Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados

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We had an opportunity to enjoy a dinner at the Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados recently when we spent 3 months on the Island of Barbados.  Indian food is one of our all-time favourites and we were excited to enjoy dinner at one of Barbados’s Indian fine dining restaurants.

Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados

Location

Located in 2nd Street Holetown Barbados,  Sitar is well positioned on the West Coast of Barbados.  The West Coast is home to many luxury hotels and stunning turquoise beaches which Barbados is famous for. The luxurious 5-star resort Sandy Lane Barbados, is only a short distance away.  Visitors to the Limegrove Cinema can plan an evening at Sitar before or after their movie, it is only a minute’s walk away. Two doors down is the Mango Bay Resort Barbados, how lucky are they, to be able to have one of the top Barbados restaurants on their doorstep.  We want to stay there!

Sitar Indian Restaurant prides itself on being an ‘authentic Indian cuisine in the Caribbean’.

Reservations

We would recommend that you make a reservation as by 8.15pm there were only 3 tables left. On arrival Ian offered us a choice of 2 tables, we chose the table at the front of the restaurant near the window.

The restaurant was empty but not for long within 5 minutes two groups had entered and quite a few take away meals had walked out the front door.

Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados

Dining Area

The decor is colourful with subtle lighting and a truly Indian atmosphere.  The private dining room was tastefully decorated and very popular every night for groups.  There is a bar towards the rear of the restaurant available for pre-dinner drinks whilst waiting for your table to be ready.  By 7.30pm this room was also full.

Our Meal

Ian returned with our 2 ice cold Banks Beer and went through the special menu for us.

Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados

Makani Butter Sauce with Naan Bread

Whilst we were trying to decide what to order, the Chef had prepared a small taster for us to enjoy. A small dish of butter naan with Makani Sauce.

Tanya arrived to help us with our orders.  “What is your favourite dish?” we asked Tanya.  Without hesitating, she replied Chicken Madras.  The sweetness of the tomatoes used in the sauce for this dish accompanies the chicken and brings out the flavours that are also included in the dish.  We were sold on that one!

Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados

Starter of Onion Bhajis

Our favourite starters arrived, it is so typical of us to order Onion Bhajis, the 4 were tasty and just spicy enough accompanied with crispy pappadams, mango chutney, raita and onion.

Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados

Dahl, Pilau Rice, Naan Bread and Chicken Madras

There was sufficient time between our starter and our main meal to feel that we were not being rushed. Very hot plates were delivered to the table before our main meal of Chicken Madras and Tadka Dahl was served.  Accompaniments to our main dishes were garlic naan and pilau rice.  My request for a spicy Tadka Dahl was managed perfectly by the Chef.

The large table beside us with 8 diners had just received their starters and all we could hear was ‘really flavoursome starters’ yums and aahs!  A good sign that they were enjoying their meal.

There was much laughter coming from the Private Dining Room – such a great atmosphere for a Friday Night.

We would like to thank Hassan Muhajiri and the staff of Sitar Indian Restaurant for our evening enjoying our fine dining experience.

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Sitar India Restaurant Barbados Details

Address: 2nd Street Holetown Barbados

Sitar Opening Hours:

Open from 6.30 to 11 pm Wednesday  to Sunday

Email:

info@sitarbarados.com

Website:

Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados

Reservations:

Telephone: (246) 432 2248 or (246) 42 curry

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Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados Reviews

It is always recommended to read reviews of restaurants when you are planning a night out.  Tripadvisor has over 259 reviews of the Sitar Indian Restaurant.

To assist you in planning your visit to Barbados we would like to give you some recommendations for accommodation, tours that we have personally experienced and when the best time to travel.

Barbados Accommodation

Apart from the Sandy Lane Barbados Hotel and the Mango Bay Resort Hotel that we have already mentioned in our post here are some of our top 10  recommendations for you to consider.

Sitar Indian Restaurant Barbados

Best time to travel to Barbados

Barbados is a popular destination all year round especially at Christmas time and Easter. It is recommended to book your flights in advance to get the best details during this busy period. From November to May it is the cooler season to travel to Barbados and is also the busiest.  During the months of June to November, the Caribbean region can experience hurricanes.

Our recommendation on What to Do in Barbados

Another option is to hire a car and drive around Barbados yourself.

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18 Comments

  • Penny says:

    Oh, that sounds so yummy! Maybe we should forget about lamb and barley stew in Killarney, and look for some good Indian foodinstead? 🙂

  • So pleased there’s a good Indian restaurant we can visit during our 3 month stay in Barbados – Indian food is our favorite too!

  • Rachelle says:

    Indian food is always a great idea. All the spices dancing on the tongue can bring a smile to anyone’s face. I’ll be in the Caribbean later this year and need to check it out for sure! Thanks for the heads up on the reservation recommendation. I am always hyper-sensitive to making sure we have reservations!

    • Hi Rachelle
      Thanks for your comments. Hope you get to Barbados and try out Sitar – it is in a great location for accommodation as well.
      Cheers Jane and Duncan

  • Amy Chung says:

    I would love to visit Barbados one day, although it is soooo far away frrom Australia. It would take me over 24 hours to get there I reckon. The restaurant looks yum. I love Indian food but would love to try it in a different part of the world!

    • Hi Amy
      Thanks for your comments. Indian food is one of our favourite cuisines and we were so lucky to try it whilst housesitting in Barbados.
      Cheers Jane and Duncan

  • Annick says:

    I’ve only been to Barbados on a cruise so I didn’t get to explore too much. But a good Indian restaurant, like Sitar, is always a treasured find during travels. The appetizers sound inviting. The chicken madras sounds heavenly so I’m glad it was recommended to you. What great ideas on nearby places to make the most of your evening.

    • Hi Annick
      Thanks for your comments. We love Indian Food and to find such a great restaurant on the Island of Barbados was a real treat.
      Cheers Jane and Duncan

  • Anda says:

    This food looks really yummy! I’m a little surprised to see they have such a good Indian restaurant in Barbados. After all, this is just a small island. We don’t have a great Indian restaurant close to where we live, but I’ve tried a few good ones in other cities in the US. I love Indian food!

  • Diana says:

    I would not have expected to find good Indian food in Barbados, so this is a lovely surprise! The chicken madras looks delicious, and I might have a naan addiction. It’s just so hard to stop once you start! I’d love to try that special sauce you got with the naan… I don’t think I’ve ever had anything like it.

  • Blairvillanueva says:

    I’ve learned to love and appreciate Indian foods during my travels, coz it makes me more understand their lifestyle. I enjoyed any kinds of curry, but still I have to be careful with it coz it gave me crazy tummy adventures, lol. Glad you enjoyed dining here.

  • Clarice says:

    The place looks really nice and cozy. I am also a fan of Indian food so, this post made me really hungry. We hope to viist the Sitar Restaurant in the future.

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