Rumi's Kitchen - Sandy Springs

4.8
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$30 and under
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Persian
Welcome to Rumi's Kitchen - Sandy Springs! 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 - Sandy Springs 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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Thank you for celebrating your Valentine’s Day with us at Rumi’s Kitchen. We will be offering a 5-course prix-fixe menu this evening in lieu of our regular dinner menu. The menu can be found on our website. Please contact us directly with any questions. We look forward to serving you!

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

2 women for a business lunch. It did not start off well when they seated us in the small section that they found to cram more tables with no atmosphere. We were freezing since we were in the path of the entrance. It was probably the worst table they could have chosen. As a repeat diner this is the second time they’ve done this to me. I requested to be moved and they obliged. I enjoy the food but I will not bring clients there since they treat women much differently than men. It wasn’t as if there weren’t plenty of other tables since we arrived before the lunch crowd. They made a conscious decision to seat us in the worst location.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great experience! We had the best server-Sara. She had a smile on her face the entire evening. We literally could not believe the high level of service...so nice and attentive. We will ask for her again! Food is amazing!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server named Zee with great knowledge of the food selections. The appetizers and entree was excellent. Persian tea at the end of the meal was perfect.

MG
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were very good! Was disappointed that the shrimp kabob was not available...was on the menu but the waiter said they had not had it for over 5 months.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

C
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite go-to place for me -- the food is consistently delicious and I love the "vibe" in this restaurant. My only complaint is the very slow valet parking -- the charging of a $2 fee to the company and then a tip. That is now clearly stated when you drop off your car.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a difference a relocation and renovation makes!
Rumi’s dining space is well designed and spacious. From the moment of arrival (it’s recommended to be 10-15 minutes early to your reservation for valet and wait), it’s as though you stepped into a restaurant in a foreign country. A beautiful fountain is in the middle of the restaurant, an open kitchen and an island bar. The front and the back of the restaurant has a more intimate setting and the middle room is good for large groups. There was a table for 10!
My occasion was a surprise bday dinner. And I forgot to mention that until my arrival which the restaurant accommodated well.
Our server Benjamin offered wine or sparkling wine for an aperitif and my friend declined.
I was conflicted whether to get the featured starter and the lamb sliders and Benjamin recommended the lamb sliders. The sliders were good sized portions. Lamb was tender and well seasoned and was garnished with tzatkiki sauce, fresh beets, half a slice of tomato and a mini Persian pickle. Good presentation and Great taste.
The entrees were equally matched. My friend ordered the leaner chicken fare with half rice and salad, he was very impressed with the taste of the chicken, verbatim “best chicken I’ve had dining out.”
I ordered the salmon with dill and salad. The cucumbers and beets were fresh in the salad, the half filet of salmon was burnt on the edges and skin but on top was cooked well. Had no taste of dill. Maybe the dill was suppose to be in the rice? There was also a roasted tomato but that was also burnt on the outside. Thankfully I don’t eat tomatoes.

Benjamin checked in periodically and gave great recommendations. At the end he offered tea/ coffee and we got tea. He even gave us an extra pot of hot water just in case the tea was too dark. We were comfortably full. While we were drinking he came by with complimentary baklava for dessert!
My friend was surprised. Thank you for creating a great birthday dinner.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I have been to Rumi’s many times and was excited to bring my son there for his 22nd Birthday.
The service and table were good.
The food was mediocre. I remember when I used to leave raving about the quality of the sea bass, the preparation of the meat and the attention to details.
This time - meh.
I am not sure I will be going back to what used to be one of my top recommendations.
Unfortunate for all.
Maybe Ruml’s will make it right and retain my corporate business.

A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I have complaints for an abnormal noises. I didn’t like “front house” when you have seatings done. My friends have came , but one my friend was very late ( she has reasons) and we , three ladies, needs hang over ... can’t be seated and after we are late go to the movie and rushed to eat our lunch. Needs to work on this...
Food and service was good .

