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Indian Star Restaurant & Bar

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20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3122
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Where to start... Everything was great! The food, the service and the atmosphere. This was my first time to the restaurant and I ordered my usual go to - paneer makhni. It was easily the best paneer I've ever had. Having recently returned from a trip to India it was great to chat with Dave and his staff, they were... More 

Thank sjkooyman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely terrible. Ordered a coke - no coke. Ordered an orange juice - no orange juice. We ended up just having water. Garlic naan was undercooked and doughy. Nothing spectacular about this restaurant at all. Tacky plastic tablecloths. Generally just a bad experience. Should have just got take always. Tasted the same as every other butter chicken I've had, was... More 

Thank Holly P
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travel to Hamilton a couple of times a year for work and always end up having a meal at the Indian Star, Dave and his staff provide fabulous food and service. The restaurant is quite large so i alway prefer to sit in a booth were it is a more 'cozy' feeling. In the warmer months is nice to... More 

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I don't normally go Indian but the others in my party wanted too. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The decor is fairly drab but you are not there to eat the decor! I had entree of Seekh Kebah - these were good. But my main of Lamb Korma was very good and I... More 

Thank Bruce C
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been here twice and I will definitely go here again. Food is absolutely good and also the prices are not high at all. I had the chance to thank the chef as well at the end of the dinner. All the staff is very friendly and ready to help. Good job guys

Thank marcopeligro
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The staff were great, they made recommendations and suggestions and the food was prompt and tasted delicious.

Thank samantha_ward
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Lovely decor, excellent service and absolutely delicious food. Can't recommend this place highly enough

Thank MrsWayne3158
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I been there with my friends and we ordered banquet and all the curries were amazing specially butter chk must recommend to all people

Thank Kash B
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Not the best Indian food I've had. The Chicken Biriyani doesn't have a lot of flavour... Butter chicken is okay but I've had better. The Coconut naan and Mango lassi were very nice!

Thank ximegar7
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

By far the best Indian we have ever had, nearly every time we go to Hamilton this is a must for us, butter chicken and mango chicken cannot be beaten, this place would he dangerous If it was in Auckland.

Thank Ollie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Asian, Eastern European, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 3122
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?