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Indian Star Restaurant & Bar

20 Alma Street | Ground floor, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3122
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“butter chicken” (16 reviews)
“lamb nawabi” (4 reviews)
“rogan josh” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Alma Street | Ground floor, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was actually the waft of spices and aroma in the street that drew us to this restaurant, which is a few meters from the Ibis Hotel where we were staying. White plastic tablecloths did not add to the ambiance however, they would be practical...More

Thank 524CAS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing else compares. Honestly has ruined any other Indian food for me because it just doesn’t even compare. The staff and owner are fantastic and friendly. Always my favorite take out choice. Big fan of the butter chicken.

Thank daniellelX6676LC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time at Indian star last week. Staff was awesome and so were the manager’s food recommendations. Food was amazing and reminded me of Indian food in restaurants back home in India. Just the right spices and flavour very tasty food. Lamb Rohan...More

Thank harpreets568
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with a group of 20 people. Had a beautiful night. Food was amazing and service to. I would highly recommend this restaurant. To everyone going in big groups or with families.

Thank Romil Kumar K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant as seen better days, plastic table cloths and damage fittings. But it was raining heavily and it is the closest Indian Restaurant to the Novotel so it got my custom. Menu is standard Indian meals, so ordered Lamb Rogan Josh with Basmati. The...More

Thank Brian B
dave d, Owner at Indian Star Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I don’t know what sort of customer u are. There were other people in the restaurant and they had a lamb as well. They did not have any issues with it. I have given u a sample of beef and u still did not know...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful food and the staff are really friendly. Have been a few times now and the service is always excellent and the food is always so fresh and delicious. Best Indian my husband and I have tried. Highly recommend.

Thank Kaylamayv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled a fair bit around the world. have always loved my butter chicken and nan but these guys are absolute perfectionist at it. Also great service

Thank nathan V
Reviewed January 7, 2018

The food is good, staff are friendly, prices are on par for this sort of food. I like my naan extra cheesy! #bringbacktheBIGkingfisher

1  Thank Daniel W
Reviewed December 19, 2017

stopped into this lovely restaurant once again. Top service. Top meals great staff. meals are quick and cooked well.

1  Thank joy532
Reviewed December 11, 2017

GREAT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD every single time I go. Been there many many times never have had anything under excellence. One of best Indian Restaurants around New Zealand.

1  Thank Karan S
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Mark L
August 8, 2016|
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Response from PaulHanton | Reviewed this property |
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Tallulah G
April 7, 2015|
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Response from Tobys1 | Reviewed this property |
All curries are gluten free but the naan bread is'nt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Alma Street | Ground floor, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 3122
  • E-mail
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.
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