The Sitara Jazz Restaurant


I had lived near this place for a few year without ever giving it a moments notice until my local curry house shut down. When looking for a new place for Asian cuisine, I noticed Sitara as clear as a golden M. Ideally, I should have visited as soon as I arrived here as it was a fusion of jazz and curry - my idea of pleasure.

Sitara has been in operation for around 27 years as my host Raj tells me. They play live jazz on odd events and background jazz on usual nights. The walls were plastered with rouge and framed jazz decor. A beautiful setting that completely segregated you from the outside mayhem of Holloway Road.

We ordered a bottle of Chilean merlot from their extensive wine list. It seemed they fell short on the beer and cider list as I was shocked to see "K" listed amongst a few more mass-produced cans. The bottle Raj had recommended was perfect to wash down our chosen curry.

I ordered a Lamb Kofti as part of their specials menu and I was given the option to make it as "hot or as mild" as I like. Being a little county bumpkin, I opted for the mild. Still, it was a little hot for me, but not enough to be inedible.
And of course, I ordered a Korma just in case. This was creamy and full of coconut - exactly how I like my Korma. Not only do they offer the usual meal, take away and jazz experience, but Raj tells me they offer a ready-to-BBQ set which I will definitely bear in mind for my next party. 

As soon as I finished my meal I signed my self up for the next live jazz event. Sitara quickly became my favourite place to grab a curry in my local area due to the service, good food and jazz. What's your go-to curry house? 

Price for 2 people: £40


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