Follow DineOut on Facebook Follow DineOut on Twitter
 
From the albumThai VillageThai Village Latest PostsMerediths restaurant closing after 10 years
Fri 08:48PM
Wellington's Matterhorn closing its doors after 54 years. First opened in 1963
Mon 03:41PM
FISH AND CHIPS IN CHCH
Fri 07:13PM
Post DineOut : Where to next?
Fri 11:17AM
Thanks DineOut
Sat 10:52AM
Dine & Dash
Sat 01:18AM
Napier/Hawkes Bay best eats?
Wed 11:44AM
Free meal for Returned servicemen + women on Anzac Day
Thu 11:50PM
The Critic and The Pig - WatchME
Sun 04:46PM
Dog-friendly cafés in Christchurch?
Wed 07:44AM
Metro Top 50 Restaurants
Sun 03:18AM
The Grove's Michael Dearth talk about service
Tue 12:53AM
Bluff Oysters
Tue 11:56PM
Long Bay Restaurant (Auckland)
Mon 03:19PM
Auckland fine-dining restaurant Vinnies to close its doors after 27 years
Sun 08:13AM
The Taste Plate (was Bowmans)
Sun 08:01AM
CJD & TMouse,so zomato takes money to have bad reviews removed !
Mon 01:50PM
Taste of Egypt staff underpaid by $65K and worked 70 hours a week
Tue 01:18PM
Auckland Indian restaurant chain to give free Christmas meals on Christmas Day.
Sun 04:05PM
Spat over negative review becomes abusive
Thu 08:59PM

Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant

Info Map Photos Edit

Address

1118 Tutanekai St
Lake End
Rotorua
Region: Central Plateau
Licence: Licenced+BYO
Cuisine: Indian

Add to 'My Restaurants'Let us know if Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant has closed

Contact

Phone: 07-346 3222
Fax: 07-346 1118
Website: www.indianstar.co.nz
Email: indianstar@xtra.co.nz

Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant

Open

Lunch
11am to 2.30 pm
Seven Days

Dinner
5pm until LATE
Seven Nights

Comments

Indian Star Restaurant

The Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant in Rotorua is consistently recognised as one of the finest dining experiences in the city. With our mouthwatering range of of delicious Indian cuisine, all expertly prepared by our experienced chefs, the Indian Star experience is one that will keep you coming back again and again.

Our menu is carefully selected from the infinitely diverse dishes that exist throughout the Indian subcontinent and offers a taste of the best and most characteristic Indian meals: rich and lavish Pulao and Biryani rice dishes, savoury North Indian Kormas, kebabs and tandoori dishes all complimented with hand made wheat breads. Southern India with it's predominantly vegetarian and seafood cuisine inspires a range of delicious dishes, spiced with chilli, coconut oil and coconut milk, the Goan Fish Curry being a fine example.

Just a short stroll from Rotorua lakefront, the Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant is located in Rotorua's restaurant district at the Lake end of Tutanekai Street where you may choose to dine in our atmospheric restaurant or choose to dine 'alfresco' style while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of Rotorua.

Dine In : Takeaway : Home Delivery
10% Discount on all takeaways
All curries served with basmati rice
All meals are served with free papadums

Menus

1830_Menu.pdf

Overall DineOut Score based on 18 reviews

Total8.0
Food8.3
Dessert7.0
Presentation7.6
Service7.9
Environment7.5
Toilets7.9
Child Friendly Very
Add your review to Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant

Review by: BeckyO (29) on

Total6.0
Food7
DessertN/A
Presentation7
Service3
Environment6
ToiletsN/A
Child Friendly Yes

We were visiting Rotorua with our children and had heard good things about Indian Star so made a point of going there for dinner.
They were pretty busy so we had to wait for a table. When one became available we were seated at our table and given menus. Unfortunately it seemed like we were then forgotten about for a while as we had to wait longer than usual for our orders to be taken.
The waiter who eventually served us was very pleasant and advised us that all the food would come out together to avoid a wait.
Despite this our starters of onion rings and vegetable samosas came out first but no cutlery. When I asked for cutlery it was eventually brought over but it was piled up on the side of the table and left. There was also no napkins until we asked for them. The food was quite tasty but we were disappointed with the poor service.
Our order of butter chicken and tikka masala came next and was quite tasty but we did find the medium tikka masala's too hot to enjoy properly. I would recommend you go mild/medium if you don't like your food too spicey.
Overall I was disappointed with the experience as I was expecting a great dinner after seeing all of the great reviews this restaurant receives. I may try this restaurant again in the hope that we caught them on a bad night.

