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Rumi

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116 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
03 9388 8255
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the food

I love going to rumi every now and then. Food is very delicious and have few vegetarians options on the menu which is great for my wife . Love love cauliflower dish and slow cooked lamb shoulder . Absolutely sumptuous . We ordered fish last time which was very disappointing . It tasted very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ricky K
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love going to rumi every now and then. Food is very delicious and have few vegetarians options on the menu which is great for my wife . Love love cauliflower dish and slow cooked lamb shoulder . Absolutely sumptuous . We ordered fish last time which was very disappointing . It tasted very average and wasn't appetising to see... More 

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Thank Ricky K
Western Australia, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to me and I was not disappointed. There are two sittings per night, so we took the early one at 6.30pm - had to be finished by 8pm - which was not a problem for our group. This might be a bit rushed for some people though. The food was just perfect and the wait staff... More 

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Thank Aussie_Solo
Brisbane
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the staff at Rumi for making our experience memorable. The food was delicious - the lamb shoulder and eggplant were our favourite. We will be back!

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Thank Jolene R
Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rumi caught me by surprise. I didn't know what to expect, but I was blown away. The presentation, the service and above all, the food. We splurged and ordered the smaller seasonal banquet. This proved to be a mistake as it was too much food, and we simply could not do it justice. But can you have too much of... More 

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Thank Bruce U
Caroline Springs
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I organised a catch up with colleagues who happened to be in the same country and state at the same time. We downed 2 bottles of Prosecco throughout the evening while working our way through the banquet for four. Rumi was able to cater for our anaphylactic, our Ceolliac and our vegetarian. Of particular note were the soft shell prawns,... More 

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Thank Katherine D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

there are two sittings at this popular restaurant. The food is excellent and the prices quite reasonable considering the quality of the food.

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Thank Fred L
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Wow! from the yoghurt soup, amazing cauliflower, meatballs, jeweled rice, lamb shoulder, eggplant, slow cooked beans and desserts it was all amazing. They also happily made items gluten free where possible without compromise to the flavours. The service was attentive and friendly, left wanting for more.... but couldn't eat anything else.

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1 Thank kiwi_LisaL
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Rumi is a wonderful middle eastern restaurant. We opted for the four course banquet and thoroughly enjoyed it. Highlights were the lamb with a sweet sauce, grilled quail, cauliflower and the salads. Service was great and it was no trouble to have the banquet altered to cater for our pregnant friend. I look forward to returning!

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Thank Nkath
Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Received a call from a friend who wanted to have dinner in Lygon St. Checked TripAdvisor and Rumi came up as number one in East Brunswick. What a find. The meals served were some of the nicest food we've eaten out for a long time. The Spiced Lamb Shoulder melted in your mouth and we couldn't get enough of the... More 

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Thank Bubs1959
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on the restaurant and was very surprised by the variety and quality. It is a mix of Persian, Turkish and Medertarian with a modern take.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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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?