Indian Star serves a fine selection of Indian Cuisine, from mouth watering Tandoori items to delicious vegetarian dishes, including tasty Indian sweets. Indian Star also offers a lunch buffet from 11:30am - 2pm daily.
I was so glad I found another great Indian restaurant near work that offered a cheap, but great tasting buffet lunch. Before long, I would start bringing different co-workers here to share my discovery. They too, were baffled by the great tasting $6.95 lunch buffet! The first few times I went, they would have these awesome samosas that were just the right spice. I would always reserve myself two with my first helping. It was just soo good. Everything else there was delicious too. They made the best butter chicken I've had. The serve you fresh naan at your table quite promptly after you've returned from your first round. Also offered in the buffet are items like aloo gobi, tandoori chicken, this curry with peas and potatoes (yumm), sweet rice pudding, gulab jamun and even have lentil soup!!
The only downfall with this place was when they stopped putting samosas in the buffet and then they started raising the prices. First, it raised to $7.95 which is still really good, but only a few months later, it raised again! To $8.95!! That's $2 within the year!! I love the food here, but since moving further away, I haven't been back.
Had the 10.95 lunch buffet, which included rice, naan, butter chicken, chicken tikka, kofti curry, vegetable curry, something with lentils, and some lettuce/tomato/dressing options. The butter chicken was delicious, with large pieces of tender chicken. Loved the chicken tikka, curry and veggies as well. Filled my plate twice, and was happy and stuffed.
Pretty quiet in the there at lunch, and the one staff member didn't seem too enthused or efficient, but I got a very big yummy lunch, which is all that really matters! Park around the corner on 4th Ave and avoid the meter charges.
Dined in a few times and enjoyed the Butter Chicken. Decent food and the portions are quite large. Comes with rice included in the cost.
Called to order delivery ("Free delivery" stamped all over their take out menu) and found out that when ordering delivery, rice does not come with the curry. So much for "free delivery" - complete sham.
Menu also says they close at 10pm on weekdays; I called 15 minutes ago (9:30pm) and was rudely told that "we're closing now" and they would not take my order. Not impressed, and will not be going back.
I took the missus here for lunch the other day. I love Indian buffets in general. This one was pretty limited in selection but what they had was good. The Butter chicken was worth the 10 bucks on it's own! They ran out of samosas !!! It's not like they were THAT busy, maybe 4 tables max so how many did they make? Oh and finally only ONE dessert item
Ras malai (excuse sp) again good but limited. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here but if you’re in the area it's a decent option for lunch.
My family's favorite Indian Restaurant. We always order the butter chicken, saag aloo, chicken pakoras (best I've had), aloo tikka (tasty thin potatoes), rice and naan.
Do yourself a favor and try this gem. Not the cheapest eats, but very tasty!!! Take out gets more quantity than eat in too.
Indian Star isn't the best Indian food place that I have dined at, but it's pretty good. The curry dishes are tasty and for beverages, their beer selection is fairly good. I like their buffet menu, although Saffrons in Burnaby has more variety in their buffet. The prices are a bit higher than I would have liked, but overall, if you are craving Indian food, Indian Star is a good place to check out.
I've been to other Indian restaurants where the food is blant and the naan is dry. But not this place. I've tried the buffet and the a la carte, they are both nice. The buffet is $9.95 and is available Mon-Fri during lunch. The selection is limited but the constant stream of naan and butter chicken was enough to satisfy me. Price and portion for the a la carte were reasonable. I suggest the chicken korma and the butter chicken. the curry is also quite nice. they also have a dinner combo that comes with chicken curry, tandori chicken, lamb kabobs, rice, and naan and all for $17. Very good value for dinner for 2. The service is fair, it's not a 5 star restaurant but at least the servers are polite and friendly. They need to work on the ambience though. Wouldn't go there for a romantic dinner. The music is also annoying at times. But overall, very good indian food and will definitely be a repeat customer. keep up the good work.
I was hoping after reading the reviews here that I would find a good Indian restaurant. I'm surprised by the number of good reviews here. The food in general was not fresh. We order beef kabobs, butter chicken, aloo tikki, & palak paneer. The only thing that was fresh was perhaps the aloo tikki (fried potato patty) and the naan. Having had quality indian meals around the globe, I have to say the food here lacked quality and flavor. The butter chicken was a huge disappointment. The chicken should be tandoored (in a clay oven) and then cooked in curry sauce. The saag (palak paneer) in general was not up to par. And the beef kabob? Let's put it this way, I suspect it was pre-cooked and then cooked on a hot plate. It was just OK. If you are looking for good indian cuisine, look elsewhere in Vancouver or Surrey.
Have eaten here several times, both dine-in (dinner) and take-out.
The food is very high quality - nice lean meat, rich sauces. Very flavourful, lots of depth. The ambience is nothing special, but the food more than makes up for it.
Service is somewhat "minimalist", we were mostly left alone, but never felt ignored. Lots of choices on the menu, and the prices were very reasonable considering the great quality of the food.
Ordered takeout for lunch. Some difficulties ordering over phone but order was correct when I picked it up. Had the Chicken Vindaloo and Lamb Makhani. Much preferred the lamb. Fairly tender and tasty. Overall, a okay lunch. Been there for their inexpensive lunch buffet before and that is very good value for the money...
I have been to Indian star a lot of times, since it's the only Indian restaurant near my house, but lately after trying more that half of their menu, I feel that they don't have a lot of variety to offer. Most of the curries taste the same, they have like 2-3 signature curries that that use for most of their dishes. Also they use a lot of butter & cream, which makes the food very heavy on the stomach. I like their chicken/lamb biryani.
The lunch buffet has become quite expensive I think, it used to be $8.95 but they jumped it to $10.95, considering the range of dishes they serve even $8.95 was a strech, compared to food places on fraser or main street!
I've only been to Indian Star a few times. I always try for the buffet, but manage to miss it.
The food is very good. At some Indian restaurants, the food is somewhat boring, without any real distinctive flavours, except maybe just a general hotness to compensate for a lack of ability to prepare tasty food. Not so with Indian Star. Everything I've had at this restaurant has been very nice, with good flavour.
I just wish they would have an evening buffet. If they had that, I'd give it an overall 4 rating, instead of a 3. But it's a good place to go for lunch, if you have time, and are in the area when the buffet is on, which I usually am not.
The food is great, the portions are larger than usual Indian restaurants. The owner does all the cooking so food is always good and consistent. The buffet is comparitively expensive to other Indian places. I would recommend ordering from the menu.