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“Great food, great service despite a VERY busy night” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant

Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 219 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Rotorua's most awarded restaurant with awesome atmosphere and flawless service.
New Zealand
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food, great service despite a VERY busy night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We visited here New Years Eve 2013 on what was a very busy night with several large groups. Was the perfect location to spend the evening.

We have eaten here before many years ago, so ordered the buffet as we remembered enjoying it in the past. My 9 year old son also enjoyed the buffet ay half price which I thought was reasonable and he thoroughly enjoyed it, but we were also offered the choice of a kid's meal. He is already nagging us to go back! The timing between courses was perfect, and at no time we were rushed despite the steady flow of public walking in and requesting a table.


Ray greeted us and treated us like royalty (along with all the other diners) and ensured that everyone was happy and enjoying their meals and offering to top any buffet dishes up.


It's good to see that after so many years, this place still serves such fine food and service, can't wait to go back!

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious food yet again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is one of our regulars when in Rotorua and once again we were not disappointed . Consistently good food. Pleasant and obliging staff made for a great meal out. Thank you once again Ajay and the team.

Visited January 2014
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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“Consistently Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We enjoyed another great meal at Indian Star, as always Ray was the perfect host. Thanks Ray for a great evening.

  • Visited December 2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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“Best Indian Food in Rotorua”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Indian Star serves the best Indian food in Rotorua and we are particularly fond of the banquet feast for two. The owner, Ray, is a charming man and makes a point of greeting his regular guests by name, even if you have only called in 2 or 3 times a year.

Visited December 2013
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Rotorua
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“Indian Star Fanatsic as always!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

A group of us visited Indian Star on New Years day for dinner. We had booked for 6-8 people but our group expanded to 11! Ray was very accommodating of our increase in numbers considering how busy the restaurant was.
The service was fantastic and we didn't have to wait long to receive our delicious meals which were thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Thank you Ray and the Indian Star team for yet another Fantastic evening :)

  • Visited January 2014
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