Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

4.7
1513 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our dinner was for my son’s graduation dinner. Most of the time,
Rumi’s will provide desserts for special occasions and thought the same would be done for our dinner. We said something to the manager and he was very quick to respond that they only do desserts for birthdays and anniversaries. Disappointed.

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k
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been here several time and food is always excellent.

Gets too busy and staff gets overwhelmed managing the tables.

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s
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food. A little load inside, but tolerable.

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

Food was great. Outside seating was great and watching the people walk by was a great distraction from the lack of attention due to few too staff

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J
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rumi’s was marvelous! Everything was exceptional - service, food, and ambience. The lamb has always been my favorite and now that my son was in town and tried it, it is his. I am looking forward to my next visit there!

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

The food was outstanding! Our server was efficient and personable.

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SS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Plan on a wait even if you have a reservation. Typically they run 30-40 mins behind schedule.

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rumi’s food is excellent and the service is attentive. The tables are a bit close together, which increases the noise level. We’ll be back soon.

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MJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food! The sea bass was the most buttery and tend I’ve ever had. The lamb kabob is a can’t miss as well! I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention their Persian Sunset cocktail. Altogether a wonderful experience!

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ZK
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hopping place! Great food & service! Will definitely go back with family & friends.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had dinner this evening. I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to get to Rumi’s but I’m glad I finally did. We had to wait a little past our reservation time. However, it was Mother’s day so it wasn’t a complete surprise. Anyway food and drinks were great.
We had the shrimp, lamb, chicken kabobs and a shish kabob.
Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. Next time I’ll save room for desert. Meal came. to almost $200 with tip so it’s not inexpensive nor for the faint of heart. Regardless, We will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is excellent! Delicious 😋 Noise level is horrible. Loud music playing doesn’t help when there is an energetic crowd. I couldn’t hear waiter or my husband talk. If you are wanting a quiet atmosphere to talk don’t go there. If you don’t care about that it’s great! The chicken kabob melted in my mouth ❗️❗️❗️Get the rice with the raisins and lentils and the cucumber sauce😊😊😊👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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MS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and our server (Sam) was awesome...she was very attentive, and polite.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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LQ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As long as you’re not in a hurry. Must have a reservation, and without fail still have to wait 15-30 minutes every time.

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W
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! Always!

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s
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is consistently amazing. Arguably best restaurant in north Atlanta.

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OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very awesome food, good and clean location!

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MB
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business luncheon. Great food always.

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NH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Server had no personality but was efficient - but at a place like this - personality important!

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M
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. The service was top notch.

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s
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was extremely slow and not attentive. Took 25 min just to get our wine.

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PS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is excellent, the servers are courteous and attentive but the hosts were not polite.

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my aunt and uncle to Rumi's for their first time for my uncle's 60th birthday. We sat outside. The food and service was fantastic. Katherine was our server, and she was amazing. They even served us each a birthday dessert to conclude our celebration. I would HIGHLY recommend Rumi's to family and friends. A big thank you to all the amazing folks at Rumi's!

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service in a good location. A little loud for conversations but the tables are well spaced and it’s workable for business lunches.

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BM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to the Sandy Springs location a number of times, but this was my first time to Avalon. The food and service were consistently wonderful. We sat outside and their patio is so pleasant.

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CK
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely in all ways. Excellent food and ambiance.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food! The lamb was the best we’ve had anywhere. Our server, Raphael, was great. We would definitely come back and highly recommend it to others.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly delicious healthy food in a fun atmosphere!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the bread and shrimp kebabs. Great wine selection

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice service

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MC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I appreciate a restaurant that respects its customers. Rumi’s was running a bit behind the night we visited. Not a huge deal. Friday night is always busy. We were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation. And I might have been mildly annoyed had it not been for the servers passing out glasses of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Such an easy thing to do, but so few restaurants would do the same. Turned a minor annoyance into a plus. And the food and service once we were seated were both great!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to wait a little longer than expected for our reservation but it had rained so outside seating was out of the question so I think that made it a little more crowded. Food was excellent. The manager came to our table and told us the traditional method for eating the food which was amazing! Super fun experience!

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D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best hummus ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Birthday!! They brought my mom dessert it was sweet

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Ran out of ordered appetizer. Manager came over to apologize and recommend several options, both of which turned out well. Gramercy Down East Syrah was an excellent wine. Nice to eat on the Boulevard.

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RE
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always stellar. The food is always fresh and accurately prepared. You won’t get a better serving of Chilean Sea Bass ANYWHERE! I’m always in awe at how they masterfully prepare and grill the fish. The end-product is so succulent. The grilled salmon filet and lamb sliders are noteworthy too. Again, the chefs have mastered how to cook varying types of meat and produce entree’s that are prepared to perfection!

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V
Atlanta
67 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful people with amazing food and healthy as well...

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is exceptional. Loved the Service, Ambience and Presentation.

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