Rotee (Reported Closed)

(415) 552-8309 | View Website

400 Haight St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94117

37.772329 -122.428798

Open Hours

Monday 5:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Friday 5:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:50 PM

Restaurants, $, B.Y.O.B.  more

More Tags: Cheap Eats, Group Dining, Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Indian

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Hayes Valley, Central North


Reviews for Rotee

over a year ago

Best chicken tikka masala!!! – Best Chicken Tikka Masala. It is so delicious and makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The parking is very trying and can make you just give up but don't do it. The parking challenge is worth it. Seat yourself, there should be menus on the table and if not, grab one at the front counter. When you're ready to order, head up to the front counter and order your food. You pay for your food after your meal. The price is about $8 average per dish.

over a year ago

Good Delivery Option – After discussing with friends their favorite Indian neighborhood restaurants (Haight/Western Addition/TL) and reviewing a few places online, we decided to get food delivered from Rotee. Had a little bit of trouble ordering over the phone as their menu strays a bit from traditional Indian fare (mostly in the name of the dish) but the mgr. happily got on the phone to complete my order.

Food was good but not great, could have been spicer for my taste eventhough I asked for Spicy. Garlic naan was pretty sorry and the accompaning sauces runny. I always hate to see meat on the bone in curries (both the chicken aloo & the special lamb had it) cuse the bone to meat ratio is so high, you don't really get much meat. I rather go vegetarian than meat in this case.

Overall I'd give it an 8, price was fair and we have some leftovers : ) Next time though, I will consider walking down to Indian Oven for take-out or ordering from Tandoori Mahal downtown. I'm still on the fence about which restaurant delivery is best for those last-minute Indian food cravings...?

over a year ago

Okay... – After reading the cute menu, I just had to order from this place. There is a bit of a minimum for delivery. The aloo roll is the Indian version of the falafel. Although I asked for it without cream, the aloo muttar was heavy and sweet with huge pieces of potato. If I needed Indian, I'd order from here though I'd look elsewhere first...

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

I never knew Indian could be so bland! – Honestly, I have never eaten indian food that needed salt and pepper. The food was plain; it had that "missing something" flavor to it. And that is simply unacceptable. And no kashmiri nan? C'mon!

over a year ago

Awsome!! – Ive been to many including naan n curry and the one in the TL which i forgot thier name. But rotee is by far the tastiest. I simply love thier chicken masala and the aloo gosh. ( i hope im spelling them right.) Anyways, im out here once or twice a week. Anyone who says different needs to get thier heads examined. 3.9 from the last poster?? Dude, your a moron!! Lamb was perfect for me.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

This place is NOT a 9.3 – I think Citysearch transposed their numbers when listing their rating for this place. It's far closer to a 3.9 rather than a 9.3. We ordered a couple of lamb dishes - the meat was so tough, only a chainsaw could have penetrated it. The samosas we had for appetizers were feeble at best. Only visit this place if massochism is your thing.

over a year ago

MY DJ CREW EATS THERE EVERY SUNDAY EVENING – I have to say thanks to Ish and Shawn at the alibisf crew fo taking me to this great place. Why you ask? Besides GREAT food, price, and service,...

1. Free Chai Tea

2. Dont you hate it when restraunts DONT have your favorite beverage? Bring your own tasty beer or fav fruit wine, the owner charges 'NO CORK FEE'

3. The owner is there all time making sure the food is cooked correctly, your sure to meet him; great guy!

4. He plays really good vibrant music; no radio music.

5. The food comes fast.

6. They deliver!

Chicken Masala and Naan bread together is amazing!

Taste it for yourself!


Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

HORRIBLE! – Rotee used to be okay when it first started. However, the food has been deteriorating steadily since. I live very close to the place, and drop by occasionally if I am too hungry to walk more than a block. But after my last trip, I think I've had enough!

In the last visit, the okra was lacking salt, the aloo naan had almost no aloo at all, the lamb tasted bland (it is very hard to make Indian lamb bland), and the chicken tikka boti was totally lacking flavor. I had to put salt and lemon on everything to get any taste..

I do like the ambience, the owner(s) are friendly, but if you want decent Indian/Pakistani food, then there are much better places around!

Look at the number of Indians you see in this place. None! May I say no more...

over a year ago

I LOVE THIS PLACE – We're new to indian food. i know, it's hard to believe. We went there with seasoned india-food-o-philes to ingraciate us to the menu. We've been back everynight since! The TIKKA MASALA Sauce is ADDICTIVE! I don't eat meat... they made a bowl of sauce just for me, AND made a boti wrap with the onions, naan & that sauce... not on the menu! Soooo accomidating! So friendly and nice. The plain naan is only $1. Even at Rainbow Grocery- the naan is $2.59. You can't beat their prices! The lamb biriyani is great (according to my meat eating boyfriend) and he always gets the chiken tikka masala. So great! My only problem is that they don't open till 5pm... LOVE IT!

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

this place sucks – if you have ever eaten at a good Indian place then you would know the difference.

this is safe, not spicy, not flavorful, not dynamic, but safe food that caters to the audience it wants to attract. go there for boring, not much flavor, Indian food.

not what indian food should be.

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