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Ali's Roti Restaurant

Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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1188 Blue Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02126-1819
+1 617-298-9850
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Andover, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You want really authentic carribean food. Go to Ali's Roti. They are VERY friendly there. They will give you whatever you want. It is excellent. Try the goat meat. Try the shrimp,. One of each and share with friends. YOU will return. I am 34 miles away go get some often. If you love spicyhot foot tell them. They will... More 

Thank travel t
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Food was fabulous... the rotis were HUGE!!! Very filling, great curry. The open kitchen allows guests to see their food being prepared before them. The lineups attest tot he popularity of this place, well deserved.

Thank SonjaCr
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My family has been coming here for over 10 years and it's always been consistent and 100% traditional and absolutely delicious! you won't find a better roti spot than this!

Thank Anand M
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

The vegetarian roti here, with all of the fixings, is one of my favorite meals in the whole world! The staff is super friendly and the you get huge portions for very little money. Make sure to try a banana soda, too!

1 Thank Rachel T
Buffalo, New York
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156 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Ali's roti are fabulous, and that is said without hesitation or qualification. Everyone who wants great Roti should get them at Ali's. The drawbacks are that this is really a takeout restaurant, and that parking near the restaurant is very difficult. The best way around this problem is to call ahead with your order, and drive there with two people.... More 

Thank Herman M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015

The good: Great roti, great hot sauce. The less than good: I wish the place was a little nicer inside. Also, the only roti shop I've ever been in that didn't have cricket on TV.

Thank Bullneck
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have become more of frequent visitor within the last year. Depending on the time you go you may have to wait in line for a little while. I like the fact that when I order my Vegetarian Roti I don't have to be concerned that meat products have contaminated my food because everything is cooked separately in their designated... More 

1 Thank SocaQueen617
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place is a must visit if you are in town, or live in Boston. Everything is delicious! But the goat bus-up-shop, with pumpkin, green beans, potato and chana sides is a must try!!!! OOHHH WEE!!!!

1 Thank bhw49
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

Firstly the restaurant is really a take out joint with simple places for you to eat if you desire. However it has great authentic curries and roti. The lady owner that served me was extremely friendly and helpful in explaining all the different dishes that were available. I settled for a take out of the goat, boneless chicken and beef... More 

1 Thank AmuseBouches
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Have been going to Ali's for almost 20 years, and the food has been consistently delicious every single time. Roti, Bus Up Shot, and all the fixings. My personal favorites are the curry potatoes, Chana, and pumpkin. Delectable combination of sweet and savory! Totally worth the parking challenges of Mattapan!

1 Thank Qtownfoodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1188 Blue Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02126-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Neighborhood: Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Phone Number: +1 617-298-9850

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