rumi
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is the best persian restaurant in usa by far!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressed & best kebabs ever!
    internationaltastebuds
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I admit I'm no Persian food conosoir. I find most Persian restaurants serve meat on the dry/overcooked side but the lamb kebab was a perfect medium and tender and juicy and nicely seasoned. The rice was cooked well but needed some extra spice which they brought! Once added (can't remember the dry citrusy spice), it was wonderful! Service was very good although we couldn't really hear much of what the server was saying because of the noise. Love the decor- modern chic. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smitty11
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have been to Rumi's several times and have never been disappointed. The ambience is better than the former location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • M5iver
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The best Kababi I have been to in the US. Food was classic, but with unique interpertations. It was presented well, and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good new option
    OTPFoodies
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We like to explore different restaurants and varied cuisines. Rumi's is definitely a welcome change to many hum drum places around Atlanta. Interesting flavors and options. A bit noisy - the energy was good, but as the night went on, hard to hear. Would love for the chef to really let loose with the flavors. Seems to be a bit mild for simpler palates. You should absolutely check it out
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dodi
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    the food was good and the overall experience was good people are very accomodating and helpful and extremley hospitable . thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time, can't wait to go back!!
    DavidLVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was amazing, service was great, I will be back this weekend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    KirstinVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Rumi's is good. I had the Soltani plate and it was good, the bread is tasty and the service is good. Went for lunch. Would go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fabulous
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This restaurant is never disappointing. I have never tasted such wonderful salmon, and the portions are so great. I am constantly highly recommending Rumi's Kitchen!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    JeannieVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We have eaten at Rumi's several times. We took out of towners this last visit and they absolutely loved it!! Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent Over Many Years
    DealmakerVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Rumi's is always excellent with great service.The humus starter is th best of the Persian restaurants as well as all the entrees. The lamb and salmon stand out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Persian Food!
    DriD
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have been to Rumi's three times now and have come to crave their food. I've never had a bad meal and their specialty drinks are great as well. The valet parking is a little hectic due to a small location crammed between a mellow mushroom and IHOP. It can get a little loud inside but those are only minor negatives - the food is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TraciwithanEye
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Our server was very nice and accommodating, but service was a bit slow. My friend never got her cappuccino with her dessert and my entree (which was actually just an app) came out later than my companions' meals. Food was tasty, though, and we had a really nice time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service awful but Food is good.
    JosePet24
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Made a reservation for Sat night dinner and also invited some guests but didn't get seated until 20 minutes pass the reservation time and upon checking estimated seating time from the girl at the front, they had a very rude behavior and quite embarrassing in front of my guests. It was over crowded to even move a step and not enough waiting space either so making a reservation doesn't really make sense. I would not recommend this place unless you just care about the food. Our server was good and polite but the girls at check-in was very rude. Not going there again, would rather get a cheese burger from McDonald's if it's just about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rumis Kitchen is a must try!
    2thfairy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    If you enjoy savory meats, fresh herbs and veggies, rice and flatbread - this is an amazing place to dine. It's a cool space with lots of energy and activity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sleevepresto
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our second time here and once again we had outstanding service and wonderful food. Waiter walked us through the menu and made excellent recommendations. Has become one of favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Will be bringing friends with us next time - it's a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • toneloc
    toneloc
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Rumi's is consistently great. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is fun. I love the bar and the bar scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    2nd time here. Food and service were great. Make sure your waiter explains the menu. You get a lot of food so good to share the main course
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The best Iranian restaurant I have been to. Food is very fresh and tasty. The appetizer sampler is a good introduction if you have never been there - but it's not on the menu, you just ask the waiter. The vibe is energetic and vibrant but not for intimate settings - so here comes my only complaint - it's just too noisy, my friends and I had to yell to converse...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveATLdiningVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    What value! Exceptional food - never leave hungry and every bite delectable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Do yourself a favor and have dinner eat this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When you want something different..
    Ladypilot
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    If you are in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary, this is the place! Excellent Persian cuisine and outstanding service! I have taken friends here in the past, and they are always impressed. The service is impeccable, and the varied menu offers something for everyone's tastes. Ingredients are fresh, and the preparation is very tasty. Even if you think you might not like Persian cuisine, you should give this place a try---you will be glad you did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I am always glad when the back room is available, as the main dining room is so horribly noisy. Other than that, the food and service are always tops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    MisterB
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been to Rumi's numerous times and it was terrific as previous times. The rack of lamb was delicious as was the salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MadeleineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very large portions, simply prepared and a little heavy handed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic