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Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways Restaurant

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1146 Tutanekai Street | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 2983
11:00 - 09:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 09:00
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tasty kebab, fresh ingredients, good quality of meat not like those kebab places that serve low quality meat

Thank Legourmetdu75
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for takeout kebabs for the whole family, two lamb and two falafel. Great being able to choose individual salads and sauces for all family members. Everyone was happy. Good amount of lamb in the kebab and great taste. Wholeheartedly recommend.

Thank Zak1100
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been several times now and always have amazing food. Their Pizza are awesome and can't fault anything I have had there. Prompt and friendly service.

Thank Padd023
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought lamb kebab and falafel faultless super quick as I was in hurry thumbs up keep good work I will definitely visit again

Thank siampanker32
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unpretentious and potentially easy to miss. Has a sufficiently varied menu consisting of the expected pizzas and kebabs. However pasta rice and other options are available. We ordered a meal we hadn't tried before based on chicken that is served in a large fold piece of Lebanese bread but cooked with a variety of other ingredients. $16 per serve. Great... More 

Thank Claire C
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336 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this place and wanted to bring it home with us so we could visit frequently. Delicious choices, fresh food, ethnic cuisine - highly recommend the wraps. They give you a choice of meat and choices of sauces so you can customize it. Mmmm, we really enjoyed our wraps. We asked them to wrap them up for "takeaway" but... More 

Thank Mary V
New York City, New York
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ali Baba's is authentic, delicious and well worth the effort of taking out the food and eating in your room. Fortunately we had a separate table and space in our hotel room. We ordered two lamb berber meals and one order of cheesy bread. Delicious! PS - Don't waste your time walking to Eat Street. It's someone's bad idea actually... More 

Thank Mira G
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just pass the main Eat Street section, Ali Baba's is not to be missed. Stopped here for lunch and knew we were in the right place with all the locals coming in and out for takeaway. Husband had kebabs, and I had the kascrute. Yummy!

Thank HCr0ss
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the medina pizza, a falafel kebab and the Ali Baba pasta. Pizza was fresh, simple but tasty. Falafel was very fresh and tender, and kebab had lots of fresh ingredients. Pasta was comforting and hearty - good large portion for $16. We shared the pizza and pasta between 3 of us comfortably. Liberal use of mayo!

Thank estherjcgs
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Tunisian food. Not very far from the lake and the famous eat street. Has got very limited seating space. Service is a bit slow, so have patience while you are waiting for the food to be served. But it is worth the wait as the food is very tasty. Reasonably priced and clean restaurant.

Thank freak_4_ever

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
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?