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3630 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
+1 919-490-1326
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3630 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Sitar has a well deserved reputation for a fresh, hot Indian buffet. From goat to lamb to vegetarian, there is a nice variety of selections to try. I used the buffet to figure out which foods were good enough to order take-out when I don't...More

Thank jean c
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My wife and I live in Durham and our favorite food is Indian and has been for more that 40 years. So we eat Indian food a lot wherever we are, espeically in NYC and England. We consider Sitar to be the best in NC...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The food took a while to arrive and they forgot one of our naan, and the food was not bad but not amazing.

Thank Miranda S
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

As an Indian food enthusiast, I have been going to this restaurant for 20 years. Yesterday was my final time. One can only wonder how many people have stopped going to Sitar over the years because of the owner's general grumpiness and arrogance. The concept...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

My wife had a lovely dinner. The decor was calm and somewhat dark. The music was low in volume and calm. The service was prompt and attentive. We had chicken biryani which was excellent. We ordered medium spicy and I would recommend mild spicy for...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stopped here while going from Charlotte to Richmond. Hotel was looking good but food was average. We had lunch buffet. South indian food was good. Not much starters. Main course was not at all good. Deserts were ok. Overall we didnt like the food...More

Thank PrapullaChandra
Reviewed 21 June 2017

After several months absence, my friends and I got together for dinner again at Sitar. We ordered our old favorites from the menu: combo Tokri (assorted vegetable appetizers); Chicken Korma, Lamb Dhansak, Saag Paneer, and Garlic Nan. We ordered our dishes with 'mild' spices. We've...More

Thank carolinanorte
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I had one night in Durham by myself so I thought I would try one of the highly rated Indian restaurants. They brought papadams and sauces for starters for free. I ordered paneer pakora as an apetizer (fried cheese) - very good. For the main...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Hard to find good Indian food in the South. There is one place in Charlotte and this place in Durham. Both dishes were great-and I'll be back. Short walk to DPAC and other places you would want to visit-so-stop on by...

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We came here (again) on New Year's Eve and since it was a Saturday, the buffet was available. Food is always tasty. The kheer is some of the best I have tasted. Great atmosphere and the sitar music is also a nice treat.

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Cathy H
13 July 2017|
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Response from carolinanorte | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes. I imagine the buffet options vary, but there will surely be aplenty vegetarian options.
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3630 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-490-1326
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