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Akbar's Own Dining Lounge

1905 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Z3, Canada (Kitsilano)
604.736.8180
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Ranked #640 of 2,809 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
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English first
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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405 reviews 405 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

the food is tasty and spiced to perfection. the bread platter is a good choice. the service is attentive and knowledgeable. we had a lamb and chicken dish that were cooked to perfection. overall a great evening.

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Richmond, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Have your wits on high alert here. The server tried to pursuade us to purchase a $49 dinner special for 2. We made diligent inquiry if the Entertainment coupon (up to $20 value) would be applicable. As a new server she did not know and called her boss. She returned and said her boss said to accept it, so we... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Food was great, service was strong. Typical casual setting, but the food is worth the journey. The restaurant is off a fairly busy road, but parking is available on the side streets.

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Vancouver, Canada
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283 reviews 283 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Last night four of us shared four mains with rice and naan - everything was done really well. Lamb Korma, Prawns with Spinach, Alu Gobi - all excellent. We also had Butter Chicken which everyone liked very much but I found a bit too tomatoey. For the quality of food the prices are reasonable. The restaurant has a nice cozy... More

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North Bay, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

1905 West Broadway, 5 minutes from downtown . If you like Indian food you must dine here. The appetizers are a great start,eg. Mixed platter, Tandoori breads ( Naan ) with a side of chutney trio . The Butter chicken and chicken coconut are very good . Inexpensive for the great food

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

In terms of flavour and price, it's one of Vancouver's best kept secrets. Service is generally good, although they've had "off" nights. Food is flavourfood and if you ask for spicy, tastes quite authentic. My only complaint is that they bring out the papadams unless you specifically order them.

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Vancouver
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I have been going to Akbar's for many years and recently visited. When I called to make a reservation, I was told that no reservations were accepted, however, when I arrived, I was asked if I had made a reservation! I was not the only person who experienced this service, as I overheard several other people make the same comment.... More

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Vancouver
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

When city's always ask which restaurant has the greatest food... there is always a top 5 selection. Often these selections may be what's the trendiest restaurant, or which has lineup or is the best value... well Akbars is the tastiest, and is one of those secrets that only locals know about... and don't want to share lest it get overrun... More

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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

It had been over a year since I'd gone out to eat for Indian cuisine and my friend and I were not disappointed. We opted for mild-medium heat, as I was unsure on the strength of their spices. Often I request extra spice, but the flavours and preparation of the sauces was so delicious, I didn't miss the extra heat.... More

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Vancouver, BC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Arrived without a reservation and was seated without any delay. The restaurant was not full on a Saturday night. Had the Chicken Tikka Masala and Butter Chicken with a side order of rice and naan. Overall the dinner was very good. The portions are not huge but it is enough for 2 people and is reasonably priced. The decor of... More

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