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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DB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slower then usual..., but it’s still one of my favorites! YUM! Stay safe everyone!

MB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always knocks it out of the park! Any type of diet can be accommodated and the food is outstanding. Great date place, great group spot, good for family too!

KG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good ambience and friendly staff. Had a pleasant experience.

G
Atlanta
93 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great selection and great service! Everything tastes authentic and wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality dining experience Everytime I go.. Thank you for being inn Avalon.

T
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

BS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best snapper dish in Atlanta! Have always enjoyed their original restaurant in Sandy Springs so I was anxious to try this location as well. It did not disappoint!

OT
Atlanta
89 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon is amazing!!

LL
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Experience was wonderful except for seating. We had a reservation and were seated promptly at a two top near the kitchen. I took the seat backing up to the kitchen because I could see it was tight and thought it would be better if my husband had the other side which really didn’t have much more room. I’m not a large person. 5’7” 125 lbs. I had my chair right up to the table and had to place my handbag under the table so servers and customers walking through to restroom wouldn’t knock it off of my chair. I had people constantly bumping into me throughout my meal. Not great.

k
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Horrible server who was extremely rude to our table only.

S
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service could have been better. I had to wait for a long time before the entree was served

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always excellent service (thank you Angie) and excellent food

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Our waiter, Luscian, made great recommendations and provided excellent service. Such a fun birthday treat. The food was amazing, especially the shining rice and lamb sliders.

O
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good Food and service , little overpriced but consodering Location i guess its ok

EH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the energy and vibes. Reminded me of the NYC Restaraunt Scene.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome. As usual!

F
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal...Rumi's never disappoints! I had the seabass, my husband had the lamb. Both dishes were prepared to perfection. Our waiter was attentive and charming, making us feel welcome.

TS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time dining at Rumi’s. It was a very busy Saturday night and experience was very good. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

KE
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff and atmosphere. The portion size were large and could feed two. We enjoyed suggestions, and the knowledge of our waitress. It was very helpful if you have never eaten at Rumi's. Their desert was also amazing.

VT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should not serve just 3 pita slices at a time. The food has gotten very pricey!

h
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you've never been to Rumi's, it will become an instant favorite on your first visit! Portions are VERY generous, so feel confident in sharing a plate with a friend. And the darjeeling tea creme brulee is a MUST!

F
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Rumi's! The roasted salmon is our go to and it never disappoints! Changed the accompanying rice to the very flavorful Shirin rice. Tried the Rumi's wings for an appetizer for a change but was not crazy about them. Next time we will go back to our usual app, Kashk Badenjoon.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best like always

y
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. We eat there about once a week, and feels like home. From the hot tea and Labne to the kabobs and baklava, we are huge fans. AND THE BREAD... Great place.

s
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great as usual. The wait time was not too long. However, the table was definitely not for a party of six (6). The table that was reserved for us was definitely a party of four (4). The table was too small and there wasn't that much room on the table for the food that we ordered.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the Atlanta Marathon

OT
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my Hubby!.. love it.. service was very nice. We eat at the bar and the guys were awesome 🤗

BW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant is upbeat with delicious food, large portions and extremely courteous, responsive and professional service.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is terrific. Waiters are very attentive. Great restaurant!

LF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always incredible here. Marcello served us and did a fabulous job.

AR
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a late dinner and the food was well prepared and fresh. We had the salmon and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you for the great service and dinner.

WJ
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The lights were a bit bright but the ambience was nice, it’s always a bit loud bc of the crowd... but it’s not an issue. My biggest complaint is the wait. We have now twice in a row arrived on time for a reservation and have had to wait for over 25-30 minutes. There needs to be a better system in place for making sure that tables are available for people who make reservations other wise what is the point. Waiting over half an hour is not acceptable

E
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Love the food. Especially the hummus. Can’t go back on a busy night. Could not hear anyone in party with out yelling. The acoustics are horrible. Service was average. When my mom who is older asked a few questions about menu you could tell it annoyed server.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Place was amazing>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

s
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother and another guest here for her birthday, not having been here before, but everyone was pleased with their food, the service, and the ambiance of the restaurant. Both of my guests said the salmon was terrific, and I loved the okra vegetable stew, one of the vegan options that was available. My hostess was well-versed in what dishes were vegan, and it was nice to have a choice of at least 2 vegan entrees. If you don't want rice, the hostess can suggest substitutions of small salads or sides, some of which have a small upcharge, but my small salad did not have an upcharge. Also enjoyed the music in the bathroom, which gave it cultural authenticity. Would definitely dine here again.

JM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Rumi's is always great choice for lunch or dinner. The sea bass is excellent, along with the hummus.

j
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on-point. The understanding of my Celiac's limitations was handled seemlessly. The food was superb.

FA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We always enjoys our meals and dining experience at Rumi's. This time is the only time we felt like the wait staff was lacking. Our waiter was inattentive and preoccupied. Otherwise the food was very good, and we enjoyed the experience.