About Azitra

Indian Culinary Nirvana

8411 Brier Creek Pkwy
Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27617
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Contemporary Indian, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Highway 70 West

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 484-3939

Website:
http://www.azitra.us/

Catering:
Please call the restaurant for more information.

Parking Details:
Ample parking.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Azitra Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (15)
Good for a Date (11)
Spicy (11)
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Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Vegan (9)
Healthy (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food and service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

My fiancée and I visited Azitra with a family friend for a nice meal. The food at Azitra is always good, however one of our servers (we had 5 different people) gave us our food while his cell phone was ringing loudly in his pocket. Another server was very rude and seemed not well trained. Later in the evening it became very noisy because it is a popular spot to dine.

Overall the restaurant is lovely, the food is excellent, but the service is a mixed bag.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service as always! So consistently great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful food & the waitress was great with recommendations! Definitely worth another visit.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent restaurant with great Indian food and terrific service. We return about once a month. The wait-staff are terrific. Special occasions are catered to in an attentive manner. The drinks are first class. We love this restaurant,

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our waitress seemed to be in a bad mood during our visit. She was not friendly and we were rushed. Not enough chicken in our butter chicken or our tika masala. Disappointed with this dinner and service.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My daughters and I love Azitra for a special lunch or daughter treat. We always like to start off with the cherry naan which is always amazing. The waitstaff is always fabulous about their recommendations.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very good Indian restaurant . We have been in this restaurant several times and quality is pretty good and consistent . Food was delicious as usual but service average

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was wonderful service was just a touch too sparce. Biggest complaint would be that the Chicken Tika Masala was a bit too mild. I don't remember which chicken dish my wife got but it was spiced spot on. Next time I'll know to ask for it spicy.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Azitra is such a pretty restaurant. The food is fantastic and the service is friendly. The restaurant is a nice upscale alternative.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The ambiance at Azitra is great. But the food is average at best and the service is often brusque, as if they are doing you a favor to just show up. Because the ambiance is so good, expectations are higher than they would be otherwise. The menu is extensive, but overly ambitious. I ordered "Tulsi Scented Salmon" (described at "Basil Marinated Salmon Fillet, Spiced Coconut Crème, Sautéed Vegetables"). But what I got was grilled, very dry and over-spiced. My wife ordered Vegetable Biryani. Her's was mostly just rice with very few vegetables to be seen. We really wanted to like Azitra but having now been there several times and encountering the same issues each time, we won't likely return.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Brunch is a great deal!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My wife and I eat out very often looking for higher rated places around town. We were going to the Briar Creek area for shopping, so picked Azitra due to its high #66 ranking. We made the reservation over Open Table. When we arrived, the place was completely empty at 5:15. Normally, highly ranked restaurants are packed. We stood at the front entrance for at least five minutes waiting to be noticed. Once we sat down, it took at least ten minutes for someone else to take our drink order. We were close to leaving, when the waiter finally showed up to take our appetizer and meal order. The food was OK. We ordered off the contemporary menu, not being familiar with their offerings. The salmon was delicious at first then, within minutes, became mushy in the sauce. My wife's chicken was the opposite, dry. The crab appetizer was very good. But the cauliflower appetizer was just breaded whatever. When we were done, we had to ask for assistance to bring us the check as the waiter was nowhere to be found, like usual. Our tab was $95 before tip including $13 for two drinks. To top off the miserable experience, they reported us to Opentable as a no show. We later found out that they were good for lunch but stay away for dinner. It is hard to believe that places can stay open when this bad. How they get good ratings is also hard to understand. This experience makes us seriously wonder about the Yelp ratings process. We found the restaurant through Yelp.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Vegan
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

