Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

4.8
2827 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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MarkH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Get the Persian tea.
The salmon was cooked perfectly.

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vipGregN
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Service was very slow and crowded but food was great

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Kristenp
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating Greek Easter

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Janhavi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and outstanding service! Definitely recommend!

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vipJuliet16
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant! Excellent service and great food.

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PeterW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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vipVanceD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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alpharettafoodie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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KD4674
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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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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Alpharettadiner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - lovely atmosphere!

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vipAdamshap66
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal outside at Rumi-Avalon. The service was attentive and warm. Food was delicious.

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kathys
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It helps to have a reservation. Our service wasn't the best but our server seemed to be a friendly, hard worker. Restaurants just can't hire enough help these days.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

You can tell Manny wasn’t there as the manager
Service was very slow - 40 minutes to get the hummus appetizer!

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vipNikeA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food choices and very friendly and courteous staff. This is one of our favorite restaurants - thanks

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H2onthetown
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, large portions, nice to sit outside!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining there. The food was absolutely amazing!!!

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JohnT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered the original Rumi's in Sandy Springs. When they opened the Avalon location, we were excited, tremendously. the decor, ambiance, and food! this is a fantastic restaurant. We constantly tell friends about the place and have brought many here to dine with us. Always a fantastic experience, always a delicious meal!

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RachelP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant ever. Food and service is ALWAYS fantastic! Very hip and lively crowd always packed so make a reservation!! It’s everyone’s favorite spot.

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vipCharlesF
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rumi’s is always great. Such flavorful food and a good wine list.

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vipMatt
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was excellent, except for the fight with the ongoing fruit flies. Definitely a problem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was great
Great vibe

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vipLeslieB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food ambiance and service, it is our favorite place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and best Rices on the planet!

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adcap
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. The server was professional and not pushy. The hummus appetizer was delicious as well as the chicken kabob meal. There are several options for side rice dishes. All of them are very tasty. I was very pleased with the meal.

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Forsyth
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5stars all the way around! Waiter Benny was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

They are no longer keeping spaces between people because of COVID and if you have been to this restaurant before you know is extremely crowded and they put a table anywhere they can fit one. I was almost touching the table next to me. Noise level is very high. Food is really good but you can’t really enjoy it with people constantly on top of you and the noise level.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary celebration. Great time, ambiance, and food were excellent as usual. The only downside about the experience was that we had to wait 45 mins after our reservation time to be seated and our food came out before our drinks.

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Gooner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall a great experience. Need a better wine selection, particularly at more affordable price points.

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vipkcm60
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was so flavorful! The server had great recommendations and helped us understand the menu. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always but still a bit expensive

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MichaelG
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come hungry and ready for a culinary journey of flavor and eye appeal. The service from the hostess to the server was the best I have had in Atlanta in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time in Alpharetta and the Avalon area. Excellent food and even better service from Angie. Unfortunately our table was directly in the path of traffic. The biggest downside is it was very loud and difficult to hold a conversation.

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BLAZZ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, large portions and amazing atmosphere. Very loud for those that may be sensitive or looking for a more quiet place.

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vipPamL
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service. We ate and drank way too much, but it was great! I always love my trips to Rumi's!

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Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon is rated 4.8 stars by 2827 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.