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Sitar Indian Cuisine

1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
+1 831-427-3000
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good62%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“chai” (4 reviews)
“tikka masala” (3 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable cost Indian food in downtown Santa Cruz. Sit down or take-away, all decent food at a good price.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

If you want Indian food this is just OK. The buffet has lots to choose from, but on the bland side. In the service staff doesn’t seem to care if you need anything or not. There’s an Indian food restaurant up the street, it’s best...More

Thank AmyJune H
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Their buffet looked tired, so we ordered daal and chicken vindaloo entrees. Neither had the heat we expected...the daal was simply pepperless; the chicken vindaloo had a tiny bit of spice, but nowhere near the true heat of a vindaloo. The crowd was much heavier...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The food is all right and fairly inexpensive. The location is convenient and brightly lit.. Customers order from the cashier, pay in advance, and take a number for table delivery (or go to the small vegetarian buffet). It's all pretty much okay for a college...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Horrible place. We opted for Beg buffet of 9.99$ and regretted. Plates and cutlery were not clean, buffet dishes were a joke. I had never seen such Watery Dal Makhni, Veg Korma looks inedible, chutneys had 99.999% of water. It's located downtown and ambience is...More

Thank Anand1351
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Excellent Indian food in the downtown of Santa Cruz. Vegetarian buffet is good but chicken curry thali is best. Taste of food like you are eating in good restaurant in India.

1  Thank Anuza G
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We grabbed a quick bite at Sitar and were very pleased. Everything is fresh and tasty, and prepared quickly. They were careful with my food allergies, and the portions were the perfect size.

Thank Andyshoes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our niece who attends UCSC! Order at the counter and food is brought to your table. Self-service soda machine and a $9.99 vegetarian buffet of rice, nan bread, salad, chickpeas, lentils, three dishes of veggies in assorted delightful sauces, then mini-cakes soaked in...More

Thank locavoreinct
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We had biriani and other Indian recipes. Overall I liked the food. It was a pick up only. I liked the biriani then any other bay area places. On the Santa Cruz downtown that one good advantage. Another being all day open restaurant, the other...More

Thank kongkon
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped through Santa Cruz while driving North from our vaction in Monterey. We found Sitar on a courner, and the pretty paintings of flowers on the windows drew us in. We love indian food, and I especially love when it is spicy. I ordered...More

Thank Pokerlady29
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-3000
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