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Sitar Restaurant

417 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y9, Canada
+1 613-789-7979
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“rice” (5 reviews)
“curry” (2 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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417 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place. Not fancy but service and food were good. Everyone enjoyed their food from the butter chicken,samosas and nan bread. Food came out quick. Good selection of Indian beer. I enjoyed mine but no domestic. Wine available too. I would recommend.

Thank Happytotravel2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well I was out foraging and looking for a great lunch near my hotel and came upon Sitar 😳 Originally went in to see about the buffet lunch but ended up choosing the menu. Wow it was fantastic and now 2 days later I’m going...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been very satisfied customers for years. Many of the owners of other Indian restaurants in Ottawa started out working here. Many other restaurants are very good. But The Sitar is definitely the best. Mr. Haq has a very broad menu. I pick the meat...More

Thank Bob V
Reviewed 10 March 2018

After taking in a movie at the Bytowne and having an appetite for some good Indian food, we stopped by the Sitar, a restaurant we had been to before. We were not disappointed – very friendly service, well-sized portions, and delicious food. We are already...More

Thank sathontheroad
Reviewed 30 October 2017

After watching a movie about the history of India, we decided to try some Indian food. We came to this restaurant and had such an amazing time!! The food was the best Indian food I've ever had. I really liked the chicken tandoori. It was...More

Thank Jenna G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Great Indian food from an extensive menu. We visited last night and found the service really quite slow. Although everyone working there was pleasant enough there seemed to be a very long stretch between sitting down and finally getting our food. So the lesson is...More

Thank ericon991
Reviewed 27 October 2017

3 Stars - if it was food only it would be 4, if it was service only it would be 2. I have been going to Sitar for many years and the food is always pretty good. Lately it has been a little bland unless...More

Thank Hughman3
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We have been eating in Sitar for some 30 years whenever we visit Ottawa. Last week, after a long absence we ate there again. Still the same owners serving very tasty real Indian food. We were looked after by the owner's daughter who is the...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We went there for take-out. Service was fantastic, fast and friendly. Food was packaged/labeled well.

Thank NDoyal
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Very good restaurant. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our choices. Great service though the draft beer is a bit of an acquired taste. Everything else was great. Highly recommended.

Thank ericon991
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-7979
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