Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

4.8
2854 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and a great time I really recommend it love it .

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hannah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was not as good as expected! But not terrible.

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vipLynn8989
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best salmon, best service, best cocktail. My only small criticism is that it is a very noisy restaurant so don't take people here who have issues with background noise.

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pattyo
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really do enjoy this restaurant. I love the food and the service is always excellent. Prices are definitely on the high side But I’m just happy to eat out at bustling restaurants!

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TinaM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing and our server was efficient, friendly & knowledgeable about the food.

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SteffK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Excellent atmosphere. Outstanding cocktails. Delicious food!

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Eric
Brazil
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good with great ambiance. Service was great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Our server stepped out of line. She rudely initiated that it was time to leave. Also is 3 friends had a normal dinner but i happened to bring balloons. she had no business of what our table was celebrating as we didn’t tell her anything.. when the check came and us 3 we’re going to pay, she made a comment in front of the “birthday girl” that why is she paying for her dinner. It was so awful and made ruin the whole evening vibe

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MarquezZ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Mother’s Day dinner was amazing and my family was very happy!!

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DorisC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!! And excellent service!! Always a pleasure to dine at Rumi’s Kitchen.

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MelissaS
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Service is always impeccable and the food is always amazing!!!

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RobertY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Mother’s Day brunch

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Zaida
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Out server was nice and made the experience wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The shrimp appetizer had very little flavor. Came with shell and all. Server brought our food and forgot we had ordered drinks. It was only 4:30 pm so they were not full on busy yet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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JomoB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food!

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vipNancyE
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere.

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RyanM
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumi’s is one of our favorites. The food and service are always excellent. The Sea Bass and Lamb Chops are our go to meals but everything is good. If the cauliflower is on the menu, give it a try. My wife’s favorite drink is the Love and Poetry

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

Service, as always, was wonderful as was the food. Thank for making our wary Mothers Day celebration so special!

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HumaS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I love Rumi’s for the food but the front desk girls service is not good. I had a table reservation at 7. It was a client dinner and I asked them my clients will be there at 7. They should have just directed them to the table as they were coming in rather than we wait outside until the late people came. I am a consistent Rumi’s visitor and LOVE sandy springs location because the service there is TOP notch. They make you feel special and welcomed. This place even server was rushing. Though I still tipped her GREAT! I understand the business but it’s embarrassing to host a dinner when front desk can’t even direct client in properly

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GayleB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was soooo good! We will definitely be back!

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MarkH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Get the Persian tea.
The salmon was cooked perfectly.

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vipGregN
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Was there with reservations for a 25th anniversary dinner. Was surprised to be seated in the bar without being asked if that was acceptable. Still an amazing experience.

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JeffM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, solid service,relatively busy and noisy as always, just pricey

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Service was very slow and crowded but food was great

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smack
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smoky eggplant appetizer is worth a visit to Rumi alone, as is the shirin rice. The shrimp appetizer is also delectable. The chicken kabob (saffron and citrus) is excellent, especially accompanied by the veggie kabob.

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Kristenp
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating Greek Easter

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Janhavi
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and outstanding service! Definitely recommend!

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vipJuliet16
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumi's is a fantastic restaurant. My BF and I -- as well as other friends of mine -- have dined here frequently and no one has ever had anything other than a wonderful experience. The food is indescribably delicious. My peronal favorite dish is the grilled salmon - which I've had here on numerous occasions - and it's always wonderful - maybe one of the most memorable and exquisite salmon preparations I've ever had anywhere. But I've also tried several other entrees and they were all equally delicious. This past weekend, we dined outside on the patio - and it was really quite pleasant. The service was excellent. What more can I say? If you've never dined at Rumi's you are really missing out on something special!

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StevenA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant! Excellent service and great food.

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vipNYCATL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Beautiful outdoor area. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great. 27th Wedding Anniversary

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PeterW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard wonderful things about this restaurant and everything lived up to its reputation. Fantastic food and superior service!

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alpharettafoodie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun night out with friends. Food was amazing - shish kabobs, shrimp kabob, chicken barg, grilled vegetables. Service from bartenders, waiter was great.

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vipVanceD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a really good but too much for one person. Would probably go back but maybe a couple times per year. This type of food was good but not something I'd eat often. It was nice to try something different.

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KD4674
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining on a beautiful evening. Avalon had the outdoor speakers along the sidewalk cranked up - was a little annoying and hard to hear conversation - but not the restaurant’s fault and well worth the trade to nab a spot outside. Servers and kitchen staff were working hard. Food came out fast for a busy night.

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Mary
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good, but place is too loud. Price like usual high, but understandable for its location.

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HollyM
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumi's never disappoints! It's best to visit with a group so you can try a variety of items. The portions are very large. Our group of 6 ordered the eggplant and mushroom humus appetizers and three kabob entrees. It was more than enough food. Try the optional basmati rice rather than the standard for great flavors in an otherwise ordinary side.

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Bobby
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somewhat pricey but excellent food and service. A wonderful experience!

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ernieH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious

Every time we go we are seated next to the dirty dishes collection pan and the noise is a bummer 😕

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Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon is rated 4.8 stars by 2854 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.