Star of India gives new meaning to the word hospitality, warmly welcoming each guest to this intimate restaurant by name. The accompanying feast ... More
Star of India Restaurant & Bar
Star of India gives new meaning to the word hospitality, warmly welcoming each guest to this intimate restaurant by name. The accompanying feast combines fresh ingredients, authentic recipes and gorgeous presentation. The onion Kulcha bread is scrumptious, but when combined with the Saag Paneer , tender chunks of homemade cheese in lightly-seasoned creamed spinach, it is sheer heaven. If you like spicy, try the lamb vindaloo. Or, just sample a bit of everything on the daily lunch buffet. Portions are large, so expect leftovers, and then save room for dessert. Finish with a glass of Indian marsala tea.
this is easily my favorite resturaunt in little rock - it can be a bit expensive (but not too bad, I don't think I could spend $20 on a meal here if I tried, but I could break 10 easily) - they have an excellent lunch buffet, which I believe I will go to after writing this review, and its always a pleasent visit. their service is excellent, (I have never had to wait for a refill, and they're extremely friendly and polite) - and as a vegetarian there are more options for me here than anywhere else. my omnivorous friends and family always enjoy themselves too, though the vegetarian dishes here are tempting even to omnivores. it's fairly small, but welcoming. I swear the owner reads minds.
I have traveled exstensively and lived in 10 different countries and have rarely been treated better in a restaurant, Indian or otherwise).
Having also sampled Indian food all over the world (including India and the Brick Lane area of London) this stacks up well against anything I have tried.
Although certain dishes are not as hot and spicey as traditional Indian cuisine (their vindaloo is quite mild, as Americans in general are not used to such strong flavors) Sami, the owner, will make them as hot or as mild as you wish.
If you have never tried Indian food, which most Arkansan's haven't, there is a daily buffet to sample or just tell Sami what kind of things you like or dislike and he will sort something out for you.
That brings me to Sami, he never forgets a face or a name and treats everyone as if they were the most important people in the room, the perfect host. In-fact he is the best owner/host I have dealt with, period.
If you live in Arkansas and want to try something different give this a go, if you are traveling through, it is a must stop.
I gave 'ambiance' a slightly less score because I would like to see this restaurant in a traditional setting, not just another strip mall location, but this is just a minor personal preference which in no way affects your overall eating experience.
10 out of 10.
First of all, its not authentic Indian food. The food seems to be made of all the ready made off rack items sold in the indian grocery store, which u can heat and eat at your own place.
The vegetrian food consists of the two vegetables which are available in indian store and the same way we cook at home,nothing special.
The non-veg, the gravy is not as good, the meat is hard and its not cooked properly so if u are Indian , i dont think u would like to eat here, you would save a regret.
I just got back from trip to England and Portegal where we ate at several Indian Restaurants. After traveling half way around the world, Star of Indian in Little Rock, Arkansas ranks as number 1 in food, service and price.
This was my 5th visit and Sami still remembered my name, that was amazing! Star of india has better food than any other asian restaurant. They serve North indian food which is the best from any other indian food in town or state! They have excellent food, service, wonderful staff, and high quality food, they cook everything fresh, which is even healthy and tasty. I sure will come back 3 times a week because now i have moved to little Rock, AR
Too much salt in all the dishes, lunch buffet is the same everyday, no south indian food.....cleanliness..... is......... just like in an Indian dhaba.
The buffet is inexpensive and the naan is pretty good. Rest of the fare is average. The menu is the same everyday.
Dinner menus tend to be expensive for the quantity served, and most indians cook better at their homes. the lack of southindian fare is disapointing. cleanliness is something they have to work on......
Great Food, Great Service, Great staff, everythings the best!
By A Yahoo Contributor, 4/28/06
This is the best indian restaurant i have ever went to in my life. This place was recommended by a lot of my friends, and have said that this place has the best food in the whole state of arkansas, which they do, i agree with my friends, who recommended me this place. i will definetly come back to this place as soon as i get a chance. Sami, the owner, is very friendly, i felt like i was at home, eating, with so much respect and everything.
I loVe this place, wonderful, and delicious!!!!
This may be the best restaurant in LR [sorry Igibon]. It's affordable and the food is incredible. Huge portions and friendliest staff put them over the top. For people who eat out often, this is the king.
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