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“One of THE best Indian restaurants I've ever eaten in”

Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 243 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Rotorua's most awarded restaurant with awesome atmosphere and flawless service.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

...and I've eaten in many Indian restaurants all over the world, including India. If you are looking for a great Indian meal when visiting Rotorua, you simply cant go past this place. I was passing through Rotorua for one night only & stumbled across this place when aimlessly searching for somewhere decent to eat dinner. Some places nearby were quite empty but this place had a bit of a buzz and was quite busy for a Monday night. The thing that puts me off Rotorua is that due to the tourist nature of the place, often the standard of food & the level of customer service can be poor to average - they often dont care, another bus load of cashed up tourists will be along soon attitude. But this place is different - the friendly, warm & attentive staff were great, the place was modern, tastefully decorated & clean, but the best bit was the food, which was extremely fresh & tasty. The plates were served hot (always a good sign) and the food was piping hot too. I had Sheek kebab starter which was excellent, infused with herbs and spices, followed by a medium hot chicken balti, with basmati rice and a keema nan bread. A good sized portion which was just amazing. I think its always a good sign when you see Indian people eating in an Indian restaurant & this place had four or five tables of Indian families & friends all enjoying their meal. Next time I'm in Rotovegas I'll make a bee line for this place. 10/10

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a must try Indian restaurant. The team are friendly, helpful and attentive, the food is simply excellent and comes in decent quantities too, and the price makes it all excellent value for money.

This is not a one off experience for us, we have been eating here on a regular basis since 2006, and have never had anything but really good food. This includes their takeaways which we have had twice this year already.

BTW -If you like a glass of beer with your curry try their King Cobra - it is a great match to the food.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have lived in Rotorua for 10 years and started frequenting the many Indian Restaurants in the town at that point. However, once we discovered the "Indian Star" we looked no further! Apart from absolutely devine food e.g. favourites include butter chicken (best in town) and saag paneer (5 star), the service is impeccable. The restaurant has never deviated from this which is why it is always packed every time we go there! Our favourite restaurant in Rotorua!

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

WE often avoid Indian restaurants because we are allergic to garlic, but Ray, the manager, took great care to make us dinner that would not have any garlic. It was still delicious, so delicious that we went back the next night and he served us entirely different dishes. We had two verions of swag, one lamb curry, one chicken dish, dahl and vegetables. All were delicious and garlic-free. The personal interest in the restaurant by the staff is evident. We were recognized upon our return and welcomed back by several of the staff. The restaurant was filled both nights, and others in the area were not. The secret must be getting out!!

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Thank Runsailwrite
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We have lived in Rotorua for 10 years and started frequenting the many Indian Restaurants in the town at that point. However, once we discovered the "Indian Star" we looked no further! Apart from absolutely devine food e.g. favourites include butter chicken (best in town) and saag paneer (5 star), the service is impeccable. The restaurant has never deviated from this which is why it is always packed every time we go there! Our favourite restaurant in Rotorua!

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Thank Anna23Rotorua
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