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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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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ali Baba's is a small place just off Eat Streat, only have 5 or so tables. It is, however, the place to get a kebab in Rotorua, a filling meal packed with meat and vegetables for around a tenner. The staff there are very friendly and service is quick. Watch out for the harissa, it is a bit spicy but... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our food from Ali Baba. Had two kascrute and a pasta dish for my kids. Super tasty and fast. The staff were exceedingly nice. So glad we found this gem!

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Thank Czesc
Atlanta
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived to Rotorua, I jumped on Trip Advisor as I always do. I wasn't looking for a touristy sit down kind of place. I saw a description for Eat Street and that's exactly what it looked like. I stumbled upon Ali Baba's and went there instead. SO glad we did. The Ali Baba pasta was absolutely delicious! I... More 

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Thank ATownExplorer
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly some of the best food I've ever eaten. Thus place has earnt its standing on trip advisor. Very friendly service also!

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Thank Andrew S
Austin, Texas
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415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had very good kebab an falafel pitas, what made them really good was interesting sauces to accompany. Harissa, garlic an yoghurt were especially good. Good, friendly proprietors as well.

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Thank John K
Wellington
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard some great reviews of this little place and I can hand on heart say they are all true!!! Service was amazing the lady who took my order was so lovely. I had the chicken salad and it was so delicious and tasty. Would totally recommend

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Thank LaboneWGTN
Rotorua, New Zealand
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I and friends eat at Alibaba Tunisian Restaurant often and thoroughly enjoy their noodle dishes. Very tasty and the best I have had. I recommend this eatery to anyone who is hungry and looking for a nice meal.

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Thank Beverley H H
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very plain and simple eatery. No alcohol served but the amazing taste of the food more than makes up for this. Add to that the affordability and you most definitely get bang for your buck.

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Thank Fortriss
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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97 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this place by chance. The server was friendly and the food was just amazing! I had the Amazigh rice dish and it was super delicious. The price was reasonable as well.

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Thank nnadiama
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner there and it is a very relaxed setting almost like eating at your own house. 1st thought was not to sure how this will turn out ! But the food "The Food" was just amazing .Not a big menu (which I actually prefer). Love trying these little relaxed food places sometimes you get really surprised and we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 11
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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?