APRIL 5, 2020

THE 24 BEST THINGS WE ATE AND DRANK IN CHICAGO RESTAURANTS IN 2019 - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

One of Chicago's best new restaurants this year, Rooh presents elevated, modernist takes on Indian classics. I could wax rhapsodic about the naan and kulcha on the menu (particularly the shaved-truffle kulcha), but I'll focus instead on the lamb ribs, slow-braised before being fried to a crispy finish and dabbed with an apricot glaze. Indian umami.

APRIL 5, 2020

THE 38 ESSENTIAL CHICAGO RESTAURANTS

Chicagoans have few choices for upscale Indian food downtown. Rooh's 2019 arrival is noteworthy not only because it fills that void, but it also gives the West Loop one of the most unique restaurants in the city.

NOVEMBER 26, 2019

ROOH CHICAGO NAMED FINALIST FOR EATER AWARDS RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

The city is in the midst of a golden era of South Asian restaurants, with pedigreed chefs opening many palate-expanding options this year outside Chicago's longtime Indian hub on Devon Avenue, and the sophisticated, modern food and drink at ROOH makes it arguably the crown jewel of them all along Randolph Restaurant Row.

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

ROOH FEATURED IN CHICAGO'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS, ACCORDING TO PHIL VETTEL

Time for another Phil's 50, a semi-regular list of the most interesting and important restaurants in Chicago.

OCTOBER 12, 2019

PHIL VETTEL REVIEW: ROOH'S PROGRESSIVE INDIAN COOKING EMBRACES TRADITION WHILE DEFYING IT

There's a modernist's mind behind Sarkar's cooking, an artist's eye in the plate presentations, a master's touch in the nuanced sauces. Though the dishes are too rooted in tradition to be called fusion, Sarkar's interpretations embrace, from time to time, ingredients utterly foreign to traditional Indian cuisine.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

ROOH - A MICHELIN GUIDE RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO

Libations poured here have their own flavor matrix—study them if you must but rest assured that all are great. Similarly, the menu is dotted with Indian classics enhanced by such cutting-edge flavors…

JUNE 21, 2019

MICHELIN GUIDE: 5 NEW CHICAGO RESTAURANTS TO CHECK OUT THIS SUMMER

"Meaning soul or spirit, ROOH brings the spirit of India to Chicago through the restaurant experience," per the restaurant's website. Of the Bay Area location, inspectors note an "innovative menu that fuses the subcontinent's myriad flavors with modern restaurant staples."

JUNE 21, 2019

EATER: THE HOTTEST RESTAURANTS IN CHICAGO RIGHT NOW, JUNE 2019

"Perhaps the crown jewel in the wave of new South Asian restaurants in Chicago, this upscale San Francisco-imported Indian spot offers fancy takes on classic and modern Indian dishes and creative cocktails on multiple floors on Randolph Restaurant Row."