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116 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
+61 3 9388 8255
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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155 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst searching through reviews to find a restaurant to end off a great weekend, I stumbled upon Rumi. I have always been fond of middle eastern food but have found personally that it's either done exceptionally well or poorly, I haven't found a middle ground. Upon arriving to the Restaurant, we were greeted by a polite and professional waiter who... More 

Thank Steve S
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very average for its price. I actually think it's a little over priced for the portion sizes. However the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Isaad91
Gold Coast, Australia
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Had a Sunday night dinner here with a friend when I was visiting Melbourne and absolutely loved it. Was completely packed on a Sunday night which is telling. The restaurant is beautiful, the service attentive and friendly, the wine and cocktail list very interesting, and the food superb. The baklava ice cream was amazing and something I'd return here for... More 

Thank s4172249
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Manfriend and I have been meaning to try Rumi since we moved into the area. Did not disappoint! Service was great, attentive but not overbearing. Food was delicious, we ordered a few dishes to share and were pleasantly full rather than stuffed. The lamb shoulder is a must, so soft and the sauce was divine! Didn't live the wine list,... More 

Thank WhereChefsEat
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

We met here for dinner. Food options were good but wine was from a variety of international locations and some local. I eventually found a white to suit but it was expensive. Food was very good with fast turnaround and serving size good. We had labna as a starter which was good. For mains we had meatballs, lamb and cauliflower.... More 

1 Thank Peterwato
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Like lots of trendy inner city restaurants, Rumi is buzzy and full of bright young people talking loudly. Parking is a problem, but the longish walk before and after the meal is good for you. Wine (as in many of these trendy restaurants) is amazingly expensive (typically $60 a bottle for pretty average nothing special sort of wine) - bring... More 

1 Thank David D
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Having wanting to eat here for ages a trip on my birthday didn't disappoint! The watermelon and Sumak sugar mocktail was a delicious start! The food was outstanding. The service was attentive relaxed and helpful. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Peta S
Canberra, Australia
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303 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Quite a good range of middle eastern food, that seemed to me to also be a bit different, though I don't eat middle eastern food often. The restaurant was a little noisy but also nicely laid out and decorated. The staff were friendly and the food arrive quickly. We were a group of 6 and shared all the food, which... More 

Thank Les_Landau
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We went to Rumi for my husband birthday. There was one vegetarian and one coeliac in the party. The staff were very responsive, the food was tasty and good value. Overall, an enjoyable experience.

Thank fairywings2
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362 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Rumi just gets better each time. One of the few restaurants that you could quite easily just eat the small side dishes and be happily satisfied. The fried cauliflower, Persian meatballs, beans and rice pilaf are all excellent. Flavours from all over the world cooked perfectly. Highly recommended.

Thank Larry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $18
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moreland  >  Brunswick East
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9388 8255

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?