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Indian Star Restaurant & Bar

20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3122
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb balti” (7 reviews)
“aloo gobi” (2 reviews)
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Indian, Balti, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located close to my hotel, this place will definitely be somewhere I go back to. I just picked up a takeaway Malai Kofta and it was really delicious - steamy, rich, flavourful and all round yummy. The service at the counter was friendly and warm...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner twice recently and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it. Very tasty food overall and we loved in particular the cheese chilli starter along with karahi paneer, aloo gobi and onion kulcha - staff were extremely friendly. Great hospitality by Dave.

Thank priashok
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My wife & I recently made the choice to become vegan, & this was our first trip to our regular Indian restaurant. All the meat dishes are absolutely amazing here, and easily the best in the Tron. We were delighted when our vegan dishes were...More

Thank antonyg64
Reviewed 13 July 2017

First time here and it was delicious! The very best Butter Chicken I have ever had anywhere! And the service was so good that we have now changed, and the Indian Star is now our new favorite place to go out for dinner, they are...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Staff go out of their way to be friendly and nice, actually take an interest in what you say. Food came out quickly and was nice, also free poppadoms which is a nice gesture

Thank samzi9
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and fantastic food. Staff gave great recommendations. Good drinks list. A great night out thanks Indian Star.

Thank Rachelle H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very quiet night with the weather scaring away the punters. We received great service with the staff being very attentive. We had an entree platter (Seafood combo) for two that was impressive with a nice variety of nibbles. We had Lamb Nawabi (quite a mild...More

Thank Maverick01RS
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

First time getting food from Indian Star and it was THE BEST indian we've had. The butter chicken specifically was amazing. Going again tonight as we've been dreaming about it for the last 3 weeks!

Thank tracymissp
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a quick dinner before a movie at The Lido across the road. The interior is basic but the food and service more than make up for it. Quick and friendly service (even with the interruption of a fire alarm and evacuation mid...More

Thank UnCannyScot
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Fantastic place on a hot summer evening to sit on the balcony by the river enjoying a good curry and a nice cold beer. Great Service, good prices

Thank Greg B
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Nearby Attractions
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381 reviews
1.50 km away
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.54 km away
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1.37 km away
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.15 km away
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Response from PaulHanton | Reviewed this property |
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Tallulah G
7 April 2015|
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Response from Tobys1 | Reviewed this property |
All curries are gluten free but the naan bread is'nt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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
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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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