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“Perfectly Spicy, Great Service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Star Of India Restaurant

Star Of India Restaurant
55 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-363-7555
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Ranked #238 of 1,244 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price range: $20 - $120
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
salt lake city
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Perfectly Spicy, Great Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I went with my son and his friend to celebrate finishing a semester of Law School with all A's. It was the perfect place- as we all love authentic freshly prepared Indian Food. None of us had ever been to Star of India before. We each enjoyed a lovely pureed lentil dal soup perfectly spiced to warm us up and vegetable samosa appetizers with the little tray of dipping sauces. With our dinner, came a fresh yummy order of garlic and cheesy nan. I've never seen such an extensive menu of Nan! I skipped on the rice in lieu of the nan. We shared orders of Shajahani Biryani delicately spiced with fresh veges. This is a meal in itself, but we also ordered Chicken Korma that had the most unusual flavor and richness, and a lamb dish. Everything was absolutely delicious. Our taste buds were in heaven. We topped off the evening with gulab jaman that you must save room for. We brought home some leftovers for lunch today that will probably serve two tonight. The portions are large. The servers were all excellent. Our water was never empty, and the food didn't stop coming! The location is very convenient if you're anywhere downtown, but it's hard to see the store front --so be sure to bring the address with you so you don't miss it. We parked in front of the Courthouse as the offices there were already closed. Tons of spaces there. The restaurant could use some updating, but the ambiance is casual and there are plenty of tables. Perfect place to go after a day of skiing or to be pampered with tasty comfort foods. Will definitely go back. I found some coupons on restaurant.com and it seems if you look at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/greatindianfoodsaltlake...there's always a buy two, get one free and other deals every week. Just scroll around. I understand they have a killer lunch buffet M-S and that they'll deliver to hotels. Very nice! One of the few restaurants open on Sundays, too. They also have a full bar, so you can enjoy a drink. I had a mango lassi...non alchy but it was amazing.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Not my first time...or my last!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Excellent service. Food is delicious. Star of India has a lunch buffet that is always busy. We often choose to order some of our favorites instead. Vegetable Samosas with dipping sauces and Cheese Pakoras for appetizers. The dipping sauces are spoon worthy after the appetizers are gone. We always finish all of it! Makhni Chicken in a tomato and butter sauce; also known as Butter Chicken. Plenty for two and very moist. Basmati rice comes with the chicken. Don't forget to order Garlic Nan, cooked on the premises. Two large pieces per order. Again, plenty for two, even three if you are small eaters.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Truly delightful Indian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

As well traveled Las Vegans we've enjoyed many Indian restaurants all over the planet! Some have been so-so, some good, some very good. This restaurant in central Salt Lake City provided one of the most enjoyable Indian meals we've had.

Each selection was so perfect there is no doubt that it was freshly prepared.....and a surprise for me (I'm a coffee hound) was a cup of delicious coffee!

The fact that it is walking distance from our hotel....even better so we could walk off a belly stuffing dinner!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Delft, The Netherlands
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good eating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Ate here with a party of 4--veg and non-veg alike. Everyone was pleased with their food. It runs a bit spicier than some other places, so if you are on the fence go down a level. Everything was good, but service was a bit slow even though the restaurant was fairly empty. It was the only place I ate in Salt Lake City so I cannot compare it to other Indian restaurants in town.

Visited July 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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66 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Tasty Indian Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is close to the downtown area and the restaurant has north Indian cuisine. The service was excellent. The dishes were tasty and the portions were just about right. We were pleased with the quality of food, and would recommend this if you are in the area.

Visited July 2013
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