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“Good spot for a date”
Review of Sitar Restaurant

Sitar Restaurant
Ranked #515 of 2,749 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good spot for a date”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

My wife and I like going to this place after a movie at the Bytown since it is quite close. The food is well priced and the portions are generous. The only thing missing is a Sitar player!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Gordon K
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“BEST INDIAN FOOD IN OTTAWA FOR OVER 30 YEARS”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Have been going to the Sitar for over 30 years and never disappointed. The noon-hour buffet is a bargain..good value and good eating. TIP: for the buffet lunch get there at noon or soon after when the buffet is fresh. Also ask the waiter for his special hot sauce..guaranteed to be hottest ever. Dinner a la carte is excellent and a step above the buffet in quality.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Donald R M
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Timmins
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Classy Restaurant With Delicious Indian Food”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Loved the decor and the waitresses dressed in typical Indian clothing helped to create an authentic ambiance as did the music playing in the background. The selection of food was diverse and absolutely delicious. I, being vegetarian had the mushroom bhaji and the lentil tarka dall along with naan bread. Loved it and will definitely go again, probably to try out their lunch buffet!

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1 Thank sofiafofana
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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Indian food”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Chicken tandori was moist and delicious. The service was very helpful for those not familar with Indian cooking.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank lhartglas
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Ottawa, ON
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“Krishna approved!”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

This restaurant is 5minutes from my apartment. The food is divine, even during the lunchtime buffet (Monday-Saturday). The service by the ever-humble and gracious server, Krishna, is spectacular in his attentiveness, but simultaneously remaining un-intrusive, and one day recently they even let me see the kitchen! It's a small kitchen, so surprising that they create such wonderful, delicious masterpieces in this small space! I even got to see the special oven they use to make the naan, if they are busy and you are not awesome I doubt they will let you back there... I go alot though, and have made some connections, lol...

The daal soup is really great, there are some days where there is a bit too much salt for my liking (I am very sensitive to salt, but I just add some rice to it and it's fixed!). The chicken curry, lamb biryani and vindaloo chicken are all amazing here, as is the beef curry. Pretty much everything is great, and the lunchtime buffet M-F is a steal at $10.60pp, Saturdays are close to $13 I believe.

Do not walk, run to this restaurant, lunch buffet is 11:45 to 2:30 I think...

P.s. There is a very large fish there, my sister knows the name, he is pretty chill and fun to sit beside... Sometimes he swims sideways with his dorsal line parallel to the surface. I feel like he probably thinks we are there for his entertainment, lol...
Bon Appetit!

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Calina2502
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