One of the best Indian food in SF
Great food, one of the best indian food i have had in SF. Highly recommended
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Better service seems to be
Better service seems to be back at Roti/SF, which is good. Makes the very good food generally prepared and served here that much better.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfectly cooked Chicken Tikka--moi
Perfectly cooked Chicken Tikka--moist inside, seared beautifully outside. Same for the Onion Kulcha. Always love the smoky flavour of the Bengen Bharta--eggplant--yum. Service is always super no matter which waiter/bus person combo one gets that night. keep up the great food and wonderful ambiance.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect for any occasion!
My favorite Indian restaurant in the city. The food is scrumptuous and the ambiance is perfect - from the lighting to the decoration, the quietness, and even the capacity of the place.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious food, friendly staff,
delicious food, friendly staff, gave good suggestions about the combination of dishes we should order.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently excellent food.
Consistently excellent food. Super tasty! Great service.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely quiet dinner.Delicious
Lovely quiet dinner.Delicious Bhindi masala, rice with seafood, mango lhasi. We were celebrating my friend's birthday and received a free yummy dessert.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best in SF
Classic northern Indian, and the best Indian food in SF!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything we ordered was fresh, delicious, and made me want to go back to try some of the other dishes.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well ! We used to go to Roti a lot because the food was so good. We stopped because the service was so slow. Last week, we decided, let's give it another shot. What a happy occasion!!!! The food seemed even better and the service was outstanding. I was very surprised. I had actually braced myself for slow service, but went because my wife likes it so much. Our food was fabulous and the service was superb. Our waitress was charming and efficient. We have eaten at a lot of highly rated Indian restaurants in San Francisco and we like the food here the best. Roti has a well balanced wine list, not elite, but outstanding. What's not to like, it is wonderful.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is excellent, and worth every penny. The staff is helpful and very friendly. Love this place!
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived toward the end
We arrived toward the end of the lunch hour. Even so we were greeted warmly and we stayed till 2:30PM. The service never waivered. The food was fresh and excellent. Roti is an exceptional India restaurant.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't say enough
Every time we go, we think we should order something different, but, we order the same thing we had before, the chicken korma and the game hen. The chicken korma is some of the best I've ever had-and I've had chicken korma in a lot of different Indian restaurants. The sauce is incredible. The game hen is moist, tender, and flavorful. You won't regret ordering either of these two dishes. The mango lassi is wonderful; I order it every time. My wife likes to order their Gewurztraminer wine, which pairs well with the game hen. They also serve papadan (sp?) with a tamarind and green mint/yogurt, and other spices. This is common in a lot of Indian restaurants, BUT, their green sauce is smooth and delicious. We just love it too.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The cuisine is phenomenal. Sauces are carefully prepared to allow the natural flavors of the food to come through. Service is outstanding. The tandoori is the best I have ever had. Also highly recommend the Aloo Gabi - Excellent. The spinach is really fresh tasting. Outstanding dining experience. I highly recommend.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super Indian restaurant
Our kids (age 10 and 8) have only been to a few Indian restaurants - all in London. And we were delighted that they were willing to break away from their usual sushi request to try Roti, one of the best restaurants in West Portal, and one of our favorites for date night. The food was delicious, not too spicy for the kids, and the service was also terrific - for example, both our kids were brought a small mango lassi as soon as we sat at our table - which the kids loved. We will definitely be back -- with the whole family, not just for date night!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Indian Cuisine in SF
Roti Indian Bistro is our choice for an Indian meal in San Francisco. We are fortunate to live near this neighborhood gem. Check out the monthly specials which are always good and interesting.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still Going Strong
We have been dining at Roti on West Portal for many years. The food and service are consistently very good good. We always like
the pakora and samosas for an appetizer. However, the samosas are very overpriced as they now serve only two very small pieces.
All other items ordered had very generous portions which were easily shared.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Indian Food
We like this place. On previous visits, the noise level was bad, but an earlier reservation solved that problem. Service was very attentive. Food was very good, portions are adequate for two. It does seem a bit more expensive than other Indian food but the ambience is worth it.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Indian Food
Great Indian from a Brit lad who grew up on Indian food in the UK - great, quick, friendly service - would eat here again!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are regulars here and love
We are regulars here and love this restaurant. try the seasonal menu's mini peppers stuffed with goat cheese and coated with chickpea batter. Very delicious!! Also the lamb vindaloo, tandoori chicken, and mango lassi are excellent. Great to meet place to take the family. go early for a quieter experience.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Front of House!
