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“A taste of Persia”

Rumi Iranian Cusine
Ranked #206 of 12 890 Restaurants in Beijing
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Yesterday was a holiday here in China, and after visiting various places here in Beijing my husband, an old friend and I went for a leisurely Sunday lunch at Rumi.
The restaurant was an oasis of cool tranquility, busy but not overwhelmingly so. They weren't offering the usual weekday buffet lunch, but that really didn't matter, there was such a choice on the menu - which is helpfully laid out and illustrated.

We enjoyed a selection of dishes - falafel with dipping yoghurt, borek pastries (slim tubes of phyllo pastry stuffed with feta and spinach) houmous, a delicious dish the name of which escapes me, but which is basically a thick dip made from walnuts pounded with red peppers.To go with these there were two baskets of Iranian bread, and a dish of sour pickled crudites,

We also enjoyed a large platter of beef, chicken and lamb shish kebabs with rice - it said it was a two person dish, but it fed the three of us more than adequately. We also had Tabbouleh, the famous salad made of tomato, parsley, mint and bulgar wheat, it was so good, really fresh and healthy.

I don't think the restaurant - being Muslim - sells alcohol, but they are happy for you to bring your own so we took some wine with us, and they supplied glasses, water, ice etc.

We were all too full for dessert, but the menu had some interesting items which we will sample next time - and there will be a next time, we enjoyed ourselves so much.
A really good place for lunch or dinner, and with a metro station nearby, easy to get to.

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Thank Herschelian
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

I'm Persian and Rumi was the worst Persian food I've ever had. The food awful and expensive. It had no flavour, service was bad. Go to Persepolis next door! Much better food and service!

4  Thank Arezo B
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

A great place for iranian food. Better visit early in the evening. The area is also very nice for nightlife. Turkish and Arabian restutents are adjecent.

1  Thank Zafar Y
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Been there on numerous occasions during my visit to the Chinese capital city. Fantastic choices of food and great ambiance. A must for the love birds looking for a relaxing food joint. Staff very courteous and understand English (select staff).

Thank Zeeshan Z
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

The food variety first of all is amazing.....then going onto the taste....its very good....i have eaten persian food at many good places and rumi offers similar quality of food....i always eat from rumi whenever i visit beijing

Thank shahid s
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