Raleigh, NC 27617
Indian Culinary Nirvana
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Highway 70 West
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Azitra Ratings and Reviews
I met a friend here for dinner on a Friday night. My friend is gluten free and dairy free, and the waitress helped her find a great dinner option. The food was delicious and we were able to sit and talk for hours without feeling rushed. My husband and I have also come here numerous times for dinner and have always loved it!
after reading the positive reviews by others i was disappointed to have such a forgettable experience. the service really was amateur and intermittent, and it was not as if the place was packed with other diners to take care of. food was ok, but nothing special, more like the indian food you get at the places that have the all you can eat buffet at lunch. not a soul said "thank you" as we left, truly a telling sign for any restaurant.
Entrees were delicious. Service was very poor, very slow to initially come to table, not friendly at all, manager greeted and conversed with tables around us repeatedly but never once stopped at our table. Waiter acted exasperated when we requested separate checks. Poor, Poor service. The only thing that would draw me back would be a strong craving for indian. Again, food was good. Poor service outweighed it!
I should have gotten the Indian Food!!! I got a salad and had a piece of salmon added to it, thinking it would come out as a salmon fillet.. I literally got maybe 2 oz of salmon that was shredded into my salad. It also came with apples. I had one apple slice.. My guest couldn't believe that I paid that much for the measley salad. Very disappointed!!!
We went for Valentine's Day dinner. Table was ready, seated immediately. Server came to our table right away for drink orders. When we weren't ready to order a drink until we had decided on an entree, he allowed us the time to do this then came back. Drinks came quickly. Placed our entree order which also came within an excellent time frame to allow us to sit, enjoy our glass of wine, and chat. Food came with hot naan at the same time--not served before the meal so that it sits and gets cold before the food arrives. Presentation was excellent. Food was dynamite! There was spinach in my dish of rack of lamb which was outstanding, so much so that I ordered an extra portion of just spinach--not on the menu--which was given to me at no charge. Food is spot on, excellent quality, and absolutely delicious. Restaurant is so clean it glistens.
My husband and I had a good meal at Azitra -- the food was fresh, not overly seasoned, and well prepared. My only complaint was the service. Our server was completely impassive and inattentive. She took our order and then disappeared for the majority of our meal. Our appetizer and entrees were quickly tossed onto our table by a kitchen runner, who never paused to ask if we had everything we needed. Which we did not, as the glass of wine I ordered 30 minutes prior had yet to show up. Our original server did finally swing back by the table as we were finishing up to deliver the errant glass of wine, without so much as an apology for its excessive tardiness. In the meantime, our water glasses has gone unfilled for the entire duration of our meal, even as numerous wait staff dashed through the dining room carrying full pitchers. All in all, I left feeling ignored and somewhat ill-treated. The food was good, but I won't rush back.
The food was AMAZING. The service was incredible. We didn't know it was Indy Restaurant Week, which had its own special menu for $30 a person. It was perfect, including a 1st course, main course, and dessert. Again it was the best Indian food I've ever had.
My only two complaints are the noise level made it impossible to have a conversation for the first hour we were there, but as other diners left the noise went down and we could talk. Also we were seated at a table with a chair and a booth bench. The table was really tiny, even for 2 people. It would have been nicer to be a bit more comfortable. The bench was also lower than the chair making it a bit more awkward.
First time there. Had a choice of Indian restaurants that were open on Mondays in the Raleigh area. I was very happy with all the food. Also, the staff in the front was outstanding. We found something to eat from the ages of 4 to 67. That is not always an easy thing for a seating of 12 people.
Been here innumerable times... The food is always good. Had an especially great time this time around. We were celebrating NYE. Had great drinks and of course the food was excellent. Loved the chaat of the day and my staple, chicken tikka masala. We put in another order to go so we could enjoy the food next day. Place is usually quiet but noise level was moderate that evening due to occasion.
Decent Indian food- more on the expensive side for what it is, but certainly enjoyable. The weekend brunch deal is a pretty great opportunity to try it out. Wine selection is also pretty solid for what I was expecting. Azitra can range from a nice family dinner to a nice venue for a date- I would recommend trying it.
Overall I thought it was a good find for the money, with the only exception being out waitress. She kind of snubbed us throughout the meal, barely checked on us, and kept messing up our order. She seemed relieved when we left even though we were nothing but kind and (being vegan) I tried to ask questions about the menu and if substitutions could be made and was met with a very stern no. This is fine, but I do wish she were nicer about it. The food was great and very authentic burn your mouth an open your nose spicy (how I like it!). So I give it a 4/5 for the crabby waitress.
What attracted us to Azitra was its recent inclusion on Open Table's top 10 restaurants in the area. I have to admit, we hadn't heard of Azitra before. We had a wonderful meal, loved the cauliflower appetizer, Gobhi Manchurian. The entrees, Eggplant Bhartha and Chicken Dhaba Handi were spicy and delicious. The atmosphere was simple and elegant, and the service was very professional.
The lamb shank peshwari was particularly good, lamb was very tender and tasty. Service was very attentive. Overall an excellent dinner, albeit a little expensive compared to other Indian restaurants. The surroundings, food and service more than compensated for the high price
Delightful experience from start to finish. Quiet pleasant environment, with a respectful but non-invasive staff who made us feel welcome. Delicious starters (especially the cauliflower!) and naan, perfectly prepared and tastefully presented entrees. The Azitra tea was superb. We will be returning!
The food at Azitra is excellent and the service is good. It's our favourite spot for Indian food in the Triangle. It would be improved if they could screen off the kitchen doors. We recently went for a birthday supper and were seated right in front of the kitchen and treated to kitchen noise and views into the kitchen while we were eating. Nothing bad, it just would have been a lot nicer without that!
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