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Roti Joupa

Restaurants, Snack bars Clapham
5 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)
Foti Jupa
Britta Jaschinski

Time Out says

Homesick Trinidadians come to Clapham’s Roti Joupa for a culinary pick-me-up, whether it’s curried goat (with rice or roti), macaroni pie (served hot or cold) or doubles (roti filled with chickpea curry – the ultimate street snack). Choose a roti filling (goat, lamb, chicken, veg or pumpkin) and then the level of chilli heat (mild, medium or hot). There’s also buss-up shot (a sort of beaten-up roti) and pholourie (fried dough balls, here served with tamarind sauce).

There are a few stools for perching, but this is mainly a takeaway operation, with a small open kitchen (pictured) and a friendly team cooking up a storm. It’s all delicious, and prices are keen, with doubles costing just £1.50 and curried goat roti £5.50.



Address: 12 Clapham High Street
Transport: Tube: Clapham North tube
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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I am admittingly a Trini food novice so I’m rating this place based on my tastebuds. The food is delicious. I got the doubles and whilst I was surprised the filling had the texture of refried beans (rather than the whole chickpeas I had at a roti place in Stokie), it was delicious and a bit spicy. I could have devoured two of them! I also got the shrimp roti with all four of the veg fillings option. However, opening it at home, it was heavy on the chickpeas and spinach but I didn’t detect pumpkin. Oh well! It still tasted fantastic (and is not as spicy as the doubles). For a total of £6.50 I had two dinners. Score.

I am deducting a star bc it’s cash only. C’mon guys, it’s 2017, get with the program!

Proper, authentici Trinidian roti and street food! Not that faux Caribbean stuff you see everywhere. Friendliest staff! A little taste of home in the capital!


So I'm a Trini by descent - so Roti, stew chicken and goat curry are in my blood. It's hard to find good roti and its hard for anyone to live up to my mum and dad's cooking but Roti Joupa is the real deal. A great selection of curries and stews and the most perfect, soft, roti - or dhal pouri as we call them at home. It's a tiny place - service is usually fast and prices low - if you live in SW London and haven't tried it - you're missing out, if you live far away make a special trip. Last nights goat roti with light pepper made my week!

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Used to be my favourite lunch when I worked in the area. The moment you step in you understand this is not your standard takeaway. The roti is delicious and so is their Caribbean pudding. Very friendly and smart staff too. Highly recommended.

First of all let me make my position clear: In my view the gold medal for 'bess roti in dee worl' still remains in Trinidad with 'Homes roti shop' opposite Hi Lo foodstore, near by the dial on High Street Arima. Nevertheless my recent visit to Roti Joupa in England was a pleasant surprise with quality trini-cuisine and banter served up in good measure in this cosy Clapham-based shop in London. Despite my overseas loyalty I have no qualms in giving a clear thumbs up, five stars and positive recommendation about Roti Joupa to 'allyu' roti lovers out there in London who can't afford to fly quite to Trinidad on a Friday night after work. Only complaint is that on busy Sunday afternoons/evenings Clapham high street punters miss out on exploiting the valuable alternative choice that Roti Joupa brings to the takeaway industry.

great place great menu lovely people if only there was one a bit closer to new malden I would be in there all the time. Reading this has got me in the mood for some of that buss up which is a delight!

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