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Ali's Roti Restaurant

Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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1188 Blue Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02126-1819
(617) 298-9850
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Rachel T
Buffalo, New York
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It's really good. I've had the veggie roti and shrimp roti. They are both delicious. The hot pepper is extremely hot.

Thank familytravelx3
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I live in New Mexico and when I'm in Boston I head to Ali's for a Roti. I know seafood is king in Boston but it is the Roti I crave. Each vegetable and meat has a distinct flavor and texture so indigenous to island curries. The serving portions are very generous, the roti wrap is absolutely delicious and the... More 

1 Thank Judy M
Newark, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

The food was very tasty and plenty of food provided. The lady was nice. We had take-out so we didn't care about the ambiance of the place, but do realize this isn't the nicest place. it's more of a corner-store restaurant.

1 Thank ChalloLetsGo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Vegetarian, Indian, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
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: (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?