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Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco

1009 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (25)
  • Good Vegetarian Options (21)
  • Spicy (16)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:45pm

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:45pm
Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:15pm
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Phone number
(415) 665-7684
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Divender Pal Singh
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Private party facilities
Inquire with restaurant management about our private room available for large parties, banquets and receptions.
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Private party contact
Jay Shah: (415) 665-7684
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Inquire with restaurant management.
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Cross street
Vicente Street
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Parking details
Street parking on West Portal Avenue and surrounding streets available.
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Public transit
One-half block from MUNI station.
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Special events & promotions
Large Private Room available for up to 50 people - ideal for parties, office meetings, birthdays, and receptions.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1009 People Are Saying
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vipPJDiva (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We always go when they make the cauliflower special. This time it was a creamy sauce with peas. So yummy. I'm thinking of going back before the end of the month. Love the food.

opprinnelig (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always great food and service. Many great dishes, but skip the ho hum crab cakes.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent. Had a wonderful meal and will certainly return again.

vipLive2Eat (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The staff, especially the owner, seemed distracted and preoccupied. They weren’t in tune with us or many of the other diners. The most disturbing was when our server started to gather our leftovers to box up. She accidentally dropped half a lemon from one of our plates. The owner walked by, picked up the lemon and put it on my husband’s plate! He never addressed us or said anything to the server. We were shocked that he would pick something off the floor and put it on a customer’s plate. We expressed our shock to the server - she had no reaction or response. It was like they were zombies without any emotion. Really made me wonder about their sanitary practices in general (like, what happens in the kitchen or areas we can’t see?!?) and their low health score. Eek. We won’t go back nor would we recommend this place.

vipFogCityMom (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

ROTI is our favorite place to eat in San Francisco! The menu is both traditional and fresh. Flavors are unique and exciting. The monthly specials add variety to an already-special array of superb Indian dishes.

LewL (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

A neighborhood gem. The best Indian food in SF. The owner is wonderful -greeting the guests and making sure everything makes for a lovely evening.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was pretty bad. Its hard to mess up a samosa but this was officially the worst samosa Ive ever had. They should have at least added some salt to it. The overall quality of the food was really poor.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Great specials are offered each month that are worth watching for. Manager is very engaged with the quality and service and gets to know his clientele to check in as to how you are enjoying the food and experience. One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

vipDeedee (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Roti is one of my favorite places to dine. We order the Roti's Feast which is great because it is an assortment of the best dishes they have: Assorted Appetizers, Mixed Tandoori, Murgh Masala, Dal, Pulao, Kachumber, Raita, Naan, Kheer and Chai. It also provides for delicious leftovers.

vipLarry (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

As usual, the food at Roti is excellent and inventive. One of the monthly specialties this time was a curried halibut that was a bit zingy (just right). And their bhindi masala (okra) was delicious as always. (The bengan bharta [eggplant] is my other favorite among the vegetarian curries.) This is by far our favorite neighborhood restaurant and one of our favorite SF restaurants.