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Indian Star Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings

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Rotorua's most awarded restaurant with awesome atmosphere and flawless service.
US$10 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Indian, Asian, Balti
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this restaurant with friends and had a very nice time. 5 out of the 6 of us had the goat curry and it was delicious. The garlic naan bread was very nice too. Staff were really pleasant and friendly and it had a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Louise R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had lamb balti and it turned out just OK. Gulag jamun with ice cream was OK too. Although the strip that this place is located on has several other good restaurants we had to try this Indian place because we couldn’t get a table in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sandeepa212
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ordered takeaway goat curry and garlic naan, has a drink at the bar while waiting. Seemed like a nice atmosphere. The takeaway meal was delicious, the goat was tender, the rice was well prepared and the garlic naan was had plenty of flavour. Would definitely...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hogget15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this lovely Indian restaurant on Eat Streat on our first evening in Rotorua. My partner being vegetarian was particularly happy with the menu, selecting Dahl Makhani and Saag Aloo...both excellent. I had the Butter Chicken which was really tasty and nicely spiced. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank V3666WNjohnm
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's one thing to have food industry awards up on display but Indian Star has thoroughly earnt the right to have them on show. The staff were lovely, knowledgeable and professional and this service was backed up by one of the best meals (set menu)...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nives B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ordered the 'non-vegetarion buffet' for dinner. The title is a little misleading because the dinner is table service carried out by attentive waiters. The service was excellent. The food was also excellent. It starts with a sizzling iron platter of 2...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank normshaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have travelled to Rotorua with a group of friends each year for the last five years. We have tried many restaurants in that time and the Indian Star is the only one that's on must do list each year. The banquet is our choice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wanted C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to the Indian Star Restaurant came about 16-17 years ago. Since then it has become a regular stop during my annual visit to Rotorua. Ray and his staff are second to none when it comes service and serving consistently high quality dishes....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Denny W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique flavours that I hadn’t experienced before despite living in Malaysia for a couple of years where Indian food was usually my first choice Lovely staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eat Streat is a great place to eat. This Indian resataurant is one of the best I have ever eaten at. The service was excellent and the waiters friendly. The food not expensive, very tasty and plentiful. Tried the chicken tikka masala, lamb balti and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Response from AlanL388 | Reviewed this property |
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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
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