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Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways

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1146 Tutanekai Street | Central City, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 2983
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is good no question about that. Portions and value are very good. I would definitely go back! But: the service really needs to pickup. When I went in the staff members were busy arguing over orders and who should do what. They were busy but they always are. Less drama, especially at the front counter and in the... More 

Thank GMtech99
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For a fast food take out this is a great place. The lamb was cooked just right and you have a choice of about 10 sauces, something that's uncommon. The portions are large so you can easily split a meal but it's so good you should just get one for yourself. I would recommend this to a friend and will... More 

Thank skatecreekrd
New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good portions for a reasonable price. I had the berber rice meal twice, it was excellent both times. The staff couldn't be friendlier. Highly recommended!

Thank ccwallington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a chicken Kascrute and it was so delicious. Pretty cheap price for the good you get. Service was a bit slow but it was very busy at peak time with lots of international customers. A real local gem! Would definitely recommend going here. If you're visiting Rotorua - don't miss this place!

Thank Caitlin L
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, full of flavour. Definately recommend to everyone. My girlfriend and I had the kascrute. So delicious it was like an upgraded kebab

Thank Cameron W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner with partner, ordered pasta dishes. Customer service was excellent and our food was delicious. Large servings for what we paid (it was very good value) - and they put my leftovers in a doggy bag for me and we enjoyed them for lunch the next day! Atmosphere could have been improved with some background music. Would have... More 

Thank Phoebe S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have never had Tunisian food before. Reminiscent of Turkish food, so if you like that you'll like this place. More of a selection than your average kebab place though. More main options. The sweets are also insane. Grab a couple if you go.

Thank Cara L
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt very welcomed on arrival and enjoyed two delicious rice dishes. Best falafel ever (not at all dry, flavourful with chunks of garlicky chickpeas) and the lamb was very good too. We will definitely be returning!

Thank Roseanne B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza ,barbar rice and kaskrot that was my favorite orders . If you visit Rotorua you don't forget to try it.

Thank Abosnin
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on the 29th December and ordered a kebab. The bag the order was written on fell on the floor and the cook just picked it up and put it on the food preparation counter. I mentioned the bag had been on the floor to another staff member and they threw it out and wrote my order on a... More 

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alibabasrotorua, Owner at Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways, responded to this review

After reviewing our security footage of the date mentioned we would like to advise all our customers current and future that this scenario mentioned did not occur. We continuously strive to maintain a high level of customer service, food hygiene preparation/handling which result in honest reviews being published by customers. We apologise to all our customers for having to read... More 

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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
USD 6 - USD 11
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?