Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

4.6
905 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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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
905 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
75%
Very Good
18%
Good
4%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JE
Atlanta
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!!

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EP
Dallas
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Based on what I had heard I was expecting a fantastic experience. Food was ok, service was fine. It was quite hot and we were sitting g inside. Pricey for what you get.

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OT
Atlanta
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was excellent, but not very personable. She made us feel rushed to get finished so she could turn over her table.

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BR
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostesses werent that inviting but our server Mo was phenomenal and made our first visit a night to remember he throughly explained the best wine pairing for our entrees made suggestions for our appetizers and just made the experience so enjoyable.

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m
Atlanta
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love love Rumi’s and we go there frequently for business meals. Lots of great food choices and the design makes for a fantastic atmosphere. Service has called bribes to falter - they seem to pack the restaurant full and then the waitstaff doesn’t make it by the table with any regularity. The last three visits we find ourselves having to lol for and glad down the waiter. Not sure how many more times we will be willing to endure that. I hope they get it fixed.

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding
Server very attentive
Seating was VERY tight, that’s my only complaint
Will teturn

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FS
New York Area
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best cuisine and ambience . Service was excellent and food and drinks the best I’ve had in a long time. Prices are very reasonable for what they offer. I am quite happy and will be back.

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S
Atlanta
4.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved Rumi's kitchen. The interior is really beautiful. Our waiter explained everything, as we told him this was the first time dining there. Try the yoghurt trio for an appetizer with bread. So yummy.

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BN
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much improved over previous experiences. Had a really great meal.

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L
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Except for the rude hostess the dinner was great. Always consistently good food.

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BA
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed this place. There was a long wait on a Saturday evening so a reservation is a must. It is hard to get outdoor seating but sitting inside is nice. The beef entree and lamb entree were delicious and the portions are large. The service was great and it was refreshing to us since we have experienced a lot of crappy service outside the perimeter. It IS worth the price and my left-overs made me want to go back again.

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OT
Atlanta
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This time at Rumi’s was pretty ho-hum, with the food just OK, somewhat bland without the sumac/spice they recommend applying liberally, and the meat a bit tough. The prices keep creeping up to where it’s starting to be too much for a family of four. Service and appetizers were excellent.

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E
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG this was so excellent start to finish. Cannot wait to go back

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience at Rumi’s was fantastic. Our server was amazing and knew just what we’d like and how we wanted it served. Although it was crowded, they had plenty of staff and the sound level was reasonable. The food is outstanding and a party of flavors. So glad we chose this restaurant for a birthday celebration.

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FS
Atlanta
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday party

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ML
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding (as always). The service was very good. We had a nice time and didn’t feel hurried through the meal/experience.

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MG
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. I have been eating there for years at the Sandy Spings location and now Avalon. Love love love

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DB
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience with a great meal!!

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great we vice

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GI
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had family in from out of town, knew I could trust Rumi’s Kitchen to deliver top quality food and service. The Avalon location feels a little crowded, where it seems the tables are a little closer together than at the Sandy Springs location, but that’s probably just because of how busy this location is in general. Wonderful food and overall experience for my family. They loved it and want to come back next time. Our server, Iliana, was very professional and courteous. Thank you!

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb kabobs and grilled vegetables were delicious!

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NK
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding!
However, my wife and I had to choose outdoor seating as noise level inside is not conducive to relaxed dinner conversation.
We would strongly recommend that fans and misters be installed outdoors to help beat the heat.
Nevertheless, it was a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.....thanks very much.

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LF
Washington DC
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great especially the Lamb Shank.

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moumin was the best waiter I have ever!
Food was great.

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VM
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very polite staff and excellent food. We were especially impressed with the variety in the menu and also the location & ambiance.

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JC
Adelaide / SA
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All's good except we have never been seated on time on all our visits.

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NR
Miami
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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W
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service. The food was delicious and the room has nice atmosphere woth nice decoration.

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B
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband and I visited for the first time last Saturday evening. I was very impressed by the attentive and gracious service we received by Mitch our waiter and the manager. The spinach salad, lamb and shrimp kabobs, and rice with orange peel were delicious. We were treated to some scrumptious gluten-free cake by Mitch. All and all, it was a fabulous dining experience!❤️

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JS
Atlanta
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a reservation on a very busy Saturday night and was seated immediately. The restaurant was very full and tables were close together but we were able to converse without shouting.
Waitress was very good in spite of the crowd. Food was very good for this ethnic menu. Shish Kabob (beef) was tender and well seasoned with onions and peppers and a healthy serving of rice. Fried eggplant appetizer was well seasoned but mushy, no sense of anything being fried. Dessert was not offered but might have been interesting/enticing given the ethnic nature of the restaurant.

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JM
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoy the Persian cuisine at Rumi's. We highly recommend dining prior to 6pm. The restaurant seems to be over crowded as the night progresses.

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AJ
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. You will never leave disappointed!

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GF
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re lucky enough to have Christopher as your server, the experience will be even better! His recommendations were spot on and the food was amazing. Plus his engaging and enthusiastic personality made a fun and delicious dining experience even better. Great restaurant. Lived up to reputation and more.

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WW
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic choice, food was different yet approachable. Server Alex was great @ the Avalon location.

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb shank is incredible!

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With out a doubt the best Resturant in Avalon, every item is cooked perfectly and the staff and Mgmt (especially Crystal) are excellent

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roger is the best waiter we ever had. Very articulate and described all the menu items beautifully. We wanted to try everything... and everything we did try was phenomenal!! We will be back :) thank you!!

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a
Indiana
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

great food. overpriced though. kind--surprised us with complimentary champaigne for our anniversary

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MM
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a terrific meal at Rumi's. The service we right on and so was the food. We have been there several times and will be returning!!

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HD
Western NC
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

So noisey we could not hold a conversation at all. And two grilled shrimp for $14 a little overpriced. Second time there, because of noise, will be last.

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