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Sitar Indian Restaurant

1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 456-6670
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Galway, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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