07 March 2008 ~ 11 Comments

Sitar Indian Restaurant

This place has generated quite a bit of Highlands buzz. Is Bardstown Road ready for another Indian place? And one with a daily buffet, unlike Kashmir’s weekend-only all-you-can-eat dining (UPDATE: Kashmir now has a daily buffet)? Exciting! But will it take over the long-standing rein of one of Sammy’s favorite Bardstown Road eateries? Read on…

Well, enough suspense: It’s not as good. End of review.

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Kidding about that end of review thing, but no, I don’t think it’ll topple Kashmir. It’s definitely good, and I wish them luck. Competition will only make both places stronger.

My veggie friend and I visited around 1pm and the place was packed. There was also a very large group of Indians that seemed to enjoy the food. That’s a good sign, I guess.

My first trip, I piled my plate with some Naan, Onion Fritters, Chicken Tikka Masala, Rice, and some other type of chicken whose name escapes me (which is why I need to stay on top of these dern reviews). The naan was great, fluffy and tasty. The Tikka Masala was a bit bland, which I assume because it’s on a buffet and not everyone likes the spice like I do. The second trip around, I found the hot sauce. That made ALL the difference in the world! Good stuff!

Harry likes the place so much that he was overjoyed when I recommended it. He went with his better-half and his brother and his wife the week it opened,  and his brother and sister-in-law had to return the next day. Harry and his wife said that they have a new favorite Indian restaurant. Meh. I’m not giving them a bad review, but maybe I need to try again.

Rating: 7/10

Cost: $6.99 + drink and tip
Address: 1702 Bardstown Road | Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-473-8889

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11 Responses to “Sitar Indian Restaurant”

  1. Michelle 8 March 2008 at 7:12 am Permalink

    Dude. Sitar is so, so good. But beyond the food being good you don’t have to deal with the surliness that is par for the course at Kashmir. More than once I’ve gotten the impression that the staff at Kashmir would rather stab me in the eye than have to serve me food.

  2. Sammy 10 March 2008 at 9:06 pm Permalink

    Hmmm…They’re always friendly to me at Shalimar.

  3. Drarc 25 March 2008 at 1:40 pm Permalink

    Being of indian descent, I’m always looking for a place that reminds me of a solid home-cooked meal. Of all the Indian restaurants in Louisville, Sitar does the best job ot doing so. I believe it is the best Indian restaurant in Louisville, hands down. Combine this with the location, it is about as good as it gets this side of Devon Street in Chicago.

  4. pmoney 16 May 2008 at 4:09 pm Permalink

    Hands down, the best Indian restaurant in Louisville. Good food + good customer service. Blows Kashmir out of the water.

  5. Sammy 16 May 2008 at 5:30 pm Permalink


    I think the poll disagrees with ya’!


  6. Khaelina 26 May 2008 at 4:20 pm Permalink

    Sitar is the best Indian restuarant in Louisville. They have awesome food and great customer service unlike the other Indian restuarants in Louisville.Their food is fresh and the waitors can speak english, WAHOO!!! Sharlimar has good service but their food tastes like it’s been on the buffet for 5 days.Don’t go on a Monday to Sharlimar coz they’ll serve you Sundays buffet. And Kashmir has the worse service any restuarant can give and whats up with the coke in the can?

  7. Michelle Crow 9 October 2008 at 10:13 am Permalink

    Love this place, nice service, nice surroundings and great food. This beats Kashmir for me and several friends.

  8. Sammy 12 October 2008 at 6:15 pm Permalink

    My review still stands, Kashmir wins! Sorry ev’ryone. I think the staff at Sitar has NO personaility, and Kashmir has always been friendly. Plus, the food has more flavor that Sitar.

    To each his own, I guess.

  9. Krisp 12 January 2009 at 6:48 pm Permalink

    We like Sitar’s nan so much more than Kashmir’s but the food at K has more spice than Sitar. Sitar’s buffet is better. On a nice Friday night, we don’t even try Kashmir b/c it’s always slammed so in that sense the service @ Sitar is better but I haven’t seen them slammed like Kashmir yet. I still would choose Kashmir over Sitar and Shalimar!

  10. Priya 29 December 2009 at 9:38 pm Permalink

    Sitar is sooo amazing!! The new hostess is wonderful and the food is beyond heavenly.(just thinking about it makes mouth water) slurp!! My favorite dish is the Shrimp Tandoori. In my opinion everyone should give it a try. I went with my mom and she loves their indo-chinese dishes. WE LUV SITARRR!!!!

  11. Kevin 14 April 2011 at 10:00 am Permalink

    All of you are mistaken. DAK SHIN is the best Indian restaurant in Louisville. If you don’t know about it, you are missing out. Go Dak Shin, Go Dak Shin, Go Dak Shin. woot woot.

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