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417 Rideau St # A, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 789-7979
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Choice for Indian Comfort Food

You don’t have to go far in Ottawa to find an Indian restaurant that won’t disappoint. If you are in its Rideau Street neighbourhood, say for a movie at the ByTowne Theatre, Sitar is a good choice for the standard dishes you would expect to find on any Indian menu. Nothing exciting is served, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I decided to visit Sitar after some 8 years. The place is sadly in need of a facelift in both atmosphere and food. The onion baji is greasy and heavy and the Kashmiri shrimp curry had almost no shrimp, though the sauce was tasty. The service was slow and we could hear the waiter sneezing hard throughout the meal, hopefully... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

You don’t have to go far in Ottawa to find an Indian restaurant that won’t disappoint. If you are in its Rideau Street neighbourhood, say for a movie at the ByTowne Theatre, Sitar is a good choice for the standard dishes you would expect to find on any Indian menu. Nothing exciting is served, but everything we ordered was well-prepared.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
523 helpful votes 523 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went for dinner on a Sunday night and even though we were about the only people there, the service was slow. Our wine came with a screw top bottle and the waiter filled our glasses right away and did not ask us to taste it. He then screwed the top back on. There was no ice bucket or any... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food here is outstanding-- shorshe bata shrimp, chicken jaal frezi, rogan josh, chicken dansak, bhajis and nan are among our family favourites. We have been coming here to eat in and get take out for thirty years.

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I have been eating at this restaurant for many years and always have such a great experience. The food is fresh and consistently delicious. This is our spot for Indian food in Ottawa and we have recommended it to many friends over the years. The restaurant has been run by the same family for decades and they... More 

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Edmonton Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great variety if food. Somewhat spicy. Samosas delicious as are the sausages. Mushrooms, not spicy, are delectable. Perhaps the best is the shrimp curry and the bread.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

One of the best Indian restarurants in Canada, according to my Indian friend. If you want to have real indian food that is the place to go. Food is excellent and prices are affordable. We were three people and share Pakoras, Shrimp saag, Chicken curry, Pilau rice, nan bread and mushroom baji. We could have invited a couple of people... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I love Indian food, I get really excited to try all the different spices and flavours that are found in Indian Cuisine. In Ottawa, I really enjoyed what the Sitar had to offer! The butter chicken is simply fantastic, the naan bread is warm and soft! The aroma of the food itself was simply wonderful! The service was perfect, everyone... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My brother was always praising Sitar for their delicious food so I decided to order in for my family. They told us it would be ready for so and so time and when we get there they have no clue of the order and made excuses on top. Considering it was for lunch we did actually wait an extra half... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I have been eating at the Sitar restaurant, in Ottawa, for many years. I believe that if more of its regular customers were aware of this website and knew that the possibility of making a review existed, it would receive very enthusiastic reviews. I can hardly say enough about the unfailingly delicious food, the courteous and warm service, the lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 Rideau St # A, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 789-7979

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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