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I love Indian cooking and as a Indian lady I was quite impressed when my friend and I went to the Indian Star.
Not very cosy environment but we had the best service and excellent Vegetarian meal in Hamilton so far!
very good Banquet for the price and the staff were very polite and always asking if we were okay and if we needed anything else.
Keep it up guys!
Me and my friend had the best dining experience at Indian star hamilton. The service is awsome and the staff will always make you feel special… I would Just say one word for that place “HIDDEN TREASURE”
Lets forget Indian Star and try Indian Superstar, we arrived at 5.30pm on a Wednesday to an empty restaurant, ok it was early but never a good look.
To our surprise they knew who we were from the booking and showed us to a pleasant table by the window, now we had perused the menu on line so we knew the deal of the century was the banquet for two ( non vegetarian), The waiter who must have trained at the school of good etiquette was super polite and friendly and immediately ensured we had popadoms and water while we waited for our first course.
Another waiter equally as amenable took our drinks order, anyway to write less than a book, the food was AAA+++ the Service was AAA+++ and the only very minor gripe was some of the tables are built for people who exceed 6ft tall, and we had one, most were normal height but some were higher, trust me though we will be back, we have tried every Indian Restaurant in Hamilton and Cambridge and believe me there is no comparison this place is the best!
I had a look at the reviews before I booked a table for my wife and myself to celebrate her birthday. I was very impressed by the reviews but thought that they were possibly exaggerated. Much to our surprise we found the reviews to be true. The service, the staff, the food, everything was just fantastic. we will be travelling over to Hamilton from Tauranga again soon just to have dinner at this restaurant.
Many thanks for a great night out.
Like everyone has already said, best restaurant in town with the best service anywhere! We’ve visited regularly as a group of 4-6, and have also booked had a function for 60 very impressed guests! Thank you Indian Star, impeccable!
This place is AWESOME! We have been on 3 occasions, and the food and service has been exceptional every time. The staff do seem to remember us each time, which I find quite remarkable, and so refreshing. In fact I would go so far as to say the service is the best I have ever received in any restaurant (and we eat out a lot!).
We have been living in Hamilton for 10 years now. This is the best restaurant we have dined in so far. Food is excellent, service is outstanding. Staff will make you feel like home with warm welcome and greet you with a smile as soon as you enter the restaurant. Try their “PANEER CHILLI”, Awesome ! We regularly go with friends ( Kiwi Friends) and family and they all love the food and service. Recommend to all !
It was a crisp cold night outside as my wife and I enjoyed a rare date night. I had booked earlier that day and when we walked in to this clean, warm, friendly retaurant we were greeted with a smile.
“Welcome, would you like a seat?”
“Hi, we have a booking for 6:30″
“Oh. you must be James”
They remembered my name from an email!
This typified Tanej and his teams service all night, personal and professional.
But they are not just smiles and service, the food was wonderful.
We ordered the Maharaja Banquet which is an awesome entree (see Tandoori combo) and all you can eat range of curries and loads of fresh, tasty naan.
Thank you for a great night for my wife and I Indian Star.
Great food and service – We went as couple and the food to be delicious. The location was lovely over looking the river. We found this place was great value for money, out standing service – the very best around — enough said – awesome food and service!!
This is my favourite restaurant in Hamilton! It has awesome service and they remember you if you go back . Good value and wide range of amazing food. I have been 5x and each time has been fantastic.
Great food and service – We went as a family group and found the food to be delicious. I would highly recommend to even the most hard to please diners. The location was lovely over looking the river centrally located in town. We found this place was great value for money, out standing service – the staff were professional and friendly and catered to our needs.
I have been to the Indian Star three times now. On our second visit (which was some months after the first) I was welcomed and it was clear that the team remembered us from the previous visit. I put it down to a bit of a fluke.
I went to The Indian Star by myself tonight. Once again I was recognised. The two staff were able to state where we had sat and what we had eaten. That was 5 months ago. Amazing.
And that brings me to the food. It is amazing. Great food and great value. Tonight I had the chilli chicken for entree and the lamb balti for a main. I weakened and got a garlic and coriander naan.
The food was faultless. I washed it down with a Kingfisher Strong and that was reasonably priced as well.
I can recommend this restaurant with complete confidence. You will not be disappointed.
Table for two. I have been here twice now in the last few months.
Fully deserving of five stars. Service is very courteous, friendly and attentive.
Food was as good as any other Indian restaurant I have been to and better than most. Well prepared and presented, tasty.
The restaurant has a nice outdoors deck and on the whole very smart.
No doubt I will be returning.
Indian Star Restaurant WILL become ‘the place’ for your regular curry fix. Ever since I stepped into Indian Star Restaurant, I’ve been hooked! I’ve been a regular since, owing to the excellent service from Tanka and the friendly the team. The cuisine is a delight, and well worth the trip into town. When you’re looking for an Indian experience, this is where you’ll get it.
This place is fantastic. The food is the best I have tasted and the personal service is excellent. I had been a stalwart of another restaurant in town, and had been going there for 8 years, however now, although I feel a little sad about the old place, I come here. I could not recommend it highly enough. Tanka and the team will look after you and the food as said is wonderful!
Good menu; good atmosphere; and matching service.
We enjoyed a banquet for three people. The variety and quality of food was impressive.
This was our first visit to the Indian Star restaurant and it certainly won’t be the last! From the moment we arrived we were well looked after by the friendly, polite and helpful staff.
We chose the 2 different banquet meals and were thoroughly impressed. Our food arrived promptly and was delicious. The restaurant was comfortable, not too noisy, and the decor was very stylish. Meal prices were very reasonable.
We will certainly be eating here again and would recommend it to anyone.
