Rumi’s Kitchen

75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: Rumi's Kitchen
Kashk badenjoon

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Ali Mesghali’s Persian restaurant is big, brash, and beautiful. Staged against a turquoise-tiled open kitchen, the dining room is a glamorous setting for grazing on kashk badenjoon (fried eggplant, cream of whey, crispy onion, mint) and charred lamb kebabs perfumed with citrus and saffron. To accompany the main courses, opt for buttery basmati rice flecked with orange zest and pistachios. Since the day it opened in 2006, the restaurant has been swamped. A second location, which opened at Avalon in 2017, has done little to ease the crowds. 6112 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404-477-2100