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Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

4.6
788 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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Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 788 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

great food; portions are generous.
great customer service...

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food always is good but Is very expensive . I will recommend for special occasion not for a regular place to go

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Manager was extremely rude and unprofessional

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I took my wife there for a date and we had an amazing time. I had typed in notes for two glasses of Prosecco to be delivered to the table after we sat down and they were. Shalon our server was absolutely wonderful. We felt like we were on vacation, enjoying food, good wine, and conversation.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved it. Had been wanting to try Rumi's for months. Worth the wait!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing service

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service was slow. Busy Mother’s Day, but slow. The receptionist was a bit rude to my wife when she tried to check in for our reservation. Must be nice to be that busy and treat your customers that way. I suppose the outside waiter made up for it while we were waiting. He offered one of his tables for her to sit. Nice guy.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious food and fun environment. Thanks. It was Mother's Day so the restaurant was understandably hectic. We have enjoyed our dining experiences at Rumi every time.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a wonderful time with the usual great food, a new wonderful Rose wine and great service from the staff. While there was a minor problem with staff rushing to clear our table while I took my wife back to the restroom (in a wheelchair), it didn't impact us at all and I got them to send the bill back to me while I waited for my wife to come out. So all was well!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Nice but crowded

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great and will return soon

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome meal. Took the whole family for Mother’s Day. I can’t wait for the next occasion to dine there.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Was good as always. First time at this location and the food quality was just as good as the sandy springs location.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We absolutely love Rumi's. We have been to both locations and they are equally fabulous. We most recently went for Mother's Day and several family members had never been there before. They loved it as well. Strongly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food is always excellent here. Great place for special occasions whether a small or large group.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love this restaurant. However, even with reservations it was absolutely chaotic. They are struggling to handle the crowds and seemed to be on the brink of being out of control this visit. The food was good and service outstanding. But we were on edge the whole time.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good (not great) and overpriced. 4 mid-priced entrees with no side items, no drinks, no appetizers, no deserts came to $150.00 when 20% tip was added. However, the complimentary mint leaves, olives and goat cheese were enjoyable. The Avalon location does not offer the special, and very good, appetizers that the Sandy Springs location offers.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fantastic!!! They accomodated a quieter table because of my parents and it was great!!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wonderful food, as always.
Love the outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Delicious!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had a lovely lunch celebrating mother's day a bit early.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Everything was great when we had lunch. But when we went to dinner on a Thursday night the noise level was "out of this world". We couldn't talk, we couldn't hear. We wanted to leave but did not. Wish we had. Incredibly busy and crowded. Probably one of the noisest restaurants that I have ever been to. Lunch OK. Dinner, never again. Food is great.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great alternative to typical steak house. Enjoyed new flavors!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

A great spot that I was turned on to by a friend from Alpharetta. Would 1,000,000% go back the next time I am in the Atlanta area.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

If you simply want the amazing food from Rumi's then this is a nice restaurant to visit. If you're looking for the atmosphere and ambience of the Sandy Springs location then this isn't the place to go. The original location is overflowing with what I'll simply call 'Persian Passion' whereas the Avalon location (no surprise) is almost sterile by comparison due to the majority of the clientele being the 'country club' crowd. Nothing the restaurant can do about that but it always catches my attention.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Very good experience as usual. Authentic Persian cuisine, with everything on the menu worth trying. The meat is always melt-in-your-mouth tender, the grilled veggies are amazing, the rice is always cooked to perfection. We were too full to go to desserts, but I know those are amazing and authentic, too.
Used to be regular patrons at the Roswell Rd location, we are even happier that the new location here at Avalon has opened. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The only 3 wines I drink were sold out!! We were there at 5:15 pm.... was very unimpressed-

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a lovely night after the Kentucky derby party at Avalon and enjoyed a delicious dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. I would like to try almost every dish offered on the menu. My meal was beautifully presented and it tasted delicious! The waiter was very attentive. I can't wait to come back and try something else.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Delicious food, fun cocktails, nice wine list, great service

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This is a great restaurant! Great food! Make surrender to get the Shirin rice!

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Over crowdy, Noisy, Service is poor (we waited for 7-10minutes to get attention of waitstaff. She did not even asked for how's the food,etc.) Food was good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Rumi’s never disappoints! Excellent food, drinks and service!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Much more quiet outside!! It can be noisy inside but the food and service are consistently great. Consider trying the appetizers and split a meal so you can try a variety of their delicious and flavorful food!!

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We went to Rumi's for the first time a few days ago when we had special relatives in town. We wanted to take them somewhere nice. The 2 women had the Joojeh Kabob, which was tasty but dry. The 2 men had the Koobideh Kabob which was very dry and tasteless and very disappointing. The Shirin rice was very good. Total bill for 4 with no drinks and including tip was $150. Definitely not worth the price. We have been to Noosh's Persian Restaurant many times before and the food has always been excellent. We heard that Rumi's was even better, so we decided to try them. Never again. Noosh's is our go-to place for Persian food.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Outstanding food and the service was Great‼️ We were referred to Rumi’s from two of my personal training clients and we are glad we came. We will be referring this restaurant to all of our friends and clients.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I absolutely love Rumi's! Went there for the first time last year for my birthday to the location in Sandy Springs. I'm on a pretty strict eating plan and the waiter made some great recommendations for us so I could get in my protein and veggies! It was absolutely delish! I got the shrimp dinner plate (it was lunchtime though) and a salad instead of rice and my girlfriend and I shared a veggie kebab (highly recommend). My only complaint was I literally had to flag down a waiter (couldn't get the attention of ours) to fill my water! They are very busy there and the service wasn't as good as I would've liked. But the food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Had dinner in early May, on a perfect evening outside on the patio. Flowers in pita in full bloom. Charming.

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