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Azitra Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.azitra.us
  • Phone: (919) 484-3939
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call the restaurant for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 70 West
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking.
A word from Azitra
Indian Culinary Nirvana
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant has a nice setting/ambience but the food itself was selectively good..For example, the kebab platter was ridiculous - 5-6 small pieces of chicken and lamb not fully cooked..Shrimp was a little better. The Nan was good and so was the goat curry. The portions are small.."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food is great. Both veggie and meat dishes. Everything you would expect to see at an Indian restaurant plus some fusion surprises. Because of that, I will never turn down a chance to go here despite the horrible service i will describe now. Who was our waiter? There was one rude Indian guy and one confused Caucasian fellow...I guess they were tag-teaming? They took forever to take our orders which often had to be repeated to the alternate waiter. Once ordered, the food came promptly. However, they topped the night off by dumping a bowl of rice in my friend's designer purse, then offered to clean it out for her "indian style"...WHAT? Anyways, if you have time and patience and people to laugh with- the food is worth it. Otherwise NO"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Luckily, the food was worth the wait. We arrived with a reservation on a Sunday early evening. There were roughly 5 or 6 other tables, pretty quiet. We were seated right away, and placed our drink and appetizer. We had finished our appetizer when we realized the watier had never come to take our entree order. We asked the bus boy to find a waiter, 10 minutes later the waiter showed up and took our food order. The food arrived 35 minutes later. In that time, our water was refreshed by the bus boy, but the waiter never came back to refresh our drinks. Again, we had to summon him to ask for another round of drinks. The check was equally slow. Given that they weren't that busy, it was pretty darn awful service in terms of time."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I loved the Lamb with pepper! the bread is delicious. There is a mango juice with Yogurt that you must try!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Lamb chops were fantastic! They will go out of their way to Accomadate your requests"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I live in Raleigh. My friend lives in Durham. We picked an in-between spot sort of randomly, and we were very pleased and surprised by the quality of the place. Great food (innovative and modern Indian). Cool modern interior. Prompt service. I'd definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was my second visit so I knew what to expect from a price standpoint. It should be rated higher in the cost category as it is definately a $50/person event. Still, the food is spicey but flavorful; not necessarily 'hot'. Well prepared, it is brought to the table hot. It is colorful, tasty and fresh. The menu offers a number of options for everyone, seafood, vegetarian, lamb, pork and chicken. There is even a goat dish for the more adventerous. The service was prompt and professional. The server was close enough to be attentive but far enough to not intrude. The overall experience was WONDERFUL!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "did not meet expectations or advertising. Other reviewers must have had a much different experience. would be OK for casual outing but pricey for that."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Cozy dinning with a romantic atmosphere. Efficient, attentive service. Fabulous presentation of flavorful dishes."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had read a number of reviews where persons were less than happy about the service. I went ahead and tried it since I love Indian cuisine. The service was great. I would prefer dishes be delivered at the same time as opposed to just whenever they are ready but that is a Western Civilization thing and not a part of the Indian culture so I can accept it and choose to share my food until the other dishes arrive. The food was flavorful and not overly spiced. The selection is large and the service attentive without being overbearing. If there is a negative it would be the cost is greater than expected. For 2 adults and a child the total bill was over $120. A great choice for special occasions but to expensive for regular trips."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "As this was our first time to the restaurant, we asked his recommendation. We told him to bring seafood, chicken, and lamb. Appetizer, curry and the grilled chicken and lamb came. Fantastic dishes."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Always consistent and great service-best Indian menu around"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have been to Azitra a few times. The Indian dishes are always good, and the service is attentive. We took some friends from out of town, we were a little worried that it may be "out of their comfort zone". They were very impressed with both the food and the atmosphere and very much enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant based on OpenTable rating and I'm glad that we did. The food was excellent - we ordered lassi, eggplant bhartha, daily yellow dal selection, roti, and peshawari nan - all items were excellent."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here for first time after looking for a new place to have a dinner that probably would not go with our 5 year old (who prefers hamburgers everywhere we go and was getting watched by his grandma). The decor was nice and the food tasted great. We had Gobhi Manchurian, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Lamb Rogan Josh. We were happy with our experience and would go again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The ambiance was great and the noise level was wonderful so that our party of five could easily communicate with each other and not have to shout. Would highly recommend for lunch or dinner and special occasions."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "As usaual everything was perfectly prepared with service that was attentive but not overbearing. Bravo."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I brought someone here for a birthday. With a reservation we walked immediately in. We sat for about 15 minutes before we were asked if we wanted something to drink, by that time we had figured out what we wanted to eat. The food was delicious, authentic with fresh ingredients. The drinks were great too. The low lighting in this place makes it romantic but its still functional for families as well. I would go again, just be prepared to wait."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food is very high standard Indian fare. Service is efficient, food is always hot, and spiciness according to your request. In ten plus dines, I have never been disappointed....I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food always is tasty and well prepared. They will cater to your level of spiciness. Great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Azitra is always welcoming to my meetup groups. They are very adept at handling large parties. Service is fast and efficient. The food is outstanding. I especially appreciate Azitra's vegetarian and vegan offerings. I also like that they are on Open Table. