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784 Holloway Road | Archway, London N19 3JH, England
020 7281 0649
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Sitara is an Indian jazz restaurant serving authentic punjabi cuisine...
The Sitara is an Indian jazz restaurant serving authentic punjabi cuisine. Each dish is freshly made to order so you can experience the different blend of spices and cooking methods. Established in 1991, we are a family run restaurant with a passion for quality cuisine and great jazz.We play jazz music , walls are warmly decorated with jazz art and pictures, lights are dimmed. This creates a smooth warm lively welcoming atmosphere. The Sitara is a venue where you can enjoy a superior authentic Indian meal in the lively, friendly surrounding with great music !
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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sumptuous, fresh, delicious

Just had my 10th meal in The Sitara since I moved into this area recently and thought it was finally time to write a review... the food is super-fresh and delicious, we always have a great welcome from the team, and last night we even got a tour of the kitchen and the cavernous tandoori oven. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
hayleyw2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Just had my 10th meal in The Sitara since I moved into this area recently and thought it was finally time to write a review... the food is super-fresh and delicious, we always have a great welcome from the team, and last night we even got a tour of the kitchen and the cavernous tandoori oven. If you tell them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A great welcome from Raj. He promised the best. And he delivered. Having lived in the area for a lifetime why have we not met before! As one trip advisor suggested, forget the menu. Leave the choice to Raj. Glad we did, chicken special, lamb special, the vegetables all freshly cooked to perfection. And a well priced and interesting wine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had a really great time last night trying for the 1st time this little gem in my neighbourhood. The service was amazing and all the recommendations were fresh and tasty. The atmosphere and décor is great, and a really nice change from the sameness of so many Indian places in London. I would definitely recommend if you are in or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Based on the solid reviews here you'd think you're in for some exceptional indian food, but not really. There's nothing wrong with it but there's nothing exceptional or even very good about it. We looked at an award on the wall about this restaurant being voted the best restaurant in London, and one of the waiters went on for 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We went out of our way on a quest for great Indian food in London. Raj happily walked us through the menu and helped take care of us with special dishes he thought our kids would enjoy. We remember this restaurant with fondness and recommend it for anyone looking for a great meal in London!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

After I tried all the local Indian restaurants in Tufnell Park and I was utterly disappointed by all of them, I decided to extend my search to Archway. Sitara has constantly lived up to my expectations. The food is always tasty, the portions are more than enough and Raj is happy to recommend new stuff to try if you happen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We are massive indian food fans, and love jazz too. When we moved to Archway we kept walking past Sitara and saying 'we really must try that place'. Having finally taken the plunge and done so a couple of years ago, we wish we hadn't spent two years being regularly disappointed. Raj and his chefs are first class. They make... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Excellent food ,service,great atmosphere, great staff, nice jazz,all in all superb ,so glad to have discovered this , we will be back !!!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I recently joined a large group meal at The Sitara based on a recommendation and following the great trip advisor reviews. Did we go to the same restaurant?! The decor is much as you'd expect a novelty restaurant based around jazz memorabilia, not to my taste but others seemed to appreciate it. As a larger group our organiser had been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We came for a dinner following the good rating this place got on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. We took three veg dishes and two naans, each was absolutely delicious. Together with the papadoms in the beginning we didn't even have room for dessert. It's a pity, maybe next time as we'll definitely return. The jazz music at the background... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 784 Holloway Road | Archway, London N19 3JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 7281 0649

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

The Sitara is an Indian jazz restaurant serving authentic punjabi cuisine. Each dish is freshly made to order so you can experience the different blend of spices and cooking methods. Established in 1991, we are a family run restaurant with a passion for quality cuisine and great jazz.We play jazz music , walls are warmly decorated with jazz art and pictures, lights are dimmed. This creates a smooth warm lively welcoming atmosphere. The Sitara is a venue where you can enjoy a superior authentic Indian meal in the lively, friendly surrounding with great music !
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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