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Rumi

1179 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
650.593.8500
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Ranked #22 of 111 restaurants in San Carlos
Price range: $30 - $75
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Brittan Aveue
Transit: Convenient to San Carlos CalTrain station (599 El Camino Real) and SamTrans bus station (corner Of El Camino Real and Brittan Avenue.
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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
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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
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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170 reviews 170 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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
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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
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70 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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