Mauritius has many worldly flavors to offer. You will never believe what this fine-looking, ethnic and authentic restaurant has to offer!
Located at Bagatelle Mall in Moka, Sitar is an Indian Restaurant that serves mainly North Indian Cuisine. You will be surprised by the thematic Indian style interiors and decors of this place and baroque, paisley patterns that adorn their walls. As you turn your attention towards the welcoming hosts, you won't fail to notice the impeccable details of Indian culture such as the waiters' attire of traditional long Kurta or formerly described as a long loose shirt known for its collarless style that has been intricately embroidered and in line with their restaurant colors, the delightful pickle jars placed on every table! A complimentary basket of 'Papad' (Indian crackers) are provided to each customer while they decide their menu.
Often one might get lost in the many tempting descriptive items on their menu. But thanks to their attentive waiters who guide you into understanding each and every item well in details. Sitar boasts of its mastermind behind their cuisine - Chef Negi Chandan Singh, who has gained experience in the Taj group of Hotels and has worked with the famous international chef Sanjeev Kapoor. The delectable cooking by their Indian Chefs, retains the originality of the flavor. No wonder, they are able to blend in all the spices together to make a gastronomical delight!
For those of you, who wish to try Indian Cuisine and have no idea what to start with, you need to try Sitar's food as it will break your misconception about Spicy Indian Food. What we have tried and recommend you is the Chicken Tikka (Chicken that has been marinated and cooked in spices) The platter is served with tenderly cooked chicken legs marinated with robust spices and cooked specially in 'Tandoor' (a clay cylindrical oven) that leaves your tastebuds tickling, giving you the urge to munch onto it at first glance! You can ask for onions on the side as this will help you get the gist of eating habits of the Indian locals. That's not it, you ought to savor the Dal Makhni (Black lentils slow cooked with fresh cream and butter) a local favorite and soul food, often served in shiny copper bowls and has a long list of health benefits if incase you are taken aback by cream and butter! One of them being rich source of iron and packed with anti oxidants for ages to come. This one is going to leave you wanting for more, We warned you! You can also try lamb and chicken preparations that are best eaten with 'Naan' (Indian flatbread). No meal is complete without a dessert, and hence you must not miss out the Kulfi Pista - a traditional Indian Ice cream made with Pistachio nuts and caramel milk.
Like they say - when in Rome, act like the Roman, when in India, eat like the Indians! You can use the spoon and fork, but we suggest to eat with your hands as you can closely experience the Indian culture. After your meal, you will never believe what the restaurant serves, a bowl of warm water with soaked lemon - called the Fingerbowl. In ancient India, the Kings used fingerbowls after each meal to clean their hands by scrubbing them with lemons in order to remove the stench of the meat. Sitar has cleverly managed to put that element in place!
If you turn up here on weekends, you might end up being lucky as they have live Indian music playing every Friday and Saturday evenings as from 19:00hrs.
Got a grumbling stomach already? Head to Sitar!
LUNCH: 11h - 16h
DINNER: 17h30 - 22h30
Reservation: (230) 468 8188