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "For this restaurant to get a higher rating it would require a waiter dedicated to each table. Instead, a series of different people seem to wait on the table and one doesn't necessarily know what has been said to the previous person."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Azitra provided everything we expected. The food was excellent. The environment fit the cuisine and one could hardly ask for more attentive service staff. Two of us had eaten there several years ago and we enjoyed the same outstanding food then as now. That is, Azitra seems to be a consistent pleasure at which to dine. (Be just a bit cautious with respect to spicy-ness, however; two of our dinners were perfect; the third was a bit too hot, even for a spice lover. But, no problem; our two vegetarians swapped their dishes and all was well.) We won't wait so long for our next visit. If you like Indian cuisine, Azitra is top-notch!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Delicious! The food is always of great quality. My husband is pretty picky about Indian food restaurants and he agrees that it is a great spot that is close to our neighborhood. Service is always wonderful, too. Servers are very friendly. It's nice to have a restaurant like this in the area without having to travel downtown. My only comment of improvement would be that the 'appetizers' (ex. samosas) are a little light (only 2) for the price, but I suppose that I've encountered this at many Indian restaurants, so in some ways it is to be expected. Overall, great experience!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I dont know why I bothered looking at the menu. Chandler asked us what we liked and brought out dishes to match our taste. It was dynamite. Great menu of gluten free and vegan foods as well."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I'm not a big Indian food fan. My wife is. We both had a wonderful time. We basically asked our waiter to pick our food and ended up incredibly happy with everything he brought. Whether you're an Indian food connoisseur or not, give them a try!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The waiter created special meals for each of us based on our menu selection. He made suggestions for side vegetable also. The result was a very unique meal. I've been to Azitra for lunch but never experienced this type of meal..."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food is excellent, I love the ambience. Def a winner."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The ambience was pleasurable like the food and the service was quick on a Saturday evening at 7pm. We had the Chat of the Day to start, which was a reproduction of an Indian street food. It was tasty and palette cleansing, and prepared our senses for the entrees. We had the Kofta Anarkali, which is a vegetable-based dish that was beautifully presented and was delicious. We also had the Chicken Kozhambu, which had the level of spices and heat that I appreciated and was excellent. The Peshwari Naan bread was fresh, soft, and tasty. We will return to try the other well described meals on the menu."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was excellent. The restaurant was really, really loud. Not a date night restaurant, unless you like shouting at your date. They waiter was a little hard to understand, but that could be because it was so loud. They initially got our order wrong, but immediately and very graciously fixed it. I would highly recommend this place for great Indian food."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Dinner was great but the only complaint is the service is slow at times."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This wasn't the first time we had been to Azitra, and won't be the last. We went with a large (8) party to celebrate my wife's birthday. Chandler was our waiter, who we've had before and makes the meal. We ordered everything off the menu, Chandler asked what we liked with questions like "Do you like Chicken, Beef, or Lamb?" and "Do you like it hot? how about curry?" and then would have them make something unique just for you. That extra step makes this place great. Above the great service, the food is wonderful. Not too hot, lots of flavor, and some unique flavors for everyone. Completely recommend this place if you're looking to get some Indian food with great service."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "While I'm not sure I'd say I was in nirvana, I was very pleased with the meal we had at Azitra. Tried and true Indian dining favorites are on the menu, but they also had a number of less traditional dishes which I appreciated seeing. My goat dish was fantastic. I also thought we had some of the best Naan I've had in a long time. We ate lunch there, so not sure about the noise level on a busy night."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Azitra is a striking restaurant with traditional and contemporary Indian food. Our party of three chose three dinners to share: eggplant, plus two contemporary seafood dishes, plus garlic nan. All dinners are served with rice. We enjoyed beautiful mixed drinks, the snake charmer and ginger martini were favorites. Small taste of homemade ice cream to finish. We dined early so the restUrNt was not full yet. It might be noisier when it's full but I suspect in a lively way. There's also a patio for outdoor dining. We had a lovely evening!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "My first experience at an Indian Restaurant and it was a welcomed surprise. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the were very accommodating of guests request. Will be dining here again!"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "I recently went to Azitra on a Friday night with a friend. When I ordered one of the vegetarian entrees the waiter said that he was going to advise against it. He said that it was soon to be removed from the menu. When I asked for a suggestion, he said that he would tell the chef what to make me. I never knew the name of it, but it was fantastic. My companion ordered a salmon dish that was superb. My only suggestion would be to broaden the list of wines by the glass."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "They have a beef chili appetizer than I never see on the menu but is really excellent. The waiter was only to happy to head off menu with us to create interesting mixtures of flavors. I ended up with a spicy salmon curry with coconut as a sweetener."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Anitra is the perfect place to have a romantic dinner and eat some great Indian food! The atmosphere is warm and relaxing and the service is excellent. Our server recommended two delicious dishes for us: crab masala and chicken kozhambu. I highly recommend Azitra to couples who want a nice relatively inexpensive evening out."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "The service was excellent and the food was delicious. They surprised my husband with a birthday dessert without me requesting it."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Other reviewers have already said the same. The food here was very good. We had the lamb vindaloo which was quite good with plenty of spice and heat in the "standard" order. The waitstaff let you know to take your time but had a tendency to linger making you feel a little rushed. I did not get the feeling that it was intentional. My wife asked our waiter for suggestions and he did not seem to know how to handle that. He was very polite and offered to fix anything for us any way that we wanted but he was not able to help us with a choice."
    Dined on 7/10/2013