Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

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$30 and under
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Persian
Chef Ali Mesghali"s nearly lifelong love of cooking combined with his love for Sufism brought to life for the first time in Atlanta's culinary scene the concept of Rumi's Kitchen in 2005.
At Rumi's Kitchen, Ali has been able to artfully bring together an atmosphere full of joyous energy with attentive and generous Persian hospitality along with the unforgettable unique aromas and flavors of the Persian cuisine which is truly reflective of his simple intention to bring joy and happiness to the overall dining experience of the guests. Every member of the team at Rumi's Kitchen strives in delivering the service that is demanded by such a unique intention and vision.
While Rumi's Kitchen is a Persian restaurant at its core, the menu is constantly supplemented by dishes pulling influences from other countries, keeping the cuisine at the forefront of the dining scene in Atlanta.
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Fun place to eat with family and friends.

JK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was nice and the food was delicious. It was a tad bit dark where we sat and service was a little slow - but they seemed busy. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Portions were very big and worth the price.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. Very good service. It is very loud. That is the only part that we did not like but the food was outstanding.

ND
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Our reservation was at 8 pm and we did not sit down at our table until 9:05. That was very disappointing. Drink service was slow, at the bar and at the table...food service was strong and fast! The food was also delicious. Acoustics make it hard to converse inside, the outside area would have been better. The restaurant is beautiful.

LB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a beautiful evening for dining al fresco

L
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rafael was an awesome server and of course the food was excellent!

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat! The food is always good especially the different rice options. Don't skip the green chili chutney (spicy but so good)!

AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Rumi is always fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Best restaurant in town

DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AH-MAY-ZING. Great food, great vibe, really enjoyed ourselves Food was amazing, and you won't go hungry at all!!!

KG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the ambiance and the food! Great service too

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and drinks along with friends. We enjoyed it very much.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rumi’s never disappoints...top notch service, huge portions, stellar food.

OT
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fantastic service.

AC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun place to eat with good food and friendly service.

CR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is great as well as service but it is so crowded at the Avalon restaurant and the tables are on top of one another. Very hard to have a conversation.

K
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parking is easy and covered.
Greeters were very nice.
Our Server Kesha was SUPER nice.
I love the plate of walnuts olives feta watercress tarragon mint and radish that arrives complimentary after you’re seated.
I had the grilled vegetable kebab served with Basmati rice. I love my rice with labneh.
Sooo good.

JB
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious dinner.

NR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service and experience was good. Noise level was way too loud. My friends and I could not hear ourselves during dinner.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Due to rain and system failure, the restaurants reservations were all over the place but food was as usual and amazing but service was even better than before. Good job Rumis, we will be back!!!!

W
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic and great service!!!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was amazing and so were the cocktails!!alexandra was terrific!

SK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Even after making reservations at 8:15 we got table at almost 9 pm.
15 mins later we got warm sparking water and was told that’s all they had. No cheese , walnuts were served until I went to the manager. Food came at 9:30 along with bread and cheese. No one gave us info on specials. Nothing.
My Chilean bass which is $41 was not very well cooked and my rice was cold.
We had a 9:50pm movie.
They did waive our drink charges thus the 2 stars.
The front desk woman rude and had major attitude issues.
Over all not a good experience at Rumi’s second time they have let us down.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. My family and I will be returning.

AI
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service was very good. A bit too loud for our taste.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Amazing service
Great value

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sun was coming through the window and it was so hot in our seats that we had to move. Other than that it was great

MS
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food love your ambience love your staff always stellar🥰🥰🥰🥰 A+++++++++

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rumi’s consistently delivers high quality food in a trendy environment. Although the food and drinks are rather pricy, it’s worth the money. This is a great restaurant for special occasions and most entrees are pretty healthy! I’d certainly recommend it!!!

TI
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food! Service was a bit awkward this time lol...but i’d still go back.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with family outside under the awning.

P
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Yes, with reservations. It depends on who the friend is and if they have children with them. Also, day of week and time of year.

PM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, as always! 1 p.m. was the perfect time for lunch; the lunch rush was starting to dissipate, so we were able to enjoy our lunch with less noise. The food was wonderful!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can never go wrong with Rumi’s. Loved it everything time

JB
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere, and service are always outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend Rumi's to anyone.

S
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined Al Fresco and it was excellent!!

f
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever! Absolutely perfect

A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was much better this time we visited. Service is always excellent.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour. One drink and one appetizer = $25.... but both were very tasty!

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