We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Delicious and MSG free!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Star of India

Star of India
2812 W Division St., Saint Cloud, MN 56301
3202813388
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 142 Restaurants in Saint Cloud
Cuisines: Indian
Restaurant details
Waite Park, Minnesota
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Delicious and MSG free!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I love a good restaurant but I have allergies to MSG (monosodium glutamate) and unfortunately it is very hard to find a restaurant that does not put that in their food. I found a little slice of heaven when I tried this place when they opened up and have been coming repeatedly ever since. I typically recommend you try the lunch buffet so you know what you like and what you don't. However I do the lunch buffet because I like it all! :) They put out a nice spread and it changes daily. It all tastes unbelievably fresh and hearty. They use meat in a lot of the dishes which is refreshing since I am not big on tofu. In a town with few authentic ethnic restaurants this place tops the charts and I dare say is even better than taste of India in the Twin Cities.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    30
    18
    2
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“So tasty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I live out of the country, and anytime I find myself back in St. Cloud, Minnesota there are two restaurants I have to eat at, Star of India and the White Horse Tavern. Pleasantly surprised they're ranked #1 & #2 in trip advisor for St. Cloud, MN! The lunch buffet is a great deal and it is so delicious. They change up the options day by day, but I'm always happy with it!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Awesome for St Cloud!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

One of the only authentic cuisines around! Sublime and they even deliver! This is my family's favorite eatery. Fast and excellent service too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mitchell, SD
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food and experience ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had a great meal. Had never had India food before, but the waiter was extremely helpful and steered us in the right direction. Food was all very good and the staff was great.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Flavorful food, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Agree with dinners who praise the quality of the food. The dishes we sampled had wonderful flavor profiles. As travelers with a dog we chose the buffet option and ate outside the restaurant. The wait staff was very helpful- one waiter, seeing us eating outside, brought us hot naan, water, utensils and napkins and chatted with us. If ever I travel this way again I'll plan on stopping by.

Visited June 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Star of India also viewed

 

Been to Star of India? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Star of India, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.