Azitra
Azitra

Azitra

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.azitra.us/
  • Phone: 9194843939
  • 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.
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Azitra reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)special occasion (19)romantic (15)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (12)great for outdoor dining (8)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good as always
    beefeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food is always good here. Not too spicy, unless you want it that way. Service was a little off even though it was not busy on a Saturday night. Food was delivered promptly, but no one stopped back. We needed more bread and rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quite good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I asked for their to be flowers if possible on the table and they delivered with some nice baby tulips. The food was quite tasty, lamb vindaloo was a bit hotter than I am used to but good. Pricing was a bit high but not rediculous for good Indian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambience, Nice setting but..
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish food- HORRIBLE SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, abysmal service
    dragonfly
    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.
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  • Excellent restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I loved the Lamb with pepper! the bread is delicious. There is a mango juice with Yogurt that you must try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super!
    FabianDakota
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Lamb chops were fantastic! They will go out of their way to Accomadate your requests
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    abbyladybug
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but pricey
    lcole66VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    travelingpt
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Cozy dinning with a romantic atmosphere. Efficient, attentive service. Fabulous presentation of flavorful dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than expected
    lcole66VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Indian restaurant
    Dixie
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Always consistent and great service-best Indian menu around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 309 reviews are from the Azitra reviews archive.
  • Very elegant Indian restaurant
    DougCVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great authentic Indian food!!!
    Prashant
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    siloro18
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was excellent
    Anna
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recent dinner
    mrwuf
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    As usaual everything was perfectly prepared with service that was attentive but not overbearing. Bravo.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, slow service
    wineanddine86
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good, genuine food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty
    kingchuck
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food always is tasty and well prepared. They will cater to your level of spiciness. Great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Azitra delivers!
    LPARDUE
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need More Personal Wait Service
    Betty
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian cuisine!
    DonM
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    PBandK
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two thumbs up
    danmanley2299
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian!!!
    nato
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    WolfpackbrandiVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The food is excellent, I love the ambience. Def a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Indian cusine
    Ozil
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but really good food.
    rmwillis13
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was great but the only
    Jazzgang
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Dinner was great but the only complaint is the service is slow at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Andrew
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and Delicious Indian menu
    tarheeldinerVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food, colorful atmosphere
    Apexbee
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome surprise
    Naworth1
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Given good advice.
    SeriousabouteatsVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet, nice wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anitra at Brier Creek
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.