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About Permanently Closed - Ruchi

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in the heart of SOMA, the authentic South Indian cuisine of Ruchi showcases a passion for great food, globally inspired bold flavors, fragrances and spices of Himalayan range Nepal, South and North India. Our chefs have spent months choosing the best ingredients, picking the right spices and balancing the combinations before perfecting the recipe of every dish served to you. Recipes of the region typically begin with rice as a base ingredient, combining it with spices, coconut, tamarind, lentils and a variety of vegetables to create popular dishes such as dosas, idlis, vadas, and uttapams. Enjoy the magic of every dish, straight from the culinary artists of Nepal and colonial India.

474 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm,
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
Closed: Sunday

Cross Street:
Bryant

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 543-3800

Website:
http://www.sfruchisrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Large & affordable parking lot right around the corner on Stillman Street. There is also plenty of street parking (meters run until 6 pm).

Public Transit:
Located within walking distance from Bart(Montgomery st), Caltrain station and Muni(Third st & Perry) systems.

Executive Chef:
Min Lama

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ruchi - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

3.7

ambience

3.2

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Groups (11)
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Great for Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Special Occasion (3)
Romantic (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Dinner prior to a concert at SF ballpark. There were a lot of customers wanting pre-show meals, but the restaurant was overwhelmed because it only had two waitstaff. Post-order wait time was long and service was forgetful and slow (had to ask three times for a water refill). They need more waitstaff for peak hours.

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food3
ambience3
service1
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2014

I was looking for a reasonably quiet, affordable spot to dine with a small group of colleagues, and Ruchi fit the bill. The food was what you'd expect for the price, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was calm enough that we could focus on the conversation, instead of the vibe.

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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I really love this place. I have went there maybe close to 150+ times in the past 3 years. And I am not joking its a consistent once or twice a week for 3 years. The food here is just so good! I really love thair Chicken tikka masala. I highly recommend you go there right now!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Not a romantic restaurant but the food is what your coming for. Some of the best Indian food in San Francisco. Some regional dishes I have seen nowhere else. Dishes with sauces are the way to go- Tandoori is ok but it is the curries that really shine.

Service is friendly and always attentive. They make you feel very comfortable and know you the second time you visit. Parking is available without any hassle in the evening as it is away from most of the residential part of SOMA. Great place to go on the way too or from the Baseball park.

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food4
ambience2
service3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with exceptional service from the staff as well as a personal welcome and menu recommendations from the owner.

We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2013

Ruchi had amazing food! We had a large group (and had to almost double our group reservation the day of - they were so accommodating and friendly about it!), and shared a good number of items on the menu. From what I remember, the naan (garlic and plain, and paneer naan), lassi, chana masala, chicken tikka masala, coconut water in the coconut, samosa, and dosa were amazing! I know we had other things, but I can't remember everything!
The staff at the restaurant are so friendly, and made us feel really welcome. The owner of the restaurant is so nice, too!
Also, the food is very reasonably priced, especially for how good it is.
We definitely plan to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2012

There's nothing romantic -- this is a modest storefront restaurant in a marginal neighborhood -- and there weren't many people when we were there -- but the food is very authentic and tasty -- at least according to my friend who is from that area of India, and who was delighted with the items on the menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2012

the food and service were excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2012

Did our 10th Anniversary here because we LOVE South Indian foods. Spicy, authentic (wife just got back from Kerala & Tamil Nadu) and flavorful. Hands down the fish curry beats all curries in the city of any culture.

Friendly staff who want to make you happy and full. Every dish a winner. I want to write a sterling review, but don't want it to be TOO discovered as prices are moderate and portions good sized.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2012

Ruchi had excellent food - I would recommend ordering many items and sharing them all. It is in a random and not very nice part of SOMA, but my friends and I walked there after going to MoMA and found it to be a hidden gem.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 14, 2012

This is one of those "fabulous for the price" places--homecooked Indian food--they make their own yogurt--the coconut rice--YUMMY--owner exceptionally accommodating.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2012

This restaurant is not in the greatest location but once we sat down and met the owner we were captivated by her charm and welcoming attitude! She made many suggestions and we followed her advice. We ordered several appetizers, 2 entrees, coconut rice, raita, dessert, and drinks for 3 people and it was a feast! Idli Steamed rice and lentil cakes were great, and the Chole Samosa served in chickpea sauce w/ coriander & tamarind
chutney, garnished with onions was the best I've ever had! The Chicken Tikka Masala Tandoor chicken in cream sauce was so great with Plain Naan for dipping! The Shrimp Curry Shrimp in tamarind and peanut sauce was also very good.

The service was fantastic, the food very tasty! We will certainly return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2012

This was my first experience w/ Southern Indian cooking but I was accompanied by a southern Indian and his wife. I would have almost been lost without their help but the waitress was also very helpful indicating if there were dishes that couldn't be made very mild or if that there was too much rice in the dishes ordered. Towards the end of the memal they were busy enough that they needed more than one waitress. It was a Friday night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2011

We came here after seeing the Cirque du Soleil at the nearby AT&T Park. I was skeptical at first because I don't usually eat India food and I don't know a lot about it. My husband has eaten a lot more Indian food and he knows what to order but we also brought our 2 grown kids with us. We were all pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food was. We ordered quite a bit and everything was gone by the end of our meal. We ordered Naan (the garlic Naan is great). We also ordered the samosa, lamb curry, and several other dishes. It was all excellent. The waitress was friendly but it was a bit difficult to understand her English, however, we managed just fine. I would come back here again and I would recommend it to a friend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2011

Great South Indian home cooking in a friendly neighborhood place. Interesting variety & wonderful flavors with fresh ingredients. Also great for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2011

The Chicken Biryani was very good. The server is always very kind.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2011

homestyle south india cooking - fresh with clear flavors and interesting textures

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2011

Ruchi has wonderful and unique South Indian specialties, many of which cannot be found elsewhere. The service was friendly and personable, and the atmosphere was welcoming and inviting. We really enjoyed our experience at Ruchi, and will definitely come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 9, 2011

Great food, friendly prices. We'll definitely be back to try more dishes!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2011

We were randomly walking around after going to the museum of modern art. We are not from san francisco and were in the mood for indian food. We used open table and found out ruchi was 3 blocks away. We would have never known it was there otherwise. The food and everything was amazing! Our favorite meal of the trip AND really reasonably priced. 3 of us ate for under 40 dollars! Its a rare find and we couldn't stop talking about the food for days!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2010

The food at this restaurant is authentic, well prepared and delicious! The service is excellent and the ambiance is casual. I would highly recommend Ruchi to anyone who wants true Indian dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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