ROOH Columbus

4.7
363 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
ROOH is a progressive Indian restaurant. Meaning soul or spirit, ROOH brings the spirit of India to Columbus. Renowned Executive Chef, Sujan Sarkar blends charming, seasonal dishes that are an interpretation of customary Indian sensibilities with his use of international techniques.

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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
  • Contactless payment available
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 363 people are saying
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Nick
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with great flavors. We really enjoyed the small plates of lamb, tuna edamame and cauliflower. The staff was great and we really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go to place for amazing comfort food and innovative cocktails like “breaking the Rooh”..if you are looking for an out of the box dining experience, go to ROOH tonight!!!

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Sriram
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Bright, modern well lit interior. Service acceptable. Interesting drinks menu and appreciate the (limited) options for mocktails. Vastly overpriced “re-dress” of Indian food - familiar flavors but elevated presentation. A pretty plate is not worth the double price on entrees when similar or better quality options are available elsewhere for approximately half the cost. Overall a meh 😒 experience.

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vipScottW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent flavors and creativity - a must experience in the upscale Indian cuisine!

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AshleyE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was wonderful. Delicious food and exceptional service. Tony, our server, enthusiastically answered menu questions and made genuine food and drink recommendations. The woman manger, can’t remember her name, even came over to ask us how our experience was. We had such a good experience that we lost track of time and had to rush out but she even anticipated our needs by getting our check so we could make it to a show. Unfortunately, we had to leave our desserts behind right after ordering so we will have to return to try them soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic as was the food. Would highly recommend and will definitely be going back! Every dish was fabulous

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AImH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food at Rooh is outstanding! So innovative, savory and delicious. It’s one of my favorite restaurants! The atmosphere is attractive - fun mixture of decor. The service is very good - all servers and staff wore masks at all times. The only detractor is that there was a smell of old damp mops in the air inside (like you get in old worn out restaurants that need updating) and it was quite cold inside from the AC.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always changing menu, great service and fantastic cocktails

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vipelizabethb
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Super bright inside, even in back of restaurant. And that brightness is amplified by the giant white table we sat at. Zero heat in any of the food. Apps were much better than entrees, which were very overpriced. Naan was not good, was flat and seemed pre made or packaged, flat. If you want excellent indian in Columbus go to Amul India. Drinks are fun, not a good wine list but the rosè I had was great!

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vipVanessaA
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food that you will not get anywhere else. The drink menu is one of a kind

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vipWinstonT
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very odd Indian food. May be appealing to strict vegetarians

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While in Columbus we had dinner at ROOH, a highly rated modern twist on Indian cuisine with a very interesting cocktail list posted on their website (they had me at the the cocktail ingredients I needed to google to understand).

It was indeed fantastically good food, but the absolute star of our dinner was the bartender Genevieve J! Watching their meticulous preparations of our first two cocktails was watching art in motion. From number of steps involved, the addition of homemade magical potions from various bottles and jars, the expert shaking and stirring techniques, to the flair of garnished finish, it was mesmerizing.

We each had three different cocktails - two from the menu, and the last two were ‘Genevieve’s choice’, their personal concoction based how we answered a few spirit and flavor questions. Every one of the cocktails they made was truly amazing.

The wait staff at ROOH were equally engaging regarding the food menu. We discussed options based on our typical Indian food preferences, which they helped us use to navigate through their fascinating offerings. We opted for a diverse selection for starters and mains. It made for a delicious fusion of familiar favorites layered with exciting new flavors. Outstanding!

We ended our late dinner at ROOH’s closing time. But the staff assured us we should not rush, sincerely encouraging our continued comfortable enjoyment. So we finished our last drink and nibbled the leftovers having a great table-side conversation with Genevieve J about the emerging food and drink scene in Columbus and elsewhere. Genevieve shared a lengthy personal list of what they thought was most interesting right now in and around the city (in addition to ROOH, of course!).

The craft cocktail world should defintely keep an eye out for Genevieve J! Another great reason to plan a return trip to Columbus soon.

