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Sitar Indian Cuisine

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6004 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6345
+1 865-588-1828
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitar has been a long-time favorite since I moved to Knoxville in 2009. I have an earlier from review from 2015 that raves about it, and how it has always been one of my most favorite restaurants in Knoxville. However, after my last three visits, I am sorry to say that Sitar will no longer be one of my go-to... More 

Thank lithicschik
Cleveland, Tennessee
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191 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we travel, I enjoy finding Indian restaurants, as we do not have one in our town. This location was a good stop. The lunch buffet was $7.95, which is less than most. I enjoyed the chicken curry and the tandoori chicken, though my son did not enjoy the tandoori as much as he did at other Indian restaurants. The... More 

Thank rwilliams2911
Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitar after about 20 year uphold its quality food. decor now is aging and needs updating. Carpet looks has not been replace as it it is worn and buckling up. However food is still best compared to other Indian places in knoxville

Thank disgusted173
Walland, Tennessee
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Sitar usually puts out a good lunch buffet with a decent variety of meat, poultry and vegetable dishes. Their entrees often include chicken, goat, beef and sometimes fish, with a half dozen or so vegetable dishes plus condiments and dessert. Their chicken tandoori is a favorite for me as is the chicken tikka. Several of my Indian friends don't have... More 

Thank Carlen01
Knoxville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We were there on a Saturday for lunch. The place was busy but we were met by three people when we walked in the door and were seated promptly. We looked the buffet over. There were lots of different things to try, but all of the protein at that point was chicken. We decided to order off the menu, which... More 

Thank Robert C
Walland, Tennessee
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Sitar's has a consistently good buffet lunch with a variety of tasty food.The contents of the buffet line are usually kept fresh and hot and I've never had dried out food which occurs at many buffet lines. Service is good and the servers are friendly and courteous.

Thank Carlen01
Perry, Georgia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Food was good but this was my first visit to an Indian restaurant and unfortunately we arrived only 20 minutes before closing so the buffet probably was not at its best.What they had was good but have no basis for comparison. They had some unique dishes Do plan on returning and eating some menu items which have been reported as... More 

Thank poppadoc992
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

For the first time and it was absolutely wonderful the service and staff was on point and very professional they did help me with my food eats and help me decide what to get. when I got my food home I was amazed at how well prepared the food was hot and fresh and tasty. I will be back again... More 

Thank Christopher C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

But artificial colors in the chutneys? Come on guys, drop the artificial stuff in your food! Excellent aloo Gobi and malai kofta, friendly service, great garlic nan

Thank Edward G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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191 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Very interesting items on the menu and lunch buffet that are so unique to Indian cooking. One of my favs is their baked chicken and another their lentil dish. Try it!

Thank Wayne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6004 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-6345
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-588-1828

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?