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Indian Star Restaurant & Bar

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20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3122
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is yummy, fresh and spicy and I've always had a great meal no matter what. The staff are excellent, they are very attentive and can cope well with a big table. Prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Margie G
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten Indian all over the world. Tonight's was some of the most delicious we've tasted. Service excellent, location on the river outstanding, food you'd go back for. Eleven out of ten.

Thank BrisbaneAnne2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right opposite Novotel Hotel where we stayed. We had dinner there 2 nights ago it was great. Only 2 serving staff but they worked well. We had the non-vegetarian banquet which was nice and plentiful.

Thank giggler12345
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just completed a fantastic banquet dinner for 4. Great flavours with awesome service. Totally recommend!

Thank PNMcCallums
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not from the area so decided to come on here to look for a good restaurant. Found this on trip advisor and thought to give it a go. Set over looking the beautiful lake, this is the best curry we have ever had. (We have had a few) Dave our waiter for the evening was great. Amazing atmosphere, service and... More 

Thank figo1872
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, great setting (out on the balcony overlooking the river), and great value for money. We'll definitely be going back

Thank Eva B
New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there with some friends based on the pretty good reviews on here. I've had better Indian in Hamilton recently. The food wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either. Service fine.

Thank Nick P
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was about our 4th visit and Dave always greets us by name and gives us personal service. We love the food there and he occasionally even cooks something special for us himself. He even reminds us what we loved last time! Great naan breads. We ask for spicy and it's always perfect! He brought out free desserts for us... More 

Thank elliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Happiness is .... a dinner reservations at a fine restaurants. Good food Good wine Good friends Good times

Thank Sunil S
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Where to start... Everything was great! The food, the service and the atmosphere. This was my first time to the restaurant and I ordered my usual go to - paneer makhni. It was easily the best paneer I've ever had. Having recently returned from a trip to India it was great to chat with Dave and his staff, they were... More 

Thank sjkooyman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Asian, Eastern European, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 3122
Been open approx 4 months. Visited last night and the meal was great - service was awesome too. Would love to review this to help get people eating here! Phone is 078343122 I believe the one in Rotorua is highly recommended too.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?