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The Sitara

#290 of 17,071 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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784 Holloway Road | Archway, London N19 3JH, England
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an incredible place to eat. The menu includes typical Indian dishes but they manage to pack so much freshness and taste into the food that it a whole new experience for your tastebuds. Even the milder dishes we chose were packed with so much flavour. I'm not a fan of jazz but this restaurant, which plays jazz as... More 

Thank BrooklandsBoy
Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was seven o'clock on a Friday and there was nobody in so we were a bit apprehensive but the place filled up quickly.The service was good and the food was excellent.The chicken madras was hot in both senses of the word and the lamb rogan josh tasty and tender.Staff were friendly and the cost was reasonable.

Thank geordiejohn2013
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A family friendly restaurant that is intimate and attentive. Some of the freshest dips I've had anywhere with the poppadoms, lovely mango lassie and the main of Lamb Bhindi was great. They accommodated my wife who asked for something not on the menu. This is a restaurant worth seeking out

Thank Arranhare
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not often do I award 5 stars but The Sitara and Mr Raj and his team deserve every bit of it. We arrived without booking on a Tuesday evening and were shown to our seats. The jazz music playing in the back ground was spot on. Not to loud, just right. We ordered a couple of drinks which promptly arrived.... More 

Thank WelshWizard2014
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal of our trip. The food was delicious and had good variety. The owner was incredibly kind as well as the staff. The owner was delighted to suggest all the dishes for our meal. The atmosphere fit the mood of the restaurant, the walls were painted a deep red and were populated with jazz paintings. I highly recommend... More 

Thank Stellan M
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying at the nearby Premier Inn and fancied a curry. I walked in here and, to be honest, nearly left again as the menu was like a lot of other restaurants' with all the usual suspects on it. However, I'm glad I didn't as the standard of the cooking and the service were not like a lot of... More 

Thank NigelMorton
khobar,saudi arabiai Arabia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly Punjabi Father and Son ( Raj) run ths hotel in an incredible manner. We had 3 times food there. They have personally taken care of us . 1 minitue walking distance from Archway . Highly recommended.

Thank BAIJUmone
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in London for almost 20 years and I absolutely love a good curry.. However I have experienced loads of disappointing average or sub average curry houses. After many years and having now moved out of London, I keep coming back to Sitara, just the best I have ever manage to find. The food is amazing, never ever... More 

Thank Fabrad
Devizes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying in the local area on business and walked past so thought we would give it a try. It was a Monday and they had live jazz music on so unfortunately they were full. But we went back the next night. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The restaurant is fairly small, there were a few other tables occupied... More 

Thank Tom E
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend highly recommended this restaurant. I walked right past it twice as it looks like a jazz bar. Inside it's cool and Indian but jazz posters on the wall. I loved the ambiance. Charming staff. Ordered the house special chicken, but madras hot. The flavours were fresh and alive. Every mouthful intrigued my taste buds. So fresh, no long... More 

Thank Richard W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 784 Holloway Road | Archway, London N19 3JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 442072810649
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 !

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?