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  • Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • 2001 L St NW, Washington DC20036 38.90371 -77.04491
  • (At 20th St NW)
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  • (202) 463-6303
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User Ratings (Based on 11 reviews)

Food 4.5 Value 4.3
Service 4.5 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

(202) 463-6303
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC Delivery Fee $1.65
Sun-Thu: 10am-2am Fri-Sat: 11am-5am
Lunch, Dinner
Open Late, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Rumi

    Posted by elle on 12/13/2012

    delivery from Eat24

    I ordered a Fattoush salad and I received a bowl of croutons !!! Obviously they don't know what a Fattoush salad is. Baba Ghanouj was mediocre at best. There are many better restaurants in DCm don't waste your money here.

  • Rumi

    Posted by anonymous on 02/12/2010

    Great Food- Late Delivery

    This place has really nice food, healthy and fresh. Don't really recommend the soups. Its only problem is that most of the times it takes a while to deliver, so order in advance for the food to get there when you're hungry.

  • Rumi

    Posted by WashingtonTraveler on 04/23/2007

    Rumi's has replaced my old DC favorite!

    Delivered in 30 minutes to my hotel and with a smile! When I'm in town, but can't make it out to my favorite Lebanese place I'm usually left with unhealthy, greasy pizza choices. Well, Rumi not only just introduced me to a great delivery option, but the quality and full flavored food has made them my NEW FAVORITE! Rumi Platter and Doner Platter (enough for 2 or 3 people). Excellent!

  • Rumi

    Posted by Erica on 03/10/2007

    A Wonderful Surprise! Great Food + Price

    I am crazy about Mediterranean food and have tasted many different cuisines from a variety of cultures. This is one of my first forays into the wonderful land of Turkey and although I only visit DC a few times a year, I will always go to Rumi. The food was just great - served to us by the owner although he mentioned that they are usually self-serve (like a pizza place). I had the chicken doner platter with an exta helping of the cacik sauce which was just incredible - a spicy, garlicky yogurt accompaniment that made every bite amazing. I am giving 5 out of 5 stars to Rumi on everything except the atmosphere which could use some adjustment. When you first walk in, it feels like you've walked into a low-end fast food joint and this does the restaurant a disservice. The food is far better than that. If I might suggest, all that is needed are some table cloths, a flower or two and more atmospheric lighting to give the place some class. For those who are thinking about going, all I can say is don't hesitate. It's good, it's fun and it won't break the bank. Enjoy!

  • Rumi

    Posted by Jane on 03/09/2007

    Fabulous food at a great price!

    This was our first trip to Rumi and we were not disappointed. The charming owner, Najme, took wonderful care of us. I had the beef and lamb doner platter and it was incredible. A huge portion with some of the most delicious pita I've tasted. I highly recommend getting an extra portion of the yogurt sauce/soup "cacik" which is great on everything. Loved the Ezme salad as well. The restaurant is clean and surprisingly cosy once you are inside, although when you first walk in it seems more like a cafeteria than a restaurant. Don't let that deter you. This is fabulous food at a great price and we look forward to our next visit to DC and to Rumi.

  • Rumi

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2007


    The food was flavorful and the rice was particularly delicate and well spiced. I'm pleased. I got takeout, so my mandatory "atmosphere" rating is arbitrary.

  • Rumi

    Posted by LegalMonkey on 02/07/2007

    A Favorite

    Absolutely delicious. The pita bread is really the star of the show; it makes the doner so much better. The only "oddity" (from an American perspective) is that I'm used to Tzatziki as a standard side, whereas the Cacik is sold as a separate soup. Not a big deal, though, because it's also delicious. Also quite reasonably priced. Not quite fast food, but cheap given the great quality. Rock on, Rumi!

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