Though India and Indiana are roughly the same word, their cuisine offerings are worlds apart. Find out the difference two letters makes with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of Indian fare at Star of India Restaurant. This Groupon is good at both Star of India locations, downtown and in Del Mar.
Star of India hampers hunger with an authentic menu stocked with the rich flavors and exotic spices of the Subcontinent. Start the foodie festivities with an appetizer of onion bhaji, which features tearfully tempting slices of onion fried in chickpea batter ($8), or begin by shepherding your taste buds toward a pair of lamb samosas ($6) or a bevy of bread breeds that includes seven different types of naan. Tandoori chicken ($13) and tandoori shrimp ($22) are both marinated in yogurt, herbs, and spices before being cooked in a tandoor—a specialized clay oven kept at 800 degrees to match the temperature of the human mouth. Herbivores can veg out on channa masala, a mouth-watering mélange of garbanzo beans, tomatoes, and onions ($13), and fishivores can aim their scrimshaw dentures at fish vindaloo, which combines mahi-mahi with potatoes in a tongue-tazing sauce ($19). Each location possesses the flavor-customization technology to adjust its crave-worthy curries to individual specifications, ensuring that the menus are suited for everyone from unfazable fire eaters to mild-tongued spice sissies.
Groupon good for dine-in or carryout service.
Although Yelpers give Star of India's downtown location an average of 2.5 stars, its Del Mar spot garners a three-star average. Though reviews on food and service are mixed, 61% of Urbanspooners like the Del Mar locale and 68% like the downtown location.
- The food is quite good. We were able to order it "Mild" and it was still very tasty. I had the Chicken Tikka Masala and loved it so much I took leftovers back to our hotel for lunch the next two days. –Lethann on the downtown location, Urbanspoon
- It's a good place... worth a try if you are in the area. – Sue L. on the Carmel location, Yelp