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Sitar Indian Restaurant

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729 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2031
+1 205-323-6500
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
729 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2031
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been to this restaurant several times and we have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh, and the lunch buffet is cheap and delicious.

Thank MdVelasquez
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Been here several times when visiting Birmingham, always pleased with the food and service. Dinner menu selections and the lunch buffet are both great, and the location is very convenient when staying at a nearby hotel

Thank rmkras
Reviewed October 6, 2017

You should be ashamed. Not because of your food, but because of the quality of your servers. My husband and I have always gone to Sitar when we wanted Indian food in Birmingham, and Sitar is a place that I have (previously) recommended to friends...More

1  Thank Jamie S
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

For dinner, the portions are huge, the food is noticeably fresh. Everything is very delicious and flavorful. The lunch buffet is only $10 and the food is phenomenal.

Thank MdVelasquez
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Take out..I had the Chicken tika masala it was quite yummy with fresh baked Naan. Delicious on the go...

Thank Scott J
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Convenient to the hospital at UAB, I usually go here several times a month for their buffet at lunch. One section is vegetarian option (closest to the plates) and the second section has several chicken selections. Don't miss the table by the wall with wonderful...More

Thank DrPezz
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We'd been told this is a great Indian restaurant and were disappointed. The chicken tiki masala was dry (is this a southern thing?), the paneer with broccoli was also dry and not very good, and the samosas weren't very good. The servers brought us bottomless...More

Thank Tripready_11
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

I was staying just one night in Birmingham, to visit my son, while traveling. Stayed at DoubleTree downtown. Sitar was across the street. My son had heard of it but hadn't tried it. So off we went. Really great food. Menu was quite extensive. The...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Amazing selection! Great staff and fabulous food, what more could you ask for? Don't let the location fool you, it's not in the fanciest building but it won't dissapoint!

Thank Allison N
Reviewed April 15, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants! The food is freshly prepared, with care. The sauces add an interesting kick. The decor is appropriate for the type of restaurant. All I have to say is if you enjoy Indian food, I highly recommend this establishment!

Thank paranormalqueen41
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 729 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2031
    (8th Ave (University Bivd))
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-323-6500
  • E-mail
Indian Restaurant in Birmingham, Al Sitar Indian Cuisine, derives its name from a word "Sitar" which is a plucked stringed instrument famous with Indian classical music. What makes Sitar a famous musical instrument in Indian classical music is the harmonious resonance created while plucking its strings. Same thing applies to the Indian authentic taste. It's the perfect blending of Indian spices used in Indian cuisines that creates harmonious buds pleasing taste. Sitar Indian Cuisine is an authentic Indian restaurant in Birmingham offering North-Indian Dishes since 2010. Here, at Sitar we value our customers and believe that our customer's satisfaction is our pleasure. We have thousands of satisfied customers who check in almost every day for buffet-lunch and A-La-Carte'. Besides buffet-lunch and dinner, we also provide indoor and outdoor catering services in Birmingham.W e are conveniently located at south side downtown, near University Of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Our services include: Fine dining in Restaurant (Buffet-Lunch and A-La-Carte' Dinner) Indoor Catering Outdoor Catering Take Away Why Choose Us? Fresh and Healthy Ingredients: The chef himself gets the ingredients that go into everyday food directly from the farmer's market, assuring that each item selected is of premium quality. Good Quality and Ethically Sourced Spices: Indian Spices that are used in food preparation are authentic and ethically sourced, imported straight from India. Comfortable and Causal Environment: The ambience at Sitar is comfortable and great for you to dine with your family, kids and even in groups. You may like to make a prior reservation if you would like to dine in a larger group. Extensive Menus: Another specialty about Sitar is our extensive menus incorporating a full range of vegetable and non- vegetable items to select among. We serve mild to taste buds burning hot menus. If it's your first experience with Indian dishes, you may like to go with the mild option first. Our services, including lunch-buffet and a-la-carte' are suitable for families, couples and groups.
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