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Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30
Ranked: #4 of 10 restaurants in Hawke's Bay

A firm favourite in other parts of New Zealand since 1999, the Bollywood Star now shines in Napier. Offering delicious Indian-Kiwi food cooked in a real Tandoor oven, Bollywood Stars is your go-to for perfect Tandoori cuisine.

The colourful and intimate dining room sets the scene for an exotic evening; classic Bollywood music plays in the background to make your experience all the more authentic.

On the menu, there’s favourites like butter chicken and beef vindaloo, made with delicately balanced spices, a kaleidoscope of colours and unforgettable flavours. Aromatic curries, rice and naan are made using traditional recipes, passed down over generations.

Purportedly the best-known Indian restaurant on the North Island, Bollywood Stars is warm and welcoming with excellent customer service and a rich history of great dining experiences.

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Bollywood Stars Napier
29 Station Street
Napier City 4110

Open Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 3pm // 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 06 835 5060

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Ranked: #4 of 10 restaurants in Hawke's Bay 4
Bollywood Stars Napier
Location: Napier
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: $15 - $30

Reviews

Michelle Thomson

Love the food service was friendly and fast my daughter said was the best Indian shes had for a long time.All the dishes we ordered where delicious highly recommend the garlic chicken .No doubt of going back and recommending this place to my family and friends.

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Sandra Thomas

A group of 3 and we had entrees, main dishes & two had desserts.

Food was perfect, entrees just the right crispness and main dishes top notch too. Congratulations to the team at Bollywood, you get a perfect score! Food served with perfect timing between courses, no waiting here.

Lovely environment to share great food and drinks.

We appreciated a lovely evening after a busy day -
Private, Peaceful, Perfect!!

Thanks to the Bollywood team!

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Our go to for Indian Dinning in Napier. We try something different each visit. Tasty food. Great service.

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We are very fussy Indian food lovers (being from the North of the UK where we are spoilt for choice) and since we've been travelling, we have missed Indian food the most.
And Bollywood Stars did not disappoint! In fact it was the best curry we have had since leaving the UK 18 months ago .
The curries were the perfect level of spice (we love spice)the meat was tender, the sauces were full of flavour and not just a soup type sauce with no flavour. You could tell the curries had been packed with spices and aromatics and cooked for a long time.
The naan was crispy but soft and again packed full of flavour and the coconut rice was just divine!
We are sad we aren't staying in the area longer as we would be returning regularly!
The manager came over for a chat and left us with an excellent impression of the restaurant.
If we ever return to Napier, we will be heading straight here!
Thank you for a great meal!

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Chris King

Absolutely amazing. Great staff and all friendly and polite. Excellent food and we'll be telling all our friends and family to come along. We will definitely be back it was so nice and we loved it.

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We had lovely service who were very accommodating and professional. the food was delicious and the atmosphere perfectly added to it! Thank you for a wonderful meal

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All the positive reviews on here are absolutely correct. Great food excellent service even though the restaurant was crowded. The coconut lamb was superb and the helpings generous. Thoroughly recommended

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My husband and I went there for his birthday, as he LOVES Indian food. We both had a great time, the food is tasty, we tried several dishes and all of them were delicious. The staff was very friendly, and didn't mind us taking ages to order ( there is SO. MUCH. to choose from...). I recommend the platters to share, as it lets you try a variety of things. Perfect birthday dinner!!!

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Rich Hutchinson

By far the best Indian in Napier . Tucked away in central NAPIER away from the hustle and bustle . The choice and quality are amazing and the friendly staff are very attentive to our needs . We had the mixed starter for 2 and it was all cooked perfectly - massive portion but always left feeling comfortably full from another excellent meal . Try it , your never go anywhere else

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Superb Indian meal, onion bahjis individual slices, not the normal doughy ones. Chicken saag and butter goat delicious. Garlic man was nice and light, cooked to perfection, friendly, knowledgable and engaging staff. Excellent introduction toon to first table!

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Sheree Macrae

The food here was amazing! Absolutely loved it. I read in another review to try the Bollywood Special, which we did and that is a dish packed with flavour. The cheese and garlic naan bread was freshly cooked and was the best EVER! A great food experience and great customer service.

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Jodi Dalzell

Super awesome menu with some things to discover (I will need to go back to try more), attention to detail with quality tableware etc, cooked to perfection (try the ocean trio -
perfectly cooked scallops) pity we were the only ones there (Monday) but suited us at the time and meant we had the full attention of the very friendly team. Thanks so much, we will be back!

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Clare Jenssen

As per food and service were fantastic. Try the Mango Lassie. It is to die for.

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Chris King

Lovely meal and service everything was perfect. All the waitresses were polite and friendly this is what restaurants need to be like

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Rebecca Peterson

Thanks very much for a lovely night, it was our son's 13th Birthday and he loves curry. Service was impeccable and the food wonderful.

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Carlita Campbell

Friendly waitress.
Tasty food.
Will return.

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Thanks for a nice night , we will be back

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Sue Wheatley

We had a lovely meal at Bollywood Stars last night the food was amazing. Highly recommend.

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Ben Fraser

Great food & service. Will definitely be back.

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Tasty curry! New fav’s Coconut prawn. Crispy Honey Cauliflower and Tandoori Shared platter. Mmmmmmmm nom nom.

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Kathy Kelly

Three of us found Bollywood Stars Napier on offer for a First Table. The 7 pm Table time was convenient as we were arriving from out of town and needed a later dining time. We were greeted with a friendly smile, seated, given menus and had our drink order taken in a quick, efficient matter. The Bollywood style music coming from the TV had our toes tapping. We didn’t have long before our choice of three curries was delivered to the table with a generous serving of rice and the garlic naan that we had ordered. The curries were shared around and we all found them delicious. The naan was garlicky and was delicious folded around some of the curries.
We were so happy that we had chosen Bollywood Stars. If we are ever back in Napier, we will be repeat customers. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

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This was our second time dine with Bollywood - still very impressed with their food and services.

