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Rumi
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1179 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
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1179 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070 (Brittan Aveue)
Convenient to San Carlos CalTrain station (599 El Camino Real) and SamTrans bus station (corner Of El Camino Real and Brittan Avenue.
650.593.8500
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sad to say things have changed.
2 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2013
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francofm
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francofm

I used to love this restaurant. It looks like there are new owners and maybe it's just a transitioning period but I had lunch there with a couple of friends and we were all disappointed by... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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francofm
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I used to love this restaurant. It looks like there are new owners and maybe it's just a transitioning period but I had lunch there with a couple of friends and we were all disappointed by our food. Everything lacked flavor. I'm very sad because this used to be one of my favorites.

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francofm
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Inviting atmosphere and really tasty food!! Especially good lunch menu. And a quiet place to meet and chat with friends. You can sit as long as you want. Very friendly staff. This place is a winner.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Was there for an event of ~30 people or so, it was perfect. Not too small, not too big Not too romantic, not too official Food was great and it's a very nice out of the "beaten route" restaurant

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Pleasant Hill, California
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Had lunch there yesterday and had the flatbread pizza which was excellent. I would love to go there again and also try dinner. Really great food.

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CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a little neighborhood restaurant in San Carlos but it stand up to some of the best. It is a great location on Laurel Ave. since it is out of the congestion and parking isn't a big problem. The food is great (we've had lunch and dinner here) and highly recommend it. It is middle eastern or Mediterranean cuisine... More

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Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great food with excellent presentation. Atmosphere was warm and inviting. Menu is unique and delicious. Service was very attentive and friendly. Rumi is leading the rebirth of the south-end of Laurel Street. I would highly recommend.

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San Francisco
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This a great little restaurant with delicious food and terrific ambiance. Works well for families, couples, small groups. This is a little hidden gem in San Carlos that we stumbled upon. Yummy food! The staff are very friendly and it's always been a pleasant dining experience at Rumi. I highly recommend them.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This place has a very unique menu that many may not be accustomed to. But if you can think outside the box, then this is the place for you. The flavors of each dish were so mouth-watering, but the one that really sticks out is the Gnocchi appetizer. My friends and I couldn't get enough of this dish! We shared... More

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Sanibel Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We're visiting with our daughter and her family in San Carlos,had dinner at Rumi tonight , and thought the restaurant was terrific. We started with their special "house made flatbread" with three dips - I need to figure out how to make that red pepper/feta dip. My wife and I shared the delicious grilled lamb skewer appitiser and the wonderful... More

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Sandy, Utah
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The food was decent, though my steak was a bit burnt. My medium was medium well, my companion's medium-rare was medium, so ask for one level more raw than you want. We ordered various desserts, none were great. Service was so-so, our waitress disappeared for a while and seemed to be having a rough day.

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Additional Information about Rumi

Address: 1179 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone Number: 650.593.8500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 75
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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