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Ritu Indian Soul Food

4.3
4.3
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

The first brick and mortar incarnation of the Dum Indian Soul Food foodtruck. Come check us out!

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Menu

Main

  • Dum Chicken Biryani$10.00

    Layers of chicken & basmati rice with spices and herbs. Cooked traditionally, served with joy!

    • Dum Vegetable Biryani$9.00

      Vegetarian version of traditional biryani - second to none

      • Dahi Puri$7.50

        Semolina and flour puffs filled with sprouts, potato, yogurt, tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney, fried vermicelli. Sweet - spicy - sour "bon bon", burst of flavors and textures, a must try!

        • Bhel Puri$7.50

          Puffed rice salad, tomato, onion, tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney, crispy vermicelli. Signature Indian street food, Just yummy

          • Ragda Patties$8.50

            Spiced potato cakes, stewed yellow peas, tamarind chutney, onion, cilantro. Quintessential Mumbai chaat!

            • Chicken Kati Roll$9.00

              Marinated chicken, onion, lime, cilantro, paratha, egg, 2 rolls

              • Paneer Kati Roll$9.00

                Paneer masala, onion, lime, cilantro, paratha, 2 rolls

                • Lentil Soup$5.00

                  Yellow lentils, tomato, spices, cilantro

                  • Kale Salad$8.50

                    Kale, iceberg, shaved vegetables, mustard seed dressing, mumbai trail mix

                    Beverages

                    • Mango Lassi$4.00

                      Mango, yogurt, cardamom

                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                      What 54 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      4.3
                      4.3 based on all time ratings
                      • 4.4Food
                      • 4.2Service
                      • 4.0Ambience
                      • 4.1Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      90% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                      1. AB

                        AlanB

                        San Francisco

                        19 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        19 reviews

                        Dined on June 1, 2019

                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                        Food is delicious but service this time was incredibly slow. Just one dish at a time emerged from kitchen, despite the fact we were practically the only people there. Just don't plan on quick exit.

                      2. j

                        jjttrr

                        San Francisco

                        11 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on April 27, 2019

                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                        Decent food, under cut by some uncooked kernels of grain that would have cracked my teeth if I'd been eating less mindfully.

                      3. SA

                        SiddharthA

                        San Francisco

                        6 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on March 31, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        One of the best food experiences ever! Food, service and ambiance! Highly recommend

                      4. PM

                        PrachiM

                        Minneapolis

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 29, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great food & fantastic service. Highly recommend the kale chaat

                      5. DA

                        DeAnnaG

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 22, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Love Ritu,always great food and fun place to have a dinner with friends

                      6. E

                        Ellen

                        San Francisco

                        84 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        84 reviews

                        Dined on March 16, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        This is a special place -- Indian food that is light and leaves a wonderful taste in your mouth when you're done. It's a must-try if you're new to this cuisine; a great way to introduce yourself. Four of us had lunch and shared all the plates. I especially like the fried chicken and the lentil salad (I think it was a salad). The hot chai is very good.

                      7. KB

                        KhushnumaB

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 16, 2019

                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                        Food quality used to better. We had the lamb biryani that was dry.... also the Khema pav was OK (not much flavor).

                      8. ES

                        ErikaSF

                        San Francisco

                        119 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        119 reviews

                        Dined on March 14, 2019

                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                        The food here was good, just not as good as we are used to getting at Vik's or Pakwan.

                      9. F

                        Foodie

                        San Francisco

                        15 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        15 reviews

                        Dined on March 10, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Went to Ritu expecting Indian fusion items, but found that the menu was full of pretty traditional dishes which were elevated several notches. The appetizer of chaat trio was delicious which incorporated kale for the pakoras(tempura). My daughter had the kheema pav which was mildly spicy and flavorful, and so was the pav bhaaji. The chicken tikka masala was good and paired well with different kinds of naans and stuffed parathas. We had the pistachio pot de creme with whipped cream and sea salt which was creamy and delicious. Would have liked to try a few more items from the menu but we were so full that we are planning to go back. The service was efficient, and the staff polite and friendly.

                      10. l

                        lulu

                        San Francisco

                        28 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        28 reviews

                        Dined on March 9, 2019

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        Delicious Indian cuisine.

