ROOH

4.6
545 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Our favorite day to honor all the moms! Join us to celebrate special women in your life with a special three course menu created with love. A free ROOH mimosa for all the moms. Price is $55 per person.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Seattle
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was fine but not as extraordinary as the price. ROOH is just another noisy hip venue with more brand than content. Didn’t help that we had been to Mourad a few nights earlier where there was better food and service in a quieter, more elegant setting for the same price.

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j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved food! Creative and delicious
Very loud - hard to have conversation.
Service a bit slow.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! I am surely going to try Baar Baar in NY as well

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My third visit and best meal I have had,so munch fun sharing and tasting so many flavors.
Looking forward to bringing my East Bay Friends to ROOH!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic flavorful and creative dishes!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Rooh in the evening for a celebratory supper and it was all we had hoped. The atmosphere was relaxed but refined and there was little to no wait for our reservations. The food, described as Progressive Indian, was creative and flavorful and often used novel ingredients for traditional recipes. The food was not excessively heavy and hence we did not suffer from the carb-induced food coma that is the Achilles heel of Indian cuisine. The cocktails were also good and offered both nicely balanced traditional standbys as well as some good in-house twists. The service as excellent and attentive without being cloying. Highly recommend the food and the experience. Well Done Rooh.

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PR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Indian restaurants I have dined at

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RT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Indian food I’ve ever eaten. Beware though, it’s fusion so not presented like you might expect and more expensive than normal. That having been said, YUMMY. We’re definitely going back next time we are in the city

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DN
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ROOH truly understands the meaning of excellent customer experience. From the time you step into their place to the time you are served your food, they ensure that you are well taken care of and have the best possible experience. Their food is phenomenal in terms of taste and presentation and I personally think everyone should experience ROOH at least once.

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 5

I planned a team dinner here and had good expectations set through regular contact with the management and team before the event. Sadly, Rooh was a disappointment.

Firstly, there was a leak dripping on two of my colleagues. The staff had known about this.

We had specially allocated an area for the team in advance. Instead they crammed us into a smaller area.

The service was so slow people left without having been served their main.

Finally, we had bought a cake and candles. They lost the candles and disappeared with the cake for a very long time.

I truly do not understand how the standard was so poor; the space is nice, the servers are friendly and yet the overall experience left the team very unsatisfied and disappointed.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food (focused on small plates) was tasty and the unique ingredients/combinations are great. Service was sub-par - abrupt, delays with bringing out drinks, food dropped off without explanation.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good
Monkish curry has a quarter size piece of monkfish and 2 clams. That was it

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VI
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre at best and the almond cake dessert was extremely dry. Mocktails were not worth the price. Very overpriced for the quality of food. Our waiter seemed stretched and not very attentive.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some new dishes in Indian cuisine and very well presented

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SD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance but limited options for brunch. Would have liked to see some more chaat options in brunch menu

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JJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!!

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ES
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good but too pricey for what we got we had brunch so I don’t know how is it during dinner.

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BC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for creative Indian food and original cocktails. Great service and inviting space with lots of light. If you like traditional Indian food especially at buffets, this place is not for you.

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MK
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super inventive terrific. Great waitstaff, lots of fun. I’ll be back for certain!!

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MN
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and incredible service! I’ll be going back and sharing the experience with friends and family. Thank you ROOH!

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VS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good ambiance and service. Food is average although presentation is great. Some of the spices are not used in right ratio.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun and very tasty.

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NN
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I would never recommend this place to someone who loves real taste of Indian Cuisine. Food was very sweet and blend. I never had a Butter Chicken where Chicken was boiled and put it in a curry and was smelling bad.. I wish I could give minus points to them and ask for money back.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience. Food was top notch and great service. Highly recommend this place

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PT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

About six months ago I was there and really impressed. Not this time.

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J
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We showed up early and decided to eat at the bar. Both bartenders knew all the details of the food menu and made some great suggestions. All the food we ordered was delicious but my favorite was the cauliflower.

I will definitely go back!!

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E
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is outstanding, creative with unusual flavors. Service first rate. Consistently this level.

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect experience, to be honest. The tea China was stunning. The chicken curry was delicious. The noise level was nice and low so it was easy to have a conversation with my lunch mate. It was about $70 for 2 people, which is on the pricey side for SF, but not insane. I will be back.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Easily worth missing. End of story.

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TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New desserts introduce to celebrate the Festival 'Holi' and recommended by the chef were awesome. Seems like I would be becoming a regular here :-)

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JS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Most dishes were too spicy and lunch for two was $90 so fairly pricey.

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TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rooh never fails to impress. Great food and new additions

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OJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment and on our visit superb service were the highlights. The waiter's recommendations
were spot-on, with the highlight being the jackfruit tacos. We would come back just for those. Lamb
Korma was tasty but a bit greasy for California diets. Recommended cashew cake and barfi dessert was also a highlight.

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent contemporary Indian.
A bit pricey though

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my husband’s birthday! The service and food were excellent, thank you for making it special!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Rooh. The jackfruit tacos are superb- spicy buy unique. The turmeric gin tonic is a real treat.

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HR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Not too many options in their lunch menu.
Pricy compare to the quantity.
Main lunch item 'chicken curry' was not that great cold and prepared very unprofessionally.

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RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and presentation was fabulous. We enjoyed our time at Rooh.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Rooh is a great place to eat our with family and friends. Great ambiance and very good service. The menu is traditional Indian food with a twist. A bit on the expensive side but you will enjoy

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IF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The restaurant doesn't honor reservation timings and the management has an attitude with how they deal with customers. There is no point to a reservation system if you don't seat customers for the time they make the booking, waited 35 minutes past our reservation time before we got seated with no sign of sincere apology from the team. Great food by the end of the meal but would choose Amber any day over this to avoid the frustration. Not a place to bring anyone of importance to because of how they treat customers.

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