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Star of India

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180 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1759
+1 248-546-5996
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good

Stopped in with a large group late Saturday night, first time visit. The server was able to answer all our questions about the menu. Dinner was served quickly, hot and tasty. I had a dish with lamb, green peppers, onion & ginger. It was very good along with the plates of white rice. We all ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Mixmaster300
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Michigan
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Michigan
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Stopped in with a large group late Saturday night, first time visit. The server was able to answer all our questions about the menu. Dinner was served quickly, hot and tasty. I had a dish with lamb, green peppers, onion & ginger. It was very good along with the plates of white rice. We all ordered different variations of bread... More 

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jkl_travelchic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming to Star Of India for years. They have great service and are so sweet. The food is what brings me back. I love the butter chicken, shrimp paneer, cabbage baji, garlic naan, cheese naan and their fried mixed appetizers. Keep up the good work!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place has changed management. Unfortunately, the food has gone downhill. It seems bland and almost tasteless. I have tried it twice since the change. Both bad experiences. The chicken tikka masala sauce used to be delicious...now watery and dull. That's probably the last time for me and I'm sad, because it was one of my go-to to-go places.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Okay, this has got to be the WORST Indian dining experience I have ever had. The food was oily and very bland. BLAND. For Indian food? Inexcusable. Even the papadum was flavorless. Even the RICE did not taste like authentic Basmati rice but was also bland. The waiter was very nice. My husband and I were both very disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Even though this was my first experience with Indian cuisine we really enjoyed Star of India tonight. Service was very pleasant, pricing is good and portions generous. I found the food was very good and flavorful. Mulligatawny soup was hearty and tons of flavor, Samosa was awesome, Naan bread was very tastey as well. Our main dishes were both great... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I enjoy the chicken dishes and the sauces, (especially masala and mahkni). The vegetarian dishes though are disappointing because the vegetables seem canned or frozen. So, when I crave vegetables, I go across the street for Bangkok Cafe.

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Mesick, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Our food was superb, served by friendly & attentive waitstaff. The samosas were hot & crispy. All the sauces were spiced just right, and we appreciated that they were not loaded with salt and grease. Clearly everything was made from scratch. Their naan was served hot, had just the right degree of chewy, and was loaded with garlic. The chicken... More 

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southfield
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The only thing I can say is that this was the worse Indian food I have ever had. The first sigh should have been that we were the only ones there. Do your self a favor and find another Indian restaurant like Rangoli.

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Ferndale, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Service here is great, food is great, although they could use more and better vegetarian selections. Nice looking place with tablecloth and candle, nice Indian music. Inexpensive, but no alcohol served. Try the lamb biryani, or chicken makhni, excellent somosas, and a mango lassi drink.

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southfield, mi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

My wife and I went there craving the delicious food of the sub-continent. All we got was slop. My wife ordered the vegetarian dinner for one. I ordered the chicken tikka, mango chutney and spinach. The samosas were like turnovers and only contained cubed potato. The chicken was foul not fowl. It smelled bad and tasted worse. It was exchanged... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1759
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: +1 248-546-5996

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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