                      11. l

                        laurams

                        San Francisco

                        16 reviews

                        5.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on March 8, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I am married to an Indian and make Indian food as taught to me by my mother-in-law so as a result we never to Indian restaurants as we find the food usually uses too much oil, vegetables are over cooked and often they use too much chili which overpowers the other flavors. So we were delighted to find Ritu's. Everything is cooked to order. The vegetables are crisp and fresh. There are lovely pickled salads to go with the kebabs. Interesting dishes like a whole cauliflower cooked in the Tandoor. Everything we had was fresh and delicious. We will come back again and again.

                      12. BC

                        BandC

                        San Francisco

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 8, 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Delicious creative food. That's all that matters as far as I'm concerned, which gives your (Open Table's) list of checkboxes below not even one star.

                      13. GW

                        GinnaW

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 25, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Best Indian Food in the Bay Area. Order the tasting menus. Wine was ok, but the beers were a better fit.

                      14. S

                        Swapna

                        San Francisco

                        22 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        22 reviews

                        Dined on February 24, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Our group of 6 (all of Asian-Indian heritage, and all picky foodies) came here to dine for the first time, and really liked everything that we ordered. The food is unique in its twists to Indian snack favorites — such as artichoke pakodas, sweet potato chaat (plus other interesting chaats with citrus and kale that we did not order) — and also the restaurant realizes the flavors perfectly (which is a tough act to follow). The entrees we tried were also excellent, non-greasy and not overly spiced (nor overly spicy). An A-grade to the service and ambience too. Definitely worth revisiting!

                      15. JO

                        JuneO

                        San Francisco

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on February 23, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                        While the colors and decor of the restaurant is lovely, it was quite chilly and many of us kept our coats on to keep warm.

                      16. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Palm Springs

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on February 22, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        We loved it!

                      17. NB

                        NandiB

                        Chicago

                        15 reviews

                        4.0

                        15 reviews

                        Dined on February 17, 2019

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        This is a solid Indian place with interesting and unique menu options and a cool ambiance. The paneer with mushrooms was unlike anything I'd ever had at an Indian restaurant, and the tandoori appetizer was great too. Overall, I liked the whole menu and ambiance. I'd go back to try more things here for sure.

                      18. MS

                        MaryS

                        San Francisco

                        6 reviews

                        3.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on February 17, 2019

                        overall3food3service4ambience2

                        The place had no heater so it was quite cold. Some of the dishes were good but otherwise not so good. Dessert choice were poor.

                      19. J

                        Jacqueline

                        San Francisco

                        18 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        18 reviews

                        Dined on February 16, 2019

                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                        Food was reallyyyyy good. Was bummed the service wasn’t as attentive as I’d like, but I’d still go back for the tandoori fried chicken!

                      20. JO

                        JuneO

                        San Francisco

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on February 15, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Loved it so much for Valentine's Day that we are planning to go again before we see a performance at Brava Theater.

                      21. K

                        Kumar

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 3, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Awesome flavors. We had the Chicken Biryani, Paneer Kofta, and Kati Roll. Great service and attention to detail by chef Rupam Bhagat.

                      22. M

                        Manonvp

                        Washington DC

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on January 27, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Went there for SF Restaurant Week, great discovery. Will come back for sure!

                      23. EV

                        EVAS

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 25, 2019

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Lovely owner, nice place in heart of Mission District. Everybody loved the food which was colorful and delicious. Great variety of flavors from different parts of India.

                      24. H

                        Harold

                        San Francisco

                        16 reviews

                        5.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on January 24, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        The butter chicken was amazing. The sauce was seasoned perfectly and the chicken was melt in your mouth tender

                      25. A

                        Anuta

                        San Francisco

                        42 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        42 reviews

                        Dined on January 13, 2019

                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                        Great neighborhood place. Short on wait stuff but the food is worth it. Creative variations on Indian classics.

                      26. m

                        mimi

                        San Francisco

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on January 13, 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Lively, aromatic, exciting regional cooking from north and south India. great for small groups who want to sit around a rustic wooden table to chat and eat.

