Chef is trying to be too fancy with the food with rich sauses, etc. They need more basic Indian dishes with traditional curries. Also, no Indian beers were available. Indian food goes best with lighter Indian lager beers. The craft beers are too heavy for the spicy Indian food.
Fantastic food and creative! Service was spot-on. Lovely cocktail and wine lists. Can't wait to return and have time for dessert and tea!
The service was above and beyond what would be expected........We had to re-schedule our reservation and this was no problem even though they were very busy....Food very good with a good variety of degrees of spicy, but always with that special Indian taste.........We will definitely be going back and recommending to our friends
We were so excited to see this great new spot pop up in our neighborhood---growing VERY weary of all the pub food in this area by the ballpark.
Excellent experience all around! Great and innovative flavors; interesting spices; attentive service. And the chef even came out and spent a few minutes with us asking us about our meal and experience.
We will be regulars here for sure!
I've eaten there three times now and it's fabulous every time. Every plate is perfectly prepared and is excellent. None are even mediocre. The service is, efficient, genuinely heartfelt and kind, intent on making sure one has a great experience. Wonderful ambience and modern, tasteful decor. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Dr. Michael Hack
Rooh is amazing... I am not a big fan of Indian food but I love this place. I always try to come with a group of people and order tapas style... that way I get to eat many dishes. Absolutely yummy! They also have a good selection of cocktails.
I thought Rooh was fantastic. Every dish was delicious, interesting and beautifully presented. The service was excellent and friendly. There are some familiar dishes but quite a few unfamiliar and imaginative offerings. The cocktails were also wonderful and served in beautiful glassware.
Nice ambience, very good service and food.
Food felt pricy but definitely innovative
Sublime Food. Just tremendous!
Most of the dishes looked a lot better than they tasted. The fish and prawn combo looked very colorful and spicy but had no flavor, same with lamb keema, kulchas were ok but the worst items were the masala tea and the service. We mentioned about the tea and the waitress told us that others like it and shrugged her shoulder. Wow, when you pay double/triple for same item, you expect a better response than that. The service was overall slow and very shoddy with no feedback when asked about the items.
Tasting menu portions were not a good value compared to ordering a la carte. Didn’t expect the main entree to be so small- two bites of chicken.
The biggest reason why we would not come back is because I left a note in my open table reservation to have no salt on my wife’s tasting menu because she has a health condition that limits her sodium Intake. Most of her dishes were salty, especially the butter chicken main entree. Unfortunately she couldn’t eat most of her meal so we had to grab more food for her elsewhere even after spending $90 on her meal.
To make matter worse, our doggy bag food was lost at the front desk.
This place has the potential to be a "go-to" in SoMa for lunch but the service is always so SLOW! They need to get it together. The last few times I've been the service moves at a glacial pace, and simple things are annoying like I had to ask THREE times for a lemon slice for my water. You cannot get out of there in a hour for lunch due to the slow/poor service so they are going to lose business as a result. Too bad because the food and ambiance is good.
I just went for lunch and it was incredible. This place has unbelievable service and food for extremely reasonable prices. All the details have been paid attention to - the decor is on fleek and even the silverware is nice. I had the Mistletoe Kisses tea and a vegetarian platter. The last time I went here for brunch I had the duck egg on brioche. It was easily as nice as Dottie's, Brenda's, Mensho, or any of the other awesome places in the city.
We had the tasting menu, and were extremely excited about the Pani Puri! Since their Pani Puri was only limited to the 70$ tasting menu.
To our disappointment, the first course only had one Pani Puri and one Dahi puri! Generally Pani Puris are extremely small and served in groups of 5-6. We thought since its a tasting menu we would get 3 each! The one we had was tasty enough to not be completely ruin our evening (It was that good). However, we won't be making the one hour long drive since that was the highlight of the meal. Earlier they used to give 3 of them in a tasting menu. Not sure what changed.
Would say food is good but not great for the price. A couple of small plates were real disappointments in terms of taste. One of the dishes was over fried n soggy with oil.
