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Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways

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1146 Tutanekai St | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 2983
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank KiwiKaza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It just an amazing restaurant located in Rotorua. I order (Amazin) which is a rice with a meat (checked-lam) and sauce in top. The rice was well cooked, the meat was melting in the mouth and the sauce was sensational. Defiantly I recommend this restaurant because of their food quality , location and price .

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1 Thank Adham M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food at Ali Baba at affordable prices. Kascrutes and Kebabs were delicious and at $23 total was a fraction of the cost of many of the other fine meals we've enjoyed in Rotorua this trip. Small, no frills family run business that was busy and delivers good food in generous portions. Large selection of sauces to go with a... More 

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1 Thank Derek R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an accidental find for us but the pizzas are amazingly authentic and delicious. Ali Baba's is a very unassuming so don't be put off by the frontage it really does offer great food, value for money & the staff are lovely. We have been back several times since discovering this little gem.

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Thank Pam C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go here for lunch pretty often its always fresh hot, yum and fast :) would recommend to anyone wanting a reasonably healthy lunch

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Thank stephaniegW523XL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We came because of the Tripadvisor reviews and we agree 100%. The food was the best food I had since I'm travelling ( past 19 month ). The staff and the owner were super friendly and gave us tips what to do and what not to do in and around Rotorua. Perfect info for Backpackers and tourists. The food itself... More 

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Thank Marco W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Quick service good food and happy people 👍 Came before and nice to be back again 👍 Lots of local eating here also lots of business people Great and good food here

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Thank Aidan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try Ali Baba's after reading other review and it did not disappoint. It's just a little hole in the wall type place. The food was so tasty and everything is made to order. I would highly recommend!!

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Thank Miranda B
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We had sahara pizza , very nice. Food is always very nice, staff always pleasant ! Enjoy dining here and we are local, good value

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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 - $10
Cuisine
Mediterranean, 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 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

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