ROOH San Francisco

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian

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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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and so were the people serving in the restaurant. We were late and had to change the reservation twice and they were very helpful in accommodating us.

Would love to go there again..

HH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a new one for my husband and I. We were so impressed with the flavor profile of everything we ate... All the really unique flavors of Indian food in an updated modern presentation. We will definitely be going back here to try more of the dishes we were not able to try first time around. Really cool selection of Cocktails and Mocktails also organized by Flavor profile.

JW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I like ROOH but this time the music was much to loud - it was hard to have a conversation.

y
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

WE had been there twice last year and the drinks were much better then. None of the drinks we got this time did we find that great. Also felt the food wasn't as good this time either. it was still good but not superb like last year.

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service too slow

JF
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rare delight, made even rarer still (in a good way) by our delightful server, Bharati. She helped us navigate a few dietary restrictions, steered us to great selections, and was warm, friendly, and attentive. Plating was superior, and the flavors different from and well superior to your neighborhood Indian restaurant. I couldn't give it five stars for value because it is not inexpensive. But it was worth every cent of the price we paid.

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and ambiance

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting my uncle after a long time

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We requested gluten free options for one guest at the outset. We were given quite a selection to choose from by our server, but one of the mains selected - the lamb shank - was actually not a gf option. We identified that as soon as the dish arrived and it was swapped for an alternative option. The staff were extremely accommodating when the mistake was realized. But it seemed such a shame, as it was only the accompanying sauce (it was not house made) which was gf, and there was no option to change it out.

The kitchen closed at 9.30 (it was a Tuesday), and as a result the bar was unable to make cocktails, and could only serve wine / bottled drinks which was a real pity as we were really looking forward to closing out with a cocktail instead of dessert. The cocktails we did get to enjoy at the start of our meal were absolutely fantastic.

Overall it was still a good experience and the servers were very accommodating and friendly. We will be back.

AP
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and creative food! Definitely will recommend to a friend! Such talented chef! Unique taste!

SR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely recommend trying the paneer chilli roll, chutney samplers and phirni dessert. Chutneys were the best part. Too good.

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Jackfruit tacos were delicious

FA
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooh was amazing as always! My favorite place to dine in San Francisco.

m
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was reasonably tasty but super expensive. Service was nice but not exceptional. Ambiance was nice - very pretty setting. If you need to eat in this part of town it's a good choice but otherwise I'd go elsewhere.

C
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooh is always wonderful, innovative food and great service. The only problem with this visit was that the Salesforce Dreamforce event was happening and the restaurant was slammed with diners. It was very noisy—conventioneers having a good time and spending money, so you can’t complain, but there were several tables for 6-8 dinners where 10 people were sitting.

We look forward to our next dinner here.

KN
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Drinks and Food are very good; the service is quite slow and they forget several of the items we ordered. It got to the point where it wasn't even worth it to wait.

Probably a good spot for happy hour and drinks but would not recommend for dinner....especially at those prices.

k
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and cocktails that made for a great girls night out!

SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is a really cool place with great drinks, awesome food and outstanding service. It is an Indian Fusion place so don’t expect the food to be like a typical Indian restaurant. But it will definitely wow you with the unique twist that each item has to offer. Overall you will be very happy with the quality of the food and the exceptional service.

DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We dined family style. At our table of ten - one person was gluten free and one avoided spicy food. I appreciate that RooH is happy to accommodate dietary concerns. However, every time the dishes came out of the kitchen the server made a huge "gluten fuss", wagging her finger at my colleague "this has gluten - you can't have this!" This happened at least 6 times... it felt like allergy shaming.
I recommend the server make a simple, announcement (before you bring out drinks) that you will be serving the (gluten-free) items on blue plates / and nut-free items on yellow plates and placing them in front of the customers you are accommodating.
That, and the food was meh.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for lunch on a Monday. It was delicious. There were not many people so it was pleasant and not to noisy.
The but rata and desserts were amazing. Just want to go back there!

VT
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with family to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. The staff were fantastic and the food was absolutely amazing. The service was second to none and made sure we were well taken care of throughout the entire evening. Amazing is all I can say!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food wasn’t quite as good as the last time we dined there. But my biggest complaint was about the music. It was too loud to comfortably have a conversation.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Management is really missing the boat here. We have hosted many events here , but no longer.

J
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Didn't liked the food. I ordered KADAI PANEER it didnt tasted like Kadai paneer

V
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delectable food, beautifully presented. The cocktails were amazing!

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and drinks. Had a great time! Would love to come back.

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We are very outgoing and try to go to all Michelin star restaurants
This one doesn’t have any star but was recommended by Michelin guide
Food was good but not worth’s the price
Chicken curry was sweet and had no flavor
Accommodation when we asked for Papad was rude and argumentative
Service was extremely slow for the number of guests in the restaurant
Ambience is not very good for the priceAnd Looks rundown place
Very expensive and charged 20% Gratuity for a party of 4 without any good service
Will never go back again
Very disappointed

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food!!

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JF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diwali celebration menu was great! Elaneer Payasam for desert was absolutely mind blowing. Wonderful drinks as always. Btw, I’m not a fan of Indian food😉

l
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to ROOH for a special occasion dinner and it felt as special as the occasion. Wonderful service, amazing cocktails, delicious food, lovely ambiance. Overall wonderful experience.

k
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every bite was a revelation. The presentation of each dish was a work of art. The flavors were unique and wonderful.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails, pancake was ridiculously good. Service staff were friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend for brunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food (especially starters) , loved soothing music and the fantastic service .

J
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a very high end restaurant that I would come with friends. The food is phenomenal and the apps, dinner and dessert are so creative. I was suggested this place by a friend and could not imagine it could be so good.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Waiter wasn’t great- limited interaction or help with selections. Didn’t check in at all. One dish (mushrooms) not ready for ordering and he kept saying not to order as he had no idea when they’d be ready.
Food delicious but Curry’s have very small portion of meat for sharing.

P
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time; great service, I was a little disappointed in my dish; but my friends loved their dishes.

TA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and really innovative spins on Indian comfort food. Service was a little disorganized when we were there - took us a while to be seated, table was much bigger than our party needed, and the receipt had items we hadn't ordered on it which needed clarification twice. That said, it was still warm and good service and would definitely come back soon!

O
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had a party of 5 with reservation at 6:30 pm, a reunion with classmates who had not seen each other for 28 years. We had finished our meal and were in process of paying our bill when a staff member came up and told us at 835 pm that ‘people were waiting for our table’. None of us could fathom being rushed out the door in such a brusque fashion. If the owner had been in sight, I would have spoken to her about this treatment, very off-putting.

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Poor service. Missed on an item entirely and the server decided to play a blame game than accept the mistake. The manager did a much better job with handling the situation. Good management but very poor service.

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