                      27. MR

                        MichaelR

                        San Francisco

                        10 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        10 reviews

                        Dined on January 11, 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Innovative Indian cuisine in a cozy hip restaurant. Outstanding food and friendly service. Will be back again

                      28. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on January 6, 2019

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        Fresh and tasty! Great vibe in the restaurant. Spicy but still able to taste all the flavors. Attentive service. Will return for another meal.

                      29. BS

                        BeckyS

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 4, 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Had the tasting menu with wine pairing for a party of 6. There were nut allergies and preferences (no seafood?!?) and the kitchen accommodated everything flawlessly. They even provided a mix of some dishes - with and without nuts and very clearly explained the differences. Food was great and the value for what we got was outstanding/amazing. Service was friendly and professional. Two of the group worried about the variety and amount of food in '4 courses' and it exceeded expectations on quality, variety and value. Thank you for a great dinner!

                      30. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        7 reviews

                        4.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on December 30, 2018

                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                        Delicious, innovative Indian fare, made with love and care by the chef. Our waiter made excellent suggestions and the drinks were amazing.

                      31. CR

                        CarolinaR

                        San Francisco

                        30 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        30 reviews

                        Dined on December 28, 2018

                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                        Tandoori cauliflower was outstanding!

                      32. SF

                        SFnative

                        San Francisco

                        32 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        32 reviews

                        Dined on December 24, 2018

                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                        Quality and creativeness of food is very good, but prices are on the higher side (compared to a typical Indian restaurant, but in all honesty, that's not an apples-to-apples comparison). Although the portions are smaller, the food is much tastier. The chaats, especially the kale chaat, and naan will want you to come back again. Also loved the shrimp curry.

                      33. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        7 reviews

                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on December 9, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great, friendly service & incredible food cooked to perfection. Spritzer cocktail & tandoori fried chicken were stsndouts but everything was just delicious. Waiter was able to guide us on what to order for our large group. Space didn’t feel crowded. Lights could have been dimmed for a nicer ambiance.

                      34. s

                        sbbrookland

                        Washington DC

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 2, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Ritu is an absolute neighborhood gem in the Mission. Delicious and creative food, plus great atmosphere!

                      35. EM

                        ElizabethM

                        San Francisco

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on December 1, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I absolutely love this place. What a true gem, excellent food and service

                      36. LS

                        LarryS

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 25, 2018

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        This place is a good addition to the choice of Indian restaurants in the Mission district. Besides some of the usual offerings, we had a couple of things I'd never seen on a menu before, like artichoke pakora and jackfruit biryani. They really need to invest in an automatic door closer, though. We were seated right beside the door on a cold night, and people kept leaving it open. Brrr.

                      37. FC

                        FoodCritic

                        Chicago

                        7 reviews

                        3.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on November 14, 2018

                        overall3food2service2ambience3

                        Overall it did not stand up to the hype. First our Appetizer order was exchanged. Got something which we did not order and was not that great. Garlic naan's were soggy. Rest of the food was just ok, not worth the drive.

                      38. m

                        meech

                        San Francisco

                        21 reviews

                        1.0

                        21 reviews

                        Dined on November 8, 2018

                        overall1food2service1ambience1

                        A complete mess!! Service terrible and no one knows what's going on. The main guy on the floor understands little of what is asked of him. The bussers/runners just drop the food and have no idea which dish it is or speak any english at all. Bill comes and main guy stands there at your table waiting for you to pay! It was so incredibly loud that 2 people couldn't even hear each other talking. Food was ok, not great. Dinner for 2 with 2 glasses of wine and 1 beer $110 before tip! Definitely won't go back.

                      39. GF

                        GFOOD

                        San Francisco

                        237 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        237 reviews

                        Dined on November 4, 2018

                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                        We loved Ritu Indian Soul Food. The samasos were terrific, the best you will ever had. The dal and creamed spinach were very unique. The Chicken Tika was excellent along with the sea bass. Overall, the food here is excellent, the restaurant is very clean and comfortable. The milk tea is very nice. We definitely want to go back for more dishes! I want to try the fried chicken.

                      40. FP

                        FrankP

                        San Francisco

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on October 26, 2018

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Charming place with warm staff and superb food. Our table was quiet, well lit, and perfect for getting together with friends. Really enjoyed it.

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