We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice


US$7 - US$18
Indian, Asian, Balti
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (280)
Filter reviews
274 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews butter chicken curries naan saag onion rings in town punjabi chicken great curry best indian great customer service dining experience takeaway dish nz medium menus diners
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love our curries and our meal at the Bollywood Star was a standout. Great food, served fast with good wine and cold beers available. A highlight of our weekend in Gisborne!

Date of visit: April 2021
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

We had a quick holiday in Mahia and wanted to finish with a bang when we returned to Gisborne. Wow, what a delicious meal it was. My Chef Special was simply gorgeous. My wife had her favorite extra hot Vindaloo! It was amazing. Our entree...Garlic tikka was juicy, tender and so tasty. Mushroom and peas rice was so flavoursome and Nan breads cooked to perfection. Our waitress greeted us with a beautiful smile at the door and sat us down with our menus. Didn't take long at all before we were eating our favorite dishes. So impressed with this restaurant and the waitresses. Thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and hospitality!! Easter Monday so much was closed but we phoned and were able to secure a table with only a reasonable wait time, we were greeted warmly and the place was buzzing, the restaurant busy and takeaways flying out the door.. this...didn’t impact on the service we received or the food, it was outstanding.. we love Indian food and know a good and authentic meal when we have one .. highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu, well presented and tasty. Large dining room so felt a bit empty. Forgot my phone, but no sign in sheet. Pleasant staff.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 26 February 2021

love bollywood stars, butter chicken and garic naan the bomb yeyah. good service, friendly staff and short wait times

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 31 January 2021 via mobile

I came here because of reviews specially butter chicken and I have ordered it but it was even less than average. I have not enjoy it.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 28 January 2021

We always have a fantastic time when we go to Bollywood as a family. The staff are amazing, the food is exquisite and even better the manger creates such a lovely atmosphere for all diners. Baljeet goes out of his way to make our dining...experience personal at his restaurant and always comes to talk to us. The aircon was a lifesaver catering for the 30 degree gisborne weather. Food never fails and is consistently divine. Will never go anywhere else for Indian food in Gisborne!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 28 January 2021

Flavoursome, spicy and tantalising are a few of the many words that describe these curries! These are the best curries in NZ, the restaurant is immaculate, cool, clean and beautifully presented! The atmosphere gives diners the true Bollywood experience. A special mention to Baljeet the...manager a true Bollywood star! His hospitality is top rate and makes diners fell welcome and every need met!!! If you’re reading this trying to decide where to eat tonight let this be your sign, get in the car, it’s Bollywood Star!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

Worst food ,bad service I have tried their food before and I have had worst experience....though give them one more chance..ordered paneer tikka masala and butter chicken.Butter chicken was so salty and tasteless and in panner tikka masala their was only few pieces of paneer...and sauce was so watery.Restaurant was not so busy but we waited so long for our order.waiters was looking so aggressive by face .she even didn’t apologise.worst experience once again...we will never go back .,,More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

Dined here during our stay in Gisbourne. Staff were a bit slow with taking our orders, getting our drinks etc. Starter came before the drinks were served (took about 30mins to get our drinks). Mains arrived not long after drinks. Mains were really tasty and...we really enjoyed. Overall was a pretty good meal, service just a bit slow.More

Date of visit: January 2021
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
White Heron Motor Lodge
21 reviews
.59 km away
Teal Motor Lodge
55 reviews
.60 km away
Flying Nun Backpackers
32 reviews
.69 km away
Bella Vista Gisborne
156 reviews
.82 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Sofra Turkish Cafe
103 reviews
.53 km away
Verve Cafe
200 reviews
.74 km away
Sunshine Thai
75 reviews
.57 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Tairawhiti Museum
178 reviews
.88 km away
Sunshine Brewery & Taproom
74 reviews
.86 km away
Gisborne Wine Centre
118 reviews
1.42 km away
Gisborne i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
58 reviews
.70 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
6 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Kiwicyclo | Reviewed this property |
Yes rice is supplied.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing