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Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco

4.8
4.8
1406 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
ROTI Indian Bistro marries casual, contemporary styling to classic Indian cuisine. 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. Traditional freshly house roasted 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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2 people

19:30


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30–15:00 Dinner Mon 17:00–20:45 Tue–Sun 15:00–20:45
  • Phone number
    (415) 665-7684
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Inquire with restaurant management.
  • Private party facilities
    Inquire with restaurant management about our private room available for large parties, banquets and receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Jay Shah: (415) 665-7684
  • Area
    Forest Hill / West Portal
  • Cross Street
    Vicente Street
  • Parking Details
    Street parking on West Portal Avenue and surrounding streets available.
  • Public Transit
    Half a block from West Portal MUNI station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,406 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Value

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Indian

  • San Francisco

    Best Value

1,405 Reviews
  1. Member

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly owner and efficient wait staff. Will go back.

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  2. ThomasR

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Stellar food as usual, friendly and attentive staff, easy to converse and good vibes all a!

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  3. BharatP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Best Indian restaurant in the Bay Area!

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  4. MichaelMcN

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You must visit during February, June or October and try the cauliflower special: it is amazing!

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  5. VickiL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely place. Great service and a very nice chat with the owner. The food is excellent. I particularly like the lamb korma and the naan. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Parking in West Portal can be challenging (we got lucky).

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  6. SusanC

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were so good. I love that it isn't too spicy, but my boyfriend can have his hot sauce (which he and my pal loved). From the appetizers to the desert we were very happy and filled up with wonderful warm Indian spices. It was a great experience and we are looking to coming back.

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  7. tamales

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Shourwa soup is delicious with excellent spice balancing. The salmon and the tandoori game hen are very good with interesting spices. The staff are welcoming, knowledgeable, and prompt. Everything we have eaten here is excellent. My one caveat is that it tends to be noisy since everyone is having a good time.

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  8. GinaW

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding, as always. Great job!!

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  9. Arlekin

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Indian restaurant in SF Never go wrong with this place ❤️

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So friendly and accommodating. All of our orders were delicious. Great place for a dinner with friends.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food. Sizzling Tandori platter. Service and ambiance are great

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  12. LauraS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Indian food. Wonderful onion kulcha, good selection of vegetarian dishes.

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  13. MissL

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roti is such a homey, welcoming restaurant. Everyone is so pleasant and the food is delicious. It is served hot and the food itself is not too spicy, just perfect and so much variety.

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  14. ElaineM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our third time here. Always a wonderful, delicious experience. Thank you!

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  15. Kayla

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great nice atmosphere and delicious food we will be back!

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  16. RHONDAH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious and not too spicy . Don't forget to order the chutney and raita condiments, they make everything even better

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  17. tamales

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the food is outstanding. I especially enjoy the soup. And the service is friendly, welcoming and excellent. I highly recommend Roti.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and the owner and staff were all friendly and kind, minus one star for noise level, some sort of noise dampening wouldn’t hurt. Otherwise all good and highly recommended.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Nice ambience. Good value.

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  20. AGALVA8

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We asked to be seated away from the drafty door and the host said no. It set our night unsettled and chilly.

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  21. LiveLaughLoveNDance

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best Indian restaurants in San Francisco. Fresh, fragrant ingredients cooked just right. Great, creative cocktails such as the tamarind old fashioned or the opihr gin martini where they stuff olives with goat cheese when you order. Service is consistently attentive. Whether you love your meats or vegetarian dishes, this place is great. And always look at the monthly specials.

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  22. Katarina

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roti has the best Indian food in SF as far as I am concerned!!

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  23. Eyeneyedoc

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great local restaurant, impeccable service, friendly and helpful staff

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  24. DanG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, wonderful and warm service. The city’s best Indian food.

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  25. ValerieN

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The three of us ordered the Roti Feast for 2, one of the South Indian chicken specials, and cocktails. The drinks and food were quickly served and everything was delicious. The Roti feast has very generous portions and would have been enough for all 3 of us! It was our daughter's birthday, and they brought her a special dessert (big enough to share). What a fabulous dinner! Highly recommend!

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  26. BuddyAwreetus

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I hesitate to give this place a good review, as I selfishly want it all to myself. If you like good Indian food, not too hot, but with just enough spice to make every dish fantastic, this is the place for you.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most flavorful food I have had. Wishing there were a location where I live.

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  28. Sfdiner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a family favorite. Excellent food and service.

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  29. Kav1

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful family owned and run restaurant. The food is outstanding. Had a wonderful experience.

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  30. Katarina

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roti is our favorite SF Indian restaurant. The food and service are always excellent and Mr Pankaj is a delightful owner.

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  31. LovesGreatFood

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, good service, A true neighborhood gem.

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  32. Siobhan

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service and ambience! Can’t wait to go back.

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  33. NeilH

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I love this place. The food is exceptional. Try the martini made with an Indian spiced gin. Wonderful

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  34. DavidandClaireHess

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roti has delicious food and very accommodating service in a nicely designed restaurant.

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  35. LynnieA

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy a visit to this neighborhood favorite. The food is excellent, the people are just lovely and we always leave happier than when we entered!

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  36. viola

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Indian restaurant in San Francisco. Food is great and the staff is fantastic. Beautiful setting. Outside dining is also great.

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  37. IaroslavT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cozy and interesting place! Delicious food, decent choice, friendly staff and reasonable prices! Highly recommended!

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  38. Lisa

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a friend’s birthday, everything was perfect. We got there early and seated us right away- the service was great, food was delicious and the dessert was divine. They even came out with a candle. Nice surprise!! a neighborhood gem!

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  39. Eric

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal served by very friendly staff. Worth a visit.

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  40. MrsA

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, attentive service and delicious food. We ordered the feast for two, and were delighted by the quantity and variety of dishes. We will be back, and often.

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    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco using the Order Online button. Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 665-7684.

Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco is rated 4.8 stars by 1406 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco

53 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Vicente Street
  • Area
    Forest Hill / West Portal
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30–15:00 Dinner Mon 17:00–20:45 Tue–Sun 15:00–20:45
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking on West Portal Avenue and surrounding streets available.
  • Public Transit
    Half a block from West Portal MUNI station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 665-7684
  • Catering
    Inquire with restaurant management.
  • Private party facilities
    Inquire with restaurant management about our private room available for large parties, banquets and receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Jay Shah: (415) 665-7684
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