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“Indian Star - Definitely!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Indian Star Restaurant & Bar

Indian Star Restaurant & Bar
20 Alma Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 204 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: 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.
Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Indian Star - Definitely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Ate here for dinner on Good Friday - no bank holiday surcharge. :-) We had been here 2 weeks previously and the manager remembered us and asked if we wanted to sit at the same table! However this time we sat out on the lovely terrace overlooking the river on a warm evening. The food was delicious - very fragrant & tasty - loved the little slivers of fresh ginger - a very nice touch. We ate Lamb Rogan Josh & Chicken Saag. Heaps of rice - we couldn't finish it all. Our son had chicken nuggets & chips - which got a big thumbs up. Great to find an Indian restaurant where you can take non-Indian food eating children! Service was prompt and friendly. Our new favourite Indian restaurant in Hamilton.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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104 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Best Indian secret in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Great location by the river. We sat outside and enjoyed the river and bush views. Service was also great. Our Indian visitor said the food was authentic and he was impressed with the menu. This place is hidden away but with the central location it is a must. Also byo wine allowed and corkage was $7. Good value overall and great food.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great Indian food, friendly, fast efficient service. We arrived were greeted and shown to our table on the patio which made full use of beautiful evening with balmy breezes that added to the ambience.
Our drinks orders were taken and arrive very quickly, advising we were going to a show could we order our food, not a problem, the entree arrived and when everyone at our table had finished our mains arrived, we asked the Host to arrange a taxi van to take us to the theatre not a problem, taxi was ready and waiting for us.
Fantastic evening which began with a lovely meal and wonderful experience. Highly recommended, easy to find, we booked on line, will go again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Food and service great, get here for delicious Indian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Top notch service and all dishes came out great. Full of flavour and spice. Believe this is the best Indian I have had in the Waikato area. Do try out the vegetarian dal dishes. The service was also pleasant, very friendly and not too overpowering. A great place for seem great Indian. Just could do with a touch up on creating the right atmosphere with decorating and lighting. Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Friendly Service and Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We decided to stop in Hamilton New Zealand for the night and wanted to have a nice dinner. We found this place online and decided to check it out. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by warm smiles and great hospitality. We spoke to one of the workers I believe his name was Tanka and had a great conversation the whole time we were waiting for our food. We left with our food and said our farewells and will surely come back just for the service.
On to the food:
We arrived back at the hotel and opened up our food and we were very pleased with the presentation. After taking our first bites we knew we made the right choice.
-The Tandoori Chicken was perfect and we were given a lot for the money. It was tender and you could taste all of the flavors without being too little or too much.
-The Chicken Tikka Masala which I ordered spicy was absolutely delightful. The spice was perfect for me and the gravy was very nice with naan and rice.
-The naan, rice, daal, and chutney all went very well with our meal.

We will definitely come back when we visit New Zealand again!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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