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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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Hours:
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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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
just sublime!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
ben t
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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
1 review
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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87 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We travelled along way to try out this resteraunt, and wasnt disappointed. Unassuming from the outside, the inside is adhorned in jazz memorabilia with background music of the same. Not typical of your usual indian resteraunt and giving a nice relaxing atmosphere. Very welcoming staff and attentive with their knowledge of the menu. An open kitchen area to the rear... More 

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

This is my favourite local restaurant, I probably go once a month! And everyone I introduce to this place always wants to go back. The food is excellent, always using a lot of fresh herbs and spices and I've tried a lot of the dishes, not had a bad one yet. The staff are really friendly and the Jazz gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We have been to our fair share of restaurants but none come close to the service of Sitara. The owner was extremely welcoming and attentive, he also gave good advice on the various dishes. The food was really tasty and fresh. Will definitely be going back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

One of the best indian meals I have had. Food is all fresh and very tasty, service is great, will definitely be returning.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

one of my favourite restaurant really close to arhway station It is not big in space but enough to have about around 40/50 ppl tops. It has wonderful delicious food, served still sizzling some of them. The decoration is on red + black and not bright, also it has always good jazz as music going which makes it for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is the second time I have eaten at the Sitara (although I have enjoyed their take-away many more times) and I took my family who had come to visit me. Unsurprisingly we enjoyed some of the best Indian food in London. Make sure to look out for the biryani dishes, they are simply superb.

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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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