TH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I decided to take my parents to dinner for their 27th wedding anniversary. They’re response after leaving Rumi’s was “please don’t do this again”. Our reservations were at 9 pm. We were eventually seated around 9:40pm. We ordered our meals and drinks and were served rather quickly. Everything was dry and charred to the “t”. My mom and boyfriend complained that everything tasted burnt. The rice was so dry and we were told there were no sauces to help us endure through the meal. Our tab was $186. No one finished their meal and didn’t dare take to go boxes. Horrible horrible experience. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

J
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, good value, very popular. Reservations a must on weekends.

D
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Happy for them that they are so busy, however, the parking situation is unacceptable. It was bad enough that at 5:30 on a Saturday night you had to wait for too many minutes to get a valet to take your car, but after dinner we waited 20 minutes from the time we got in line outside to retrieve our car until the valet gave up, and simply gave us our keys, told us where the car was parked, and had us walk through the rain to get our car.
Food and service inside was fully satisfactory, but doubt I'll return until they get the parking situation corrected.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for sister in law birthday. Have been here many times and service is always fantastic and the food is second to none! I’m Persian and this place is absolutely wonderful! The only downside has nothing to do with the restaurant it’s self. The valet parking is a nightmare! We waited 30 minutes for our car, along with 20 other people. Then it was a mad house getting out of the driveway! Please work on some typing solution for your valet since it is the only method of parking.

AM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent, delicious, authentic middle eastern food. Service was OK, too busy to get much attention and too loud to hear anything anyway. Will still be back though, the food was exceptionally good.

DR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The quality of food still good, but it can be improved-

C
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was interesting, tasty and very loud!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday Dinner

v
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are amazing here every time!! Food is fantastic, love going!!

SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Second time there. Excellent food and service but too noisy for us.

j
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Atlanta. Great service. Good value.

a
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service are always good, but it is so loud in the restaurant that it is difficult to carry on a conversation. Also, the valet service is horrible, plan ahead to get there, you will wait to get into the parking lot.

BF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very loud restaurant and the food was not that good. The service was odd also. We didn't even know what the servers were slapping down on the table - no explanations. Would not recommend.

BD
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service. It is loud and hard to hear your party if you are there after 7:00.

KW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rumi's is a fun atmosphere any day of the week. It's very well run from the kitchen to the wait staff to the valet service. It's a great environment to bring clients or family/friends. The food and staff are very reliable.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town for a conference and came with my team per recommendation of a native Atlanta friend and WOW!
Truly the best Persian food we’ve ever had. Everything served was better than the last. What an amazing experience, and absolute gorgeous fiddle figs in the middle of the restaurant!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food!

TM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nicole was an exceptional waitress, five stars

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rumi’s fresh delicious food. We have never had a bad experience!

D
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. It was jam-packed on Sat night...and very loud, but I understand why it's such a popular place!

F
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The hostess was not attentive and despite saying our name 3 times she still put us as a no show for our reservation. I had to call the restaurant after to have them correct the no show for the reservation. I said liendo party of 2 like 3 times and she kept saying party of 4?! Also the restaurant was freezing cold. Made the ambiance not cozy at all. The food is always excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I so enjoy the food at Rumi it’s always mouth watering delicious and I can’t wIt to come back ! Love the Seabass

D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumis is awesome! Place is so good and consistent.price keeps creeping up, hope that stops

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to celebrate my fiancé and I anniversary.

TE
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Delicious, fresh and incredible service.

MM
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Made a reservation on Open Table and were sested next to the bar at a high top table. Louder than usual in this part of the restaurant and less comfortable.
Our waiter also seemed to be taking care of more tables than can be ideal as his responsiveness was less than ideal since he was very busy.
Food quality is always exceptional and it was during this occasion as well.

M
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Middle Eastern / Persian food in the entire US

SW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love Rumi's food and service. Unfortunately, the noise level is excessive. We have requested to sit in the patio area, but it seems to be closed every time we request to sit there. There is much less noise outside. We are considering just getting our food to go.

CS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumi's is always consistently amazing from stellar service, flavorful food options and an environment that is always lively. We had the date salad, shrimp appetizer, lamb sliders and salmon entree on this visit and every bite was yummy!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good but nothing was outstanding.

RL
Savannah
31 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great food