ROOH Columbus

4.8
287 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 287 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was excellent, but drinks and food service slow. Menu tasting was excellent and enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about my experience at Rooh. This has to be one of Columbus’s best new restaurants! We enjoyed the Puri which was light, crunchy and flavorful, tuna bhel was fresh and delightful, chicken malai tikka was rich and indulgent, and the butter chicken was sweet and bursting w flavor. The quality and presentation of the food is on a level many Columbus restaurants find difficult to achieve. The staff were kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. Our server even suggested we decrease the number of dishes we were ordering based on the size of portions which obviously decreases the bill total but shows his level of genuine courtesy. I had previously visited the location in San Francisco and am very happy to say the short north location is definitely just as good!

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Alex
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch. We had the shrimp and grits as well as chicken and waffles. Both were excellent.

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TonyO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! I can't wait to go back. Service was great and made great recommendations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 4 couples! Such a fun night! Had a private room and didn’t request but loved it!

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kaidee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Exciting new addition to Cbus! Finally some unique and fun Indian inspired food! We've had great high end Indian in London and this place is the closest thing to that experience. We only had room for three of the small plates and can't wait to go back and explore the rest of the menu.

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RJOH
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink, and top notch service! We've now done bar service and brunch, looking forward to dinner soon :)

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vipKall
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff with unique and tasty food and mixed drinks! Highly recommended!

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Sarah
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mallory was our server and she was fantastic.
All our drinks and food were amazing!

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EcclecticEccentric
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the beautiful, aromatic, delicious food, unique cocktails, and top notch service. The ambience is lovely and very low key. We look forward to going back the next time we are in Columbus

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MichaelD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps one of the best restaurants in Columbus ..gives Veritas Tavern a legit run for their money. If ROOH represents where the Columbus food scene is heading I think us foodies are in store for a treat.

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AksD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale Indian restaurant with delicious food. The cocktails are pretty good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The closest you can get to a NYC/LA/CHI/LDN Indian food experience in Columbus. Food and cocktails were fresh and executed to perfection.

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BALexL
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overall was not impressed and will not be back... the woman at the hostess stand did not even say hello and we waited there until another woman showed up to seat us. This was the first time I had eaten at an Indian restaurant so I was hoping the waitress would help with food recommendations but she was not very knowledgeable and was not very helpful. One of the dishes was way too spicy to eat so that was a waste of $20... and the drinks were way overpriced for the very small cups they were served in and for as spicy as the food was out waters were never refilled and sat empty all meal. I hope not all guests receive this service or the restaurant will not make it with the amount of other amazing restaurants in the Short North area.

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mebiou
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing atmostphere. Truly unique experince.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say— food was amazing and unique. Cocktails and atmosphere is awesome. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipAlexander
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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Shak
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place was too loud, we were seated at the worst table being foreign(brown skinned). It seemed like the owner and staff wanted to prioritize that their restaurant is meant for Caucasians as all of those parties when arriving where being seated at much more visible tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ all around!

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SarahC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Parties had plenty of space for social distancing. The staff was great and the food was phenomenal.

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EEAR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful presentation and attention to detail

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, great food and great service

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TammyH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS PLACE! My friend wanted to try and so glad we did! We tried several small dishes and cocktails. Everything was delicious. Will be going back to try more! The atmosphere was fantastic and our server was so helpful, especially for someone not knowing much about Indian cuisine. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most exciting food in Columbus. Get here if you haven’t been.

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SunellV
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the restaurant, the ambience, the food and Emily was icing on the cake. She exemplifies service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning on all fronts. Each dish and beverage phenomenal. Cannot wait to return.

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QueenieF
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience. The waiter recommended multiple popular dishes that might be of our interest. Overall great service and quality of modern Indian food. Love this place! I do wish they have mango lassi on their menu though.

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AmyT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most original and creative Indian inspired cuisine I have ever eaten!

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KatieM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Didn’t understand anything on the menu but the waitress was very helpful in explaining. Everything we got was exceptional. Service was a bit slow but the restaurant was full. It was definitely the place to be and I am looking forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was delightful from the time we were greeted and sat by the hostess through our entire dinner. Our waiter was attentive , timely and friendly . One of our favorite things was the fact that I could scan the QR code to pay the bill without waiting!

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CarolynM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out since February 2020. Great food and felt completely safe.

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TerissaM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, the food was insanely good! We had to wait a little bit after our reservation and the staff was fantastic and very apologetic. There was plenty of room and the restaurant was very clean and well kept. We had a great experience.

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vipXkat
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was very knowledgeable and gave us good suggestions. We loved everything we tried.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and great service!!!

This is the best dining experience in short north...

Great new dessert.. Mango Lassi Sundae...loved it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible! The food and service were outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You really should come enjoy this unique Columbus restaurant. Creative takes on Indian cuisine, thoughtful cocktails, and a delightful environment come together for a memorable night.

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AmyT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooh has the most unique and delicious take on Indian food ever! We will definitely be back!

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JenniferW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good! I had the butter chicken with garlic naan and a mock tail mango mule

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vipDanLW
Columbus
102 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice place to eat in the Short North. Food & service always great.

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 4.8 stars by 287 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.