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India Star

5514 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-1842
+1 515-279-2118
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good14%
  • Average36%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
28 Dec 2017
“Average food ”
20 Dec 2017
“Did not give us a menu offer when we came for Lunch...”
Open Now
11:15 am - 9:30 pm Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5514 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-1842
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I am from India so didn’t find the food authentic. But on the positive the owner is great and this food may fancy American palette as it is slightly americanized.

Reviewed 21 December 2017

Their buffet is very small with few choices, the choice they have are good, but they ran out of rice pudding and did not add anymore. Would have liked to have seen a menu to order off of, but was not given an option. Don't...More

Thank Azona50036
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Typical Indian restaurant. Locally owned so the people are very nice. Good variety of styles of Indian food. They are happy to customize anything you want and will ask you how spicy to make each dish. I have been there many times and will continue...More

Thank seacorp
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Dark and dirty dining room, surly staff, a limited buffet of terrible food - what more can I say? The buffet choices were extremely limited with few veg options and only one chutney. At least it was inexpensive.

Thank Drew K
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Service was great, my friends really liked their food, but my Lamb Tikka was tough, tough, tough. Good flavor, but I will never order it again, indeed I'd be leery of any lamb dish that wasn't ground lamb. Very disappointing to me, because lamb is...More

Thank JohnnyB33
Reviewed 26 December 2015

India Star serves a pale imitation of Indian food. Don't go here. If you like Indian food, and like this restaurant, then you don't know what it's supposed to taste like. Go to the India Market on Douglas Ave (more authentic and not recommended for...More

Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Excellent Indian food. I have eaten Indian all over the country, and this is a fave! Maybe even the best I have had.

Thank Foxydo10
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The best Indian food in town. My wife and I regularly eat there.The spice is just right and the folks are very friendly It's not so hot that it will take your breath away but they will kick it up if you ask.

Thank Proteeus3
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Indian cuisine is my favorite. The chicken curry and Tandoor chicken was perfect. Tender and full of flavor. Naan bread was perfect. The spinach potato dish was not as sweet as I prefer, yet still good. Service was excellent and priced good.

Thank CellularMan
Reviewed 10 April 2015

After driving for hours, I was so looking forward to eating Indian food buffet here for lunch. Sadly, I was disappointed. The food wasn’t that good. (Considering I was famished, that says a lot.) They were bland (to my taste…and I’m a regular Indian food...More

Thank ExplorerOne
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5514 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-1842
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-279-2118
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