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Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways

1146 Tutanekai Street | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 2983
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice” (53 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1146 Tutanekai Street | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My second trip to Rotorua, NZ and my second trip to Ali Baba's. This was a must repeat from our first trip and it did not disappoint. Excellent kababs.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have introduced so many of our family to the KASCRUTE and everyone loves it, some even travelling from Wgtn for another.. kascrutes are the tastiest yummiest cuisine ever..try it you will not regret it, I promise. And Ramzi the owner is a awesome host

Thank MelT539
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something cheap and cheerful and this place was awesome. The son who worked the counter was an awesome dude and the food was out of this world!!

Thank ShaunCarter74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Among all the restaurants I've dine, this is among the best! I really like the kebab here. Full of taste and flavour, big portion, friendly restaurant owner and not to forget it is halal! Thanks for ur hospitality. Will definitely go again next time!

1  Thank annissar7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must try their berber rice meal. The gravy is so creamy and you could feel the spices all explode in your mouth. Veryyyy worth it

1  Thank Road651944
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of sauces and different meals. authentic surroundings and nice family that staff it. I would recommend it.

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh ingredients and wonderful flavours. We really enjoyed our meal and hope to get back before we leave town.

Thank cassyw38
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After 7pm, there aren't many options for restaurants that are open. This place was still pretty busy. Nice decor. Food was ok -- good, but not spectacular. The portions LOOK big because of the way it's plated, but the food is spread out thin so...More

1  Thank Jan L
alibabasrotorua, Owner at Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Please note this review has been posted in error. We have requested it’s removal. We do not serve this type of food. photo uploaded by this reviewer and comments relate to another shop. As you can see by other reviewer photos our food is very...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a hole in the wall restaurant with good food and budget friendly prices. We ordered a lamb kabab and the rice Berber with lamb plate. The plate was enough food to share between the two of us and save the kebab...More

2  Thank Kira J
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

I had the Berber rice meal. I’m from Sydney Aus and have honestly contemplated flying back just to eat here again. The food is perfectly spiced and seasoned. A real gem of a find!!! If you appreciate spicy food, you will love this. I got...More

1  Thank Danielle L
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13 September 2017|
Response from Victor I |
Yes! There's falafel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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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 up to $18.00. Great prices. We have a range of fresh homemade deserts and biscuits. Our meat and cooking practices are 100% halal.
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