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Rumi

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Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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116 Lygon Street | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
03 9388 8255
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

I have dined here with a bunch of friends on a very busy Friday night . The service of the waiting staff is excellent . They were very helpful with explaining to us about best option for all of us . So we could enjoy their specialities and our budget . Great place for Halal diners

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Mathindri P
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have dined here with a bunch of friends on a very busy Friday night . The service of the waiting staff is excellent . They were very helpful with explaining to us about best option for all of us . So we could enjoy their specialities and our budget . Great place for Halal diners

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Melbourne
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We recently went in a group. We had the set menu which gave us lots of interesting dishes to try. I am a return diner and on a previous occasion we tried some of the Arak. The staff are helpful and give good advice. I love it!

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Cranbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Always look forward to a great meal at this restaurant and it never fails to give great pleasure and leaving lasting memories.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Recommended this restaurant by a friend over 6 months ago and finally got there. Wish I had gone sooner. All dishes were superb, particularly the cauliflower dish. Decent value for money compared to other nearby places. The Lebanese beer was also nice. The service was also excellent.

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Brisbane, Australia
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346 reviews 346 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Best way to more or less to sample everything on the menu. The 4 course menu is everything (but dessert) and the 5 course includes dessert but I have no idea how anyone would have any room for it. There were 6 of us and everybody very much enjoyed the food and as a previous reviewer pointed out, the lamb... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Came with 4 friends and went for the banquet. Menu was well balanced and food was amazing. The lamb, in particular, was the star of the meal. I do not think i have had lamb as good as this, and I have eaten a lot of lamb dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very good restaurant and the staff are very kind full .In my advice I wiil come back to this restaurant.

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Vienna, Austria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Simple, sleek restaurant with great food and good service. Lots of vegetarian options. I can recommend the labneh, the cauliflower, the cheese filled cigars, the beans, … All really really good. The service was also very friendly. I can definitely recommend this lebanese restaurant. They also have an extensive choice of Australian and Lebanese wines.

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Looking for authentic Persian food thousands of miles away from Iran? If you are in Melbourne, try Rumi and we got the recommendations from real Persian friends! Try the cold cucumber soup, on a hot summer evening it does the job of cooling you down. We ordered quail kebabs and lamb shanks for our mains and they were just delicious!... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Simply put? A very very very delicious meal. I'm going to keep revisiting so I can explore all dishes as it was that much a flavorsome journey... The ribs, freekeh salad & chicken each made my eyes roll on first bite.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Lygon Street | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9388 8255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 18
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?