food is exceptionally good. great ambiance, great service. friendly atmosphere. enjoyed it thoroughly!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Vegan, Spicy, Cozy, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our actual server was great, but there seems to be a trend of less than friendly people working here. The guy that brought the food out was a bit rude actually. Food is amazing.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our first visit will not be our last. Food, service and ambiance make this a destination gem.
Introduced to wine produced in India was an amazing surprise and made the meal even more enjoyable. I look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My husband and I came here due to one of other favorite restaurants closing. We were very pleased with our meal. It was delicious and appropriately priced. We will definitely be returning!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice ambiance, good food and great service! We went for my husband’s birthday. I️ used Open Table to book the reservation and added a note about his birthday. At the end of dinner, they brought chocolate cheesecake with a lit candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate. It was very thoughtful. The food was really good. We love spicy food so it was the perfect amount of spices. The drinks were great too. We will definitely be back to Azitra for another meal soon. We will use OPEN TABLE again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service, and they even made us a cake for our anniversary! Amazing Indian food too.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and staff. Chef made aloo gobi on request as it was not on the menu. The naan was hot right out of the tandoor. The lamb shank fell off the bone in a nice rogan josh like sauce. The chicken tikka masala was perfectly prepared and spiced. The Raita was fresh and a wonderful accompaniment to the meal. The basmati rice was fluffy and light with the perfect added spice. All and all a wonderful experience, as I expected the food to be great.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Among the best Indian restaurants we have ever been to.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Spicy, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great place, authentic Indian food, they cater to high end service

Tags: Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great! A favorite of ours and would recommend this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent and attentive staff and delicious, authentic Indian cuisine. If you're having trouble deciding which dish to choose, just ask your host or server and they will give you great recommendations. They also will be happy to alter your spice level depending upon your preference.

And if you're in the mood for an ice-cold beer and a spicy meal, try out the Flying Horse 22 oz. lager paired with the Pershwari lamb shank (or lamb vindaloo).

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The staff was very accommodating , the food was excellent and the service was above average.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful as always. We usually reserve a table, but it's rarely necessary if you come early enough. Food is consistently fantastic. Never had anything I didn't love. Favorite Indian cuisine in the Raleigh-Durham area by far.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Best Indian food around Raleigh, NC.
We keep coming back and trying new dishes.

The wait staff is happy, friendly and alway helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

1st time visit. The food was authentic and delicious. Our service was great. Only criticism was the Noise level was loud - difficult to hear all folks at the table at times.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The four of us shared our appetizers and entrees. The lamb dishes were phenomenal. The grouper... a little overcooked. All in all...we'd visit the restaurant again. The server was patient and accommodating. Thank you.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Easy...we are waaaayyyy to much! Everything was fantastic and the food was spot on.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Had a reservation for 4 on a Saturday evening and the place was hopping which was expected. It was a tad loud, but that's not a big deal for us, just throwing that out there. We were seated promptly and after ordering, our food came out pretty quickly. No complaints from our group, but there were no connoisseurs among us. I wish they showcased more local beers since there is such a vibrant craft brew scene in the area. My only complaint would be that they seemed to be rushing out out. Seemed that as soon as we finished, the staff wanted to clear the table and get us out. Could be a cultural thing... European and Brazilian restaurants are the opposite.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The staff was very receptive. They took time to explain menu items and accommodate our needs.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Drinks and food are wonderful. Everything I've tried has been tasty. Lots of menu options. Attentive staff. Hidden gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Incredible food, impeccable service, and great atmosphere!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Some friends and I decided on a last-minute outing this past weekend. We had quite a few options, but unanimously we voted Azitra for our dinner plans. Amazing food, friendly staff. We ordered chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, goat biryani and paneer with an assortment of breads and shared family style. Everything was delicious. Price on target for the portion of food the offer... Highly recommend Anitra

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Vegan
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Always enjoy. Great food and service
The waitress was super sweet

Tags: Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 25, 2017

What a great find. We were traveling out of RDU and saw this on OpenTable. Terrific Indian food at great values. Had their lunch special, 3 courses with drink for under $20. Wish I lived nearby as I'd go here every week.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Phenomenal meal at a great price. We went for lunch and were very happy with everything

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