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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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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice” (53 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1146 Tutanekai Street | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

After 7pm, there aren't many options for restaurants that are open. This place was still pretty busy. Nice decor. Food was ok -- good, but not spectacular. The portions LOOK big because of the way it's plated, but the food is spread out thin so...More

Thank Jan L
alibabasrotorua, Owner at Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways, responded to this reviewResponded today

Please note this review has been posted in error. We have requested it’s removal. We do not serve this type of food. photo uploaded by this reviewer and comments relate to another shop. As you can see by other reviewer photos our food is very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a hole in the wall restaurant with good food and budget friendly prices. We ordered a lamb kabab and the rice Berber with lamb plate. The plate was enough food to share between the two of us and save the kebab...More

Thank Kira J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Berber rice meal. I’m from Sydney Aus and have honestly contemplated flying back just to eat here again. The food is perfectly spiced and seasoned. A real gem of a find!!! If you appreciate spicy food, you will love this. I got...More

Thank Danielle L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great small place with amazing kebabs. Very Tasty, stuffed with fillings. Staff here are also very good.

Thank k2512b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was super nice and friendly and the food was amazing!! We had the Berber rice and the was so, so good!!

Thank ashbb684
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who eats rice and spicy foods almost everyday back at home, I was glad to find this place in Rotorua as I couldn’t find many restaurants that served food like this in Rotorua. It was very well priced compared to many restaurants in...More

Thank Cdesv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I both agree that this was one of the best meals on our trip. Ali Baba's location, family atmosphere and service, and downright delicious food make it a must if you're in Rotorua. A must have is the lamb or falafel kascrute...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food we had was tasty and very filling. The chicken and rice dish I had had just the right amount of spice for me (medium) with plenty of rice, a delicious sauce and a portion of salad. The falafel kebab was pretty good too....More

Thank LorenMarieC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good sizeable portion & tried all Lamb kebab’s where you can choose your dressings & its toppings. Very tasty & its the biggest kebab wrapping we tried before where i had to bring back 1/2 of it, lol 😂. Its at d side of downtown...More

Thank zoo62_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the family here for an early dinner. Three kids had kebabs and said they were best kebabs they had ever eaten. One had Ali Tunisia pasta and pronounced it delicious. Hubby and I had rice dishes. The falafel were nicely textured and flavoured...More

Thank Marg B
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13 September 2017|
Response from Victor I |
Yes! There's falafel
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18 July 2016|
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Response from stephaniegW523XL | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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