ROOH

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

Great tasting Indian food and desert .. elevated by modern cooking techniques but Spotty table service and inattentive servers spoilt the overall experience

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ML
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came on a recommendation from friends. We loved it and would gladly pass on the recommendation

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

It was my wife birthday on 05/21 and we decided to go ROOH, it was the best Indian restaurant I have ever gone.

The ambience,food, service was just amazing.

Congratulations to the team of ROOH for delivering amazing food.

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EF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff were very accommodating of our group of 5. We tried dishes from all the different sections of the menu and enjoyed the variety. Highly recommend the crunchy potato paneer dish, the naan with chutneys was fun to sample, the pulao was delicious, and the tuna was also one of our favorites. Don’t miss the duck kebabs! The butter chicken was good, not great, and the romanesco came in a heavy but delicious sauce. The cocktail menu was laid out in a fun way and our group enjoyed the unique flavors of the drinks. The staff was very attentive and on the ball.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal and celebration.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was wonderful, creative and beautifully presented and it tasted great. It is definitely a modern twist on Indian food. There was no choice in decreasing spice level. The atmosphere was semi formal, but i assumed it was formal for a higher end Indian restaurant. Noise level was up as bar runs across 75 percent of the restaurant. I expected table clothes and silver set, nicely. I think the staff is also not fully fluent on meal choices, but it could have been just my waiter. I found the reservations accommodating with kind staff.

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a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We will be back. So much fun. It was a bday celebration

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HA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Waiter was extremely rude. Food was less than average.

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SJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food! This is now one of our favorite restaurants in SF!

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B
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The presentation, food, service, and staff all were good. But, it's a very pricey Indian restaurant. Perhaps the overall quality justifies the value? I don't think I fully agree with that.

But, I enjoyed the dinner n so did my guests, which perhaps makes up for that.

This was my second time here at ROOH.

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MB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I spent lunch with my wife celebrating her birthday and they made it extra special with a touch of nice dessert on the house. The foods are outlandish and excellent!

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p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible - reminiscent of traditional Indian flavors but presented in a new and beautiful way. All of the wait staff were incredibly kind, and attentive to my peanut allergy! Even though we had three different people bring out dishes, each made sure to confirm all the dishes were peanut-free and to warm me of the ones that were not. Highly recommend for any special occasion!

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VI
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great price fixe menu. Service could’ve been more attentive. They did run out of one of the desserts we ordered and didn’t tell us until the last min.

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H
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was spectacular and the service was attentive and charming but not overbearing. We were talking about our dinner the next day and agreed it was one of the best Indian restaurants we have eaten at in the Bay Area. We will definitely be back.

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FL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Not only did they forget a part of our order but once we told them about it (3x throughout the meal), they profusely apologized and said they were sending out 2 orders to make up for the oversight. Only 1 came!!!! Plus, we asked for more of a specific sauce - which they reminder us would be an additional $2.00 (tacky for a high end restaurant). They finally brought out the sauce after 2 reminders. It was a completely different sauce which they tried to play off as being the same.

The service was extremely poor at this restaurant.

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f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Excellent. Wait staff patiently explained food itemswe were not familiar with. Our 2nd visit there

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1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeoffrey was extremely nice and courteous. He took care of all the specifics ( seat location, dietary restrictions etc) I requested for. Definitely going back again to this place. Loved the food.

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a
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For sure one of the best high-end Indian restaurants in the Bay Area. Excellent creative food with really good service. Love this place and I don't write positive reviews lightly. Highly recommended. I will be back.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and drinks. Love this place. Perfect for a nice dinner with amazing flavors. Service slower but it was a busy Saturday night. And staff was friendly so that made up for it.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The live music was amazing!!

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This was a beautiful place for lunch. It was not crowded therefore noise did not interrupt our conversation. I do think we witnessed a marriage proposal at a nearby table making it all the more memorable. Food was extremely flavorful. We will go again!

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here twice now and it hasn’t disappointed. Everything we’ve tried has a full palate of flavors. The dishes that have multiple sauces or components are all well thought out and the flavors go together perfectly. This is one of our favorite places in the country to eat.

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n
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beautiful and delicious. The manager and wait staff were all incredibly sweet and accommodating. Definitely my top dining experience in the last few months.

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Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
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 on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
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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