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Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways

1146 Tutanekai Street | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 2983
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1146 Tutanekai Street | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 Evenings in row I had dinner at Ali Baba's. As a vegetarian they have everything available with falafel. All food is served with complimentary tap water. But the cherry on top of it all: their politness. I was recognised from the second visit and...More

Thank Tijs v
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is a small restaurant with about six tables inside and four outside for good weather. There is a short menu of delicious lamb and/or chicken kebabs, Also, a few dishes and pastas. The kebabs come with a selection of 3 sauces (choose from 12!),...More

Thank Anbrugo
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Wow the food was perfect. There was 8 in our group and we all ordered something different. Everyone was totally satisfied and the price was extremely reasonable. We will have to visit again to try something else.

Thank Faudemer
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This cafe does serve the usual kebabs - but there also are some interesting Tunisian rice and pasta dishes on the menu. We tried a chicken and rice dish with an Amazigh (tomato and coconut cream) sauce and a falafel salad. The food was really...More

Thank SuzieLee71
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

It is like a tradition for us , whenever we visit Rotorua we must have some Tunisian dishes. Perfect food and very reasonable price.

Thank Villa M
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Nice homemade food, ordered the tunesian rice with chiken, it was really good! And for only 16NZD.. great price/quality relation.

1  Thank Thogstrom
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We had Berber Rice with lamb & the chicken sandwich (Tunisian style) - delicious & very well priced. Highly recommended!

Thank JoKemp77
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited Ali Baba"s based on it's TripAdvisor reviews, and we were SO, SO glad we went. It has a pleasing and interesting Tunisian decor, and tables both inside and outside. The restaurant opens up to the sidewalk to give the restaurant a more open feel....More

Thank NC_Brad
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

How amazing the food is - i can not put into writing. I travel 250km each way from Auckland when i get chance just for this food. Freshly cooked mouth watering food you can not find elsewhere! Must try! Excellent service from Najem!!

2  Thank Sunvi A
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by this place as my guide-book recommended restaurants were closed around 3pm. I am so glad I did - food portions are extremely generous and more importantly, delicious. Both the owner and staff are very friendly and talkative. If I was staying longer, I'd...More

1  Thank Lina K
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13 September 2017|
Response from Victor I |
Yes! There's falafel
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Response from stephaniegW523XL | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is :)
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1146 Tutanekai Street | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 2983
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Welcome to Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine. Tunisian cuisine is a blend of Mediterranean and desert dweller's culinary traditions. Our food can be quite spicy, however we try to cater to customers tastes. As well as meat meals we also have falafel (vegetarian) as a option for those who desire this. Our menu comprises of Kebabs, Pasta and Rice Meals, Gourmet Pizzas and Kascrutes. All meals come with side salads and you can choose from Lamb Chicken or Falafel. Medium or spicy flavour. Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine was established in 2004 and is a family owned and operated business. Our aim is to provide flavoursome meals to our customers in a friendly relaxed environment. Our Prices range from $4.50 up to $18.00. Great prices. We have a range of fresh homemade deserts and biscuits. Our meat and cooking practices are 100% halal.
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