Spice Star is Indian restaurant and takeaway in South Auckland. It was Initially started in Manurewa in 2010 by Surendra Bhandari with intentions of serving healthy and delicious food to New Zealanders. It has been consistently rated very good with the focus being on good quality, value for money and variety of food. Recently, Spice Star has opened a new branch in Papatoetoe with the love and support from locals.

Our team in kitchen is lead by Mr. Bhandari who has over 20 years of experience working in various hotels and restaurants across India and New Zealand. His taste and style of cooking is very similar to the cooks of traditional India which helps us to pass the feeling of authenticity in our food. To get to that level we use fresh herbs, vegetables and secret ingredient called love.

Our diverse and mouth-watering menu draws inspiration from many sources in Indian subcontinent and China offering our customers variety of food for all times of day. We assure you that our friendly service and quality food will make your day and you will have experience that will make you come back to us.


  • Dawn Tetauru
    Don’t let the appearance put you off! The chicken kadrahi is super delicious, portions are big and the meals very cheap. I am yet to try other curries here so for now I give them a 5.
    Dawn Tetauru


Serving the people with delicious food with his magical taste, talent and fine culinary skills since 1994


Passionate about Indian food, Surendra began his career more than two decades ago in India. With his fine culinary skills and specialization in Indo-Chinese food, he mastered the art of cooking and served the locals at a 4 star hotel in Panipat.

He arrived here in New Zealand in 2004 with the vision of serving delicious Indian cuisine. He started his adventure in Christchurch where he worked for three years. He later moved to Wellington for three years where he won hundreds of hearts before starting his own business in 2010 in city of sails. Since then, he has been following his vision alongside with his awesome team at Spice Star.


You will fall in love with our diverse range of mouthwatering food from Indian subcontinent.