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Sitar Indian Restaurant

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1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 456-6670
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good experience

A friend had a Groupon for the Sitar; my friend had the chicken tandoori which was 4 chicken legs/thighs and I had the special which consisted of Tandoori Chicken, Tandoori Shrimp, Sheek Kabob, Reshmi Kabab, Chicken Pillao, Vegetable Curry, and Beef Curry & Nan. Although it was a lot of food, I ate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
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Berne, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I've been going to The Sitar for years and it never lets me down. It is the best Indian restaurant in the area and judging by the often busy dining room, others agree with me about that. The food is tasty, provided in good portions and served promptly. The atmosphere is comfortable - not too formal or too casual. The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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156 reviews 156 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Was the food good. It was ok. If you like Indian food then you will probably like it more than I did. Beer selection = fail. Not a good selection at all. Portion size for the price = fail. It was really expensive for the small amount of lamb I had. The service was very good though. I will give... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

You know the feeling. You're driving down the road and a familiar sensation hits. Your stomach growls. You're craving Indian food, and nothing else will satisfy that urge. But where to find it? Well, friends, look no further than this jewel of the Capital Region, Sitar. Yes, the food can be costly. But it is always delicious and the portions... More 

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albany
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26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A friend had a Groupon for the Sitar; my friend had the chicken tandoori which was 4 chicken legs/thighs and I had the special which consisted of Tandoori Chicken, Tandoori Shrimp, Sheek Kabob, Reshmi Kabab, Chicken Pillao, Vegetable Curry, and Beef Curry & Nan. Although it was a lot of food, I ate all of my dinner. Fried was good... More 

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We ordered Indian bread, Palak Paneer, Vegetable curry for toGo by phone call and the order was ready in 10 minutes. The curries tasted good. Garlic Naan was great. Chapathis could have been better. Very close proximity to lot of hotels and isn't a long wait at all. The only thing is I wish they had packed some cutlery. They... More 

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Galway, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We go for the Sunday buffet because of the great variety of dishes available for sampling. Prepared with care, these dishes offer an authentic, home cooked flavor. Sitar's tandoori items are moist and delicious instead of dry. Chicken, lamb, and fish in spiced curries, vegetarian biryani rice dishes, baskets of vegetable-stuffed naan, and much more. The decor is pleasant featuring... More 

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Glenville, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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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13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (518) 456-6670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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