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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
  • "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
  • "Rumi's has always been recommended but my family had never been for dinner. This was truly the best dining experience we have had in years. The drinks were outstanding and so unusual. The appetizers through desert were fabulous and the service was perfect! I will tell everyone I see to go to Rumi's and we will be there again soon. We are so lucky to have this gem in Sandy Springs! Thanks to everyone at Rumi's for an amazing evening!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Went to Rumi's Kitchen for an anniversary dinner. This was our first time, but we had heard great things. Our server was very good. She explained everything and answered all of our questions. All of her recommendations were spot on. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. Only drawback was the noise level. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Very good food & I'm picky about Persian food. Portions were huge, so very good value. Lamb sliders were delicious as were all the kebabs, and the rice was cooked perfectly. Decor is a great mix of modern and ethnic Persian, gave the place a cool vibe. Our server was helpful, knowledgeable and very attentive without hovering. The bar was not busy but they seemed overwhelmed. The service was friendly but quite slow & the cocktails were too fussy, and very sweet. However, when my husband asked to exchange his drink, it was done without question, and very graciously, so no complaints on that score. On the whole a great experience - will go again, wish it was closer in town & not so close to the perimeter or we'd go more often!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The staff is superb. The food is consistently delicious. Great place to learn about Persian food and a wonderful option for sharing plates!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "First time dining there. Really enjoyed the food and the service was exceptional. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Rumi's served up to their reputation. The food was excellent. The waiter (forgot his name) was excellent. He served up condiments judging what my taste for spicy food. Very good."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went for an appreciation dinner for our team after work. The environment was elegant, the food was fantastic and the service was good. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a place to go for a special evening. Order the Chilean Sea Bass!! Delicious!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It is too bad that the noise in this place plays such a part as the food, service, and ambience is excellent. They have spent a fortune to make this place as beautiful as it is; consequently, they should do something about that open ceiling."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner; 2 had shrimp kabobs and 2 had salmon. Both were excellent. Shrimps were huge and delicious over rice. Salmon portions were also quite large...my husband substituted his rice for grilled veggies which were outstanding (extra $5 for substituting). The only negative was that it is very noisy. If you are a group of more than 4 people you will not be able to carry on a conversation. Maybe lunchtime is less hectic. Haven't been for lunch, so really don't know. Maybe because it was a Sat. nite?? Perhaps midweek is less noisy."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We love Rumi's. The new location looks fantastic, and the food is fabulous. Servers are knowledgeable about the various preparations, and the experience is almost always near-flawless."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have eaten at Rumi's twice. Both times we had excellent service and food. We love it!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We love Rumi's! We enjoyed the food at other location but the new location is so much nicer, room between tables and is just great looking. The staff is very well trained and polite a real winning combination."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Restaurant and food were excellent. Greta lunch prices. Enjoyed it a lot."
    Dined on 6/6/2014