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Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways

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1146 Tutanekai Street | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 2983
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the food is excellent very authentic. Nice to watch them prepare it infront of you. Been there several times and never a bad meal. Great to see the family working together.

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Thank Sue S
Paihia, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for the first time finally last week. Ordered a mixed kebab, and I don't think I will ever go anywhere else in town! It was so authentic tasting and tasted less processed than other places. Will be back very soon!

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Thank calikiwi84
Rotorua, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love this place, the food is fantastic. Happy people with great vibes and a genuine love for their job. Couldn't ask for a better meal!

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Thank Amelia2407
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rang and ordered over the phone. Fast service, great to encounter experienced and helpful staff. Beautiful chicken kebabs and ready at the drop of a hat. Awesome, affordable, service!

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Thank JonathanFoyle26
Chicago
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smaller restaurant but a few tables for outdoor seating. I got the Ali baba pasta which was a large portion and good. Would go back if I was in the area.

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Thank Kelly S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super good food! Most of the things are home made, and there is a vegetarian option. The staff is nice and friendly, we asked for things to do around rotorua and we went to free and amazing places thanks to their advices!! We definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Virginie3586
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the first rice dish on the menu. Dish lacked in taste and Rice was like mash way over cooked. Had a young boy dishing up. He was for sure under age.

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Thank minnie932
alibabasrotorua, Owner at Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways, responded to this review

Ali Baba's is a family owned business and as a family we all help out. We treat all customers with friendliness and respect as people not as a number or a dollar value. My son is a very important part of Ali Baba's and willingly helps us clearing tables, taking orders, serving etc. However does not handle the food or... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, good prices, lovely owner :) We stopped in for lunch and had mixed and lamb kebabs. Also had some baklava and another sweet treats (can't remember what they were called...)

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Gosford, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flavourful, delicious and filling meals at a great price. Absolutely give Ali Baba's a visit for a meal. The service was quick and friendly and the meals were large. Just what we needed after an afternoon bike tour with Happy Ewes Bike Tours (thanks for the tip Roger!)

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Thank Sally528956
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a takeaway place but they do have a few tables. It was packed for lunch. Food was very flavorful but not super quick if you order the pizza. But worth it. Everyone in our group was happy. The lamb kebab was excellent as well.

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Thank bitsyboom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?