As a customer of Indian Star Rotorua for several years my friend and I visited Indian Star in Hamilton last Saturday and believe me it was unbelievable fantastic service (as usual) and the food superb I think it is the best Indian Restaurant in Hamilton dont forget to try the Mango Lassi and the mango icecream desert
Absolutely excellent! Highly recommended.
The service is great with really friendly and helpful staff. The food is wonderful and the price is very reasonable.
We went with a large group of people – they were very accommodating. We will definitely be coming back.
My partner and I got takeaway from here last night after reading all the reviews. We got butter chicken (Mild and Med) and Chicken Korma. Upon arrival the man was extremely friendly. Prices are great and the food was fantastic. Will go again I am sure. Thank you. – Would add to this that I have been another 3 times since Aug. Dine in and takeaway. They always remember who we are and the food is always 100% top notch. I love this place. (Perfect for a summer evening as they have a lovely balcony)
After discovering the Indian Star Restaurant I have always looked forward to returning. The cuisine is excellent, the service outstanding, and (very important to me) the waiting time from ordering to eating is short. I recently took a group of workmates there for lunch and I ordered a Mango Lassi. After some tasting by my mates most of them ended up ordering one too! I cannot speak highly enough of the menu choice and quality, and having been brought up with Indian cuisine as a child, I can only say that I continue to be impressed!
It was a pleasant surprise going to this restaurant, I heard it was good but didn’t think it would be real, real good!!! My husband and I have been to many Indian restaurants in NZ and in Sydney (after living there 12 years) and this would have to be one of the best, if not THE best! The service is awesome, the Manager is professional and friendly and the food is outstanding. What tops it off is it is located along the banks of the mighty Waikato river so in summer its a great spot to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere along with the great food!
Unbelievably good food! I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur and come from Bradford, UK’s curry capital. I can honestly say that I have waited 8 yrs for a great curry in New Zealand and this was it.
Onion bhajis were perfectly spiced and plentiful in portion. Then came the big boost a chicken Balti. The chicken was perfectly tender morsels of breast meat (which admittedly is a UK thing, but god it makes for the best curry) enveloped in that lovely blend of sauce which is not too thin or too thick; lashings of capsicum, onion, coriander and topped with slithers of ginger. The rice was fluffy and perfect and the garlic naan was awesome. Topping it all off they serve Cobra as well as Kingfisher. friendly staff and in a very swanky restaurant.
Best dining experience in NZ to date…get there.
We went here tonight. We eat out a lot- especially Indian cuisine. This is the best Indian restaurant in Hamilton and has surpassed our previous “favourite”. The food was excellent, surroundings nice and staff very courteous and friendly. We will be visiting again.
This is easily one of the best Indian restaurants in Hamilton!
We were happy to discover that Indian Star had opened in Hamilton after eating at the original Indian Star in Rotorua for several years. As soon as we walked through the door in Hamilton, Tanka (the manager) remembered us from the Rotorua days, and gave us a very warm welcome. He has an amazing memory, and can almost give everyone their favourite meals without even having to ask!
The food is always fresh and delicious; and what we consider a true Indian meal to be. We’ve had butter chicken, korma, vindaloo and the balti dishes, and all have been superb. The garlic cheese naan is also a must have as an entree or to mop up the sauce from the curry.
Complimentary poppadoms are rare in other restaurants, but standard practice for Indian Star!
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone to try this restaurant when looking for good Indian food, or to get one of their meals as a take-away – which we have also done!
Hi. This is the BEST Indian in Hamilton. They get it right everytime I must say. Even my 86 year old Nana who doesnt normally like ethnic food really enjoyed it. they get the flavours right and the naan is cooked well. Take your friends soon.
Tried this for the first time this week. Had a few dishes, all were full of flavour and had fresh herbs and ginger with them which we liked. As great curry eaters this was a positive experience with the dishes being very obviously different in colour, texture and flavour.
Had a take away but want to go back to try the restaurant as in great location overlooking waikato.
Only downside was there was only coconut inside Peshwari Naan, I can’t remember what it said on menu but I like fruit in mine too!
Delicious and mouth watering food, amazing service and best environment to spend an evening. I don’t think I would have any other choice better than this in Hamilton. I went to this restaurant with my friends where first time in New Zealand I experienced such a great taste of Indian cuisine- Cheese Chilli to start with, Chicken Balti and Karahi Paneer for the mains and Mango Kulfi on top of all as desert. The service as always was warm and welcoming with superb environment to dine in…..thanks a lot Indian Star!!!!!!!!!!!!
I tried this place on a deal voucher, hadn’t heard of it before. Then I found out they are in Rotorua too. We had the tandoori platter for an entree and 2 great mains, garlic naans. I have eaten at nearly every restaurant(Indian) in Hamilton and this is easily in the top 2 for food..and for sure has the best service. Very attentive and easy to feel relaxed. We have been back 3 times now(no voucher) and have found it as good as the last time. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Wait…I forgot to mention, the dessert which was part of the deal platter was awesome..mango ice cream!!! Yum.
Great little restaurant – hidden overlooking the Waikato River. Clean sophisticated. High ceilings, minimal Indian art works. Great opening doors onto an outdoor veranda.
Staff were very courteous and friendly. Well done.
Tandoori Combo for two as a starter, came out on a sizzling platter:vege samosa,pakora,chicken tikka and seekh kebab with dipping sauces and hot pickles. Wait staff explained the items.
Main chicken tikka masala and beef madras served with rice. Spice levels were great on both. Meat was very tender and the meals came out hot. Fluffy rice. Couldn’t eat it all. We also had a very moist garlic naan.
Finished off with a mouth watering mango kulfi -ice cream.
Great food – however the service was the best I have seen in Hamilton. They also do a take away menu with 10%off.
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