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Roti Indian Bistro - San Mateo

3.7
292 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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About

Roti Indian Bistro in San Mateo, California specializes in serving a diverse mix of Indian cuisine that blends local ingredients and classic Indian spices. The restaurant features a modern décor for comfortable dining and is family friendly.

Roti Indian Bistro in San Mateo serves lunch six days a week and dinner seven days a week. The menu at the restaurant features a wide assortment of appetizers, tandoori, curries, vegetarian curries, breads, biryanis and rice entrées and desserts. Specials featured at Roti Indian Bistro in San Mateo include butternut squash soup, tandoori duck, kadai khumbi and asparagus, murgh malai and tandoori game hen.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday through Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Lunch Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon - 2:30pm
Dinner Sunday through Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm
Dinner Thursday: 5pm - 9:30pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(650) 340-7684
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Cross street: S. Ellsworth Ave
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3.7
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3.9
food
3.7
service
3.4
ambience
2.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on April 13, 2016

A bit high-end !
Quantity / portion sizes were small. Nice for a small family dinner and all, but for friends get together where you wanna spend lots of time talking and eating, perhaps Roti is not the place.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on March 11, 2016

Used to go to Roti when it was in Burlingame, and loved it. It closed there a number of years ago, and we spotted it in San Mateo just recently so we thought we'd see if it is as good as we remember. Sadly, it's not.

We booked for 5.30pm to avoid any rush and to accommodate our little one. Restaurant was empty, but still service was ridiculously slow. Took almost an hour to get any food to the table. Lamb korma was very average - probably had 5 pieces of lamb total. Chicken tikka was dry and over cooked. Aloo Gobi was also meh.

With so many great food options in San Mateo, this one is definitely off our list.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on March 5, 2016

This is one of those restaurants you will go back to time and again. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on February 14, 2016

We had a reservation as it is Valentine's Day. We were immediately seated and served. Customers received a free glass of champagne to celebrate Valentine's.

The papadum was OK, but the two sauces were either too hot or too sweet.

The basmati rice was light and cooked just right. The garlic and basil naan was delicious. The prawns in coconut sauce were too salty, but the sauce was excellent.

The mixed tandoori was burnt, oversalted, and dry.

The price was rather high, but the location is good.

The servers seemed inexperienced. They could not remember which table asked for what item.

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vipgregorio (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on February 13, 2016

Ambiance fairly plain but roomy. Food better than ambiance. Parking pretty difficult.

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vipherethereeverywhere (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 9, 2016

Another great meal at Roti's; thank you! The service is good once it begins, but there is a wait to order that doesn't seem to fit the small crowd!

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Lenny (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 5, 2016

The mixed tandoori was way over cooked and dry. The fish part was awful. couldn't eat it.
The Dal makhani lentils were more of a soup then a creamy sauce.
Very expensive for the quality we received. Would not recommend to anyone.

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vipMMMMM (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on December 12, 2015

Having been here now about 4 times in the last few months, the experience is very inconsistent. Still no other Indian beer other than small Kingfisher. I can't recall an Indian restaurant that consistently does not carry Taj Mahal and Flying Horse talls. Service was funky, with a communication barrier, except for the owner and son. Also, price is as high as any Indian I've been to on the peninsula. Overall, not really worth it. Will be trying elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on December 3, 2015

The food was not well cooked. It was very ordinary.

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vipMMMMM (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on November 27, 2015

Excellent dining experience. Highly recommend for very good Indian food and service.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday through Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Lunch Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon - 2:30pm
Dinner Sunday through Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm
Dinner Thursday: 5pm - 9:30pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 10pm
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Cross street
S. Ellsworth Ave
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Phone number
(650) 340-7684
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Entertainment
We have live musicians playing Indian music for special days and events. Please ask us if we have live music on any given evening.
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Catering
There are multiple public lots and plenty of street parking. After 6:00 p.m., public street parking is free. Parking is free on Sundays.
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Parking details
There are multiple public lots and plenty of street parking.
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Public transit
Cal Train # 390391 Sam trans
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Executive chef
Sunil Arora
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Private party facilities
Business luncheons, group meetings, business mixers, birthdays and private parties are especially welcome during the day on weekends. Please call the restaurant to discuss menu items and specifics of the event.
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Private party contact
Sunny Arora: (650) 340-7684
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Please call 650.340.7684 for special events.