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Star of India Taradale

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Updated 04/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$26
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews curries rice naan prawns lamb indian restaurant served quickly lunch or dinner awesome food love this place last night best indian takeaway medium chef
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Reviewed 29 May 2021

While the décor is not as "Indian" as some Indian restaurants that counts for little. The food was universally delightful. Authentic? I am not Indian and so I am not qualified to judge but it was totally to our tastes. The dishes were served hot...and in a very timely fashion. The owner's daughter served us. She was very helpful and friendly - a delight to interact with. Her father was also very obliging and made very useful suggestions. He delivered separately some "Indian hot sauce". I really enjoyed that I think I will ask or that next time. They also readily gave us the left overs to take home. The BYO wine charge was not excessive a $5.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Bihari Raturi, Owner at Star of India Taradale, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2021

Thank You so much your lovely cement

Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

This has been our go to Indian Restaurant for some time and it’s always been consistently great. Last night was no exception, but would like to comment on the friendly and helpful service, a factor almost as important as the food quality.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 17 February 2021 via mobile

Thankyu whole team of restaurant and specially Manish Gorilla Head chef thankyu for awesome food we will come back

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 18 November 2020 via mobile

Good atmosphere, Great food and the greatest service in Taradale. Our family came here for the butter chicken but stayed for the staff.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Great welcome, excellent service, fantastic food. Tried two curries we had never had before, highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2020
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Bihariprasadraturi, Owner at Star of India Taradale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2020

Thank you so much for the great feedback, really appreciate it. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 25 July 2020

Friendly & welcoming. Nothing is too much of a problem and the food is consistently good. Recommend for lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Bihariprasadraturi, Owner at Star of India Taradale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2020

Thank you we appreciate your feedback hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2020

It’s cold, I’m on July holiday break. The ‘ Star ‘ was opened for lunch. I got two medium curries that were accurately spiced medium, rice and the best puffy parata style roti I’ve had in years. It was just like one you would have...in India. Good on you Star of India for pleasant and fast Lunchtime service.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Bihariprasadraturi, Owner at Star of India Taradale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2020

This is so amazing to hear Margaret that you enjoyed our curries for lunch thank you so much for the feedback we really appreciate it . Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 14 January 2020 via mobile

Popped by and it was busy. Greeted warmly and shown to a table. Good selection of drinks and food on offer. Despite being busy we were served quickly. Service was friendly and efficient. We opted for the prawn makhani and the chicken jalfrezi. The food...was cooked well and there was plenty. The prawns were super juicy. Generous portion of rice and delicious garlic naan. Not the best I have ever had but we left feeling satisfied. Would be happy to return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Bihariprasadraturi, Manager at Star of India Taradale, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2020

Thanks for your lovely feedback ...Looking forward to see you again:)

Reviewed 14 January 2020

This is my 13 yr olds favourite place for butter chicken (mild). I always go for aloo gobi. I recommend what they call Indian Hot - it's perfect hot. I've tried to reproduce it at home but I fail on the spice mix. Coriander. I...suspect chef varies it to mess with me. They do offer lunchtime specials. There's another one in Hastings. Nice work, Star of India.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Bihariprasadraturi, Owner at Star of India Taradale, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2020

Thanks for your lovely feedback ...Looking forward to see you again:)

Reviewed 4 January 2020

Just had chicken Korma takeaway.....it cost around $17 and the amount of chicken....even some of that was scrappy rubbish...was pathetic! It was like an entree size....I wish I had taken a photo now or taken it back! You need to up your game and stop...ripping customers off.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Bihariprasadraturi, Owner at Star of India Taradale, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2020

Thank you for your review. Our sizes for the full portion is similar to many indian restaurants in the bay. Some restaurants sell the exact same size for over 20 dollars. We would recommend you call in on the day to express your views so...More

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Frequently Asked Questions about Star of India Taradale

Yes, Star of India Taradale offers takeaway services.

Yes, Star of India Taradale offers delivery services.

Yes, Star of India Taradale is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Star of India Taradale is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5