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“Authentic Indian Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Star of India

Star of India
Ranked #1,384 of 3,668 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Austin, TX
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Authentic Indian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

Very good Indian food buffet. Great assortment of dishes and just the right amount of spice.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Decent Indian fois”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

Went for dinner on a friday night, got sat immediately. Food was fresh, but I have had more selections at bombay bistro.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephloveswine
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Austin, Texas
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good Indian buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

Good, straightforward Indian buffet. Reasonable for the price. Attentive staff. Our standard Indian buffet, despite being a fair drive. The only thing they could do better would be to offer fresher Nan - some places will bring you fresh-from-the-tandoor Nan even if you have the buffet.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TomTX2000
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Austin, Texas
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180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Lunch buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

SOI offers a quality and diverse lunch buffet at a reasonable price. Very nice staff.

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Horrible Beyond Belief”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2010

I'm fairly new to Austin and have already tried 5 Indian restaurants. Tonight's meal at Star of India is the worst I could imagine in this town, based on the evening buffet. Certainly, there are those who say that selecting buffet over the a la carte menu is a recipe for disappointment, but this was so bad I can't imagine the a la carte menu being even close to acceptable.

The selection was large and varied: beef vindaloo, lamb meatballs, tandoori chicken, chicken jalfrazi, saag, mixed vegetable korma, aloo cabbage, pakora, samosas and two soups. But not one of them was good (with the possible exception of the vegetable soup). There was little flavor in anything. Vindaloo and lamb meatballs were too salty. Tandoori chicken had a horrid taste to the meat. The chicken jalfrazi had oil swimming on top. The cold pakoras could have been leftover from lunch. The naan bread was never replenished with fresh ones. Rice was okay when it was hot. The tamarind sauce was very good but it is only a condiment. Even the firni rice pudding was less than ordinary. The halwa was totally flavorless. Worst offender: the veggie samosas were microwaved which softens the pastry shell and makes mush of the interior. It seems that they do not care enough or at all.

I don't begrudge anyone from making a living, but I dare you to go to Star of India after reading this.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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