Amazing!. I'm sitting here in the restaurant right now and WOW, was the food amazing!!! My wife and I are visiting Nashville for only one day and we are so happy to have found this place. Plenty of space, very busy, lots of variety, incredible food. A must taste while you're in town. Try a Mango Lassi!
buffet. great lunch buffet! i stuff myself to the point of bursting. i take a doo doo 20 minutes after eating. every time.
Example: great place for good bread.
Visiting Nashville for a day after 12 years of living in Chicago (we used to live in Nashville)we decided to visit Sitar which we had gone to once in our life before. The usher had no smiles for us when came in. After sitting down and after being served the standard appetizer we asked the usher who was passing by if he knew a particular address and he said with a rude "No"; upon which I asked him for the white pages to which he said RUDELY we don't have any. I asked him again that he did not have a phone book and he begrudingly said the had yellow pages in front and gave us venomous stares.
We sat there steaming for a few mins and then walked out.
SAME AS THE OTHER REVIEWERS....SERVICE IS HORRIBLE AND PARKING LOT POSTAGE SIZE
OK. Some good menu items, some not.. The Chicken Tandoori is special because of the flavor...charcoal. No other Indian restaurants in town that I know of use charcoal to cook their Tandoori. The cuts of chicken seem a bit sub-standard though. Not the best quality chicken or cuts. Other food there is ok. The relishes are great. A constant irritant is the phone, which is set to ring loud, and it rings often. It is such an irritant that customers often stop talking and take notice when it happens. You can almost feel the atmosphere vaporize from the room everytime the phone rings, and it often rings on and on before answered. What are they thinking? Such a simple thing to fix. The waiters need to learn that Americans (especially in the south) prefer a friendlier approach. The wait staff seems genuinely unhappy and unappreciative. The convenient location make it an easy place to drop in.
Not a nice experience. I would never recomend this place to anyone who wants to try out Indian cusine. My friends and I had a bad experience. The service was bad, seems like the staff there didnt want anyone coming in. Three out of the five of us who ate there ended up having stomach upsets. The food tasted like left overs from previous days.
Worst Food ever. Never ever, I have had food that tasted so bad. The curries were watery and to top it off we found a dead c--- r---- in our naan. I obviously got food poisioning. When I called them to report the issue, the owner said OKAY. No apologies. I don't recommend this restaurant to anyone. If you do visit. eat at your own risk!!!
Worst Customer Service.
It one of the worst experience we have, we called them to reserve tables for 15 members. We reach the resturant for lunch buffet at 2:25 PM, they close by 3:00 PM its sunday. By 2:45 itself those guys come and force us to take the food we need from buffet they said they are closing.. We have four kids, exactly at 3:00 they switch off the A/C and fans , we told to switch on the Fans, again after 15 mins they switched off again.
Food is also not good. Veg,briynani is good. No variety.
I never recommend for anyone.
Only been once, would go again to test if bad experience was just a once off..
Sitar was an interesting experience. I placed an order for takeout over the phone, and was hung up on before a name was requested. Upon getting to the restaurant and paying for the food, the gruff guy working the till points behind us. I was a bit confused as I'm accustomed to having someone bring me my food directly from the kitchen or the person working the till to reach down and grab the food from a somewhat hidden, temporary, food storage area. Well it turns out he was pointing at our order, which was sitting on the table in the waiting room, next to other random people. When I pay for food, I expect to not need to worry about it possibly having been used as an ash-tray.
So in short, trained monkeys would make a better service team.
Now for the food. Well it was ok, but not really anything exciting. When I say ok I mean I would go again if I did not have another Indian restaurant to chose from, maybe. I'm from New Zealand and have spent the last few years in Australia. There is plenty of Indian immigrants in both of these countries and thus a good selection of Indian restaurants have popped up. Of my thirty or so Indian restaurant experiences, I've only had Indian food worse than what I received from Sitar once. I'm pretty sure that this other unnamed restaurant in Australia thought that Tandoori is just red food colouring.
I had my lunch buffet there. The food is lousy and choice is limited. The vegitable biryany is soggy, rice are sticked together, mango yogurt is like jello (not liquid), no fruit, only one vegitable salad, and no desert!!!!
I would recommend Cusine of India, which is near by, than this restaurant.
Best Indian food in Nashville -- hands down!. I've been dining at Sitar for years and it just seems to get better with each meal. Chicken Sagwala is the best i've ever eaten and the Chicken Peshawri is spicy hot and scrumptous with a nice glass of pinot grigio.
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