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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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Hobart, Australia
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hardly as restaurant with just a few tables but a popular place nevertheless. They stop serving once the meat runs out on the kebab grill. We had the Tunisian rice dishes and a (non tomato) pizza. Flavoursome food. No alcohol served as halal eatery. Great place if you are on a budget.

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Thank basename164_friends
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

"What a lovely suprise" My husband and I are visiting Rotorua for our 1st wedding anniversary after spending 9 months travelling through Asia and NZ we were pleasantly suprised to stumble upon this lovely little cafe/restaurant to share our anniversary dinner. After walking through eat street and looking at all the lovely restaurants Rotorua had to offer we found still... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast service and great flavours. $16 I was full. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Big smiles behind the counter.

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Thank BadPandaNZ
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We called in for a take away kebab after reading reviews. Great friendly staff, quick service. very tasty food and great value for money. A must visit if you are in the area. Believe the good reviews

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ali Baba's is a small place just off Eat Streat, only have 5 or so tables. It is, however, the place to get a kebab in Rotorua, a filling meal packed with meat and vegetables for around a tenner. The staff there are very friendly and service is quick. Watch out for the harissa, it is a bit spicy but... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our food from Ali Baba. Had two kascrute and a pasta dish for my kids. Super tasty and fast. The staff were exceedingly nice. So glad we found this gem!

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Thank Czesc
Atlanta
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived to Rotorua, I jumped on Trip Advisor as I always do. I wasn't looking for a touristy sit down kind of place. I saw a description for Eat Street and that's exactly what it looked like. I stumbled upon Ali Baba's and went there instead. SO glad we did. The Ali Baba pasta was absolutely delicious! I... More 

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Thank ATownExplorer
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly some of the best food I've ever eaten. Thus place has earnt its standing on trip advisor. Very friendly service also!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had very good kebab an falafel pitas, what made them really good was interesting sauces to accompany. Harissa, garlic an yoghurt were especially good. Good, friendly proprietors as well.

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Thank JrMushroom
Wellington
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard some great reviews of this little place and I can hand on heart say they are all true!!! Service was amazing the lady who took my order was so lovely. I had the chicken salad and it was so delicious and tasty. Would totally recommend

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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
$6 - $11
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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?