Update: A week after our dinner at ROOH, Genevieve was featured in Columbus Monthly as a rising mixology star. Duh! No kidding!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at ROOH! Food was awesome, drinks were unique, and delicious. Probably one of the best Indian cuisine meals I’ve ever had. Service was spot on. Michael did a great job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - AMAZING!! Cocktails were unique and oh so good. Service was fantastic! First but not last time at ROOH!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. So many fun things to try.

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SeriousFoodie
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely outstanding and our server was phenomenal. He was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions for us. After speaking to the manager about how great our server was he said he had only been with them two weeks. I highly recommend Rooh.

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
368 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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vipChristopherT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Bartenders are great too. I didn't have the best server but perhaps it was just an off night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Most unique restaurant experience in Columbus. It is our absolutely favorite!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and the waitress was very helpful in explaining the menu and came by to check on us. Cocktails were amazing and unlike anything else in town. Overall a great dining experience!

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SusanG
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding and interesting Indian food in great location. Good for large or small groups!
Creative cocktails

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vipLRob
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I was so happy to try Rooh Columbus because I heard great things about the one in Chicago but didn’t have the opportunity to go. I came here and had really high expectations. The food was amazing, flavor wise, presentation etc. Our server was very nice but service was slow. I’m giving them some slack since it’s a new restaurant. Totally would recommend this fabulous restaurant if you want to try upscale Indian food. Loved the mixed drinks but bar service was a little slow too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was worth the wait! Took a long time for food and drinks, I assume due to staffing shortages. But the drinks and food was absolutely incredible. Highly recommend the Kokum cocktail, Potato Tikki small plate, Butter chicken large plate with rice & naan, and for dessert the lemon rose posset.

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LindaP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional from start to finish. Complex and well managed spices, a delight for the senses!

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EB83
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant from environment to service to food & drinks! Cannot recommend enough!

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vipLAStamford
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most distinctive and consistently excellent Indian restaurants in the country. I'm constantly impressed with the inventiveness of the dishes and the excellence of the execution.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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DeliciousDinner
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with friendly, attentive staff and a delicious creative menu!

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KambizS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is better than average Indian restaurant!

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SarahL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I and my boyfriend have had in a very long time. I got the mushroom tandoori and he got the lamb shank and we will definitely be back! The chili cheese naan was also incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian fusion. Impressive and yummy dishes and drinks. Price on the higher side and everything a la carte but the quality matched. Will return. Butter chicken and shrimp small plate were wonderful!

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DavidH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was too expensive for the small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family in town

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the potato tikki and keema bread..delicious
My party of 5 were provided with 5 star service with attentive server and staff
The wine selection was good and server was very knowledgeable about the pairings
Well done Rooh

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JoelG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Rooh before but took my son and his wife for his birthday (first timers). The food was outstanding! We had the butter chicken (always good), ribs, walleye and the pinwheels. Just doesn't get much better than that.

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SusanB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Rooh is a delightful airy small restaurant, tastefully decorated in deep blue & gold tones.
The acoustics were very nice and peaceful where we were in the main area. It is possible that if you ae in the side room it might be a bit noisier. I could hear voices coming from there.
The food is outstanding! Very fresh flavors carefully combined. The portions are what they say they are - not giant bowls of floating food.
The presentation is well done for the food & the cocktails. The cocktail menu is creative and worht exploring.
Like much of the industry right now, they are a bit low on wait staff. However, they were very friendly & helpful, and all the staff piched in to cover our service very well.
A delighful experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ordered 3 small plates and 4 curry dishes, everything was amazing! Unique experience you can’t get anywhere else

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vipalysonl
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!
Service was top notch
Highly recommended!

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vipmichellebrownsingh
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The family and went to Rooh for a birthday dinner - the food is absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. Great decor made for a wonderful night out. Special thanks to the gracious wait staff whose service was impeccable and didn’t mind waiting on us even with a messy 1 year old!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ROOH Columbus using the Order Online button. ROOH Columbus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 972-8678.

ROOH Columbus is rated 4.7 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

ROOH Columbus does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/rooh-columbus/giftcards.

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.