Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco

4.7
1119 reviews
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When brothers Ash and Rajiv Gujral planned a new Indian restaurant, they wanted to create neither an ultra-formal dining room nor a tiny hole in the wall venue. ROTI Indian Bistro marries casual, contemporary styling to classic Indian cuisine. Designer Susan Gujral created a warm, modern space with dramatic color, light and imagery that portrays the rich aesthetic essence of India. The chefs take diners on a culinary tour of India, offering a taste of the North in the Tandoori meat dishes and hints of the South in the vegetarian curries. Fresh breads are available from the tandoor, a mesquite- fired clay oven unique to Indian cooking. Local and organic ingredients blend with traditional Indian spices to create a diverse fresh, menu. ROTI prides itself on the dining experience - at this popular new addition to the vibrant West Portal neighborhood, refined customer service from the attentive staff and fabulous food have established a higher standard of dining for the area.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service, but a bit compact for my taste. Would very much recommend to friends and acquaintances.

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g
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With six people we were able to order a good variety of food.
2 appetizers
Lamb w peas n potatoes
Lamb kebobs
Biryani
Curry
Masala
Naan
Beers

Wonderful food, good presentation, with a very reasonable price at $25pp including drinks and tip.

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EA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food. The tandoori chicken special was my favorite.

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F
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Stellar food and service. Too bad parking is such an issue.

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K
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love everything about Roti, and especially the owner Mr Pankash, EXCEPT for the noise level which can sometimes get too high. Wish there were a way to add muting to the walls or ceiling, or something! But the food is excellent and their Basmati rice is the very best in the city...perfect every time.

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N
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST Indian restaurant in the city - in my opinion. Nice, comfortable space, friendly staff, and most importantly - amazing Indian food! Plus, they create a specials menu each month. I drive 20 minutes from Nopa just to go here.

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K
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Indian food in SF!!

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KH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I would definitely recommend this restaurant! I always bring my out of town guests to Roti.

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M
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really unbelievable quality and taste food!!! Lovely service...

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AE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of those casual nights out when everything went as well as it ever could. Food was rich in flavors and came out fast and hot. No alcohol at the moment, which helped keep the bill under $50. We'd go back in a hot minute.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely as usual! No real beer because they are waiting for their liquor license, but they had some non alcoholic beer and seated us when we arrived early!

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J
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great location. Good service. Excellent selection of Indian food

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

our group think it's the best Indian food around. Our friends come from San Mateo and our group has tried many Indian restaurants and we like this place. The older gentleman, i think the owner gave great ideas on what to eat. I'll be back soon.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, ambiance and neighborhood

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LW
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I especially like to eat at Roti with friends, so we can share a number of different dishes. Roti can accomodate a number of different diet preferences.

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BJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, hospitality, and ambiance. Vegetarian thali (sampler, incl rice, nan, mango lhassi & dessert) & half order chicken tandoori perfect for 2--& under $40.

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JL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always a pleasure. Very good service and food. Can be a bit loud at times, but no other issues.

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TF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dishes are prepared with care and are full of flavor - consistently.

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KH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is always outstanding!

I visit them at least once a month and I love to bring my out-of-town guest there for dinner.

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B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Fun for family and friends. Authentic.

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M
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Tandoori is excellent. Incredibly nice staff and owner. Best Indian food in San Francisco and so friendly and kind

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JC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time my companion and I visited Roti in the last month. Each time, the food and service were outstanding. Thank you to everyone at Roti. Cheers.

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V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The waitress was great, very accommodating, brought us an ice cream birthday treat, offered tea for me when I said I was cold. It was very cold, although we were near the front door. The food was good. Two of us ordered salads with salmon that the really liked. Two ordered chicken tikka masala, very tasty, but the chicken was over cooked. The naan was delicious.

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EC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great service. We had a last minute addition to our reservation. The staff was accommodating and able to get us seated comfortably.

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JL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal with attentive service. Good neighborhood spot for casual or special occasions.

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D
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our neighborhood gem!! Lunch or dinner. Great food always served with a smile. And affordable fair prices!

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PJ
San Francisco
286 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming to Roti for years. Whenever we're looking for a guaranteed satisfying meal, we'll head here for their butter chicken and rice. Great vegetarian options.

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p
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for years because the food and service are consistently outstanding.
Their changing menu of special dishes are always creative and delicious, as are their regular dishes.
My fiancee and I agree that Roti is the best Indian restaurant in the city.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely reminder of why i love family owned restaurants in this city.

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RS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. Enjoyed everything we ordered -- especially a seafood curry . Owner came over and chatted with us a bit --- which was nice. They accommodated us bringing in our own birthday cake. They brought out some nice ice creams from Mitchell's, including a novel flavor --- lucuma --- using a Peruvian fruit.

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AG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love Indian food and this little neighborhood gem didn’t disappoint! The lamb lollipops as other reviewers recommended are truly special. The chicken korma was delicious too! Great neighborhood as well.

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roti is our Indian go-to spot. Warm and inviting. The owners are always there, always cheerful, helpful, and wanting to please. The food is delicious! Try the Machchi Korma... it never disappoints.

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great they even gave us a surprise cake!!

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OT
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, food, and menu. We didn’t drink alcohol but their wine and beer list is great. We love Roti so much and are very grateful that they continue to serve amazing food. The staff is wonderful.

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive been eating here at least twice a month for the past 6 years. This is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great value for the money, food was delicious, beautiful and clean interior. Most importantly service was excellent - love the friendly owner. Can’t ask for more!

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BS
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go-to restaurant in West Portal. Always dependable and never disappoints. I always leave happy.

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and they were very accommodating of our large group including babies.

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S
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great food and service. This Friday night it was a bit noisy because of a group near us. Not much you can do about that.

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l
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality and service. Very informal and relaxed atmosphere. Extensive menu with lots of great choices for vegetarians and carnivores.

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