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Indian Star Restaurant & Bar

20 Alma Street | Ground floor, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3122
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (15 reviews)
“lamb balti” (7 reviews)
“aloo gobi” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Alma Street | Ground floor, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

GREAT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD every single time I go. Been there many many times never have had anything under excellence. One of best Indian Restaurants around New Zealand.

Thank Karan S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We absolutely love this restaurant. Hands down best Indian food, authentic and fresh every single time. The kids are always welcome and we have had the best service ever here. The food is cooked to a very high standard and the price is very reasonable....More

1  Thank laboddy3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Indian Star is our favourite Indian restaurant in Hamilton. Dave and the team provide fantastic, personalised service with delicious food and ice cold kingfishers. The restaurant has an awesome deck overlooking the Waikato River; in the summer its a great spot to down some curry,...More

1  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very expensive for what you get. Dishes basic and are interesting interpretations on classic dishes. The place needed a good clean (toilets and facilities dirty and unkempt). Pity as we were looking forward to a nice really nice curry and we’re influenced by the previous...More

Thank Carl E
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Indian star is the best Indian restaurant in hamilton. Their food and service both are excellent. Really happy with food and service. I bet you if u go once to try it you will love it and it will be ur fav resturant.

1  Thank jaskomar b
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

By far the best Indian food in Hamilton. Excellent service and very friendly staff. Definitely going back

1  Thank deeward1964
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I've been to this place a couple of times and had always enjoyed the food and service. Previously I've visited with a colleague - hence never had any problem not finishing the food. This time round, I went there by myself - I was actually...More

2  Thank Richard-AU-T
dave d, Manager at Indian Star Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear sir, Thank you for your review, I did have a read through the review and did ask the staff about the situation. The staff had no problems packing your takeaway. I am very sorry on the cutlery part because we were out of cutlery...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 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

1  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 23 August 2017 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.

1  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

1  Thank antonyg64
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Response from PaulHanton | Reviewed this property |
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Tallulah G
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Alma Street | Ground floor, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 3122
  • E-mail
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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