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Sitar Restaurant

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417 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y9, Canada
(613) 789-7979
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Toroniee T
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Janix
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jotkanwal S
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank AndreaMact
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank paulmarc10
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jixx
Ottawa, Ontario
Level Contributor
140 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank SarahEOttawa_Ontario
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Dr F
Longueuil, Canada
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Sylvie F
Ottawa, Canada
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279 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

we were in a hurry as we were going to a movie...the wait staff rushed our meal but it was excellent.....good value for money.....clean.....they use fresh herbs and not too hot....do try it....few steps for the oldies.......and parking right outside the doori

1 Thank carol w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
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: (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?