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About Sitar Indian Restaurant

Welcome to Sitar Indian Cuisine, an authentic Indian restaurant. We serve mouth watering delicious Lunch and Dinner.

We are Located conveniently in downtown and UAB - close to Double Tree Hotel
Rated the Best Indian Cuisine in Nashville, TN.
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Our services are:

* Fine Dining in restaurant
* Outside catering

We cater marriages and other auspicious occasions at very reasonable prices.

All of our food is freshly prepared daily on the premises by well experienced chef. Absolutely no additives are used.

We offer wide variety menu and All-You-Can-Eat Buffet for $7.99 in the lunch hours (all 7 days).

"In our business, the customer is King."

729 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
8th Ave (University Bivd)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(205) 323-6500

Website:
http://sitaruab.com/

Entertainment:
We have three Plasma TV to show latest sports highlights and nice background Hindi music to listen to while having your lunch or dinner.

Catering:
We cater marriages and other auspicious occasions at very reasonable prices. Make your next event or meetings special! Get it catered by SITAR. Our helpful staff can help you put together a menu that's just right for your group.

Parking Details:
Parking for lunch time on the street is meter parking, but parking for dinner (5-10 pm) everyday is available in the next buildings parking lot. You have to go through drive-thru of Compass Bank and park in their parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Bhakta Karki

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for all your private dining needs.

Private Party Contact:
Bhakta Karki: (205) 323-6500

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Sitar Indian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.5

Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.1

ambience

2.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Groups (4)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 14, 2014

This was a new experience for me, and it taught me a valuable lesson: Call the restaurant personally, instead of relying on online booking! The restaurant was closed for business!!! We left the airport, sped to the restaurant for dinner, and no one was there but us!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 3, 2014

After looking at rating we wanted to visit Indian food we decided Sitar, we were seated right away we ordered some vine and food, our food was served even before our vine within 5 minute of our placing our order. It was stale tasteless probably leftover from day buffet when we asked the owner/ manager/ chef who was defensive arrogant told us you eat it, this is a Nepalese place selling Indian food. I could not give negative rating which it deserve

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 24, 2014

Having read the reviews and seen the issues with the lunch buffet, I chose instead to hit up their dinner hour to satisfy my "curry" craving. After taking a sip from my Kingfisher and nibbling on a poppadom, I opted to order the "House Specialty" which is a few different dishes under one. The curry was good. Not great, but good.

Two problems...
First was that the paying my bill took a long while. The lady running the register was also responsible for taking phone orders and she had to run back to the kitchen twice to get stuff straight.
Second was the very loud discussion going on in the kitchen. In Hindi. (Well, it might not have been Hindi. They speak a dozen languages in India, none of which I understand at all.)

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 21, 2014

First experience with this restaurant. Waiter was friendly and guided us on the menu. I like spicey food but wife and son are not as aggressive. Waiter suggested we keep it mild for first time and try hotter on next visit. Food was excellent and I will go hotter next time. Prices were surprising low. We were stuffed and took home a full meal for less than we spend in most other places we normally go. I noticed a lot of patrons taking food home as well. The atmosphere is not the greatest but the food was! Waiter was attentive but not overbearing.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 29, 2013

The restaurant looks drab and plain but the food is very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 24, 2013

Large quantity of delicious Indian cuisine. The "hot" option is really hot so eater beware. It has wonder file flavor but it astronomically spicy. The regular is how most patrons should enjoy it but they do offer a mild alternative which is nice for the faint of heat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2013

Food was delivered to our table just as ordered. Each dish was spiced as requested. The food was some of the best Indian style food we had at any restaurant in a very long time. I wish we lived here to be able to order take-out regularly.

Now the service... The service was sub par. The wait staff was too interested in their conversations to care about their guests. Empty glasses, plates from previous course left on table, and even getting the check and paying was a chore.

This was my first visit so I will go back to give them another chance. If you like Indian, go for the food and if you get good service, BONUS!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Second time eating at Sitar. Brought a group with me this time. Everyone enjoyed it. Great change from typical dining. I want to come back and try the buffet some time.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2012

This evening I had the Non-Vegetarian plate. It’s a combo with Curry Lamb (or Chicken) Rice, Naan bread, Curried vegetables and some other small dishes. It was very good, I really enjoyed it!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2012

Had the Mixed Grill, great meal more than I could possible eat and very tasty. I would have it again and recommend it to anyone who’s going there to eat!

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