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: arch stanton (4) on

Total7.3
Food7
DessertN/A
Presentation7
Service7
Environment9
Toilets8
Child Friendly Extremely

A very child friendly restaurant - they made my young daughters feel very welcome.
My husband and I shared a mixed platter starter which was excellent. The mains were not quite so good - a bit bland and took a long time to come out after the starters were cleared.
The decor was clean and modern with a good choice of seating outside, on a deck or in the main restaurant.
Service was mainly excellent, though my husband had to go up to the bar to order a drink after failing to catch the attention of any passing waiters.
Would certainly return if I find myself in Rotorua again - if only for the lovely attitude towards the children!

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Ginny C (2) on

Total9.0
Food9
DessertN/A
Presentation8
Service10
Environment8
Toilets10

Another great meal at Indian Star for four of us over the weekend.
This time I tried the Prawn Malabari - it was very tasty, with subtle flavours.
Ray you and your team deserve to win Rotorua's best restaurant!

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: KelseyTristan (1) on

Total8.5
Food9
DessertN/A
Presentation8
Service8
Environment8
Toilets8

Have been a loyal patron to Indian Star for years. Always delicious! Our fave Indian by far. The staff always remember you. Dont ever change

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Ginny C (2) on

Total8.7
Food9
DessertN/A
Presentation8
Service9
Environment8
ToiletsN/A

A group of six of us went to Indian Star for lunch to celebrate my son's birthday We all ordered the non-vegetarian banquet and the food was absolutely beautiful, the service was very friendly.
Everyone enjoyed the experience immensely and we will be back again soon.
thanks so much Ray and staff - you do a great job!

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Sassygirl (2) on

Total9.3
Food9
DessertN/A
PresentationN/A
Service10
EnvironmentN/A
ToiletsN/A

We Continuously get great customer service, with Fast delivery. We order regularly and the standards never drop.nthe pan fried prawns are to die for. The butter chicken is very rich and creamy. Diffently my favourite Indian resturant.

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: witherst (5) on

Total8.6
Food9
DessertN/A
Presentation8
Service9
Environment8
Toilets7
Child Friendly Yes

Always fabulous service and fabulous food, highly recommended!

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: rolly and max (8) on

Total8.3
Food9
DessertN/A
Presentation9
Service6
Environment8
Toilets9

The Indian Star serves fantastic food. The curries are smooth and creamy(if they are supposed to be) with the delicate touch of spices coming through. The service was very good and we were treated like special guests. The resturant was busy when we arrived but we were still served very quickly. I would absolutely return to the Indian Star.

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Andrew Joll (1) on

Total9.0
Food9
DessertN/A
PresentationN/A
Service9
EnvironmentN/A
ToiletsN/A

We had a takeaway lunch from The Indian Star and it was fantastic. The service was excellent and the food was prepared very quickly. The Chicken Tikka was delicious and the Naan was the best I'd ever had, we'll definitely be back!

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Roy Bartholomew (3) on

Total8.9
Food9
DessertN/A
Presentation8
Service9
Environment9
ToiletsN/A
Child Friendly Extremely

The Indian Star is one of our favourite dining experiences in Rotorua. The staff are absolutely fantastic and really make you feel welcome and valued from the moment you walk through the door. It's a fantastic experience with excellent, well prepared food and great hospitality. I have a young family and my young son loved both the food and the attention! My only regret is we didn't have room for dessert, as the Gulab Jamun on the next table looked awesome. Defintely next time!

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Michael Campbell (2) on

Total8.2
Food9
Dessert7
Presentation8
Service9
Environment7
Toilets8
Child Friendly Yes

Indian Star is a personal favourite of mine. The service here is friendly and efficient. Over the past 8 years we have been to the indian star many times, though I wouldn't say that we are huge regulars - perhaps 3 or 4 times a year, yet the staff recognise us and know us by name. The food is always great and anything left over is always taken home in a doggy bag for the next day.
A great Indian restaurant!

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Brendon Feck (1) on

Total9.2
Food9
DessertN/A
Presentation9
Service10
Environment9
Toilets9
Child Friendly Very

I am a frequent diner at the Indian Star restaurant in Rotorua and am never disappointed. From the warm personal welcome as you walk in the door until the time you leave, you are treated to a dining experiance and service rarely seen today. The food is excellant, always prepared to a high standard. On very busy nights (more and more often) you may need to be a little patient, yet it is well worth the wait, believe me. I recommend the Butter Chicken, Chilli Chicken or my personal favourite, Chicken Vindaloo with an ice cold Kingfisher beer.
Put the team Indian Star to the test..it will be a night to remember.

