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Indian Star Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3122
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Brisbane, Australia
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250 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on our first night in Hamilton, having driven down from Auckland that afternoon. Whilst in an old building that did not look all that welcoming, once inside there is also an outdoor balcony you can dine at that is a most pleasant location. We eat at Indian restaurants regularly as I am a coeliac and it is easy... More 

Thank bobjanh
Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back in Hamilton and of course a visit to the Indian Star, where the food and service is always good. Tonight the weather was warm so a lovely night for dinner on the terrace and delicous food. Entree, main course, bread and a bottle of wine for 2 (and lunch tomorrow) great value at $90

Thank auntybarb2015
New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our night, the food and service were great! We had the banquet, great value, would highly recommend. We will certainly be back.

1 Thank Katrina W
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is yummy, fresh and spicy and I've always had a great meal no matter what. The staff are excellent, they are very attentive and can cope well with a big table. Prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank Margie G
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten Indian all over the world. Tonight's was some of the most delicious we've tasted. Service excellent, location on the river outstanding, food you'd go back for. Eleven out of ten.

1 Thank BrisbaneAnne2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Right opposite Novotel Hotel where we stayed. We had dinner there 2 nights ago it was great. Only 2 serving staff but they worked well. We had the non-vegetarian banquet which was nice and plentiful.

1 Thank giggler12345
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We just completed a fantastic banquet dinner for 4. Great flavours with awesome service. Totally recommend!

1 Thank PNMcCallums
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Not from the area so decided to come on here to look for a good restaurant. Found this on trip advisor and thought to give it a go. Set over looking the beautiful lake, this is the best curry we have ever had. (We have had a few) Dave our waiter for the evening was great. Amazing atmosphere, service and... More 

1 Thank figo1872
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, great setting (out on the balcony overlooking the river), and great value for money. We'll definitely be going back

1 Thank Eva B
New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I went there with some friends based on the pretty good reviews on here. I've had better Indian in Hamilton recently. The food wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either. Service fine.

Thank Nick P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 3122
Been open approx 4 months. Visited last night and the meal was great - service was awesome too. Would love to review this to help get people eating here! Phone is 078343122 I believe the one in Rotorua is highly recommended too.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?