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Roti Indian Bistro

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Tue, 7/16
8:00 PM

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$30 - $40
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Entrées can be ordered as appetizers. Tandoor-Indian clay oven, fired with mesquite charcoal.
Vegetable Samosas
Two puff pastries filled with potatoes, sweet peas, herbs and spices
Vegetable Pakoras
Seasonal mixed vegetable fritters coated in a chick-pea batter
Bengan Pakoras
Crispy fresh eggplant sliced, marinated in ROTI spices and lightly battered
Assorted Appetizers
Samosa, vegetable pakoras, and papadum
Machchi Pakoras
Fresh fish of day, marinated with ROTI spices, herbs and batter fried
Chicken Pakoras
Crispy‎ marinated chicken fritters
Roti Calamari
Spicy crispy calamari served “Bombay” style
Lightly spiced lentil wafers
Roti’s Mixed Green Salad
Mixed greens with fresh fennel, cucumbers and tomatoes tossed in ROTI spicy vinaigrette
Roti’s Feast
Assorted‎ Appetizers, Mixed Tandoori, Murgh Masala, Dal, Pulao, Kachumber, Raita, Naan, Kheer and Chai (minimum two person order)
Vegetarian Thali
Bengan Bharta, Dal, Mixed Vegetables, Raita, Pulao, Kachumber, Papadum, Naan, Kheer and Chai (One person order)
Cucumber Raita
Homemade yogurt with cucumber, caraway and cumin
Aachar Pachranga
Spicy‎ mixed Indian pickle with mangoes, lotus root, turnips, carrots, lemons and chilis
Mango Chutney
Sweet relish made from mangoes, herbs and spices
Tandoor - Indian clay oven fired with mesquite charcoal. These entrees can be ordered as appetizers as well.
Roti’s Mixed Tandoori
Assortment of Tandoori Lamb, Chicken, Fish and Prawns
Tandoori Murgh
Chicken marinated in homemade yogurt, saffron and ROTI spices
Chicken Tikka
Chicken‎ breasts (boneless) marinated with ginger, garlic, spices and herbs
Seekh Kabab
Freshly ground Lamb mixed with spices, cumin and cilantro
Boti Kabab
Boneless Leg of Lamb marinated with spices, garlic, peppercorns and cumin
Roti’s Lamb “Popsicles”
Tender Lamb chops marinated with yogurt, fenugreek and spices
Tandoori Prawns (Jheenga)
Jumbo Prawns lightly marinated with turmeric, ginger and spices
Tandoori Machchi
Fresh Fish of the day marinated with spices, paprika and cumin
Chicken Tikka Masala
Boneless Chicken Tikka Kababs sautéed with herbs, mild spices, tomatoes, butter and cream
Murgh Masala
Classic Chicken curry with garlic, ginger, peppercorns, turmeric, cumin and onions
Murgh Makhani
Boneless Tandoori Chicken cooked in mild spices, tomatoes, butter and cream
Chicken Korma
Chicken cooked with mild spices in cream sauce, garnished with almonds & cashew nuts
Murgh Palak
Chicken with fresh spinach cooked in mild spices, fenugreek and onions
Chicken Vindaloo
Chicken (boneless) cooked with young potatoes in a hot and spicy sauce
Murgh Madras
Chicken curry cooked southern Indian style with coconut and golden raisins
Chicken Jalfrezi
Chicken‎ (boneless) braised with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, herbs and spices.
Roti’s Rogan Josh
Classic Lamb curry with garlic, ginger, peppercorns, onions and saffron
Lamb Chop Masala
Tandoori Lamb chops sautéed with fresh herbs, garlic and ginger
Boti Kabab Masala
Tandoori‎ Lamb cubes finished with fresh herbs, fenugreek, garlic and ginger
Gosht Vindaloo
Lamb cooked with young potatoes and herbs in a hot and spicy sauce
Saag Gosht
Lamb‎ with fresh spinach cooked in mild spices, onions, fenugreek and garnished with cilantro
Bhuna Gosht
Lamb cooked w/ butter, garlic, ginger, and spices in a semi-dry sauce
Lamb Korma
Lamb cooked with mild spices in cream sauce, garnished with almonds & cashew nuts
Gosht Madras
Lamb curry cooked southern Indian-style with coconut and golden raisins
Machchi Masala
Fresh Fish of day cooked in a light sauce of onions, tomatoes, caraway, turmeric and spices
Machchi Korma
Fresh Fish of day cooked with mild spices in cream sauce, garnished with almonds & cashew nuts
Jheenga Masala
Jumbo Prawns (butterflied) sautéed with onions, ginger, fresh tomatoes, herbs, spices and saffron
Prawn Vindaloo
Jumbo Prawns (butterflied) cooked with potatoes in a hot and spicy sauce
Jheenga Palak
Jumbo Prawns cooked with fresh spinach, mild spices, herbs, ginger and fenugreek
Roti’s Mixed Seafood Curry
Fresh Fish, Prawns and Calamari cooked w/herbs and spices in a rich, tomato curry sauce
Bengan Bharta
Tandoor-smoked eggplant sautéed with onions, fresh tomatoes and ginger
Bhindi Masala
Okra sautéed with, onions, ginger, garlic, fresh herbs and spices
Roti’s Dal Makhani
Lentils of the day slow cooked in cream sauce with garlic, ginger, cumin, turmeric and butter
Roti’s Dal
Yellow lentils sauteéd with garlic, ginger, and tumeric
Mattar Paneer
Homemade farmer’s cheese cooked with green peas, tomatoes, herbs and spices
Palak Paneer
Fresh spinach cooked with homemade farmer’s cheese, nutmeg, spices, ginger and cilantro
Paneer Makhani
Homemade‎ farmer’s cheese sautéed with herbs, mild spices, tomatoes, butter and cream
Paneer Jalfrezi
Homemade farmer’s cheese sautéed with spices, ginger, garlic, tumeric, onions & bell peppers
Navrattan Korma
Seasonal mixed vegetables cooked with herbs in mild cream sauce with almonds and golden raisins
Saag Aloo
Fresh spinach and potatoes cooked with nutmeg, onions, cumin, fenugreek and fresh herbs
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Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Very good Indian food with large portions for lunch. Enough to take home for dinner. Exceptional service also.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank pokeybonan
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Visited here with two friends and wasn’t disappointed. Very comfortable and clean restaurant and service was pleasant. Had three main courses with an extra serving of rice and a bottle of wine. Total bill including tax was 83 dollars. Also was able to cater for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jazowen
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Simply my favorite restaurant in SF. We have been regulars here for years, and never been disappointed with a dish, let alone a meal. The attention to detail in the flavors, spices and ingredients is obvious as this is a step in quality above most...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peaceandenthusiasm
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Went there for lunch. Will definitely return. It's off the beaten track for tourists but if you are in the area, it is worth a visit. Lots of vegetarian options - not really heavy on the oil like some Indian restaurants.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BBSF12345
Reviewed November 16, 2018

