Austin >Food & Dining > Star Of India
Worst Indian restaurant in town.
Worst Indian restaurant we have ever been to. The Indian lady over there is highly rude and didn't even
bother to find out what was wrong with the food. The food was stale
and even the salads were atleast 4-5 days old. Not even a single
item over the lunch buffet was eatable.
Instead of listening to our complaints, they just handed us the check
with a statement that none of the other customers had any issues.
Beware Non-Indian people trying out Indian cuisines, this place
doesn't even come close to the rich quality of Indian cuisines. This
place is really awful and go at your own risk. Its a shame on the face of
HIGHLY NON-RECOMMENDED. Neither us or any of our friends will
ever visit that place........
Great selection, great taste. I cannot wait to go back to Star of India. I was pleasantly surprised when my boyfriend and I were there for the dinner buffet. Some of the dishes were not all that hot unfortunately, but the selection was varied and delicious. We were seated promptly and our servers were very friendly and attentive. Great value for the low price we paid.
Love the dinner buffet!. Wow, seems like some people have had some bad experiences! Whew- I've always been okay there. We've been eating there for over 4 yrs! We go at least once every one to two months! I've noticed a bit of change in the food, it's seemed a little bland lately. I do like being able to choose whatever I want to eat from the buffet and it does change a bit daily... try it- see what you think, I recommend giving it a go!
Terrible customer service, rip off.
My family had a post-wedding brunch at Star of India and the owner, Vir Singh, took every opportunity to squeeze money out of us by conning us. We had spoken with him several times about the arrangements prior to the event. We were expecting around 50 people, so we figured he'd give us a decent deal. His deal: free water and Cokes. We arranged with Mr. Singh that if any of our guests ordered alcohol, lassis, coffee, etc. that the server was to tell them it was basically a "cash bar" option.
The servers made a point of offering these other drinks, but neglected to inform our guests that they would have to pay for them, so we got stuck with $150 in drinks that our guests might not have ordered had they known it was a cash-bar arrangement. When we asked why our arrangement, that we had discussed for almost a year, wasn't honored, Mr. Singh's reply was, "They're your guests. You can pay for them."
On top of that, we had a guest list and we crossed off the name of everyone who showed up for the brunch. We did a head count and arrived at a figure of 42 guests. Mr. Singh charged us for 55 guests and basically called us liars, saying he did his own head count. With the extra drinks that were sneaked into our bill and the cost of our phantom guests, Mr. Singh basically conned us out of more than $300. When we guestioned the bill, the staff was snide with us.
Vir Singh is a money-grubbing con, and we don't recommened anyone visit his establishments (Star of India, Bombay Grill, Holiday Inn Express).
Bad Service. My friend always goes there and like to eat Indian food, so I tag along why not I like Indian food. The food was OK, but we really had no service it's a buffet you know. I paid the bell and I add a $ 2.00 tip, but to my surprise I get the bell and they add a 20% tip on their own without my authorization. I will never go there to eat again. I am not happy about that. It isn't the money it's the principal behind it.
Best Indian Cuisine I ever had. All you can dinner buffet with so many items, salad bar and desserts - it's hard to explain. It's worth to try at least once. I had kulcha, spicy dish at no extra cost. I just had to ask for it. The staff was very friendly. The owner - I forgot his name - a real nice man. I was in Austin for about a week on business trip. I went there 5 times - 2 times for lunch and 3 times for dinner. I enjoyed it.
Indian Buffet...I'll be back. I haven't tried much Indian food and normally don't have high expectations on buffet style servings. Star of India was a pleasant suprise and a nice break from my typical Chinese buffet outings. The staff was friendly, Austin casual, very attentive, and the decor brings it up a notch . Don't expect the mega buffet options that are almost too overwhelming on visuals alone. But the selections offered was tasty and offered enough options for my psuedo vegetarian friend. The tundoori chicken strips and vegetable fritters were a tad dry but I'm assuming this was due to my group coming in at the tail end of the dinner hour. The Lamb meatballs with curry sauce and rice was exactly what I was craving for. After 2 buffet helpings, I topped it off with a small bowl of rice pudding (kinda runny but I prefer it this way). It was deliciously sweet and an excellent finale to break past the spices and curry. Now that totally hits the spot.
This culinary journey's worthwhile stops include tandoori chicken and vegetarian saag paneer..
The restaurant is decorated with brass vessels and vases. Prints of Hindu gods and heroes line the walls, which are pink with gold arches. The patrons include families, couples and groups of young people. The large assortment of hors d'oeuvres includes chicken pakora--tender fried chicken strips marinated in yogurt, ginger and garlic. The star special mixed grill combines tandoori oven selections on a sizzling, colorful platter.
A Vegetarian's Delight.
I have been frequenting Star Of India for two years, and am always amazed with their food. I am sure the menu is fine, but I've always ordered the buffet. Food is fresh and tasty, and the service is very good. There are always at least three main vegetarian dishes out on the buffet, but the appitizers are so good you could almost fill up on them!
My favorite restaurant in Austin, and highly recommended!
Never again. Had a dinner with wife and 3-year old kid. Wanted buffet and asked if we can pay for 2, since my kid doesn't eat restaurant food. The answer was "No, pay for the child too". Then we decided to use buy one get one free entree coupon and order instead. Took a while before they honored coupon. We ordered, asking to make food mild. It arrived quite spicy. Even my wife, who is Indian, could hardly eat. Finally they overcharged us by more than a dollar. On question "why" they started long computations and eventually announced it was for the use of coupon. Arguing was rather fruitless. The personnel there has quite an attitude. On any complaint the answer: "that's the way we do it". The manager's attitude is the same. Really made us feel unwelcome. Will never go Star of India again (unless I want to have a fight).
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