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“Mediterranean delight!” 4 of 5 stars
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Rumi
1179 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
650.593.8500
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Ranked #58 of 119 Restaurants in San Carlos
Price range: $30 - $75
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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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.
San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Mediterranean delight!”
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 3 other dishes which were also delicious. I will definitely come back here again. The staff was really attentive, and the atmosphere included dim lighting which is always lovely in a small restaurant such as Rumi.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sanibel Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Terrific "Rustic American" in San Carlos”
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 sea scallops with farro. Our daughter and son-in-law shared the clams and mussels appy and the sea scallops. Our grandkids had the adult hamburger and french fries; after tasting the kids' fries we ordered some for ourselves and finished every one. All went well with a carafe of the Sauvignon Blanc.
Rumi is on Laurel St on the "other" side of Brittan Ave, a few blocks from the bustle of downtown San Carlos. Well worth a visit!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sandy, Utah
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Pretty good, not great”
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.

Visited October 2012
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fort worth
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good enough to try again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

A friend nad I were staying in San carlos for the US Open. We were looking for a place to eat after the tournament and came upon this place. We enjoyed our meal very much and returned the next night.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Carlos
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Small presence, big flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Rumi wasn't impressive from the street... until after we ate. A very diverse menu with lots of choices and as best we could tell, no bad ones. The food was delicious. Nice wine list and I love that they have a selection of half bottles.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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