ROOH Chicago

4.5
239 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Progressive Indian cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere.
**For more reservation availability visit www.roohchicago.com

Meaning soul or spirit, ROOH brings the spirit of India to Chicago through the restaurant experience. Renowned Executive Chef, Sujan Sarkar, delicately balances rich traditional flavors with fresh local ingredients prepared with international techniques and inspirations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 239 people are saying
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vipDreFlair
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service here is great! Get the Pink City Cocktail and if you start with a small plate, get the pork belly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best brunch ever!

ROOH Chicago
Responded 5 days ago

YES! We appreciate this review as we worked closely with Chef to find the best dishes we could offer for Brunch. We look forward to sharing our 2021 brunch menu soon. Till then, please continue to support us with take-out orders and visit our new tent for a winter wonderland.

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vipPriyankaP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG the food was divine! The best I’ve had in a while. My fiancé and I went for the first time to celebrate his birthday and all the staff members knew and would come by to wish him making his day extra special without even having to ask them to do so. This place is a must try! I will definitely be going back!

ROOH Chicago
Responded 5 days ago

PriyankaP, First, we appreciate you picking Rooh to celebrate your fiancés birthday. Second, congratulations on your engagement. Lastly, thank you for this review, our team has been working hard with the continued restrictions, changes and our culinary team is out of this world. We promise to keep doing what we are doing if you promise to come back soon, maybe for your anniversary (wink) CHEERS and THANK YOU again.

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JabariF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a vegan so the food everything to me very classy & good

ROOH Chicago
Responded 5 days ago

JabariF, Thank you for your review, we pride ourselves on ensuring that we have great vegan options. Knowing that you enjoyed everything and provided us with 5-stars across the board made everyone on the team feel good about what we are doing. More vegan dishes in the work - stay tuned.

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vipSublime
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extraordinary meal; inventive food; outstanding service- “Ola”. Thank you for hosting a beautiful night for me and my daughter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Sorry to say but no grilled food on the menu.
Butter chicken was mixed with potatoes.
Ambience was old .
They should change seats to some elegant sitting.
Being from India it seemed like having dinner at some third class restaurant in the village .
Service was good .Food was terrible

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vipChristineR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal and good service. Nice precautions and felt safe. It was quite expensive but we are glad to help during this challenging time.

ROOH Chicago
Responded 5 days ago

ChristineR - Thank you for dining with us during these times. We want to ensure our guests and team members all feel safe, glad that you felt that way. We will be looking at our pricing for 2021 and appreciate your honest feedback and for helping us during these very challenging times. We could not do it without our guests. Hope to have you back soon.

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vipDiningWithCare
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Apsoluty an amazing dinner! Food was amazing but definitely wish we had ordered one more main dish!
We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing service. (Just remember to lock the deadbolt when peeing, the bottom locks dont work in the upstairs restrooms 🤣)

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vipCountryClubLife
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time as always and the food was amazing!

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vipZarik
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was honestly impressive

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vipJack
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Outstanding food. However, we weren't to thrilled with the service. The male host for Sunday brunch was a jerk, was rude and dismissive. Outdoors on a hot day, no one brought out water. Dirty water glasses with lipstick stains. And our food took about 45 mins to come out after ordering, which is weird when it's a prix fixe brunch menu with limited dishes. But the food was really fantastic (except the cucumbers and and mac and cheese, for which the kitchen forgot to salt them). They told us someone called in sick, but no apologies made, and no gestures offered.

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YashB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is really good but too expensive.There is surcharge of 4% for Covid which is ridiculous.Why customer needs to pay for covid surcharge above food price, taxes and tip.

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vipAnonymous
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An explosion of flavors and a must try! This place is awesome! Tried the Sampler, Andhra Chicken Pepper Fry, Lamb Keema Hyderabadi, Butter Chicken, and Toasted Milk Ice Cream. You won’t be disappointed!!!

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vipSueJ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great outdoor dining.

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vipTmonie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service and generous portions for brunch menu

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MaryaG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at ROOH, and we will definitely be back. Everything was absolutely delicious, and Ryder took incredible care of us. And the cocktails? Unreal. Thank you for a dynamite evening!

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vipSusanL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in the city! My new fav place to eat!

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vipGraceL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Chairs were extremely uncomfortable though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience...the flavors were amazing and the service was exceptional. Very Covid friendly, temp checks, masks, gloves and all surfaces sanitized regularly. The patio is comfortable and shaded. One of the best restaurants in Chicago. HIGHLY recommend even for those not familiar with India cuisine. Enjoy!!

