Rumi's Kitchen - Avalon

4.6
1026 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Persian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Parking details
The Avalon offers on street, valet, and parking garage options for any guests.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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BW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing lunch at Rumi's! Services was Amazing and the food presentation is both beautiful and delicious.

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BN
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is really good overall. The appetizers are the best part.

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PM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and great service .
Nice ambiance. Friendly atmosphere.

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S
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience there. It was our server's first day, and we were her first table. Her and the trainer did an awesome job of taking care of us--in addition the manager and other personnel stopped at our table often. The food was amazing--wonderful flavors, well prepared, and beautifully presented. I plan on returning soon and often to eat my way through the menu.

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

Rumi’s is the place for you if you adore discovering a new foodie experience. A journey for the palette, the little touches of earth-Inspired tapas to the divine kabobs and out of this world orange zest and saffron rice. Our server, Shanty, embodies Rumi’s unparalleled commitment to guest service. She was fantastic! A must-book!

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

Overall ambience as service was fantastic! We were excited about the lamb shank dish, but disappointed when it came out! It was fatty, no real flavor, and the price point for what we were served was not ideal.

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SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

But it was very hot outside. Need fans or hand held fans

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KB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, please keep up the great work!

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

Sea Bass was recommended and was delicious and enough to split. SAt at the bar and service was very good and timely. Noise level was off the charts and parking challenge (over 20 minutes to find a spot) that wasn't very close are two factors that will likely keep us from returning.

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

Our first experience and we plan to return. Service was exceptional.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommended to us by friends. Was not disappointed. Took my daughter for her birthday. Pleasantly surprised and she loved it!

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PM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rumi's is my first option for all occasions, from friend gatherings to anniversaries and romantic dates. and I ENJOY it every single time. As an Iranian myself I can decisively say the food quality is over the perfect.

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Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Etienne was phenomenal Our table wasn’t ready on time. He communicated to us, took care of our group and checked on us after seating. He even sent us birthday desserts. Great service, amazing. Food. I go there often and I can always depend on excellent food so I take friends that have never tried Persian food. Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely flavorful yet healthy meals. Very vibrant atmosphere. Almost a trendy restaurant, but with excellent food and great service. Don't have to be overly dressed, but most patrons are well dressed and behaved. Quiet enough for a business meeting, but also a fun for gathering spot for friends and family. Very gracious hosts and servers. Not pretentious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Rumi’s this past weekend was amazing. My boyfriend and I went there to celebrate and our server (I can’t remember his name, unfortunately) was amazing. He was hilarious and really knew what he was talking about. He explained everything to us about the dishes that came out and was entertaining even during the busy shift hour. The food was on point as always. Will definitely go back again. :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The waiter was very nice and overall very attentive.
But unfortunately we all felt like we were being very rushed.
I know you guys are very busy all the time which is great but as customers you don’t want to feel like your being pushed out the door before your even done eating!
But food was great as always!

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f
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved our food; all of the dishes we ordered were delicious!! Our servers were great and very attentive to when our water/drinks needed refills. We felt slightly rushed b/c of how quickly our main course came. We wanted to enjoy our cocktails/wine with appetizers and then have meal; didn’t have a chance to finish appetizers before meal arrived. Also, we are outside and the sun was in our face for half of our time there; if they could add some sort of blind/shade during peak sun shine time to outdoor seating area that would be a huge plus. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our food, service and experience. Will definitely go again.

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F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, service, and decor. While I love EDM music, it was a bit too loud and felt wrong in a Persian restaurant. I think some Mediterranean/Middle Eastern pop mixed with EDM would be better. Seating was a bit cramped for 6 of us. The long roll cushions on the banquette were gorgeous, but uncomfortable as they took up a lot of space and there was no place to move them to without bothering another table. Interior design was gorgeous.

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l
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Rumi's! The food is amazing and the service is always remarkable. Keep up the good work. It celebrates the Asian culture to perfection!

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MD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food tastefully explained and enjoyed!

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C
Atlanta
83 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Hard to talk.

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NJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Usually we have great service, but this time it was a little different and unexpected. Food was great as always but I didn’t order the attitude that came with it.

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LB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Rumi's Kitchen. The service is always consistently excellent, attentive, and knowledgeable. Our server asked about any food allergies and we said our daughter was celiac. He knew immediately what she could order (even what marinade had gluten) and even brought out a cucumber/tomato plate since she could not have the pita plate starter.
The only surprise this time was the grilled shrimp appetizer. I have ordered it many times in the past but did not recall that it was only served with 2 shrimp. Good to know - I won't order that again.
Regardless, another wonderful, delicious, enjoyable dinner. We look forward to our next visit!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Roman was Exceptional.

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CL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and decor. Unfortunately, the staff are very unfriendly.

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DM
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for lunch. Our server Roman was very friendly and very knowledgeable. He suggested some appetizer and main course. They were delicious. The portion was big too. There was a line waiting 2pm in the afternoon. I would suggest to make reservation. We will be back and try something else.

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal, service and atmosphere. Best at Avalon.

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RM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere along with people watching as the restaurant sits on a great corner as shoppers walk past!

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CA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tables are way too close to each other with not much privacy....

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WF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my new favorites! First time coming to the Avalon location, its just as good as the original. Appetizer assortment (not on the menu) is worth the trip alone, 8 different items, all so good.

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MC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for the adventurous foodie! Although we did not care for our appetizers (only due to personal tastebuds), the meals were amazing! Service was exceptional and outdoor dining was fun for people watching. Note, the indoor dining is rather loud due to music and chatter. Overall, we will definitely be back!

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IY
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brought some family visitors for dinner. The food and service were great. The flavors you get at Rumi are so broad and are an experience.

The only thing I would have changed was the noise level. The music was too loud and everyone was talking loud.

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L
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food - the lobster special was incredible. Service, as usual, was great - our server reallyknow the menu and had great suggestions. This was a 50th birthday celebration and it did not disappoint!

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambience and exceptional
Service. Have eaten here multiple times and it’s always delicious. The Kibbedeh feast is excellent!

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 1

Birthday desert was awful!!taste like 1 month old donut. They took order incorrectly. Ordered 6 dishes but brought only 5 dishes.
The service was not that great!not worth of spending that much money.
However the interior of the restaurant is nice.

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MJ
Miami
65 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious Persian fare, great wine list in an upscale setting. Packed on a Tuesday evening. Will definitely return next time I’m in the Atlanta area.

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KS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my second visit to Rumi... love the food, but it's so loud it's hard to have a conversation with anyone not seated directly next to you. We were at a round table for 7 and could only hear those next to us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was "ok". Service was excellent!

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MD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They are always running behind. Had to wait 30 min for our table despite reservation.

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation that was made a week in advance, we had to wait over an hour from that time to be seated. The food was amazing ! 2 of us are gluten free and they had many options and suggestions. Our waiter was great!

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