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“Fantastic Punjabi restaurant in North London” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Sitara

The Sitara
784 Holloway Road | Archway, London N19 3JH, England
020 7281 0649
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Ranked #122 of 17,039 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Sitara is an Indian jazz restaurant serving authentic punjabi cuisine. Each dish is freshly made to order so you can experience the different blend of spices and cooking methods. Established in 1991, we are a family run restaurant with a passion for quality cuisine and great jazz.We play jazz music , walls are warmly decorated with jazz art and pictures, lights are dimmed. This creates a smooth warm lively welcoming atmosphere. The Sitara is a venue where you can enjoy a superior authentic Indian meal in the lively, friendly surrounding with great music !
Brighton
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“Fantastic Punjabi restaurant in North London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Shama and I have just enjoyed our first experience of Sitara. It was the Jazz music that drew me and the excellent Punjabi menu that drew Shama.
Raj the proprietor couldn't be more hospitable. After learning we were vegetarians and not interested in his meat specials he made a kali dal especially for the two of us and served us a tasty tika paneer dish while we waited. The food is excellent value and there is a great wine list too.
The jazz soundtrack made for a great atmosphere. Can't decide if it is more of a jazz bar that serves cracking Punjabi food or an Indian restaurant that plays great jazz in the background.
Loved it, will be returning very soon.
5 stars!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“good indian food...and jazz”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Sitara is a small, nice indian restaurant very close to the Archway underground station, in northern London. Service is kind, food excellent end freshly made in the open kitchen under your eyes, wich is appreciated. The bill isn't cheap even by London's standards- 32 pounds , one person and no wine. Unusually, the music is...jazz! Next time I will came back, and I recommend it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Costa Rica, MS
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“the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

the best indian retaurant i had ever eaten, nice atmosfere nice food, nice people.
we enjoi very much

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“The best Indian restaurant in London, love it every time!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for over 7 years. It is the best Indian food I've ever had, fresh ingredients, always tastes so good! From the moment you walk into this restaurant you can feel the warmth and friendliness from all the staff!!this is a restaurant I've introduced to so many of my friends and family and we all keep coming back! This is a must visit restaurant and the jazz vibe makes it even more special!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Probably the friendliest owner in London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Very good Indian - soon to be our local... Also the only Jazz themed Indian I've ever been to. Not badly priced and good value for money.

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