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Dominic Blaazer (5) on

Total3.6
Food3
DessertN/A
Presentation5
Service2
Environment5
Toilets7

Since my preferred Indian was closed, I have been lost for a decent Indian in Rotorua. We were told this had been voted the best and learned a new way to interpret that.
We arrived at 7.40 on a Friday night. They were busy but there were a few spare tables, so not at capacity. We knew what we wanted before we arrived so ordered as we sat down. 40 ong minutes later, our food arrived and the saag paneer had that darkened sheen that only happens when something has been sitting around. For how long? Who knows. It was made with almost as much cream as spinach and as a result it was far too rich for us. Very Kiwified.
The cauliflower on our other dish was pretty overcooked and was quite soft but the flavour was great even if it was a little oily. The breads were nice enough.
Maybe it would be different if we went at a less busy time, but no. Any decent restaurant should be able to deliver the goods when busy.
"The best restaurant" I guess only means one that pleases the most people, not one that is necessarily the best at anything.

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx1Mystery voted down on 2009-03-25 13:12:24
| Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Ian Bradley [DineOut VIP] (106) on

Total7.7
Food8
DessertN/A
Presentation7
Service8
Environment7
Toilets7
Child Friendly Yes

Boys weekend in Smellytown, MTB's and beer, so only curry will suffice. Had heard good things, and was not disappointed. Free pops, and entrees of Chicken Tikka (huge) and bhaji were lovely, and mains of Butter Chicken, Jalfrazi and Dhal Makhni were well formed and dead yummy. Breads were dead nice, via a trad tandoor - ask for the paratha, not on the menu but will do it for you if you ask. Great service, restaurant was packed, great stuff.

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Wurzel (4) on

Total8.2
Food8
DessertN/A
Presentation8
Service9
Environment8
ToiletsN/A

Indian Star have the best Butter Chicken ever! The service is always great, and the staff are friendly and seem to remember you, even if its been a while since you've visited! That just gives you warm fuzzies all over...!

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Janet Keen (6) on

Total8.5
Food9
DessertN/A
Presentation9
Service8
Environment7
Toilets8
Child Friendly Very

Indian Stsar is the best Indian Restaurant in Rotorua. The food is always tasty, well cooked and the service prompt and friendly. I like all the chicken dishes and the potaoto dishes are delectable.Complimentary popodoms are a nice touch and they have nice peppermints. The owners know us rally well and always give us a gift and card at Christmas, it's nice to be appreciated as regulars. I must have eaten there at least 30 times in the past 6 years and I never get sick of it.

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Jo S (27) on

Total8.2
Food9
DessertN/A
Presentation7
Service8
Environment7
ToiletsN/A

We've been here a couple of times, not regularly as it is a bit of a hike from Auckland, but they have the best vindaloo we've had in a restaurant. Specifically the best chicken vindaloo, but the Saag Gosht we had the other night was great too. Friendly staff, they might move you through pretty fast if they are busy though, and it's probably a good idea to book on a weekend.

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on Facebook

Review by: Trewceval (2) on

Total7.3
Food8
DessertN/A
Presentation6
Service8
Environment6
Toilets6
Child Friendly Yes

The most fantastic butter chicken in all of Rotorua (in my opinion, & I've tried most of them).
Complimentary poppadoms on arrival are a nice touch, and the staff are always friendly, efficient and polite.
They also do a great mixed platter if you want to try a variety of dishes.

Login to add your vote Great review!x0Vote this review offx0 | Add your feedback on this | Share on FacebookAdd your review to Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant

20,925 views  

Latest reviewsJoe's Garage, Upper Riccarton, ChristchurchSpagalimis Italian Pizzeria, New Brighton, ChristchurchLyttelton Coffee Company, LytteltonCorianders, Christchurch, ChristchurchThe China Kitchen, Papanui, ChristchurchThe Station, RangioraAt Tonys Japanese Restaurant, Riccarton, ChristchurchCafe Valentino, ChristchurchSequoia 88 Restaurant, Redwood, ChristchurchCocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar, Shirley, ChristchurchGas Monkey, Shirley, ChristchurchRaetihi Lodge Restaurant, Double Bay, Kenepuru SoundCuisine Market, Manukau CityDux Dine, Riccarton, ChristchurchThe Astro Lounge, CBD, ChristchurchFreemans Dining Room, LytteltonHello Sunday, Sydenham, ChristchurchLittle Pom's, ChristchurchThe Astro Lounge, CBD, ChristchurchAke Ake Vineyard, Kerikeri