Sitar Indian Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 1929 Central Ave

    Albany, NY 12205

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  • 518-456-6670

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Just had dinner on there on a Friday night. The restaurant was largely empty. Despite this, my friend an I were asked to move to a different booth after being seated, etc. The manager apologized, but said he needed the table because a regular customer came in and wanted his favorite table. I've never had that happen before.

They then sent the wrong appetizers and the entrees were delayed. The food was good, but hardly great. Given that their prices are higher than any other Indian restaurant in the area, I would have expected something better.

Overall: Poor management, high prices and just OK food.

This was not the first time I had eaten at Sitars, but it will be the last. Avoid them and try any of the other many Indian restaurants in the Capital Region.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just had dinner on there on a Friday night. The restaurant was largely empty. Despite this, my friend an I were asked to move to a different booth after being seated, etc. The manager apologized, but said he needed the table because a regular customer came in and wanted his favorite table. I've never had that happen before.

They then sent the wrong appetizers and the entrees were delayed. The food was good, but hardly great. Given that their prices are higher than any other Indian restaurant in the area, I would have expected something better.

Overall: Poor management, high prices and just OK food.

This was not the first time I had eaten at Sitars, but it will be the last. Avoid them and try any of the other many Indian restaurants in the Capital Region.

Pros: OK food

Cons: Poor management, too expensive

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This place is great. The food is delicious .Went on my friend's son's birthday party .It was great fun and had good time there.As they have music collection but recommend them to get good and latest Indian collection for parties.I would recommend it if anybody plans for party.

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★★★★☆

This place is great. The food is delicious .Went on my friend's son's birthday party .It was great fun and had good time there.As they have music collection but recommend them to get good and latest Indian collection for parties.I would recommend it if anybody plans for party.

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horrible experience from the getgo...we went on a busy saturday evening, the owner or manager was clearly overwhelmed, there was no one to greet us or take our name, we waited ten minutes to have our name on the list, there was one chair and a small bar area to wait in, after 30 minutes we were seated, our order was taken after ten minutes, we received our drinks (just water) after another ten minute. the waitstaff was nicer to the non-desi crowd. now on to the food, we ordered a tandoori sizzler, another tandoori dish and vegetarian thali.
the chicken kababs were tasteless, the tandoori chicken dry, the only thing that tasted good was the naan and samosa. it took half an hour for someone to bring us the check at the end of dinner, no one asked if we were happy with the food. overall, the dinner was a huge disaster and disappointment, Sitar has HORRIBLE SERVICE AND BELOW AVERAGE FOOD. don't waste your money, go to Shalimar instead. it's nothing great to look at, but the people are friendly and the food good.

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★☆☆☆☆

horrible experience from the getgo...we went on a busy saturday evening, the owner or manager was clearly overwhelmed, there was no one to greet us or take our name, we waited ten minutes to have our name on the list, there was one chair and a small bar area to wait in, after 30 minutes we were seated, our order was taken after ten minutes, we received our drinks (just water) after another ten minute. the waitstaff was nicer to the non-desi crowd. now on to the food, we ordered a tandoori sizzler, another tandoori dish and vegetarian thali.
the chicken kababs were tasteless, the tandoori chicken dry, the only thing that tasted good was the naan and samosa. it took half an hour for someone to bring us the check at the end of dinner, no one asked if we were happy with the food. overall, the dinner was a huge disaster and disappointment, Sitar has HORRIBLE SERVICE AND BELOW AVERAGE FOOD. don't waste your money, go to Shalimar instead. it's nothing great to look at, but the people are friendly and the food good.

Pros: good location on central avenue, ample parking, ok ambiance

Cons: horrible, almost rude service, below average food, overpriced

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I have tasted food in all the restaurants in and around Albany NY. Sitar stands out the best so far. The Food is the best quality North Indian food (for those who know what North Indian food is supposed to be). The Cost, Quality and Quantity ratio is the best. The prices look higher but the qauntity and quality beats the price. The ambience is the best and the service is very professional. You do not find may Indians around in the restaurant, because there are not many north Indians around here in Albany area who would love that kind of food and the target audience for Sitar is local Americans which best suits any restaurants business motive.

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★★★★★

I have tasted food in all the restaurants in and around Albany NY. Sitar stands out the best so far. The Food is the best quality North Indian food (for those who know what North Indian food is supposed to be). The Cost, Quality and Quantity ratio is the best. The prices look higher but the qauntity and quality beats the price. The ambience is the best and the service is very professional. You do not find may Indians around in the restaurant, because there are not many north Indians around here in Albany area who would love that kind of food and the target audience for Sitar is local Americans which best suits any restaurants business motive.

Pros: Cost effective, Best ambience, Authentic Indian food

Cons: No South Indian food, Odd timings

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An excellent meal in all respects. Courteous, attentive staff and delicious Indian food cooked to order. Pricewise, it's a little on the expensive side but well worth it. Excellent appetizers, entrees and desserts.

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★★★★★

An excellent meal in all respects. Courteous, attentive staff and delicious Indian food cooked to order. Pricewise, it's a little on the expensive side but well worth it. Excellent appetizers, entrees and desserts.

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The first thing that should have tipped us off when we entered this Indian restaurant was that there were no Indians dining there. My husband and I have enjoyed many Indian restaurants in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix and St. Louis and this was the least enjoyable. Typically you are asked how spicy you want your meal. They did not ask this and the food came to us very bland and with no spice, just a lot of tang. The quantities were hefty, but the quality was quite low. We enjoyed the fried appetizers of Samosas and Pakoras, but were unable to taste any true Indian flavor in our Chana Masala and Chicken Tikka Masala dinners. Instead we recommend other numerous Indian restaurants in the capital district for true Indian flavorful dining.

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★☆☆☆☆

The first thing that should have tipped us off when we entered this Indian restaurant was that there were no Indians dining there. My husband and I have enjoyed many Indian restaurants in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix and St. Louis and this was the least enjoyable. Typically you are asked how spicy you want your meal. They did not ask this and the food came to us very bland and with no spice, just a lot of tang. The quantities were hefty, but the quality was quite low. We enjoyed the fried appetizers of Samosas and Pakoras, but were unable to taste any true Indian flavor in our Chana Masala and Chicken Tikka Masala dinners. Instead we recommend other numerous Indian restaurants in the capital district for true Indian flavorful dining.

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Though costly, the food and service is good. By no count is it average.

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★★★★★

Though costly, the food and service is good. By no count is it average.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Costly

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My family has been going to Sitar for years. We love Sitar because even though the prices may be a bit high, it is worth every penny! The atmosphere is wonderful and the people are friendly. The food is also fantastic! The tandoori ovens make soft, buttery nans and the expert chefs prepare the most mouth- watering dishes. I recommend the chiken tikka masala.

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★★★★★

My family has been going to Sitar for years. We love Sitar because even though the prices may be a bit high, it is worth every penny! The atmosphere is wonderful and the people are friendly. The food is also fantastic! The tandoori ovens make soft, buttery nans and the expert chefs prepare the most mouth- watering dishes. I recommend the chiken tikka masala.

Pros: comfortable, delicious, friendly

 

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