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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.

6112 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 477-2100

Website:
http://www.rumiskitchen.com/

Catering:
We offer full service catering for lunch or dinner!

Executive Chef:
Ali Mesghali

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

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Authentic (62)
Good for a Date (62)
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Good for Birthdays (56)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Good for Groups (46)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Fun (42)
Healthy (40)
Good Vegetarian Options (38)
Worth the Drive (37)
Business Meals (33)
Bar Seating (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Casual (28)
Romantic (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
People Watching (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Tapas (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Cozy (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Paleo Friendly (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Spicy (11)
Vegan (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Best restaurant in Atlanta, most reasonable, great food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorite places. Food is fantastic! The service is superb. Best Sea Bass I've ever had.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Very loud and crowded. The food was excellent, but it was impossible to carry on a four person conversation.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food consistently

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was wonderful except for the 35 minute wait despite reservation. We ended up sitting in the bar area instead of the dining room just to finally be seated and not have to wait another "15 minutes". Food is always wonderful!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food, drink, ambiance and our server were phenomenal. Kendall, our server, set the mood by creating a wonderful environment for a first time diner. Great food from a great place. Definitely will be attending again

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vegan, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious Mediterranean food - always consistently good at a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Must go to when I'm in Atlanta! I am middle eastern and never want "our food " to eat out for dinner but hands down it's like my mom is back there cooking if not better !!!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was good and the portions are great. Our server was very attentive and helpful. It was a little loud for just a restaurant. I would recommend the salmon or the beef kabobs.

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I love Rumi's Kitchen! The atmosphere is fun and energetic and the service is great. My favorite dish is the Shish Kabob!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

This local Persian food chain has excellent food, great service, and a nice selection of wines by the glass and bottle. I have not been disappointed during either of my two meals there with every dish having great flavors and none that we did not like.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was awesome. Great food. We have eaten there many times and the food is always excellent

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I definitely have added this restaurant to my favorite list. Yum!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic food!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food at Rumi's is excellent. Everything I have ever had here is very flavorful. Service is polite and professional and the decor is tasteful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Rumi's never disappoints. The food is delicious, the service is attentive, and we will return again and again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is fantastic, and the staff very friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is a very busy restaurant. The portion size for the appetizers was rather small while the portion size for the entrees was overly large. Service was pushy and very hurried. This is not a restaurant for leisurely dining with friends.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Loved this restaurant.! Food and service were great!

Casey L.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Healthy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Birthday with close family.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Quick seating, knowledgeable staff, great food selection, fast service.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. One of my favorites in Atlanta

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. Great People. Great Service. I love it.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Ammmmmmaaaaaazing place and food. Staff are very kind, caring and professional.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Organic, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was my third time and it was great again. It's a bit expensive for student budget but it's worth the quality and the food is shareable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

great Persian restaurant with big variety of meat and also fish dishes. Great service.
Last time had a sea bass. it's a most expensive dish on the menu - but you wont' be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious lamb kebab! Fantastic hummus. Very busy and a little noisy. Enjoyed it very much.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Vegan, Special Occasion, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The shrimp kabobs and lamp ribs are great! The rice is very fragrant with orange peel skin. Shrimp is big and juicy. The food is unbeatable but service is not as good. Server pushing us to order more and rushing to take empty plates away.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants....ever. The warm and friendly atmosphere is abundant and the food is the absolute best. We have eaten at similar restaurants in Atlanta and none even come close to the superior food at Rumi's.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service was great.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance as usual. Great authentic food and helpful/knowledgeable waitress.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our first time dining there and it was awesome. Food and service was great. It is very noisy though but will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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