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Sitar Indian Restaurant - CLOSED

1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4221
+1 518-456-6670
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
10 Sep 2016
“Permanently Closed :(”
20 Jul 2016
“Sitar is Indian food jewel in Albany - you must go to enjoyed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4221
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

we have always loved the Sitar Restaurant, but there's a realty sign out front now. The owners have retired. New Indian place nearby on Wolf Road is pretty good - Maharaja.

Thank Kristen G
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Sitar Indian Restaurant, this was my second visit and I was very happy with food as I was there for first time. I love to try any food and this time I've ordered Farmaish Sitar Special (price is awesome $20.95) for trying 7 different dishes....More

Thank Dmitry F
Reviewed 5 June 2016

tandori chicken wasmy choice with vegetable curry and naan. chicken was awesome.flavors wereperfectly smokey and spicey. most delicius.companion had shrimp curry and aloo chat(boiled potatoes with spicy mint sauce)both were deliciouswe will go again. i must add the amount serv ed was overly generous

Thank Aline F
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Authentic, delicious Indian food with a friendly staff. Despite the great reviews, we almost left before we even went in.... it's on a strip of road that has a LOT of abandoned building, and the building that houses the restaurant is sort of run down....More

Thank Goodbklyn
Reviewed 8 April 2016

When we first began patronizing Sitar 25 years ago, it was the only Indian restaurant in the area. Now, there are quite a few, but perhaps only one other competes in ambiance. And no longer would Sitar be my first choice for the food. However,...More

Thank NossonMeir
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This was my first visit to and Indian restaurant. We had no idea about the food except what we read on their menu online. Our visit was a Sunday afternoon and they had a buffet brunch. This was a good way for us to sample...More

Thank ChiefSki
Reviewed 23 January 2016

My mother was under the weather, but had a craving for Indian food. I normally greatly enjoy Indian food, too, so I ordered take-out from Sitar: lamb curry, paneer palak, onion kulcha, and mango lassi. It was the most tasteless Indian food I’ve ever eaten....More

Thank EFFor
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Food is really awfully bad. It's not even close to real indian pakistani food. Waste of money and time. Nothing is to mention for going there.

Thank Toquir A
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I love the buffet and also ala carte. Everything is well made and the naans are absolutely the best. The ambience is very pleasing and the staff is warm and friendly. My friends and colleagues also took a liking when I introduced this place to...More

Thank Shanti E
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Quiet night when we went but the service and food was great! I ordered the tandoori sampler medium spicy and it was delicious. My business partner is vegetarian and he enjoyed the vegetarian sampler very much.

Thank WesWagner
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 20
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1929 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4221
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-456-6670
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