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Shop U207 | Cresta Regional Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 63 107 2221
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Sitar was on Mothers Day. Very disappointed with the poor service. We waited over 2 and a half hours for our food. Perhaps on a non special occasion the service would have been different. Meat portions are very small and bulked up with the gravy - so poor value for money, however all our meal were... More 

Thank charles s
Randburg, South Africa
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Massive upgrade in the Newly renovated Cresta Shopping Centre. The Curry is excellent. The service was a little bit on the slow side, But the manager and his wife Eve The Chef was very good. My suggestion is that they expand on the wine menu You can now even watch Rugby on the big screen outside the Restaurant in the... More 

Thank alwyn1_12
Jamshedpur, India
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240 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

When we visited the restaurant for dinner, some party was going on inside the restaurant. On advice of the waiter, we occupied a table at corridor outside the restaurant reluctantly. However, our stay back was fruitful since service & taste of the foods didn't let us down. Despite party, the service was prompt and ordered foods were served within reasonably... More 

Thank Sandy_JSR
Johannesburg, South Africa
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

It was my first visit to Sitar and I thoroughly enjoyed it! We were served by an attentive waiter called Sunny and asked him to recommend dishes and sides and we weren't disappointed. We had the lamb curry and prawn and kingklip biryani, both dishes were delightful, and so was desert! I cant wait to return

Thank StevieSA
Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This restaurant has been closed for several months due to revamp and new food court for cresta shopping mall We used to eat here previously and the food was good, but since the revamp the restaurant had made our visits here great that we keep going back for more delicious and wonderfully prepared meals. The layout and decor is in... More 

Thank jasgovender
Stroud, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

I highly recommend the Sitar in Cresta. It had been closed for a while and relocated within the shopping centre. It has been very tastefully refurbished with discreet murals on the walls. The tables are well spaced and the chairs comfortable. And what about the food. There is a good selection on the menu which was well priced. Four of... More 

Thank Sean K
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have eaten their several times. The food is good. The restaurant is well laid out and decorated. Owner checks service frequently.

Thank Trevor D
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I were there on Saturday, the restaurant was not busy and the service was extremely slow... we waited for menus, we waited for the wine list, we waited for someone to come and take our order, we waited for the drinks... I had the prawn korma which was delicious but a really weird (and unappetizing) grey colour,... More 

Thank SJD2203
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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520 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2014

Absolutly no love or concern for customers. Steps Dangerous because all dark and without clear guiding lines Spoke to Nolene Aubrey today, who claims to be ignorant of the info a manager gave on my last visit that several customers have misjudged the steps and fallen Well my duty is to be concerned about the welfare of TripAdvisor readers So... More 

Thank 871edieh
Keith G, Owner at Sitar, responded to this review

Dear Patron. My sincerest apologies that my old managers did not handle this issue. We have opened a brand new Sitar in Cresta Mall. Our Chefs are still the same but most of my front of house staff are brand new. My stairs are also reconstructed, with two hand rails as well as brighter lights, and approved my the Fire... More 

New Delhi, India
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2014

when i started making friends in the country everyone told me about dis nd i had dis urge to go there, but wen i went i was rather disappointed. the food is average. if u really miss indian food and is ready to compromise a bit on taste den its a good place. ambience is fine. the only thing is... More 

Thank pragyamanglik

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop U207 | Cresta Regional Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 63 107 2221

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