ROOH

4.5
633 reviews
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian food ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

My son got sick after eating at rooh, great presentation but unhygienic food

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

Great delicious food and beautiful presentations. amazing drinks! Very friendly staff. Will come again for sure!

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

Rooh is one of our favourite restaurants in SF. Consistently excellent food, drinks and service, we can’t really fault anything. Can’t wait to go back again soon!

F
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Expensive! Starters are better than mains.After drinks and appetizers at the bar, we were seated (we had reservation)where we had overly attentive service. We ate slowly enjoying the food and company. Restaurant brought our check without asking if we wanted dessert and asked us to leave as they needed our table for someone else. Once we leave left table they brought us a strange drink as a thank you. We were uncomfortable standing at crowded bar, but couldn't drive after consuming after dinner drink. So we left car and went elsewhere for dessert. Came back later to find car vandalized and backpack stolen. Not sure we'll be heading back after being asked to vacate table and spouse was I'll from food. Strange evening..

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and I would definitely go there.

s
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unbelievably delicious food! The complexity and richness of the sauces are absolutely divine. Among the best meals I have ever eaten, and the service and ambiance is lovely to boot. Truly in my top 10.

JS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excllent. Great portion sizes for lunch. The service is always so kind and personable. I highly recommend ROOH.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Most of the food was cold and our appetiser was served after the main dishes.

Service was not great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food! We were pleased with everything we ordered. Can't wait to go back!

BM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was fantastic! The food lived up to all of the reviews!

MA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was spectacular.

Only 2 things:
1. They didn't honor my request for the type of table I wanted.

2. My wife had to repeatedly go and ask the manager for a candle to be put on the dessert we ordered since it was my birthday.

So, in general, service was meh, but food was great.

NJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at rooh. Food and service was excellent

y
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent starters and drinks. Main courses were fair at best. Service left much to be desires

PY
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've walked by this restaurant several times and have always been tantalized by the aromas. I was able to enjoy dinner with 2 clients on Friday night and the food did not disappoint! Haley described dishes and checked on us often but was not intrusive. It's the perfect place to share appetizers and mains with the table. Chef Pujan Sarkar brings wonderful flavors, blended with creative presentation to his dishes, and the cocktails are also praise worthy. Thank you for a wonderful evening, and for your support of Meals On Wheels.

S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Have fun with drinks and appetizers - the main course was not as much fun.

PV
San Francisco
100 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing the food was excellent and the service was perfect. We had the oysters and the lamb main dish. It was difficult to choose. I will definitely return. We went early on Friday night and easily got street parking. If you love Indian, you will love ROOH.

g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous and so were the cocktails. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and it was such a nice end to our day in the city. Highly recommend.

G
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lunch meeting and it was fantastic. We started with a cauliflower appetizer. The sauce that came with the fried cauliflower was outstanding. I had the butter chicken with garlic naan. It was simply marvelous. My guest had the Monk fish and seafood and she loved it. She was visiting from LA and said it was the best Indian food she had since leaving NYC. I believe this by far one of the best Indian restaurant in SF. I will definitely return

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The food was decent but not great, especially for the price point. Portions and prices are high-end, the plating was generally nice, but the flavors weren't anything beyond what you would get at an Indian restaurant at half the price. The service felt rushed throughout.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always outstanding. I'd enjoy it more if it wasn't so pricey but I'm such a fan I can't stop going... :)

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great Ambience and Exceptional Table Service

AV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have already recommended ROOH to a number of our friends!! The food was AMAZING - just the right balance of fusion and traditional flavors, and the service was impeccable. Our waiter Vivek was lovely and gave the best recommendations - and the manager, Jeffrey, was gracious and hospitable. They made my husband's birthday really special!!

DM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting with beautiful people! Food was so pretty and full of flavor. Our server, Alex, was gracious and helpful. I'll definitely return and bring more friends!

AO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Would recommend it to all friends and others.

OT
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Saffron rice ruined my meal. If I had only eaten everything but the rice, it would have been a five star perfect meal but the saffron rice made me sick. Really regret that one part of the meal.

TD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, we ordered a handful of appetizers and some came out of order while another didn't arrive. I think there was new staff, but everything was amazing! The fancy drinks were out of this world. Loved all the food we sampled. Just wish we could've tried the Cod, which was forgotten :-)

Y
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

While we waited to be seated we ordered some drinks at the bar. Cocktails were delicious, but the bartender no so much.

A well build 5’5 foot tall was nothing but rude. He expressed to ya that the section we were seated he made cocktails so it was going to be a bit messy, after of course we ask for assistance to clear the counter since it got very wet.

Other than that, we enjoy ROOH but I think management need to jump in and minimize this kind of culinary experiences from staff members that ruins everyone’s gratuity.

LD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! I would try anything on the menu but our favorites are the jackfruit tacos, butter chicken, paneer, and the gluten free dessert was the best (we tried them all!). Everything was delicious, can't wait to go back again.

E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very innovative!!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. The food is super creative yet still very much Indian. The jackfruit tacos are amazing!

PD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Contemporary indian very flavorful super friendly - the chef came to our table and talked to us about his work - we had a great time and the food is superb with super friendly staff

SS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary dining experience. Exceptional service, beautiful dining room, lovely and delicious food. Sort of place where you look at everyone else’s food on the way to the rest room!

M
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a bit noisy for our party of four to hear comfortably. The food was good but expensive. I’m glad I went, but once was enough

VK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff always make us feel special when we visit. Food is easily the best indian in SF! Must order items: dahi puri, lamb keema, cashew cake, and the malabar old fashioned!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always, this was our tenth visit in 2 years!!

a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Remarkably well thought out dishes. Everything was delicious.

KD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambiance and service were great but the food was fair. The appetizers were much better than the main entree-lamb shank was not anything to write home about. I would say go for appetizers and have dinner elsewhere.

a
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

We ordered appetizer and entrees. Besides paneer chilli, everything else was terrible. Food quality needs to improve!

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