Being late for our reservation turned out to be not a problem. The hostess was A+ in helping us with our delay. Curtious and communicative...much appreciated.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and ambience made for a positive dining experience. The naan and roti were outstanding and the highlight of our meal. However, the entrees were only so-so, somewhat bland for Indian food.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful San Francisco Experience
The food was fabulous! My sister had the Gosht Madras (Lamb curry cooked southern Indian-style with coconut and golden raisins ) and I had the Jheenga Palak (Jumbo Prawns cooked with fresh spinach, mild spices, herbs, ginger and fenugreek). The decor was very nice! We had a nice bottle of Manos Negras Malbec 2007 from Mendoza Argentina that was recommended to us by our server and it was every bit as good as she said it would be. The owner came around several times to make sure we were doing fine. All in all it was a very good experience. I would go back again.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Indian Food!!
We are big fans of Roti and have returned many times. Food is very good--seasonal specials can be especially good, like curried cauliflower and Tandoori Game Hen. We always have great service, and the portions are generous. What makes Roti especially nice is that the setting is warm and even elegant. Wine selection is good--not overly extensive, but the choices are good, and there are lots of beer choices. Recommend for a special evening or a dreary evening when you need a cozy place with soul-warming food.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the food at Roti!
We have been there several times. We usually go to dinner there before a movie at CineArts.
The wait staff is very good about making recommendations and the owner is lovely; he comes by to chat and find out how you like the food. In the West Portal neighborhood, I think it is one of the best choices.
We had plenty of left overs after our Saturday dinner and I am already looking forward to going back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Indian Food
The owner/maitre'd is the friendliest owner I have ever met and so accommodating. Really made an impression on us as to how gracious he was. It was as though we were in his home.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A New Indian Restaurant
My previous, favorite Indian changed hands and declined. Roti will take its place. The food was excellent, the service fine and the ambiance very nice. One of the partners came around to ask how our food was, and then to get us a sample of an alternative ice cream that he recommended. I stuck with well known items this time, from goat cheese nan to chicken korma, to compare it will my previous favorite and it surpassed everything. Spicy but mild. What a find! Although I'll be dining early here to avoid the parking hassles of the neighborhood.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true West Portal gem!
What more can I say? Roti Indian Bistro is a great restaurant. The food is superb-the chicken korma and game hen are to die for. Mr. Shah, the manager? is the genial of hosts. What a wonderful man, kind and attentive. You are sure to feel welcomed. This place is the best. This is some of the best chicken korma I've ever tasted.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Does not disappoint
We've been in Roti quite a few times and every time, we come out feeling very satisfied, with the meal and the service. They make you feel very comfortable, the manager checks each table to make sure everything's being taken cared of. The dishes are consistent good, esp. the whole bone-in chicken tandoori. I'm pretty sure there's a lot of other good dishes, but we always order the Tandoori just because it's so good. Will definitely come back just by ourselves, or to take out of friends and guests.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian food in SF
I've tried just about all of them. This one is far above the pack with freshness, flavor, and vibe. The owner really cares about quality and it comes through.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is delicious and the
Food is delicious and the service is friendly and attentive. Both meat and vegetarian / vegan dishes are available, and the choices are varied. A great place for dinner...
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cures the soul
I get the Roti electronic newsletter and was excited to read about a couple of monthly specials, so we went. I loved the pork vindaloo which was a nice stew with a bit of heat. We had the rosemary naan and chicken korma to complement it. I loved the creamy cashew sauce is so flavorful. We added the spinach and potatoes to this feast and drank it all down with a Flying Horse beer. We took the leftovers home for lunch later this week. I can't wait, for lunch, and to return to Roti for dinner very soon.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
I just love this place. Great
I just love this place. Great food. Great service. Reasonable prices.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for lunch with girlfriends
Went for lunch with girlfriends and we all just loved it......
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a long lunch celebrating my friend's birthday, and the restaurant was not too busy, so quiet. The server was outstanding; attentive, friendly and thoughtful. The food was very good except for a spinach dish which was way too hot for my taste, but my friend enjoyed it.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful and delicious.
A lovely evening in warm, friendly, visually inviting restaurant. Food very good for vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests. Will definitely return.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love the food here--it
We love the food here--it has become a place for my family (two adults and two 13-year-olds) to have great meals together.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place Roti
Great food and very good wine list, we will definitely be back. Highly recommend , everything was delicious
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM