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Sitar Indian Cuisine

1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
+1 831-427-3000
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good63%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“tikka masala” (3 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Indian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Excellent Indian food in the downtown of Santa Cruz. Vegetarian buffet is good but chicken curry thali is best. Taste of food like you are eating in good restaurant in India.

Thank Anuza G
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We grabbed a quick bite at Sitar and were very pleased. Everything is fresh and tasty, and prepared quickly. They were careful with my food allergies, and the portions were the perfect size.

Thank Andyshoes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our niece who attends UCSC! Order at the counter and food is brought to your table. Self-service soda machine and a $9.99 vegetarian buffet of rice, nan bread, salad, chickpeas, lentils, three dishes of veggies in assorted delightful sauces, then mini-cakes soaked in...More

Thank locavoreinct
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We had biriani and other Indian recipes. Overall I liked the food. It was a pick up only. I liked the biriani then any other bay area places. On the Santa Cruz downtown that one good advantage. Another being all day open restaurant, the other...More

Thank kongkon
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped through Santa Cruz while driving North from our vaction in Monterey. We found Sitar on a courner, and the pretty paintings of flowers on the windows drew us in. We love indian food, and I especially love when it is spicy. I ordered...More

Thank Pokerlady29
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

For $10.99 you can fill a container with rice and curries, for plant based eaters, there are only a couple of choices. Taste was good without being great. I don't know why they need to use dairy for these dishes when coconut milk and cream...More

Thank Royal B
Reviewed 28 October 2015

They have a buffet lunch but it is vegetarian. The service is slow if you don't want the buffet. My daughter liked the buffet.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Loved this placed. The vegetarian buffet was great. Even if you don't like vegetarian food or Indian food, you'll find a nice variety of menu items to choose from. Affordable too.

Thank JorgeZD70
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

we're used to Indian cuisine full of flavors and aromas - that's what Sitar misses completely the food was edible, but I'm not sure whether I'd be able to tell one dish from the other with my eyes covered - korma missed its creamy and...More

Thank 71asmo
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I ended up at Sitar Indian Cuisine on my birthday this year and I'm glad that I did. The service was very friendly and the food was very good. This restaurant offers counter service, a buffet and ala carte items. Clean, bright, contemporary environment in...More

Thank Brin651
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-3000
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