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180 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1759
+1 248-546-5996
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We had just walked out of Como's after waiting over an hour for a pizza and my Mother and I were both hungry and cranky. It was 2:05pm and I was looking for options when I noticed the 'lunch buffet' sign that ended at 2:30pm. I assumed they wouldn't be happy to see late comers but the waiter could not... More 

1 Thank N'Diva A
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Mixmaster300
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

1 Thank jkl_travelchic
Detroit, Michigan
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

Thank jdetroit13
Waynesville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank Trinity8008
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank Cheri12
Detroit, Michigan
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank jdetroit13
Mesick, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Mrhandandhoney
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank lcr8720
Ferndale, Michigan
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank frank n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?