Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

4.6
963 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Persian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Persian, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(678) 534-8855
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ali Mesghali
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Private party facilities
For information about private dining visit www.rumiskitchen.com
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Catering
From small home gatherings to large events Rumi"s offers full service catering for a variety of budgets. Visit www.rumiskitchen.com for information about catering.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
The Avalon offers on street, valet, and parking garage options for any guests.
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 963 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined a day ago

We waited for over an hour for our food. The waiter was very apologetic, but we left after only getting an appetizer and drinks. There were tables that sat down after us and left before we were able to request our check. Very disappointed as I have been to the other location and had a great experience.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The ambiance is very nice but the price of the food and quality of the food can be found for cheaper and better at other locations. It was a good meal but I’ve eaten at better persian places.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food and service was excellent as always. The Albaloo rice is incredible.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed everything except the wait even though we had a reservation
One of the best services we have received in a long time at a restaurant

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a reservation for 8:30 and got there at 8:25. We were not seated until 9:15. The food itself was not as flavorful as the main location. The service (besides the long wait to be seated), however, was very good. Robby was a great server. Music in the restaurant was very poor. It was too loud and did NOT fit the type of restaurant AT ALL. It was loud pop music in a place where food is expensive. Not fitting at all.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and great experience.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Our entrees and sides came out wrong however the restaurant corrected the issue as quickly as possible. Lamb, sword fish and shrimp were to die for!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

This was a noisy comparison to the Sandy Springs location. We were seated next to the bar and it was a very busy corner! The food was good. Not the full Persian experience we went for but same good food!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been going to Rumi’s since they started their original location on Roswell Rd. The food and service are always impeccable!!!! This is one of my all time favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I met a good friend for lunch and stayed so long lunch was over into dinner. The server did not seem to mind and brought us additional tea closed us out to leave then I had another server for a take out order who was amazingly kind as well. I Food was amazing & the staff😄

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Rumis never disappoints! Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

2nd time there just a great food experience great staff awesome food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always perfect cuisine and delightful kind & helpful servers. I highly recommend this location for the best service & care. It doesn’t matter if I am with one friend or in a business meeting everything arrives the way expected or it is corrected.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful service, food variety, and atmosphere. Very lively and fun!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food , excellent wine and impecable service. What else can you ask for ?

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

For some reason, the service is very slow at this location compared to the one in Sandy Springs. Wish they improve that.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Have tried all the restaurants . . . Still my favorite in Avalon!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Except for the bar being challenged in getting the correct drinks out in a timely manner, everything was excellent.
Our server Banessa was terrific and the food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great service and delicious food. Had 7 reservation and got seated at 7:30 but manager was extremely kind with 2 free apps. Asked for lamb kabob medium rare and received medium plus... but was still good. Overall.. great experience

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Rames our server was awesome. Thanks

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Too loud, crowded tables and bar was really slow. Food was very good

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great food and service. Noise was a little loud to have casual conversation.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Very, very poor qualitty of server for our table. She was so slow, waiting time for bread was 15 minute and it wasnt busy at this time at all. ( 4.00 pm)

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

pretty restaurant and the service was exceptional but didn't really care for the food
Hummus was not great, Salmon was okay but not remarkable
Servers were super friendly and efficient though

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious! I had the barg chicken kabob and a cucumber salad. My only complaint was I substituted grilled vegetables for the rice and was charged an additional $5 to do this. I wasn’t told there would be additional charge. My friend ordered exact same and our bill with a 20% tip was over $70! A very pricey lunch and I was treating for her bday. I just wish I had known. The service was good and we had a wonderful complimentary dessert that were two Persian donuts. All in all a nice lunch!

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

I love Rumi's on Roswell Rd. This location is trying too hard to accommodate everyone that comes in and they've completely lost the dining room. From the hostesses, to the servers, to the manager on the floor --everyone is so focused on turning tables it's not an enjoyable experience. And further they manufactured a table for us in a space that wasn't adequate. My wife was elbowed in the head twice by servers or runners....one at least apologized. Food was still good but at these prices I expect an 'finer' experience. Just feel that they've cheapened the brand. If you want Rumi's, go to the one on Roswell Rd. More quaint, more authentic.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Rumors Kitchen lived up to the recommendation we were given!! We will return!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food was wonderful, service was great, this is one of my favorite restaurants and will return to try more dishes

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great restaurant. We've been there many times, and each time the food has been incredibly delicious. The service was great. We sat outside on the street - what a wonderful night we had!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Delicious food and fantastic service. The room was quite loud, particularly with the open kitchen, but it was a very nice place for dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

A group of us were in for a business seminar. One of our friends in the group had lunch there on Friday. He raved about it so much a group of us went there for dinner on Friday night. The portions were huge, the lamb and other meats were cooked to perfection and the service was outstanding. So much so we returned for lunch on Saturday. If I'm ever in Avalon again, I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Rumi’s was great! Our server was very friendly and recommended options for our party of eight! Food was delicious and the atmosphere was very lively. We had a wonderful time!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Service amazing even assistant servers were quick to correct and switched to go order with order for the table. I love the vegetarian options and Persian hot tea which can be consumed strong or made weaker as your taste buds prefer.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Our server, Dilek was the best part, ask to be seated in her section . The food is authentic and delicious, her recommendations (the Sea Bass) were spot on and outstanding, great wine selection, and the space design is really unique and beautiful.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Great place

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We had a 7:30 appointment. An hour later we got seated. A 30 min later we got our first drink. 15 min after the appetizers placed at the same time w the drinks. One more hour and we finally got our food and wine bottles. Awful service and the reception girls were beyond rude....

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Excellent food and our waiter was very helpful with options. Meat was seasoned perfectly and my drink was good too! Thank you.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

We day outside. Our waiter Cameron was training and did an awesome job. He knew everything about every dish. We had a great dinner with friends to celebrate a birthday!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

This is my first visit to Rumi's Kitchen in Avalon, although I have dined many times at the Sandy Springs location. The quality of the food is every bit as good at the Avalon location as what I have come to expect at the Sandy Springs location. Our waiter was exceptional! I love the decor and congratulate Ali on a job well done in his new location.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

was celebrating a birthday and was told the cake with a candle was complimentary. When the check came we were charged $7. Very tacky. Didn't want to challenge it as it was a very special occasion and to make a scene would have dampened the occasion.
Probably will not return.

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