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“Totally Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sitar Indian Cuisine

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Sitar Indian Cuisine
500 15th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 345-1419
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Ranked #52 of 222 Restaurants in Tuscaloosa
Cuisines: Indian
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Randolph, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Totally Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

The vegetarian entrees were generally priced at $9.95 for supper making them some of the most reasonably priced dishes we've seen in a long-time.

The meal started with plenty of pappadam. Not the usual 2-3 chips we've received at other places but seven full-sized pieces along with an absolutely excellent mint chutney.

We ordered the chili pakoras as an appetizer. They were extremely spicy hot and were dipped in gram flour before frying. There were enough of them in a single order to easily feed two of us. Totally yummy and totally made the meal!! If you love chilis, you will love these!

Our main courses were spiced to perfection. We had the navrathan veggies and the orka dish both of which came with plenty of basmati rice. We ordered bread and raita to complete the meal. The raita was excellent, definitely some of the best I've ever had, very delicately spiced. My wife had the parathra bread which she described as buttery and delicious.

The beverages were bottomless and the waitstaff was very friendly and attentive.

Highly recommended!! A wonderful experience.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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The Deep South
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“The Only Indian Restaurant in Tuscaloosa, So You're Stuck With It.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

I really want to like Sitar, since it's the only Indian restaurant in Tuscaloosa. But I have now gotten food poisoning there twice. The second time, I wrote them a letter, but I never heard back from them. I realize that food poisoning can happen to a good restaurant, but Sitar has other problems as well. The decor is dark and depressing, and over the years the quality of the food has gone up and down radically. I would love it if this place would improve the quality of its food and decor once and for all. I think the place has potential, but I'm too worried about food poisoning to go again anytime soon.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Superior, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good lunch buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

The restaurant may have changed its name to Sitar. The buffet was very good, with excellent naan. Service was very good. The beer selection was also very good. Very reasonably priced for very good food.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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146 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Go for lunch! The buffet offers a lot of choices and all of the food is delicious!! This is a family run restaurant...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2008

Go for lunch! The buffet offers a lot of choices and all of the food is delicious!! This is a family run restaurant and the food is all fresh.

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“I can't say that I've been to that many Indian restaurants, but Maharaja is my favorite.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

I can't say that I've been to that many Indian restaurants, but Maharaja is my favorite.

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