This is one of our favorite Indian restaurants in our city filled with great restaurants! The thing that sets this place apart from others is the warm, caring owner/manager who sets the tone for the entire restaurant. The staff are busy and gracious too, and,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ArthurFSanFrancisco
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Our absolute favorite Indian food, anywhere, ever! Been going often for many years. Korma to die for. We’ve always loved everything there. My vegetarian wife LOVES it! We love introducing our friends to this amazing food. The owner is humble and kind. He often gifts...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David P
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Rich flavors. Excellent service. And hard to imagine a SF restaurant with reasonable prices. Portions could be a little bigger but no big deal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank i-witness30
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Did lunch ,four of us, ordered all vegetarian. Thick,chill,rightly spiced Lassi was a great start as we geared up excitedly for the lunch. Alas, what a let down! The paneer mutter curry was okay. The potatoes were not even cooked in the Alu Sag. Dal...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 477knj
Reviewed February 9, 2018

We ate at Roti and it was really, really good. The owner was such a wonderful gentleman and we had a great conversation with him. He insisted on giving us a free fabulous Mango drink. Loved the ambiance and i especially love the candy and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank sabine17093
Reviewed January 17, 2018

probably the best restaurant in W. Portal, and perhaps the best Indian restaurant in SF!. Not cheap, but the quality of the dishes is worth the price, delicious breads and monthly specials!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LarryCable
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