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Sitar Indian Restaurant

1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 456-6670
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Ranked #62 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Glenville, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was my first visit to Sitar in many years, and it was as good today as I had remembered it. My daughter and I enjoyed our appetizer of pakora, as well as our order of naan, which was warm, fresh & delicious. Our entrees were great, and one can order the degree of heat for any dish. I like... More

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am going to Sitar restaurant for last 25 years. This was the only Indian restaurant than. Food is always good. Service is good as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Used a Groupon for this visit to normalize the price to about what it should be, give or take. Food was good, as per usual. Overall, I prefer the lunch buffet for variety of good items.

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Rotterdam, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My family has been going to Sitar for years and the food has always been of the highest quality. Everything I have tried is exceptional but my family keeps going back for the Chicken Korma, Lamb Curry and Vindaloo and Samosas. I love their mint chutney as well. The staff is always very helpful and accommodating. They also do catering... More

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Albany, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We made our first trip to Sitar recently and it was well beyond expectations. The vegetable pekora appetizer was perfectly prepared. I had the Resma Kabob, which was tender, juicy and perfectly cooked. Companion had the Tandoor Sizzler, which is a sampler of tandoori cooking. She loved it. The Naan was light and fluffy. This is clearly one of the... More

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

As the title states, the food here will surely satiate the rumblies in your tumblies that only Indian can satisfy, but not much more. I found myself greatly desiring more heat and spices.

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Albany, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Definitely more money than most Indian restaurants in the area, but well-worth it--quality shows! Aloo Baignan unavailable elsewhere and the saag or jalfrazi dishes are superb.

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Bangalore, India
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Liked the food and the milieu. It's Pakistani run restaurant. They serve buffet, but it was evening at that time. We had a la carte. The kulfi ws just too good, but the rasomalai was not, rasomalai tasted more like tasteless rabri.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Went about 6:30PM Friday night. The restaurant was not too busy but we waited one hour for our food. They told us that they do a carryout business and phone orders are taken simultaneously with the restaurant clientele. It really was not worth the wait or the price.

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Albany, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Service was excellent, the food very good, I just found it very pricey---$18.50 per person for dinner which does not include anything but the dish itself. I went to the buffet once, not much of a selection.....will try other Indian restaurants in the area.

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