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vipLeon
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in West Loop right now! This is our third time there after trying Rooh for taking out during lockdown this spring and becoming absolutely obsessed. The outdoor area is wonderful, i hope it is a permanent fixture post covid, and they take the rules around social distancing and obsessive hygiene very seriously. I feel the safest at Rooh out of all west loop restaurants. The service is wonderful, we had the same waitress as last time and she did a lovey job. The food is absolutely outstanding and the wine selection is high quality yet reasonably priced. The avocado and green chickpea khul is the perfect summertime starter and the jackfruit cutlet is to die for with the curry it comes with! The butter chicken is, as always, absolutely unbelievably delicious and the garlic naan seals the deal, making it the yummiest meal ever! We always got naan with the butter chicken to go over quarantine and now getting the garlic naan freshly made just puts the dish over the edge and makes it absolutely perfect. We were so full that we couldn’t try dessert but hopefully will save room next time. That garlic naan w the butter chicken though... it is SO GOOD!!! It’s quite rich so for two people and w two small plates as starters splitting it is more than enough, but i could eat just the butter chicken with garlic naan for days and days!! We absolutely love Rooh and it has quickly become our go to spot in west loop. We will obviously be returning ASAP!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurants, such as Rooh, are competent and continue to excel not only with their menu, ambience, but also impeccable attention to service. The menu is excellent in terms of creativity, h/t to the creative team in the kitchen, and staff are diligent and attentive to all areas. As an example, and a small observation at best but still important, as I was to enter the restaurant for a bio break, the young server ahead of me was about to close the door behind her, but as she turned and noticed my approaching the door, she paused to hold the door open. Now many places may not do this but the mere fact that it occurred at Rooh goes to show how much attention to detail is paid by the leadership team, the management team to enhance what would be otherwise a routine experience. Keep up the good work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - amazing location, food, and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good social distancing experience. Awesome food!

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vipEasydatenight
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great socially distant spot in the west loop following all the rules! yummy food too!

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chiMDfoodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Best Indian food I’ve had in the city—we will definitely be returning. Loved every single thing we tried and the happy hour drinks were great too!

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vipSM11
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The seating arrangement/patio dining area was perfect with social distancing. The staff wore masks and gloves while serving. The server was kind of soft spoken and hard to hear with the mask on. Other than that the overall experience (food, service, atmosphere) was great!

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vipFirstRestaurantReview
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wish I had more opportunities to support the owner of Rooh during the Pandemic. I had dined with Rooh a number of times prior to COVID, and the food was delicious and the staff and owners were/are amazing. During the pandemic, the owner donated thousands of dollars worth of food to hospitals and health care professionals for the work that they were doing to take care of sick patients. I love supporting establishments like Rooh--kind-hearted, great people who serve up fantastic food and drinks. I am looking forward to dining with Rooh again...on the patio or post pandemic indoors. The space is beautiful. The private room downstairs is perfect for a small group of family or friends looking to celebrate.

ROOH Chicago
Responded 5 days ago

We feel special that this was your first review, thank you! Your words meant so much to our team, we are still serving our community and those in need. We could not do it without the support of our guests, from to-go orders to those dinning outside in our tents. We look forward to having you join us again soon - our fingers crossed soon we can all enjoy a meal inside our beautiful restaurant, till then we have brought the hospitality outside. Thank you again - stay safe and healthy

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vipShavonnaT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a must visit in Chicago. Wonderful service and the curated music is spot on. One dish right after the other was better than the one before it. I highly recommend the saffron ice cream. Doesn’t sound like it’s gonna be as delicious as it is, but it doesn’t disappoint. Great for groups as well as a first date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Highlights: jackfruit cutlets and lamb shank. Will definitely go back!

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vipFoodieFanatic
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooh has incredible food and service. Everything from the main dishes to the rice and naan were amazing. The cocktails were great as well. It was a good pick to get together with friends and the makeshift outdoor area was perfect for social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Amazing, service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.
Fantastic food and excellent service.
We will be back very soon. Superb birthday dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipMeganH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I would love to have given this restaurant a proper review, but I never actually got to eat there. I had 8.PM reservations for a friend's birthday (on a Thursday - so not even a bumping Friday/Saturday night), and checked in about 10 minutes early. By 8.45 PM and after multiple requests for updates, my party had still not been seated, so we left. I had a feeling if they did finally seat us, we wouldn't have even gotten our food until well into the night, based on other reviews talking about poor/slow service. There were other parties that seemed to be upset and waiting past their seat time, so I asked an employee if this kind of thing happened often. They told me yes.

The 2 stars is only because the cocktails were delightful and the bartender was great.

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vipElyArtist
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of our group had experience with Indian cuisine, two did not. We were all very happy with the choices we made, and with the excellent service (and suggestions) from our server. Wine choices were exceptional. Bar beverages were outstanding. We probably tried too many food choices, but that’s maybe to be expected when you don’t know exactly what you’re going to get. We enjoyed everything we tried! Will definitely be back at some point in the future.

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vipRomiP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Drinks selection was great. Wish the food taste lived up to the hype. We knew going in there take on Indian food is a bit different, but it still should have tasted like Indian food, and that's where it lacked for us.

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vipEli47
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Flavors were incredible

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vipErikJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Really enjoyed the tasting menu.

We visited on a busy Saturday night and our waiter must have been new. He didn't know the menu, was very slow, and was unavailable for most of our meal.

Would return to ROOH for the food, but service needs some immediate improvement.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ROOH Chicago using the Order Online button. ROOH Chicago also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. ROOH Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 267-2323.

ROOH Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.