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 Best of the Best

Food and ambience

Rotorua's most awarded restaurant with awesome atmosphere and flawless service.
US$11 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Indian, Asian, Balti
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (1,787)
Filter reviews
1,660 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews butter chicken curry naan eat street new zealand great food and service visiting rotorua ray banquet kingfisher medium nz leftovers mains streat cuisine
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food 10/10 My wife and I headed here for takeout, but decided to dine in. We ordered the banquet, which is a great price for what you get. It lets you try 3 curries, veggies and the naan. Absolutely delicious. There was nothing wrong with...the food. I wish my stomach was bigger so I could of fit more. The staff were pleasant, I didn’t get to chat with any of them till I was paying, no one came to check if the food was alright. They were however getting absolutely flogged with the amount of patrons flowing in and out of the restaurant though, so I understand the pain of the 3 wait staff. If you are in Rotorua for a night, you have to try this Indian restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021

We visit Indian Star regularly the service is always outstanding and the food delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 22 March 2021

Loved the food. Prices very reasonable. Great service with very friendly staff. Would definitely eat here again. Came back 2 nights later for a second meal and still wonderfull. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 18 March 2021

We were trying to find a restaurant at 9.30 at night on a Tuesday night and were greeted with a smile by the super friendly professional staff here who were most welcoming and brought us beautiful food for a very reasonable price. I highly recommend...this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 17 March 2021

We ordered Indian from here while in Rotorua after seeing some amazing reviews and it certainly didn't disappoint. The curries were nice, thick and creamy and there was lots of chicken through it. Our cheese naans were delicious and cheesy. Would recommend to others :)...also it was a nice bonus having a discount for picking up takeaways when ordering online.More

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

Great service. Super team on a Monday night! Great deal on good drinks and excellent selection of curries, we chose butter chicken, lamb korma and beef madras. All great :)

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

Every time we visit Rotorua we come here.we have never been disappointed and always recommend our friends to join us .there were a group of 9 of us with varying dietary requirements and all of us had a lovely time. The guys serving us were...very friendly and helpfulMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Indian Star is one of the best Indian Restaurants, we have ever visited. Ray and his attentive team will ensure your dinning experience is second to none, which is why this business wins awards every year. You have to try the Chilli Chicken, which we...have not found their style in any other restaurant. This dish is served, not in a broth or sauce, but the proper North Indian/ Punjabi style, of lightly battered pieces of chicken, served with, capsicum, onion and chillies. Thanks again Team Indian Star, you are all fabulous.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

This restaurant is located on Eat Streat, surrounded by cuisines from all continents. After hiking at the Redwood tree walk, we searched online for best restaurants in rotorua. Indian Star was highly rated so we (family of 4) went in. Excellent customer service, ample seating...spaces. Food arrived on time, tandoori chicken was lovely and juicy - the way we all wanted. Unfortunately, we didn't like chicken korma and Balti chicken (blend, bit sweet to our liking as we ordered hot and spicy).More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 19 January 2021

This is an excellent Indian restaurant and the abundance of Indian people eating here testifies in evidence of that fact. We were well looked after by the wait staff. We had a young trainee waitress serving us and she did a great job ensuring that...we had everything we required. The food was of its usual high standards, served in a timely manner in spite of the fact that there was a huge family party going on in the main body of the restaurant. There is much to like and appreciate about this restaurant so I will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Regent of Rotorua
1,820 reviews
.07 km away
Pullman Rotorua
76 reviews
.16 km away
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
3,139 reviews
.16 km away
Ibis Rotorua Hotel
1,390 reviews
.23 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways
838 reviews
.10 km away
Atticus Finch
1,556 reviews
.03 km away
Picnic Cafe
704 reviews
.09 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Fancy Meow Cat Cafe
484 reviews
.19 km away
Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
343 reviews
.27 km away
Eat Street
936 reviews
.00 km away
Rotorua Night Market
166 reviews
.30 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
26 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from samnad6 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. $6 corkage per bottle. Great value!
22 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Gopakumark2015 | Reviewed this property |
Also, the bus stops at I-Site. Pl get off the bus, one side street to the left while you face the I Site, there is a cab stand. There are cabs there usually. ( We went thro the same worries when we reached Rotorua, but it... More
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
Frequently Asked Questions about Indian Star Restaurant

  • Yes, Indian Star Restaurant offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Indian Star Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • Indian Star Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5