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Welcome to Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine. Tunisian cuisine is a blend of Mediterranean and desert dweller's culinary traditions. Our food can be quite spicy, however we try to cater to customers tastes. As well as meat meals we also have falafel (vegetarian) as a option for those who desire this. Our menu comprises of Kebabs, Pasta and Rice Meals, Gourmet Pizzas and Kascrutes. All meals come with side salads and you can choose from Lamb Chicken or Falafel. Medium or spicy flavour. Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine was established in 2004 and is a family owned and operated business. Our aim is to provide flavoursome meals to our customers in a friendly relaxed environment. Our Prices range from $4.50
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

We never skipped this place whenever we go to rotorua. Great food, great service, really nice owner.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In town for a couple of days and wanting to try something a little different, Tunisian spices with some extra flair. I ordered Ali Barba pasta and wow what amazing flavours, a little spicy but not overpowering, and a huge serving. My partner ordered Najem...pizza with a mix of very generous spicy toppings, left overs for lunch tomorrow. All together a fantastic well priced meal, a warm welcoming atmosphere and charming host.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Rotorua, you must try and eat at Ali Baba's Tunisian Restaurant. This family-run restaurant is cosy with friendly staff and delicious meals. The pizzas are one of the best! We personally have not found better pizzas in Rotorua! Berber rice is...delicious with the right spices. I like the rice with chicken, but my kids love the lamb rice as well. The taste of their meals is so different that you will definitely come to visit Ali Baba again. The cost of meals is very reasonable and the serving size is generous. For dessert, you must try Baklawa, which is indeed one of the best that we have tasted in New Zealand! We will definitely visit Ali Baba's again!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food in a warm and cosy restaurant, with lots of interesting decorations. The berber on rice was SO yum, with falafels that oozed flavour. Our next trip to Rotorua will definitely include a trip back here to try something else of the interesting menu.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favourite placed to eat in Rotorua. The kebabs and pizza is great but so too are the rice and pasta dishes. We always choose falafel! There's even a sweets cabinet!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled to Rotorua after a long and difficult Hike at Tongariro, and eating at AliBaba was like finally breathing life into our bodies! Amazing food, friendly service, central location. Can't dream of anything better! Thank you!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious fresh food, warm environment, and lovely staff! Ramsey and his lovely son cooked us such beautifully spiced, spectacular food that we came back the next day to try more. Everything was absolutely wonderful and both my husband and I appreciated the authenticity of the...food and spices and the friendliness of the staff. The Lebanese bread is exceptional as are the lamb, mint sauce, salads-really everything. Make sure you try the walnut and fig dessert and the chocolate halva!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best Kascrute in the country. Fantastic flavour and great value food. I have had the pizza and pasta before both are very tasty. I have been visiting for 15 years and the food is healthy, tasty and reasonably priced

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in after finding on trip advisor, not having eaten Tunisian before. Love the fusion of North African and Mediterranean flavours. Dine in or takeaway. Recommend the Kascrute, enjoyed it so much for lunch yesterday, came back today. You won't leave hungry.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021

First time at Ali Baba's and first time having Tunisian Cuisine. We went there on Good Friday, of course the place was very bussy and you could see the staff (I should say the family, as it is a couple and their son) doing their...best. We ordered and the waiter (the son) let us know which dishes were the fastest and the delay that may be in other mains, we were on holidays and we were more than happy to wait while having a Turkish Melon soda. We ordered a Tajine Jelbana and a kascrute (Lamb option) Both dishes were AMAZING!!! The flavours and spiciness of the harissa in the tajine, and the amazingly tenderness (for real, i think this is the most tender chunks of lamb i've ever had) and flavour layers of the Kascrute, thw home made bread was extremelly delicious! I have never been to a Tunisian cuisine restaurant before but i am sure that i am gonna have a hard time trying to find a place as authentic, fresh and delicious. The staff (The whole family) were amazingly friendly and we left a well deserved tip. 100% recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from muhammad_firiman | Reviewed this property |
I was a guest. Of course they sell halal food. Trust me it was delicious. Tell them if u prefer something spicy.. The best part is that they cook it on the spot for you. They have also free limited parking spaced just... More
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Yes! There's falafel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways

  • Yes, Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways offers delivery services.

  • Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 5
    • Atmosphere: 4