Rook is a casual, contemporary Asian restaurant located just a few blocks away from downtown Indianapolis – in one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods. We draw inspiration from street food stalls all over Asia. We bring you the flavors of Korea, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia – with a Filipino touch. Connecting with the cooks in street markets and at food carts in Asia is so much a part of the experience that we built an entirely open kitchen so that guests can watch the action up close here, too. We accept reservations, often host winemaker or brewer dinners, and are located right on the Cultural Trail.
Chef Carlos Salazar's love of Asian cuisine combined with helping run one of Indy’s top restaurants gives Carlos a unique style and vision. “I want to redefine Asian street food and elevate it to a dining experience that is creative and modern,” he says. “Street food, when executed well, is about simple but bold and exciting flavors.”