Star of India

Phoenix/Tempe Metro, Arizona

Fine dining in Ahwatukee (southwest Phoenix)

Star of India distinguishes itself from other fine Indian restaurants in the Phoenix metro area with it's elegant decor, it's exceptional fine-dining motif, and it's incredible food.

And while there aren't as many veg options here as at many other Indian restaurants in the area (that take 10 items and create a hundred different combinations out of them), Star of India simply focuses on serving great food.

Appetizers such as the Samosa, Pakora, and Friend Onion go for just $3, and the entrees range from $7-$15.

There's also lots of bread here, at $3 a pop, and great vegetarian soups.

The curry dishes are especially good here, and they'll spice any dish to order. Just ask, and they'll make it happen!

Exquisite lunch buffet 7 days a week ($9). NOTE: Pieces of non-Veg "food" comes with your buffet. You must ask that they not bring out these objectionable items, or they'll put the offensive items on your table.

Added by Steve Carlson on Feb 17 05 (last updated Apr 6 16)

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I used to have more of an affinity for Star of India, but apparently my tastes have changed since becoming vegetarian. I recently went there for the buffet and was a little disappointed with the food. The service is always great and very personal, but sometimes the buffet can be lacking. It's not that the food is bad per se, but the same variety of dishes are always served. Of the six main dishes, four are vegetarian. I know at least two of those have paneer cheese, so vegans might want to call ahead first and check. I do not believe that the naan is vegan either. At any rate, last time I went, the saag was somewhat flavorless and the gulab jamun were dry, even though we arrived when the buffet first opened. This is still a restaurant I will go to whenever I am in Ahwatukee and want a comfortable, enjoyable experience.

Warning: the server will bring tandoori chicken to your table at the start of your meal unless you ask that it not be brought.

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Located at the southeast corner of Chandler Blvd. and 40th St.

Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$$ - expensive


  • American Express Diner's Club Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Indian


  • Buffet
  • Quiet
  • Romantic


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11am - 2:30pm;
5pm - 10pm
11am - 3pm;
5pm - 10pm

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