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“Indian fare downtown”

Sitar Indian Cuisine
Ranked #137 of 406 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Reasonable cost Indian food in downtown Santa Cruz. Sit down or take-away, all decent food at a good price.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank RonCentralCA
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

If you want Indian food this is just OK. The buffet has lots to choose from, but on the bland side. In the service staff doesn’t seem to care if you need anything or not. There’s an Indian food restaurant up the street, it’s best to just go up there and not bother With this place in less you’re in a pinch.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank AmyJune H
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Their buffet looked tired, so we ordered daal and chicken vindaloo entrees. Neither had the heat we expected...the daal was simply pepperless; the chicken vindaloo had a tiny bit of spice, but nowhere near the true heat of a vindaloo. The crowd was much heavier than I expect they normally experience due to being one of the very few places open for Xmas night, but it was a festive group.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank jaseaton
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The food is all right and fairly inexpensive. The location is convenient and brightly lit.. Customers order from the cashier, pay in advance, and take a number for table delivery (or go to the small vegetarian buffet). It's all pretty much okay for a college town Indian fast-food eatery -- except for one thing. They sell food they are unable to deliver. The buffet was scraped clean and would only be refilled "in about a half hour" (maybe). The promised refill on the chai could not be provided for "a long time." Asked for more specificity, the employee said, "Several hours." So don't eat here unless the buffet table is full of food and you are convincingly assured that there is actually food that will come shortly after you pay for it. Or plan to spend a very long time. They have your money but you don't have your food.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank Gregory W
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Horrible place. We opted for Beg buffet of 9.99$ and regretted.
Plates and cutlery were not clean, buffet dishes were a joke.
I had never seen such Watery Dal Makhni, Veg Korma looks inedible, chutneys had 99.999% of water.
It's located downtown and ambience is good so I expect better Quality which was completely lacking.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Anand1351
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