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About Rumi's Kitchen - Sandy Springs
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.
Atlanta, GA 30328
Persian, Middle Eastern
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer full service catering for lunch or dinner!
Private Party Facilities:
Rumi's Kitchen - Sandy Springs offers three spaces to host your special events, ranging from company happy hours to engagement parties for intimate or large groups.
Private Party Contact:
Stephen Kaplan: (855) 780-2334
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rumi's Kitchen - Sandy Springs Ratings and Reviews
This was our third (and last) visit to Rumi's Kitchen in about 18 months. Our experience this time was decidedly poor. We were aware of the restaurant's serious noise problem from earlier visits, so we decided to try a (relatively) early dinner with friends on a Sunday evening hoping that the din might be a bit subdued. It wasn't. We were promptly seated in the main dining room at a table for four some distance from the bar. The noise level was so high that we needed to nearly shout at each other to be heard across the table. After an hour, we were nearly exhausted. To make matters worse, there was a table of eight not far from us who were forced (literally) to scream at each other to be heard across the round table. Not a pleasant experience.
We had decided to visit Rumi's again because previously we were very happy with the food and the service. The service was fine, but the food this time was a mixed bag. I ordered the lamb kebab and my wife ordered the chicken. Mine was fine, excellent actually, her chicken was so dry and so over-cooked as to be nearly inedible. Quite a disappointment.
Sadly, it seems this restaurant has taken its eye off the ball and is coasting on its past reputation. We will not return, and I would not recommend it to a friend.
Best Restaurant in Atlanta, in my humble opinion... The lamb chops we had the other night were best I've ever eaten... I will no longer fix lamb chops at home...I can't compete. I wish I knew where they get their lamb from... I buy expensive from Farmers Market and from Whole Foods....no comparison to Rumis.. and spiced and cooked PERFECTION! The apps were awesome, smoked eggplant and Kashke.... yogurty dipping sauces for home made flat breads made in a oven where they sling the dough against the side.(you gotta' see this). The flavors here are like nowhere else you would eat.. This is NYC quality restaurant and dining experience.
The dining experience was fine but the problems start outside with the valet. There was a 20 minute backup of people trying to get off Roswell Road and into the parking lot, making me miss my reservation time. I arrived at 7:25 for a 7:30 reservation, but sat in my car waiting in the valet line until 7:45. Since there is no self parking available at all - you have to wait for the valet. I think this is ridiculous. There has to be a better parking option - if not, they need to come up with one.
Food and service was outstanding, as always. Beware booking reservations on weekends. They overbooked which lead to my business dinner waiting almost an hour past my reservation time, so don’t worry about running late or trying to be on time on the weekends. You’ll end up waiting for a table anyway.
We dined at Rumi's to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was outstanding. We had steak and lamb kebabs, as well as mirza (eggplant dip) and shrimp skewers as appetizers. Unfortunately we had to stand for about 30 minutes after our reservation time before we were seated.
We have visited Rumi's numerous times in both sandy springs and at the Avalon in Alpharetta. We have always had excellent service In the past. This past visit in Sandy Springs on Dec 1st was very disappointing!! We had to continually ask for the waitress for bringing things to us...she probably wouldn't have ever taken our order other than we told her we were ready to order. The wait on anything from drinks to orderves to our main entree' was rediculously long. Not sure I will return to this location again.
I was very disappointed when we were told to be seated in the main dining room WHEN I SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR ONE OF THE SMALL ROOMS DUE TO THE NOISE. After telling the girl that this was unacceptable, she finally seated us in the small room, WHICH IS WHAT I ASKED FOR IN THE FIRST PLACE. It just so happens that I frequent this restaurant due to the wonderful food and service.
I SUGGEST THAT YOU TRAIN YOUR PEOPLE UP FRONT TO GRANT WISHES THAT WERE REQUESTED WHEN THE RESERVATIONS WERE MADE.
It was a zoo at first, everyone trying to get in line and be seated. It was packed, but thankfully we made a reservation. But once seated, it was nice. The noise level was a bit much, but once the food came it was splendid... the taste superb. Which explains why everyone wants a table there.
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