Working in a family business is not new to Avtar Singh and Parveen Kumari of Star of India Restaurant in Marietta. Singh worked in his parents’ restaurant in Athens Ohio for 20 years. The Star of India Restaurant still graces the city of Athens Ohio, but Singh and his wife Parveen opened their own restaurant, first in Parkersburg from 2007 to 2011. From 2012 to 2015, those of us who love Indian food were lucky to have their Indian food truck here in Marietta!
Since 2016 the Star of India Restaurant of Marietta at 123 Green Street has become a favorite eating place for many locals, visitors and college students.
The restaurant features Indian cuisine, and includes a large number of vegetarian options. People who are gluten sensitive can find many options here, and meals can be made vegan as well.
Singh says “We work 70 hours a week, six days a week.” They are closed on Sundays to have time to rest and for family. Avtar and Parveen have three children, ages 16, 12 and 2 ½.