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Sitar Indian Restaurant

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1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 456-6670
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 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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English first
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It's pathetic. Worse Indian food ever I had. Expensive and tasteless. I was very disappointed and will never visit this place again.

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Berne, New York
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Sitar Indian Restaurant

Address: 1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
Phone Number: (518) 456-6670
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Indian

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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 $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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