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Michelle Thomson

Love the food service was friendly and fast my daughter said was the best Indian shes had for a long time.All the dishes we ordered where delicious highly recommend the garlic chicken .No doubt of going back and recommending this place to my family and friends.

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Kellie Marshall

Extremely helpful with explaining dishes. Including the fact we ordered too much and it was suggested we lighten the load a little. Would recomend to all.

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Outstanding food, great service and such value for one of the best Indian dinners outside of India. We will be returning!!!

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Natasha Bond

Good value with the First Table deal. Everyone enjoyed the various curry options and a nice level of spice.

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Food did not taste great
It felt like restaurant reduced the portion size and quality due to discounts customers get by booking through first table
It wasn't good value for money

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Samantha Waugh

Great selection of fantastic food. Would definitely go back again

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Always a great place to eat. Delicious food and great service.

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Kimberlee Bennett

The food was amazing, we had mango lassi's with our meal which we all loved.

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May-Ling Haywood

Awesome service, yummy food!! We will be back next time we are in Napier :)

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Bob Strong

Comprehensive menu, good and attentive service, an enjoyable evening.

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Delicious food with some different flavours, friendly prompt service

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Delicious food cooked and spiced just as you want it

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Love eating here. Great service and great food! Thanks to our waitress Shany

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Could not fault the food and that vindaloo was hot.

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We enjoyed our meals at Bollywood. The service was amazing and the entree and curries tasted so good. Great value and easy parking.

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Kimberlee Bennett

We had a wonderful evening at Bollywood Stars. The food is excellent, the best Indian we've had in Napier. We had the Aloo Gobhi which was fantastic and Butter Chicken which was creamy and tasty. The Naan was flavourful and light. Definitely try the Mango Lassi. So good!

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Sandra Thomas

A group of 3 and we had entrees, main dishes & two had desserts.

Food was perfect, entrees just the right crispness and main dishes top notch too. Congratulations to the team at Bollywood, you get a perfect score! Food served with perfect timing between courses, no waiting here.

Lovely environment to share great food and drinks.

We appreciated a lovely evening after a busy day -
Private, Peaceful, Perfect!!

Thanks to the Bollywood team!

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I booked based on the reviews on your site which were excellent but after dining here I feel must have been for another restaurant. The food was bland generic Indian at best with my sons fish curry the worst of the bunch. It was dry and the fish tasted off. My 10 year old daughter sometimes gets anxious in restaurants and then can’t eat so I asked to have her meal packed to go but was informed by the smiling waitress that they have a no take away policy with first table so they just took it away. I’m all my experience explained why at 7pm on a Saturday night there were only 4 other people in here.

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Amazing flavours, great staff. Will definately go back!!

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Amazing food with such great service! Thoroughly enjoyed our time and will definitely be back!

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Amazing service and so tentative. Great food!! The lights on the ceiling really make this restaurant so beautiful.

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Excellent food and services - will definitely go again!

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Grace Green

We had a lovely meal. The korma was so creamy and delicious.

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Just what we needed after a busy day. The naam bread was light and crispy. Meal delicious

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Pip Dewhirst

Wonderful dining experience. Great Menu, excellent dishes, top service!! Thank you!

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Our go to for Indian Dinning in Napier. We try something different each visit. Tasty food. Great service.

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We are very fussy Indian food lovers (being from the North of the UK where we are spoilt for choice) and since we've been travelling, we have missed Indian food the most.
And Bollywood Stars did not disappoint! In fact it was the best curry we have had since leaving the UK 18 months ago .
The curries were the perfect level of spice (we love spice)the meat was tender, the sauces were full of flavour and not just a soup type sauce with no flavour. You could tell the curries had been packed with spices and aromatics and cooked for a long time.
The naan was crispy but soft and again packed full of flavour and the coconut rice was just divine!
We are sad we aren't staying in the area longer as we would be returning regularly!
The manager came over for a chat and left us with an excellent impression of the restaurant.
If we ever return to Napier, we will be heading straight here!
Thank you for a great meal!

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Always a very good meal here. My friends who are Vegan were happy with their meal, and said they would definitely go back!

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Gabrielle Dumberry

Great food! Everything was delicious! Really nice service and Byo!!

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Aboslutaly outstanding! We have a lot of indian food and this was one of the best.

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Chris King

Absolutely amazing. Great staff and all friendly and polite. Excellent food and we'll be telling all our friends and family to come along. We will definitely be back it was so nice and we loved it.

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great food

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As always, an excellent meal and outstanding friendly service!

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Zoe Marshall

Nice environment with great service and great food. Highly recommend

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The restaurant was really busy, but we had a lovely meal with excellent service. We started with the Tandoori Platter which we thoroughly enjoyed and then both ordered curries. The portion sizes are good, you will not leave hungry! The front of house staff worked very hard but all our food/drinks were served with a smile and we were regularly asked if everything was ok or if we needed anything else.

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Clare Jenssen

Everything fantastic as per.

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Great food, fast and friendly service and a cosy dining experience. Extensive menu too. Super easy getting parking. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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Dick Hilton

Had a really great dining experience, exceptional flavours and outstanding personal service

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As always GREAT FOOD. Not waiting to long either. Always try something new and always find the different things good here.

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Beautiful, comfortable and just a good environment to be in and the food was yumm! Definitely going there again.
The only annoying thing was that the waitress acted like we didn’t tell her we booked through First table and still tried to charge us the full amount! Probably need to make it clear at first

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