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The Sitar

218 St. Johns Road | Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1QQ, England
+44 1442 242609
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
218 St. Johns Road | Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1QQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

By far the best Indian restaurant I have been to. Customer service was smashing and the food was absolutely delicious.... Cannot wait to eat again there. The king prawns were super scrumptious and the recommended main dish of king prawns was something else! I shall...More

Thank L33NA_G4FUR
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Haven't been here for years, it's obviously very popular with diners and for takeaways. Pleasant decor, and friendly staff, but be prepared for a long wait if the place is busy, from order to table was over an hour. The waiter was very apologetic, but...More

1  Thank Philip D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I literally just finished a takeaway from the Sitar and having not been there for a while, I am baffled as to why I stayed away so long. The food was amazing. The chicken Dupiaza was so full of meat I struggled to finish it...More

Thank Dougie_Brimson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed overnight in Hemel Hempstead on our way home to Derbyshire, found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. Took our booking by phone which was just as well. Friday night was very busy indeed. Plenty of on road free parking, friendly welcome, great service and fantastic quality...More

1  Thank Alistair R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the sitar restaurant with my family food was very nice and yummy , my daughter favourite restaurant!!, staff are very friendly, when ever we want to go out we always go to the Sitar restaurant because big restaurant plenty of space nice...More

Thank Ziaul I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a family event as a group of 6. Thoroughly enjoyed the food especially the prawns & pilao rice. It was a good portion, enough for us. Really liked that we had a private area & still had natural light. Also liked that there...More

Thank halima k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always lovely food, very helpful and pleasant stafff. Very clean and nicely decorated setting. Even gave my mum a birthday present which was a bottle of wine. Would highly recommend to anyone who likes Indian food.

Thank Travel387749
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time in this restaurant. The food it's AMAZING! We were lucky to have a table. We went without booking, within 20 minutes at the restaurant people started to arrived and the restaurant was full. We recommend it. Fabulous food, brilliant ambiance and fantastic service.

1  Thank W S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meal was lovely seated quick and service was great Loads of chicken in the dish and everything was hot and flavoursome!

1  Thank Finchyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got introduced to this restaurant by my partner who is from the area. We went to the banquet evening on a Tuesday where the menu is £12.95 for 1 starter, 1 main, 1 vegetable dish plus rice. The menu is delicious as too was...More

1  Thank Joanne W
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October 27, 2017|
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Response from Maltesers1 | Reviewed this property |
There is a public carpark right next door that is free in the evenings
December 25, 2014|
Response from AllieJLondon14 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we went there last year on Christmas day. Good fun and very good value,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 St. Johns Road | Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 242609
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