ROOH

4.6
414 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
ROOH is a progressive Indian Table and Bar located in the heart of San Francisco’s burgeoning SoMa district. Meaning soul or spirit, Rooh brings the spirit of India to San Francisco through the restaurant experience. Renowned Executive Chef, Sujan Sarkar, delicately balances rich traditional flavors with fresh local ingredients prepared with modern techniques.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian, Indian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 525-4174
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sujan Sarkar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 2nd and 3rd St
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Parking details
Metered street parking available outside the restaurant. Pleased be advised that the meters are active until 10pm Monday- Saturday
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We are pleased to offer an exclusive dining experience for any kind of large gathering from 10 to 110 guests. Chef Sujan and his team are happy to craft a personalized menu for you and your guests.

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What 414 People Are Saying
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RJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience, food was great and the cocktails were delicious! Recommend!

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SB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was exceptionally good and the service as well. Specifically the Paneer chilli tasted like heaven in your mouth.

But I wasn't happy about the seating. Our neighbor was so close to us that looked like we were all having food together.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great Indian fusion food
Great drinks
Attentive service
Great ambiance

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service from the Bar man. The food was forgettable.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A few item we tried on the menu were outstanding, and others weren't. They need to work on their cocktail menu...that was the biggest disappointment of the night.

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KC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Beautiful space with attention to detail even in the bathroom. Great, unique food, friendly staff. Yum.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, kind of expensive but still mostly worth it.

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MD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu and outstanding taste. Each item had its own little twist on the original. A must visit for foodies. Several unique and fun cocktails as well.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a great time celebrating my birthday at this restaurant. The food was scrumptious and loved every dish.

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VM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food with very authentic Indian flavors and a great mix of cocktails.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I hr wait between 2nd course and 3rd course (main entree) in a set menu. No one had a clue what happened plus our waiter was missing in action. Not a great experience overall when you consider the $. Will not come back.

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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great seasoning and very authentic

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but the service was horrible. Worst I have seen in a long time. No coordination, delays all around and limited attention to detail.

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RS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This was the worst experience. We had a party of six and we had reservation for 8:00pm. The food and drink came almost an hour later and mind you it was a pre fixe menu for Diwali. While we were waiting, the table in front of us with 30 people kept getting service after service and they also had the reservation st the same time. The manager was just walking around looking pretty and occasionally apologizing. The food was mediocre at best. Naan and Curry can do better food and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Butter chicken was so sugary that it could pass for dessert. We got our dessert to go since it was already 11::00 pm and still no dessert. The dessert with milk cake was a complete joke and not at all Indian. My daughter said it seemed like something they picked up at Safeway. I had much better hopes with $$ next to them. Stay away from this expensive dump. And here is to hoping that this one bites the dust soon!

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RS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Diwali dinner was great. Food was quite goof and unique. Presentation of food was beautiful! Great experience.

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T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

From the start the service was very good. Well mannered, pleasant, engaging and sufficiently explanatory as the dishes were delivered. The items
ordered ranged from good to excellent; lamb shank in a rich dark basting liquid rich in savory lamb flavors and subtle Indian spice. Three chutneys with naan also was quite flavorful and distinct for what is usually, for other Indian restaurants, a obligatory item. We particularly liked the pork ribs that successfully linked a Southern US pork rib with a beautifully spiced Indian rib. Only wish the added more than two ribs to the plate. Although a bit pricey we will come back to try other items.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 1ambience 4

They forgot to bring out our naan’s but brought out the curries. Then the naan came about 10 mins later when all the curries were cold. Because of this our experience was very bad. Unfortunately the manager was not helpful, they just took the bread off our bill. But frankly our entire dinner was waster as everything was so cold.

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TB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We loved the cocktails and small plates but the dinner was a big let down. Also service was very average for the price they charge.

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Saturday brunch. Highly recommended.

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VG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great .. service was slow ..

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JJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow wow wow- from cocktails to food- definitely you will be amazed at the creativity, new flavors and textures!

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! We can't wait to return. The staff were incredibly kind and helpful. Delicious meal!!!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG! Best meal we've had in a very long time. No fu fu sized one bite nonsense here. The appetizers are full sized, visually stunning, and incredibly delicious! Pics are the potato "donut", and tuna with melon slices. Incredible flavors that truly make you feel good. Short ribs were amazing. Incredible Cocktails. maître d', waiter, and even the bussers were so friendly. A must go experience!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great overall.

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1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food and good service. But a bit noisy

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Acoustics are just right. Food is outstanding. Drinks perfect.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was very nice for a celebration. Food quality was great. And it was relaxed yet luxurious.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful early dinner here. We ordered our main courses off the small plates menu and supplemented with the chutney sampler (which was excellent) and a delicious spiced chocolate pave dessert.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Loved the jackfruit tacos and potato tikki doughnut.

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LJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My lunch with a business associate was my first time at ROOH. Check out the house special drink menu - its fun and special. The waiter was very friendly and had great suggestions and insights to the dishes.
I will definitely go again.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was incredible. Will definitely come back.

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CT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love this place since we were still living in SF. We miss it so much, so we drove all the way up from the South. The food was amazing just like always. But it was very slow. We waited for 40 mins until our orders served. Nice ambience and friendly waiter.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had, it was flawless

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PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Were seated in time, server was knowledgeable, manager had time to stop by. Tables were cleaned, often, which is rear! Feel that is a very good part of the service. Food was very well presented. The cocktails were nice, and above all my wine went well with the Gushtaba!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As good the second time around as the first! So glad there's an option for creative Indian food in the Bay area.

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P
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really attentive service, flavorful and colorful food. Appreciated the vegetarian options. The bread was delicious, not greasy. None of the food was greasy. The cocktails were a lot of fun. The menu was a bit daunting but the wait staff was helpful in making recommendations and easy to talk to. Would definitely come back.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Divine food and drinks! Started off with the Pink City spicy cocktail ..loved it!! The service could not have been more excellent and the food was fantastic. We just ate at Jamavar in London and I liked the food better at Rooh! Make sure to order the paneer chili roll and dip it in the sauces ..explosion of delicious flavors. Tandoori ribs and lamb all great! Unbelievably reasonable if you just order from the small plates!! New favorite restaurant..best in the city.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rooh has an excellent palate and interesting choice of cocktails and drinks and desserts. We were celebrating my fiancee's birthday and it was an amazing experience. We ordered a lot of food and surprisingly we devoured it all. 5 stars for service and food!!

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HT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food presentation scores higher than many Indian joints. Spicy for me. Limited lacto-vegan choices.

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TW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 21st wedding anniversary at Rooh and had an awesome experience. Our waiter rocked and the food was fantastic!

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