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Sitar India Restaurant
Ranked #566 of 4,488 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Buffet, Takeout
Neighborhood: University City
Reviewed November 16, 2013

I came to Sitar India on a Friday evening. Surprisingly, there was a 5 minute wait. The place was full of local college students, mostly Asian, but also families with and without kids. An older man celebrated his birthday with balloons at the table.

Indian buffets are probably my favorite thing and I was kind of bored with New Delhi restaurant and wanted a change.
This buffet is great! The buffet area is rather small, but plentiful and the dishes are satisfying. There is less variety than at the neighboring New Delhi, but the taste is different and quite exquisite. Naan bread was a little dry, but the the other type of bread was delicious and crispy.
I loved the vegetable mix of potatoes and peas in a creamy sauce, the tiny chicken wings are so tasty that the meat melts in your mouth. Tandori chicken was also a bit dry. Salad bar was good, I liked that they included fresh cut oranges. For dinner you also get unlimited mango juice and for dessert gulab jamun and light pudding with pieces of fruit. The gulab jamuns were DELICIOUS, warm and soaked in honey, a perfect blend of tastes and textures. The pudding was also refreshing. Twelve $ for a dinner is a good price. Don't forget to ask for loyalty card, every 10th meal is free.

The service was good and quick, the restaurant clean and well maintained. There is street parking available, but you have to pay at the kiosk, 2$/hour.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We enjoyed the dinner buffet on an early weekend afternoon. It included about a dozen different main items and an average salad bar with two dessert options.
Unfortunately, they were out of one of the 6 beers on the menu when we visited.

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Thank Sweagle97
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Liked the food, pretty authentic Indian. Missed the dessert as it looked like rice in milk, not the delicious milk/rice porridge that I have had in the past. Fresh Roti was good!! Will come back again

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Thank Ron T
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Decent buffet, though try to get there at main eating times as the food tends to not be as fresh mid afternoon time. I had to ask for some fresh nan as the stuff on the buffet was turning into soggy crackers.

Thank flipper95
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Great food, good variety, very good value. Just a short walk from Penn, Sitar India was a great find for lunch. Every thing was just delicious, (except the chicken wings). Stick with the Indian cuisine and you will not be disappointed. Pricing for the lunch buffet at $8.95 was very reasonable. I would definitely eat here again.

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Thank HdGresident
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