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Sitar Restaurant

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417 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y9, Canada
+1 613-789-7979
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Very good restaurant. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our choices. Great service though the draft beer is a bit of an acquired taste. Everything else was great. Highly recommended.

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Thank ericon991
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The ambience at night is great. Love the vibe that every customers seem to enjoy their themselves when we walked in. There are more curry choices than you can ever imagine. Rice or bread is ordered separated for most dishes, though. If you want to order paratha, pay the extra to get stuffed paratha instead of just paratha is totally... More 

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Thank Toroniee T
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

The Sitar Restaurant was the first place where we ever tasted indian food and we fell in love with it! To the point where it became our reference as we compare all other indian food we eat to the Sitar - and very little restaurants we feel are a match to Sitar, only Coconut Lagoon is a match. We love... More 

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Thank Janix
1 review
Reviewed September 15, 2016

The food was surely worth the money and the service was alright, just a bit slow. Also the lassi was great.

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Thank Jotkanwal S
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed August 28, 2016

As usual, our dinner was so wonderfully delicious starting with the onions bhaji and following through with Butter Chicken and the accompaniments of Pilau Rice, Naan Bread. Others in our party enjoyed Boona Chicken and Chicken Korma. The food was excellent.

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Thank AndreaMact
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I've been enjoying the Sitar's wonderful food since 1984. Consistently fresh, full of flavour! Don't be afraid to specify your favourite level of 'hot', it will assure your pleasure experience to the max. The service isn't always the quickest but just go with it, the taste experience is worth the wait!

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Thank paulmarc10
Ottawa
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2016

I love the food here, its always fresh and delicious. The staff is very friendly and atmosphere is pleasant. My only beef is that the service is a bit slow, but if that means they are cooking my meal while I am waiting that's ok, as I know what I am getting is not being re-heated.

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Thank Jixx
Ottawa, Ontario
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2016

My husband and I have been frequenting this wonderful restaurant for at least 30 years. It has been consistently good. We hadn't been for a couple of years but went again last night with friends and we all agreed that bthe meal was excellent.

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Thank SarahEOttawa_Ontario
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed October 17, 2015

I suspect that this restaurant caters to people who don't like spicy food. I had the chicken jalfrezi. This is a hot, dry, dish in which chicken and fresh green chillies should feature prominently. The Sitar's version was a mild, soupy, chicken stew, with two tiny pieces of a rather mild green chilli. It wasn't badly cooked, it was just... More 

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Thank Dr F
Longueuil, Canada
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2015

I went to have lunch at Sitar with a friend and we were a little in a hurry. It was the perfect choice as we had the buffet. Not so various but all the food was delicious and tasty. We particularly liked the dessert.. yammy! For a reasonable price, we could eat rapidly and were very satisfied. Moreover, the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-7979

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?