We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rumi's Bistro

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
523 Maple Avenue, Ste B, Vienna, VA
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

4 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 4: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Tried Rumis for the first time tonight. All 4 enjoyed our meal. Everything we ordered was delicious. Samara provided wonderful service and was beyond patient as we lingered over tea and coffee well past closing time. They never made us feel rushed even though we lost track of the time.

1 Thank Drtally
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
93 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

We expected too much of Rumi's, maybe because of the name, and maybe after years of dining at the now-disappeared Panjshir II. The intimate atmosphere of the upstairs dining room is inviting, and the server, a partner in the venture, does her very best to please...and pretty well succeeds. But the food, though prepared with the finest of ingredients, falls... More 

Thank Hugh B
Level Contributor
256 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely and intimate dinner at Rumi's Bistro on the night before Valentine's Day. We brought our own wine and they charged a modest $10.00 corkage fee. The space is an intimate little room above a casual dining kabob place that they operate downstairs. I presume it shares a kitchen with the kabob place. The... More 

2 Thank Robert V
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

We've eaten twice at Rumi's and will return often. The young owners have cleverly created two eateries in one building - Kabob Tavern, which is downstairs and very informal/casual, and Rumi's Bistro, which is a beautifully appointed restaurant upstairs. The sumptuous dark purple decor transports you to Afghanistan. The service is excellent - very attentive without being obtrusive. The owner... More 

1 Thank Reviewer1966

Travellers who viewed Rumi's Bistro also viewed

Vienna, Fairfax County
Vienna, Fairfax County
Vienna, Fairfax County
Vienna, Fairfax County
Vienna, Fairfax County
Vienna, Fairfax County

Been to Rumi's Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Maple Avenue, Ste B, Vienna, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Vienna

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rumi's Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?