Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

4.7
1332 reviews
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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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L
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Kathryn was outstanding. She knew the menu well, constantly refilled our water, left us to talk when we needed to but was very attentive. The food was very good, not over the top. Kathryn would be the reason I would come back.

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E
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dad (73 yrs old ) took my sister and I for a valentines lunch there this week. We sat in the bar area! Our waitress/bartender was awesome! Sabrina was so sweet and went out of her way to explain things to my dad! He thought she was amazing! Food was amazing service excellent!

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SM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great but the hostess that worked on Sunday night was very rude, we had a reservation for 6 and they put us in a very high traffic area and we were bumped all night long , I asked her to move and all that I got was an attitude. This was our 4th time there and I am not sure if we will go back

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had kabobs great service good food

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j
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From beginning to end......there were moments of surprise, joy, laughter, terrific service and excellent food. Thank you!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was great! Noise level is too much. Bad design for the patio seating. The servers have to use the same door as the patrons coming and leaving the restaurant. This was not well planned for patio seating.

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J
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

First of all, it took us 32 Minutes from the reservation time to get seated.
I had to talk to several hostess and the manager to get the table and they seemed to not care.
Since it was Saturday night, I could understand that it could be crowded and busy. However, the service and unprofessional of the way that employees responded was not pleasant at all. After waiting for 33 minutes from my reservation time, they gave a table right beside the kitchen (hallway), where servers and customers passed by every second. I had to grab one of the manager to explain the situation and he was like the only one that seemed to be care and grabbed some free apps after we were seated. I would never come back to this location, rather go to the Rumi's by Sandy Springs! Highly recommended for Rumis by Sandy Springs (food quality, service, and professionalism).

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l
Atlanta
94 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is always good and we were seated within 7 minutes of our reservation time. The service was excellent. It is an extremely noisy restaurant though. Hard to have conversation without screaming at each other.

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GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

We waitied more then an hour to recieve our food and watched other guest get theirs before us.

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D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good as always.
Service was off tonight
They seemed all over the place
It’s always noisy inside. Hard to have a conversation.

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b
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service every time. It is crowded and hard to walk in the dining room but worth it.

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t
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the Koobedeh kabob but everything was very good.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the place, but wish the two top tables were a little more cozy.

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V
Atlanta
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our family was in from Australia for a visit and Rumi’s Kitchen is always the very best in Persian & service.
Thank you for a great experience!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Got seated an hour after the reservation time, drinks/cocktails took to long or were never brought to the table or forgotten!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service every time. We had Kendall as a server and he was outstanding!

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P
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very friendly. I took my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. We were very impressed.

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MR
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day Dinner 2nd Visit here Once again Exceptional

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L
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in Alpharetta!
Always a great experience from the time you walk in until you leave. Food and service is great!!!

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P
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had (two of us) lunch at Rumi's at Avalon. It was my first time at this particular location. The experience was great. Since I only eat fish, I had a hard choosing what to eat. Our waitress Judy made some excellent recommendations and she was right on point. She always checked in to see if we needed anything. We had an excellent experience. This is a five star place and staff. I will be stopping in again.

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RP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rumi's is one of our favorites in ATL. Has consistently delivered excellent food and service.

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FT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service as always. I had some guests with me that this was their first experince in a persian cousine. They were very very impressed with everything.
The ambient noise level was a little bit high and I think it make a lot more pleasant if it was controlled by some some sound obsorbtion panels.
But, great dinning experience.

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P
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitstaff, Anna, was wonderful. The food is always incredible.

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SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and food were very good. The noise level, however, was so high that conversation was almost impossible.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rumi's has become a favorite spot for my wife and I. We like the Avalon vibe in Alpharetta, and Rumi's always delivers with great food, and great service!

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TW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good dining experience! We enjoyed every dish and the service was excellent. Looking forward to returning!

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! From the moment we walked in, until we left, the entire Rumi team was all about our comfort and delivered a world class experience. The food...well the food is incredible, unique, and quite authentic. The staff (bartenders, waiters, support, management) were all spot-on! I will say that we were there on a Saturday, and it was crazy busy and quite loud inside. Thankfully, the propane heaters were fired up outside, so we were very comfortable on the patio. We could actually hear each other. Overall an amazing experience...will be back again and again.

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BB
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. We were celebrating our daughters birthday and they are always so accommodating. Thanks again for a great time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We were there recently. I happen to check my bank account the next day and saw that they had actually charged us for our meal and someone else’s $235.00 meal as well. I called right away. They told me they would investigate and I have not heard back since then. I had to deal with this with my bank which now state I will get my $ back within 10 days. Out $235.00 for two weeks... I gave them a chance to discuss this with me and they have neglected to communicate. No help. He stated well this happens sometimes when we get busy. So this is my warning. PAY with Cash when you go to this place because it may happen to you. Food was good.

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AC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the family’s go to dinner celebration!
There is something for everyone!

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KD
New England
42 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time here and I loved it as much as the first time from back in October.

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GH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food and the ambiance of the place. I would highly recommend this to everyone.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

One of the worst experiences I have had and I am a frequent diner at many establishments. First off the hostess literally said “come now” when she was ready to bring us to our our table. To top it off my kids’ book bags and bottoms were soaked as she placed us in a wet corner table, wouldn’t this establishment make sure the cushions aren’t wet prior to seating people?
Additionally my fiancé’s medium rare was over cooked, after waiting a really long time for our meal. We told our waitress, and told her we will eat the over cooked steak because we didn’t want to wait any longer. She then suddenly appeared within five minutes and grabbed his plate and swapped it out. This second steak was also over cooked!
Oh. We received another table’s meal by mistake and I placed my cutlery (used for my appetizer) on their plate and our waitress took another patron’s meal with my cutlery and gave it to them. We think she took my USED cutlery off...
Pull it together Rumi’s Avalon and stop acting like we owe you.

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B
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

So loud a discussion was not possible. The acoustics are awful and in combination with the loud music (I love loud music at a concert) the ability to have a comfortable conversation was nil. Food is always good but Rumi's is famous for overbooking so.... plan on never being seated at the time of your reservation.

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AF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious - the best hummus I have ever had! Drinks were strong and delicious..
Definitely a loud restaurant, but that was ok with us as we were a loud group of girls. I wish they had one in Midtown! It's quite a drive for me, but it was worth it!

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EJ
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious meal at Rumi's. We sat on the patio and the service was excellent. The sea bass was really amazing...a must try. Thank you, Rumi's.

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JS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner, great service. Very, very popular spot. Reservations strongly advised especially on weekend!

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OT
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service. Fun atmosphere.

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HB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Avalon location was nice and spacious. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The hostess was friendly. The food was hot upon arrival and the portion was plentiful.

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent take on sophisticated Middle Eastern cuisine

Patio dining
Quality food
Ambience and good drinks 🍹

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