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Sitar India Palace

€€ - €€€Indian, Pakistani
3117 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3569
+1 919-490-1326
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 14 min
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Indian, Pakistani
€€ - €€€
3117 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3569
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went as a large group from work for our team dinner and it was great. Excellent service, live sitar music and great buffet. The deserts were awesome. The variety is exceptional I have not seen this anywhere else. Wonderful staff and service.

Thank padmini k
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I came here during a business lunch. We ate from the food buffet and although we had absolutely no clue what we were eating, everything tasted very good. The food was hot and fresh. It would've been nice if they labeled everything more clearly so...More

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Service was good, food was good. My wife had 2 pots of hot water using 3 bags of garden variety tea @ $2.75 per tea bag. Of course we didn't know that until I was paying the check. Sorry, but that is just wrong. Probably...More

1  Thank Billaban
Reviewed 14 November 2016

There is almost always playing a sitar for dinner, it is owned by an Indian family, the scent when you walk in is wonderful, the food is consistently good as is the service.

Thank christineg j
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My daughter was craving Indian food, so we came late on a Saturday night. I had read good things about the place. There was a sitar player playing when we arrived, so that was entertaining. Mango lassis were good but I'm afraid I was not...More

Thank TarHeel
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Being so far from india it isn't always easy to feel home here ..sitar makes it sure that I grt the authentic aroma and taste of indian food ..its an extended family in here..always a fan of this restaurant and would recommend this to anyone...More

Thank Ann J
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I loved having a Sitar location on Duke campus, and was never disappointed. I've also been into the restaurant for the buffet lunch, and everything was delicious. Not a huge variety, but everything tasted hot and fresh, and flavors were spot on. Recently ordered some...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 11 October 2016

There is a buffet on weekends that will have you wishing your brought a wheel barrow for your gut. Everything tastes so good that you will want to try it all. Watch out, though, because it is filling. Do yourself a favor and save room...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 3 July 2016

It you crave curries or any other East Indian fare this is the real deal. There is a luncheon buffet 6 days a week. The food is as hot as you want. Vegetarians can choose from a wide variety of dishes. I recommend the Mulligatwany...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 25 April 2016

My review is based on several visits. The buffet is OK. The choices are varied, however, the food is fairly average unless you are famished. The menu offers more choices. A visit on New Year's Eve was awful. They wanted us to order quickly, chow...More

Thank CynthiaVanDerWiele
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3117 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3569
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-490-1326
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