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Roti Indian Bistro

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53 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1303
+1 415-665-7684
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:15
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We have had a wonderful dinner here as sorry of three. The food has been as good as 6 Keats ago, when we went here first. We enjoyed the Roti feast and did not manage to finish it although it has been delicious.

Thank SchGuido
San Francisco
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257 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stopped for lunch at Roti Indian Bistro. Food was excellent and the prices for lunch was very reasonable. I had the Naanini which were lamb kebab with naan bread and a cucumber, tomato and red onion salad. Not a fan of mint chutney so I asked for anothre type of chutney and they brought a soup bowls worth of... More 

Thank Sue P
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1,674 reviews
1,041 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a slightly elevated version of your standard Indian restaurant. I've had a few things here that are quite lovely.

Thank Alzor S
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love Indian food and this place was up to my expectation! Tasty, big portion, great service . The Roti was to die for.

Thank Patricia Odette B
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, food delicious and very welcoming environment. Great value for money. Would highly recommend, will be back.

Thank Ciaran D
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Charming interior, delicious food for a really small price (the chai is included), good variety of dishes to chose from and just amazing service. I couldn't find anything that wasn't just right even if I tried.

Thank Bonniewillow
Sacramento, California
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156 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I always have a good feeling about an Indian restaurant when I walk in and you can smell the tandoor. The food does not disappoint. Curries were great, the naan was near perfect. The food took no more than five minutes to arrive. And the atmosphere is lovely. Great service.

Thank danielKeiran
San Francisco, California
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705 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We are recently arrivals in the neighborhood and are systematically trying all the West Portal restaurants. The "other" Indian restaurant, Clay Oven, was a disappointment. Roti offers the standard fare, but tasty, fresh and served with a smile.

Thank Yog-Sothoth
San Francisco, California
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

One of the best Indian restaurants I have found in the city so far. The flavors and colors of the food were wonderful.

Thank chauvelise
San Francisco, California
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200 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

The blends of spices and ingredients were delicious in every dish we had last evening (14 May 2016) at Roti. I like it that Roti features 6-8 new dishes each month, so there's always something new to try. We started with Bengan Pakoras, which were lightly battered and fried fresh eggplant slices. Delicious! For the main courses, we chose one... More 

Thank RWalker415

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1303
  • Public Transportation: One-half block from MUNI station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-665-7684

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?