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Sitar Indian Restaurant

1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 456-6670
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Ranked #66 of 602 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Cuisines: Indian
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English first
Albany, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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 0 - 20
Cuisine: Indian

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