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Star Of India Authentic Takeaways

4_half star rating
29 reviews

Cuisine: Fast Food, Indian, Asian, Family

276 Rangitikei St
Palmerston North
Palmerston North City
06-353 5653
Award-winning Takeaways here, OR go to our sister RESTAURANT Royal Garden for sit-down meals!

If you are looking for a sit-down restaurant meal,…

Announced 1 year ago


  • Lunch: Tue – Sat 11am – 2pm
  • Dinner: Mon – Sun 4pm – 9pm
  • Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
  • Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
  • Good For Groups: Yes
  • Good For Children: Yes
  • Takeaways: Yes
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Welcome to Star of India to experience the real taste of authentic Indian foods.
Our Speciality: Made to order dishes!!!
By the way… if you are looking for a sit-down restaurant meal, then check out ROYAL GARDEN Indian Restaurant & Takeaway in the Square, fully licensed & BYO. (In early 2012, the award winning family team that has had the ownership and management of The Star of India takeaway in Palmerston North bought, refurbished and re-opened the Royal Garden Indian restaurant at 61 The Square.
Hira Rana and his family would like to welcome customers to their new establishment.

29 Reviews for Star Of India Authentic Takeaways

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9th May 2013
5 star rating
If I want indian this is the place I go. Not once have I ever had anything bad from this place and I have been going there since I moved to Palmerston North, 5 years ago. My Favorite is the Lamb Korma with their delicious Naan bread.

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16th November 2013
2 star rating
I’ve been here plenty of times before, but not for about 2 months and the food generally has been pretty good. We switched from our local Mirrch Masala after the quality of their meals slipped. I’m a big fan of spicy Indian food, lived in London for 10 years so might be a bit picky.
However, our meals this evening were very poor. I ordered a Prawn Masala (hot), my wife a Chicken Jalfrezi (med). Not a hint of Cardamon, Star Anise or Coriander – no depth whatsoever to the sauce, which along with the prawns was very watery. A handful of onions and one or two pieces of green capsicum each. The heat was harsh with no depth and I couldn’t taste any spice in it.
My garlic naan was nice, but had very little garlic on it.
Shame – they are all very friendly, so I hope they sort it out. We’ll be going back to Mirrch next time, or maybe even trying the place up Summerhill which I’ve heard good things about.

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24th October 2013
5 star rating
Hands down, the best Indian in Palmy. Have been many times and the food here is consistently awesome. Lamb Korma is the star of the menu in my opinion, also Beef Kadai is one of my favs. Awesome Naans and Poppadoms. Very quick service. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2013

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22nd June 2013
4 star rating
This is probably one of our favourite places to get Indian takeaways, and we’ve been doing it for around 3 years now. We never have to wait too long, and the food is absolutely fabulous.
My husband is very adventurous and likes to test everything on the menu, whereas I like to stick with the same dishes every time. Neither of us have ever been disappointed.
The only thing I would say is, at those prices, it would be great to have something to cater to children. As we are a big family of 5, every time we have takeaways from here, it costs us around $80…which is a bit painful when I still have to do the dishes afterwards…

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19th May 2013
5 star rating
We go here whenever we get cravings for indian, my partner loves the lamb and beef curries and I as a vegan have the aloo palak which is just divine! The naans and onion bhaji are always perfect too.
Highly recommended!

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17th January 2013
5 star rating
Oh man, this place makes the best curries. And their naan bread is glorious. Star of India is my first stop for when I want tasty takeaway food for a good price. It’s not fancy, but the chefs know what they are doing, and the service is pretty good for a takeaway establishment.

Visited December 2012

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3rd December 2012
4 star rating
YUMMM!! Just amazing, always know how to make great curry. I have been coming here for such a long time love it. Thanks guys.

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26th November 2012
3 star rating
Have been to this place twice now. First time amazing, everything was perfect.

Second visit was horrible, first off never phone order with this place or if you do confirm everything 3 times and the background noise is horrible. I picked up my order and a naan was missing, they replaced that and refunded my money (after I told them they would do that). Got home to find that my chicken sagwala was in fact lamb. Yet another call to them to fix up their mistake, this time they delivered the correct meal. Over an hour later from first ordering I sat down to eat my meal I ordered with cold naan bread as I had to wait for my meal to turn up.

Not sure I will be ordering from them again.

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14th September 2012
5 star rating
Love this place best curries I have had in palmy, staff are always so nice and happy and food is ready fast always make an effort to go here! Love the butter chicken and the mango chicken and the naan bread are amazing! Love being able to watch them make the dishes and the naan :) Would highly recommend!

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28th August 2012
5 star rating
Wow this place is amazing…tried it for the first time last week and I can’t believe I haven’t known about them sooner. From the moment you walk in to the place it smells amazing. The people at this place are so friendly too and its such good value for money. I won’t be going anywhere else for my curries – best butter chicken and naan bread ever!!

