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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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Kajang, Malaysia
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We asked the owner why he named his shop 'Ali Baba' and he said because it was an easy name for customers to remember. Nothing 'Ali Baba' about this kebab shop. The kebabs were delicious and juicy. Portions were also large. The baklava was also wonderful. Good place to eat 'halal' food in Rotorua.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great little spot hidden on Rotorua's Main Street. Lovely kebabs and rice dishes, well worth a visit, affordable too

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Thank Zcorpion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here all the time it's the best food in Rotorua & I love it best food in town, great fast friendly staff thank you - Cheers Anaru,

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Hastings, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a recommendation. Got chicken berzer (rice, chicken, yummy sauce, salad) and a chicken pizza with garlic mayo and sweet chilli on sauce. Also a lamb karuche and all of it was amazing. Fed 3 very generously for $43. Very friendly staff. Will go back many times.

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falmouth, maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

don't know what to say here....been in places exactly like this from Manhattan to Prague to London to Reykjavik to Rotorua. Nothing distinguished about this except for the absolutely delightful woman who took care of us. Then apparently the owner came in who was a bit more morose and things quieted down a bit. Food was very good. I got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoy my meals here every time I visit. The staff are always lovely, particularly the maori woman on the front counter! The cook is more than happy to cater for people (such as myself) who are sensitive to spice. Every dish has its own signature exotic flavour, the prices are absolutely superb.

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Thank PatoneyNZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Pizzazz in town. Must visit and try the Arabian pizza. It's located in town centre and lots of 60 minute parking available around it. Done in or takeaway. Open all week. Alternatively Sunday is off.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read the review and walked past in the late afternoon to decide where to go for dinner. Had a bit of reservation about the look of it from the outside but we decided to trust the reviews - we didn't regret it! It was FABULOUS!!! We squished ourselves on the back table (family of 5) and they were very... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Get a rice dish: Berber (chicken or mixed) or the Amazigh (lamb or mixed) and you will be back again. If you get a kebab there...you will be back again. Were were traveling all of NZ, and stayed in Rotorua for 5 days, and ate here twice. It is that good, and that cheap....ITS CASH ONLY HOWEVER, SO BRING SOME,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the TripAdvisor reviews and were really impressed! Humble surrounds, but the takeaways we got were all very generous serves and totally delicious!! We got the Berber & Tunisian rice meals, with chicken. I ordered the 'hot' Berber rice meal & if you like spicy food (without blowing your head off!) this is for you! Generous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $11
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?