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Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways

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Mediterranean, Tunisian
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1146 Tutanekai St | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 2983
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic, Amazing Selection & More than Reasonably Priced

Being locals, my husband and I go here often. The selection is outstanding with something for everyone and the staff are excellent. Tasty, authentic food that's well priced and fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
turkeyjim11
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being locals, my husband and I go here often. The selection is outstanding with something for everyone and the staff are excellent. Tasty, authentic food that's well priced and fresh.

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Edinburgh
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91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget Eat Street: this modest little restaurant has amazing food at modest prices. For $14 I got a beautiful lamb curry with rice, with the meat melting in my mouth and the spices perfectly balanced. The side salad was super tasty as well! Would definitely return if I'm in Rotorua again.

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Thank Julia C
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and really affordable. Big meals too for $14. We had a spicy dish with rice a bit like a curry but with coconut cream. Also a great pasta dish both came with salad. Quite special and very friendly people.

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Thank Mark C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at Alibaba is a Rotorua ritual for us. We have to frequent this place for its ambience, friendly people and of course the food. Love the pizza's, tried the rice dishes they were good as well. Kascrute was really nice as well. The kids love this place. Our visits to Rotorua would not be complete if we didn't go... More 

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Thank jamalazad
Brisbane, Australia
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were swimming at Blue lake about a 15 minutes drive when we started talking to a very friendly lady. We started talking to her about where to eat in Rotorua. She told us that she worked at a place in Rotorua called Ali Baba's. She said they pizza there was very good. So the next night we stopped by... More 

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Thank luke n
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were having a walkabout around the town on a chilly evening and were overwhelmed with a irresistible aroma which led us to this restaurant. It was close to closing time but the owner warmly welcomed us in. The food was hands down the best meal we had in New Zealand with an explosion of flavours and spices and best... More 

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Thank Hashwin G
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cafe/ restaurant was a small place but had a friendly atmosphere. Had to wait a bit for the food but when it arrived it blew us away with the aroma and the fantastic taste.We accepted the apologies for the delay and was really worth the wait.

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Thank Manievannan
Tinley Park, Illinois
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189 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Te Puia. The kebabs were scrumptious at an affordable price.

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Thank AdvTravlr54
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this place every year twice traveling from Auckland to Rotorua, the taste of the food remind me of my home town. The simplicity of the restaurant gave its unique look. The flavour of the food is awesome. I have tried ,Burbary ,Arabian Pizza, Checken kebab but my favourite is the Burbury with medium spice. Price is affordable... More 

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Thank AliAlkhalifah
Rotorua District, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here thinking we would get a kebab. After asking if they sold Iskender the lady at the shop explained yes they can make it up for us but also introduced us to their menu, we opted to try something that sounded absolutely delicious yet never have tried before. Wow!! what a mouthful of delicious spices, and we were both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1146 Tutanekai St | 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tunisian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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