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8th August 2012
5 star rating
Have been phone ordering for past few weeks now. Tried chicken tandoori and chicken biryani, the best that I have tried. And I never had to call and complain about the standard of food. Highly recommended!!

Visited July 2012

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21st June 2012
5 star rating
Went there last night with my boyfriend. I got a vegetarian curry, he got butter chicken. We also got naans, and onion bahji. My boyfriend wouldn’t try the onion bahji at first because he’d never tried it better and wasn’t sure. We ended up having to go back and get more, he loved it so much. Curry was perfect and authentic tasting.

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2nd March 2013
5 star rating
We tried this place first time in May we are vegetarian had Paneer Kadai & naans. It was awesome the paneer was soft as it should be and very good ratio of gravy to paneer. It was not like we are just having gravy. And very reasonably priced.Lovely taste best so far in palmy and from many places in NZ. I am Indian so have tried food back home. Its comparable and very good with all the authentic spices.

We tried it again last week same curry the gravy was awesome as last time but paneer was bit firm. We called the restaurant and they were very good. And offered us free curry for our next visit. this time we will like to try different curry. Highly recommended. It’s yummy and very good value for money.

update in feb 13
this place never disappoint us awesome food, lovely service & best Indian take away in palmy.

Visited February 2013

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12th June 2012
5 star rating
First time visiting tonight after hearing many rants and raves about this place!!
I did a phone order and I think I went there after 10 minutes and it was already ready! It was really hot still, unlike other places where its cooled down by the time you get the order.
I really loved the garlic naan, its the only place that makes them like that and its amazing!!
I have had butter chicken all around palmy and this has to be my favourite.
Also the workers were very friendly and communicated well.
I think next time I will try medium…

Yet another great rate. Keep up the good work guys. Everyone who likes a good curry has to go try here!

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14th April 2012
5 star rating
Our favourite Indian place! The food is just amazing, very fresh and lots of veggies/meat. So many options. Quite large portions (starters and mains) too. Perfect spiciness! When you ask hot, you definitely get it hot. The staff is very nice.

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20th March 2012
4 star rating
The best Curry ive ever had, love the cheese and garlic bread, a meal on its own!! Will definately be back and highly reccomend!

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20th January 2012
5 star rating
I’m gluten-free and vegetarian so it’s hard to find food at most takeaways. At Star of India it was easy to find something to eat and it tastes more delicious than other Indian place (takeaway or dine-in) I’ve been too. The prices are amazing and rice is included in the price for the food!

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19th January 2012
5 star rating
I booked over the phone and my meal was ready very quickly. I chose a delicious butter chicken curry (haha, generic choice). It was VERY good and I will definitely be going back again. The people at the counter seemed very happy and welcoming when I walked into the store.

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30th December 2011
5 star rating
We’ve just had a takeaway from here for the first time after reading the great reviews on this site. We’ve had takeaways from a number of Indian places in Palmerston North and their mild butter chicken and naan bread did not disappoint. Next time I’ll try a medium curry, just to see how spicy it gets.

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13th October 2011
5 star rating
Can really understand why this place averages 5 stars. Is right up there alongside Indian2nite for my favourite Indian meals! Very cheap too! The food is delicious! Will come here again that is for sure!

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17th May 2011
5 star rating
AMAZING butter chicken and naan bread! Best I have ever experienced. I would definately recommend this place to anyone looking for Indian meals. The other meals sound fantastic too, would be keen to try them as well.

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16th April 2011
5 star rating
Star of India is my favorite Indian place in Palmerston North. Perfect rice every time and great meat to sauce ratio, have had Dal Makhani, chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, plain, garlic and garlic and cheese naan and they were all excellent.

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2nd September 2010
5 star rating
Amazing Butter Chicken and Naan! Great service and always quick to prepare.

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22nd June 2010
4 star rating
Fantastic food for a take-away! A shame that it’s only take-away and they don’t serve food on site.

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8th March 2010
5 star rating
Great Tika Masala

Vary quick service. Friendly. No complaints at all.

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4th February 2010
5 star rating
Quite excellent. Freshly made really does make a difference to the quality and taste of the meals. The reason I didn’t try this place earlier was that I was put off by the fish and chip style shop front, Don’t make the same mistake I did and think that is indicative of the meals.

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10th December 2009
5 star rating
Amazing Butter Chicken & Naan =] Bet The Rest Of It Would Be Good Too, Brought From There Once, Now Cant Stay Away!

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17th July 2009
5 star rating

We eat here almost every Friday night – it’s divine, fresh and tasty!

The Chicken Korma is delightful as is the Butter Chicken – highly recommended!

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11th February 2009
5 star rating
This place is the best!! All the dishes are fantastic. Love the chicken tikka and have been through almost all the naan breads, not to mention the Lamb Saag, butter chicken and pretty much every other curry.
Best to ring ahead though, they make everything fresh, its worth the wait!

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