Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco

4.8
1242 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1242 People Are Saying
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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gamermom
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it when we get together w friends at Roti. Quiet enough for conversation over good food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love this place…

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vipKateA
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Roti and we’re thrilled to introduce our friends. Food is fabulous— great flavor combinations, everything was hot and ready at the same time. We ordered so many dishes, and leftovers the next day were still delicious. Staff is super accommodating— we closed the restaurant but never felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Amazing service.

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BalletFan
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food at a good price, I suggest the lemonade, wow never had anything like it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Indian food and great atmosphere

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vipJimA
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Roti's food, especially the seasonally offered Spicy Roasted Gobi, typically featured in February and October. The staff and owner are very friendly and attentive. We just wish there was a location near us to add to our regular weekly rotation of favorite places to dine.

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AislinnC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining out in a long time. Nice outdoor patio area tables well spaced & separated by screens. Heaters were not working but it was a nice evening in the city.
Food was delicious, good service, nice chatting to the owner who sent us home with mango smoothies for the kids breakfast.
Will be back again.

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vipGuille
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Excelente comida India, como si fuera hecha en casa porque es un restaurante familiar, muy recomendado con buena relación precio/valor

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vipTheLL
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Overall, just OK.

First, they are doing cocktails now, which sound promising on the menu, but are not quite up to the level they should be and they take an extremely long time to arrive

The food, on the whole, is adequate, but not much more. Some of the appetizer had were a little worse (one a sort of chicken nugget dish). The entrees are fine, if not exciting

The staff however is very nice and the person I assume is the owner did come by twice to check on us

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vipMarkS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place for Indian food near the West Portal muni station.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always exceptional monthly specials and outstanding food and service—my all-time favorite Indian restaurant.

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vipRosieSFO
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Roti is by far the best Indian restaurants in San Francisco, if not anywhere. The owner is still involved, the quality is extra ordinary. One of the few places where they grind the spices freshly and daily. All the usual indian favs and some very creative and outstanding new creations. We have been going here for years and is always an extraordinary experience.

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RichK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bistro Roti is a great location for fine Indian food. Situated in beautiful West Portal, the friendly staff always make you feel welcomed and the food is always consistently great! They also have monthly specials that are unusual and well priced. We visit here often!

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vipWhoMe
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is excellent, as always. Could use more heaters in the outdoor space. Inside way too close for comfort.

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vipddrac
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints!!!!!!! Amazing Indian cuisine. Besides the food being amazing the staff is great. Waitresses like Katy always polite and get the order spot on. I’m vegan so I’m always asking questions and they are very nice to me. You can’t beat the atmosphere… great seating inside or out. The best part is the owner, Shah, he is kind and always checks to make sure everything was just the way we wanted it. Great restaurant to frequent and support. We come from San Mateo for the consistent wonderful experience.

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BBBrown
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food made even more enjoyable by the fantastic service and atmosphere.
We were a party of 4. Two couples who haven't seen each other in several years, so we not only wanted to enjoy some good food, but we also wanted an atmosphere that was conducive to conversation without having to yell across the table at each other.
Roti provided all that and so much more.
We have all had and enjoyed Indian food before, but are not all that familiar with ordering beyond the basic curry and naan.
Our server was so helpful with suggestions and recommendations. All of them were fantastic.
The owner made his way over to our table and also helped with recommendations. His warmth and graciousness will certainly bring us back again and again.
Thank you for a fantastic evening and delicious meal.
* * some highlights of our meal: the lamb popsicles were a favorite of the table.
Also delicious were the bread basket and seafood curry.

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CarolynH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Roti Indian Bistro is a true neighborhood gem! I l appreciate the cuisines of India, yet Roti is the only Indian restaurant I will patronize in San Francisco; the food it THAT good. The service is always attentive, the specials are intriguing, the craft cocktails delicious, and the overall experience reliably good every time. The family who operate Roti Indian Bistro are almost always on site, and Pankaj and Jai keep things running smoothly with the busy dining room and take-out and delivery options. There's a cozy parklet for outdoor dining too. I love Roti Indian Bistro!

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vipDilges
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is by far our favorite restaurant in San Francisco!

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Sfdiner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favorite Indian food in SF! We eat here at least 1 x month and have never had a bad experience. Carol

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Indian food!

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SallyA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Roti is my favorite Indian restaurant in San Francisco. I just wish it was closer to where I live

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Indian restaurant in the city.

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vipLiqiP
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Masala tea ( with refill) and papad appetizer are really authentic . Every curry and dal dish has been adapted yet tastes great. At first the Service staff is a bit less attentive until a younger server came to take over. Value is unbeatable ! Nann is less of a highlight .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good, the service was good. Nice touch to have the owner greet us and make us feel at home.

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vipKateA
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Roti is still our favorite Indian restaurant in San Francisco. Terrific menu and always high quality preparation, as well as super friendly service. Love the game hens with arugula salad, dal, naan, samosas, etc.

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AnhH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was outstanding and the food is great as always!

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KinSF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service and terrific Indian food!

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vipPJDiva
San Francisco
318 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Friends love it too so we always order 2 orders of the butter chicken when we go with them. Vindaloo shrimp is yummy as well as the saag dal. My mouth is watering right now!

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MoRedwoods
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy!! Can't wait to go back and have more tandoori chicken.

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vipKris
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic; the team was very attentive. The flavors in the dal, lamb marsala, chicken biryani, kulfi, etc were amazing. We had the garlic and basil naan and I want to order it by the dozen! The tables were nicely spaced out (for the times) and it was definitely a memorable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
121 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dinner and wonderful service. We love Roti!

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious dinner with friends at Roti Bistro. The service was excellent and the host gracious. We sampled the pakoras, chicken jalfrezi, paneer makhani and a vegan aloo gobi. All were well prepared, tasty and authentic. We especially loved having the option to dine in their outdoor space. We will definitely return soon!

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SFResident
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, nice atmosphere and great service. I'll definitely be back soon!

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Suebee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated as soon as we arrived. We did not like where the table was so they moved us with no problem. I ordered a bottle of wine that was unavailable so they gave us another choice and only charged us the corkage fee 15$. Amazing customer service!!! The food was yummy and prices very reasonable. We will definitely return and recommend Roti Bistro.

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vipLovesGreatFood
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious flavors, great menu, very friendly staff, one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco

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vipSoprano
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Roti is back to pre-pandemic excellence! We had a most charming lunch outside in their pop out area. Great service and delicious food from their new chef. They are also now serving marvelous cocktails (Try the eggplant pakora with one.), and their wine list has increased in sophistication, as well. Their prices are quite reasonable; the “feast” is an incredible value. Less than a block from the West Portal Muni, it’s great for lunch or dinner.

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LewL
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be open for indoor dining. Best Indian food in SF.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go often and love it every time

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AnthonyF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We loved Roti! We sat outside in the temporary Covid-era seating so I can't say much about the ambience. The staff were all friendly and the service was good. Roti has recently acquired a liquor license and they're making Indian-style variations on traditional cocktails - really yummy. We were thrilled to find so many vegan options, including a delicious salad of mango, watermelon, and tomato, an entree special stew of sprouted beans which was delicious and an absolutely fantastic pureed squash soup. The agloo gobi was great too! The halibut curry was a bit of a let-down compared the other dishes: the yellow curry sauce was great, but the fish was sub-par (frozen, maybe?) and a bit tough. Overall the experience was great, the food was mostly great, and we're already looking forward to returning.

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Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco is rated 4.8 stars by 1242 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.