Modern Indian Food (Still) Inspires: ROOH SF

Published April 8, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:

With the pandemic closure of local treasures like August 1 Five, SF’s modern Indian options are fewer. Thank God for ROOH. With a name meaning ”soul” or “spirit,” ROOH has been a SoMa “progressive Indian” dining destination since 2017. Open flame, tandoori-focused ROOH Palo Alto location is its totally different, worthwhile sister, having the misfortune to open in 2020, but thankfully going strong.


ROOH’s Amuse Bouche
ROOH’s Dungeness crab bonda
ROOH’s edamame huckleberry kebab potato cake
ROOH’s winter truffle kulcha