About US


Rumi is one of the most famous Persian poet who lived in 1200 in the Persian Empire. His philosophy of life is all about enjoying the moment that you are in.

I started our journey as a chef when I was 18 years old. Coming from a family with hospitality background helped me a lot to reach the top of the ladder in a short time and established my first restaurant in 1974 in Tehran, the capital city of Persia.

After moving to New Zealand in December 2014 I decided to open a Persian restaurant here as well, simply because I love cooking and love hosting people.

I named my restaurant Rumi in hope our guest feel the inspiration of Rumi philosophy and enjoy the time that they spend here.

I would like to share this video with you.