Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

4.8
3163 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Jpatz
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. The price and food that you get for the price are overrated. Cocktails are solid, however.

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MrGood
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5th wedding anniversary celebration was a blast! Persian cuisine at at its finest!

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LaraV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumi never disappoints…it definitely makes you feel something else you can’t explain

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was great. The service was okay. It was so so so loud! But again, the food was great!

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vipMichael
Atlanta
89 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and good service. The venue is frequently crowded and the noise level can be high.

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vipMy2Cents
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance were superb! I’ll be back again with visiting family and friends!

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Eater38
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way. Excellent service and great food

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Stephen
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Fantastic server A+

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience, staff and service was amazing. Our waitress Fadwa made our experience even better- thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great night celebrating my husbands birthday at Rumis! Excellent service and drinks

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DaveR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always, food and service was excellent. We had the mushroom hummusita, lamb shank and chicken kabob. All was good, lamb too salty but very tender. The restaurant was jammed on a Wednesday night, we sat at a high top in the bar, and loud atmosphere too. I let the server know the lamb was too salty, she comped us a dessert. Her service was terrific!

They really have tables jammed close in there, if you aren’t ready to be in a crowded restaurant, look elsewhere. My wife didn’t like the corner table we started at, so we moved to bar. Outside dining was unavailable due to the rain.

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ChaseS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good! My lamb was cooked perfectly and the smoked salmon humus is amazing!

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vipMarcEsadrian
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The grilled beef, tomatoes, peppers, and onions on the skewer were so delicious, as was the delicate taste and texture of the basmati rice. Great wine selection. Upscale and energetic atmosphere. Pretty hostesses. Professional wait staff. Very well managed.

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JenniferS
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumi's is so amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and I love the Alpharetta location.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Our waitress was so sweet
Had a great time
👍👍

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MaryC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! We’ve been here multiple times and we’ll definitely be back.

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JonathanT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Mori was excellent. She was friendly and her service was top notch!

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Auryane
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance along with great food and service. One of my favorite Persian cuisine spots when it comes to kabobs and appetizers.

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Scott
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining is a great experience at Rumi's in Avalon. Inside or out the food was excellent and the service exceptional.

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Steve
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good from service to food

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GurmeetB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. We specially came for the faloudi sorbet but you ran out of it.

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vipRamblin
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was not friendly. Appetizers never came out.

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vipCatherineK
Atlanta
65 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at Rumi!! The lamb kebabs are divine and I crave your hummus. I wish I could give our server six stars. She was EXCELLENT! Thank you!! We look forward to another visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Kristenp
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes, great food, service, and experience overall! Love Rumis!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing! She was very patient and friendly. Really took good care of our birthday girl

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything I ordered the hummus with mushrooms was so delicious. I ordered the vegetable kebab with rice and let me tell you it was so deliciously exquisite the rice omg so Goooood. I will go again and again I love my birthday lunch here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience here. Food is phenomenal, service is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and amazing food with over the top generous portions. We always leave with a to go bag and have never had anything less than excellent service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipNancyJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Our server didn’t wear mask - with restaurant people contact so many people, for their own safety, and their customers it’s best to wear masks. We already use to this life of protection, just felt strange.

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vipDonse
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very disappointed, I made a reservation to go for dinner with a friend that just moved to Atlanta, and I wanted to show her a nice area and restaurant, we’ll it definitely didn’t work out well.
We had to wait more than 30 min to get a table ( even with a reservation!) But that is not that the worst, when we were finally assigned a table it was just beside the garbage are and of course it smelled like garbage. We asked to be moved and they moved us to the one just beside it that also smelled badly and had water under the table. Horrible. After complaining we were finally moved to a decent table.
I order a salmon and asked to be well done but it not, it was all raw in the middle, so not even the food was good.
So it was not a pleasant experience, the food was not good and it is not a cheap place so this should not happen.

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vipJoeP
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. The porcini mushroom humus is delicious! The sour cherry rice is fabulous!

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EnriqueR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Better service, better training to some servers

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It’s OK. Food was decent. Service was slow and did not know what was going on. We think we would come back , but not super impressed for first time.

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ElvinM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great service. Love the cocktails, hummus also delicious.

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DavidC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Noise was LOUD. Service was ok - beverage refills were slow. Waiter said we would get more bread and it did not come. Luckily the food was DELICIOUS!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Absolutely love everything about Rumi’s. Need to book at least 4 days in advance or you will need eat dinner early or really late.

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AlphaJD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Service is excellent, several maître d's circulating, always paying attention. Food is outstanding, nothing else like it in north Fulton. Rumi’s Kitchen is without peer.

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Robin
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great appetizers and cocktails. Very noisy. Staff are very busy on our visit (Friday). As a guest, you feel in the way of their running around. Bad layout. Beautiful bar. I can never seem to get a seat on the beautiful outdoor patio which is frustrating. That is where you want to sit when you visit. You can't reserve it either.

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