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Sitar Indian Restaurant

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1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4221
(518) 456-6670
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lake Placid, New York
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Sitar Indian Restaurant, this was my second visit and I was very happy with food as I was there for first time. I love to try any food and this time I've ordered Farmaish Sitar Special (price is awesome $20.95) for trying 7 different dishes. I enjoyed every one of those dishes but beef curry and nan bread, vegetable curry... More 

Thank Dmitry F
Latham, New York
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

tandori chicken wasmy choice with vegetable curry and naan. chicken was awesome.flavors wereperfectly smokey and spicey. most delicius.companion had shrimp curry and aloo chat(boiled potatoes with spicy mint sauce)both were deliciouswe will go again. i must add the amount serv ed was overly generous

Thank Aline F
Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Authentic, delicious Indian food with a friendly staff. Despite the great reviews, we almost left before we even went in.... it's on a strip of road that has a LOT of abandoned building, and the building that houses the restaurant is sort of run down. So glad we took the chance! This is the best Indian we have found in... More 

Thank Goodbklyn
Albany, New York
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

When we first began patronizing Sitar 25 years ago, it was the only Indian restaurant in the area. Now, there are quite a few, but perhaps only one other competes in ambiance. And no longer would Sitar be my first choice for the food. However, we were in the neighborhood so stopped in for our usual. Fine attentive and friendly... More 

Thank NossonMeir
Liberty, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This was my first visit to and Indian restaurant. We had no idea about the food except what we read on their menu online. Our visit was a Sunday afternoon and they had a buffet brunch. This was a good way for us to sample a few of their dishes at one time. I was very surprised and pleased with... More 

Thank ChiefSki
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

My mother was under the weather, but had a craving for Indian food. I normally greatly enjoy Indian food, too, so I ordered take-out from Sitar: lamb curry, paneer palak, onion kulcha, and mango lassi. It was the most tasteless Indian food I’ve ever eaten. Furthermore, the lamb curry was swimming in oil. The lassi mysteriously was put into a... More 

Thank EFFor
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Food is really awfully bad. It's not even close to real indian pakistani food. Waste of money and time. Nothing is to mention for going there.

Thank Toquir A
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I love the buffet and also ala carte. Everything is well made and the naans are absolutely the best. The ambience is very pleasing and the staff is warm and friendly. My friends and colleagues also took a liking when I introduced this place to them, so don't take just my word for it.

Thank Shanti E
Syosset, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Quiet night when we went but the service and food was great! I ordered the tandoori sampler medium spicy and it was delicious. My business partner is vegetarian and he enjoyed the vegetarian sampler very much.

Thank WesWagner
Webb City, Missouri
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We were on a very long road trip from Missouri to Maine. We were very hungry and craving Indian Food near Albany New York. We asked Siri for "Indian Food" and she popped up Sitar Indian Restaurant as number one on the list. I was very nervous about trying Indian food at an "out of state" place, but we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4221
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (518) 456-6670

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