Service can be improved. We had to ask for our cocktails twice after ordering them first and were only served when the third appetizer arrived on the table!
The food is absolutely outstanding at Rooh. The modern Indian touch is well done and flavorful. The drink selection is equally outstanding. I would highly recommend it.
The food at Rooh is outstanding. Definitely get a sense of Indian food being elevated with unexpected, bright flavors. I am already planning a return trip.
Rooh came highly recommended by a friend. Decided to take BF for birthday celebration. It is lovely restaurant and service is excellent. Overall, I had a good experience and would consider returning. However, for the high price, I didn't think it was a quite worth it. While the food was nicely presented and creatively considered, it just didn't seem worth the $150 tab.
Food was superb !!!
Super Tasty! the staff are always amazing and accommodating. the drinks are fun and change with the seasons. highly recommend this place!
Excellent food, good attentive service, great place to go with colleagues for a special meal.
I don’t have to go to London for great Indian food since Rooh has opened. There was not a single mid-step from arrival to departure. Every staff person we talked with was warm, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Each dish was a remarkable experience. The flavors are diverse, authentic and taste marvelous. We so enjoyed the personal comments about the regional variations of the pani poori. This is our new favorite restaurant. We’ll go back.
excellent meal - each dish had complex flavor but not overwhelming
The food is great and so is the ambiance but the service was SO SLOW! This was a lunch meeting and the staff acted like we were expecting a 2 hour lunch. Everything about the service moved at a glacial pace and there was less than 6 people in the entire restaurant?
The food was sub-par compared to the pricing and promise, this compared to other restaurants in the neighborhood of this caliber. I get better Indian at the $30 pp price point, why spend $60 for the same. Also, Indian main course is never served cold or luke warm - but the one we were served was not hot.
This place is incredible. Found it on a Thrillist for best new 2017 restaurants in SF.
Service was slow at first, but it resulted in the GM taking care of me all night, and he made sure I had an incredible experience.
Highlight: scallops with curry. Independently the beat curry and the best scallops I’ve ever had. Combined, WOW.
There were so many great dishes on the menu that I struggled to narrow my selection down. I was so impressed by what I ordered that I plan to return to try all the items I didn’t get a chance to taste.
Suggestion: bring friends who like to share and plan accordingly. 🍽
Food and service were both fantastic! One of the managers walked me and my husband through the menu and gave excellent suggestions. We ordered a bunch of small plates so we could try lots of different stuff, and every single dish was delicious
The service was very rushed, which spoiled the experience. While the food prices are closer to fine dining restaurants, the servers and waiters don't have adequate training. So, that made it feel like a regular restaurant with expensive food.
The food was very good and servers were very attentive.
Really good indian food, great cocktails and awesome service.
Everything was great. Would totally come back.
Unique! We brought our nephew from New Mexico. Fun!
Excellent!!! Superb food.
LOVED this restaurant!!! Incredible incredible incredible!
Amazing host, great service and fabulous food
A perfect experience with friends
Excellent food, excellent service. Will definitely return. May try it for lunch too.
This is our second time and it was really good both times. Lamb shank best in the City. Appetizers were great. We eat out alot and this restaurant is a winner. High quality Indian food. Pricey but the value is there.
We will not be going back. Food and service ok, management clueless. When we arrived restaurant was pretty much empty. They sat us at a row of tables. Next 2 parties they sat on each side of us even with the place empty. When I suggested to the manager in the future she might want to spread parties out she appeared to have no concept of the idea. She said it was up to customers to let them no in advance if they wanted a table with privacy. There are plenty of good choices for dining out in the City, this is not one of them.
We went here for my finance's birthday and got the Chefs tasting menu. It was DELICIOUS. Each plate was somehow better than the last! The tasting menu does give options if you want all vegetarian which is a nice bonus. Everything was plated beautofully, so tasty and fresh and had fun unique twists on Indian classics. I can't wait to go back. The service was also top notch.