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India Star

5514 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-1842
+1 515-279-2118
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good16%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible16%
7 Dec 2016
“Was there again last night, it is still great.”
30 Aug 2016
“Avoid this place”
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CUISINES
Indian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5514 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-1842
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Typical Indian restaurant. Locally owned so the people are very nice. Good variety of styles of Indian food. They are happy to customize anything you want and will ask you how spicy to make each dish. I have been there many times and will continue...More

Thank seacorp
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Dark and dirty dining room, surly staff, a limited buffet of terrible food - what more can I say? The buffet choices were extremely limited with few veg options and only one chutney. At least it was inexpensive.

Thank Drew K
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Service was great, my friends really liked their food, but my Lamb Tikka was tough, tough, tough. Good flavor, but I will never order it again, indeed I'd be leery of any lamb dish that wasn't ground lamb. Very disappointing to me, because lamb is...More

Thank JohnnyB33
Reviewed 26 December 2015

India Star serves a pale imitation of Indian food. Don't go here. If you like Indian food, and like this restaurant, then you don't know what it's supposed to taste like. Go to the India Market on Douglas Ave (more authentic and not recommended for...More

Thank JASON H
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Excellent Indian food. I have eaten Indian all over the country, and this is a fave! Maybe even the best I have had.

Thank Foxydo10
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The best Indian food in town. My wife and I regularly eat there.The spice is just right and the folks are very friendly It's not so hot that it will take your breath away but they will kick it up if you ask.

Thank Proteeus3
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Indian cuisine is my favorite. The chicken curry and Tandoor chicken was perfect. Tender and full of flavor. Naan bread was perfect. The spinach potato dish was not as sweet as I prefer, yet still good. Service was excellent and priced good.

Thank CellularMan
Reviewed 10 April 2015

After driving for hours, I was so looking forward to eating Indian food buffet here for lunch. Sadly, I was disappointed. The food wasn’t that good. (Considering I was famished, that says a lot.) They were bland (to my taste…and I’m a regular Indian food...More

Thank ExplorerOne
Reviewed 21 September 2014

From the humble start in Beverdale, India Star has maintained his humble roots in the current posh location. The visual experience is overpowered the olfactory which makes you taste every dish in the menu, and do not restrict yourself! Every menu item is worth trying....More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The food was very good, we loved it. The service was very friendly, but not extraordinary, and the atmosphere was average. This is a great place to try very good Indian food.

Thank David W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:15 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:15 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:15 - 21:30
Thursday
11:15 - 21:30
Friday
11:15 - 21:30
Saturday
11:15 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5514 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-1842
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-279-2118
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