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Reviewed March 7, 2021

In 30+ years of living in/near Lower Mainland, I’d never gone to Sitar. I did tonight. OMG literally best Indian meal we’ve EVER had (and my wife has eaten IN INDIA! :) ) and in the top 5 best meals I’ve ever had with samosas...to die for!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

We had the vegetarian dinner for 2. The papadams were good and crunchy. The vegetarian samosas were just ok. The eggplant was nice and tangy. But the muttar paneer needed some flavor. The rice pudding was good. My wife had a Lassi and I had...a draught lager beer. Service was good and attentive.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

My mum and I went for lunch after attending the Circle Craft Fair this past weekend. We were hungry, and had a wonderful lunch of veggie samosa, butter chicken, eggplant bharta, with garlic nan bread. The food was hot, not too spicy, and we had...enough to take home for leftovers. The owner served us, and was very friendly and attentive. Will come back again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

Indian/Bangladesh food is our favourite cuisine so we've had many a curry around the world. The Sitar served flavoursome food. Thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes and sides. Waiting staff were very attentive and polite.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

We were coming in late on Sep 30 and craving Indian food. We called ahead to see if we could have a table for 5 adults at 8pm. They said no problem as they don’t close until 10pm. Once we arrived we noticed we were...the only table there, however it took the waitress forever to come greet us and take a drink order. The service continued to be extremely slow throughout the entire night. There were a few tables that still had plates out from previous guests, and we started noticing that she was prioritizing cleaning off the tables and conducting her closing duties than coming to take an order. I found this very frustrating as I’ve worked in several restaurants and know that cleaning needs to take place but not over attending to guests especially as we still hadn’t taken an order. We were just about to get up to look for her which we would never normally do, however we were quite hungry and 20 minutes had passed before we could put a food order in. Then when the food came out (which I actually thought was quite tasty) some of it was cold!! I’m not sure if she didn’t take it out quickly enough, which would be consistent with the rest of the service, but it was disappointing and something I’ve never experienced in an Indian restaurant. Perhaps someone may have a better experience if they didn’t have the same server. Not sure I’d come back though.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

A great Indian dinner for all of us after 7 days of Canadian cuisine. Perfect location in Gas Town, Awesome food specially my Gosht Masala. The staff was over courteous. As a Restaurant Expert Level 15 on Trip Advisor I would rate it as the...best Indian Restaurant inVancover.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

When I visit my friends in Vancouver, I suggest we eat at Sitar. I enjoy the food and ambience very much. It is good value and the staff is very nice. Fun to be right in Gastown, too.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

My experience of this was just not at all what I expected. I ordered my dish to be hot in spice and it was mild at best. It lack depth in the flavour and it was just not great at all. You get a lot...of rice with and very little naan (which you order extra). The Raita was also not up to standard. The only reason I did not give them a two is because it could be that the waiter took it upon her to decided that I will probably not be able to handle the heat and changed my order as she repeatedly try to explain that hot is hot, and I kept on saying that is what I prefer. So benefit of the doubt, but in general not a great indian experience.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Since I have been going here 1986, it is still the Best Indian Food around. Mouth watering dishes include: butter chicken, chicken vindaloo, The best vegetable biryani, Veggy Samosa and the list goes on including lassi. Yummy I want to go back now!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Sitar is located is located in the heart of Gas Town. Casual Ambiance. Good portions of food. Stuff for friendly. Meal meal was well priced.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Yes, Sitar Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Sitar Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4