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Akbar's Own Dining Lounge

#276 of 2,829 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Kitsilano
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1905 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Z3, Canada
604.736.8180
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice East Indian with Vegetarian options

A credible effort with good paneer and other vegetarian options . Definitely one of the best in Vancouver. Service very good to compliment occasion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
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Canada
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168 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A credible effort with good paneer and other vegetarian options . Definitely one of the best in Vancouver. Service very good to compliment occasion.

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Amar_Maroke, Owner at Akbar's Own Dining Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are delighted to know you enjoyed the food! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Local friends or anyone visiting from out of town, this is the BEST place in the entire city for food that is amazing, well priced, served with a smile and won't leave you feeling sick. Many places don't have all of this and well sized portions of food. Vegetarian or meat lover - lots of great choices of food that... More 

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Amar_Maroke, Owner at Akbar's Own Dining Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! All your kind comments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was impossible to leave vancouver without visiting an Indian place. No problem for me, as I like all sorts of Asian cuisine, weather it be fusion or traditional. We had made dinner reservations for this restaurant the other night and even called to double-check and confirm our reservation. For being a authentic or as they like to call it,... More 

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Amar_Maroke, Owner at Akbar's Own Dining Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear your enjoyed our service and meal. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Vancouver! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was satisfied with the lunch I had in this restaurant. The papadum (sorry if i misspelled the word!) was a good way to begin our meal, a difference from the usual samosa or pakora I go for. Thankfully, my friend and I did not have to wait too long for our food to come. I don't like waiting too... More 

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Amar_Maroke, Owner at Akbar's Own Dining Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy you enjoyed the food! I'm sorry to hear that you felt we were overpriced, we do try to keep our prices in line with other restaurants in the city. Once again, thanks for your review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great Butter Prawns! While some of the food items served had us in a bit of a pickle, my friends and I enjoyed our meal overall at this restaurant. the service was prompt for it being a busy night. The vindaloo was too spicy for me, while the butter chicken seemed too creamy for some of my friends. I guess... More 

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Amar_Maroke, Owner at Akbar's Own Dining Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy you enjoyed the Butter Prawns! We apologize that the service has not been to our usual standard. Your feedback makes us better, please know that we appreciate it! Once again, thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I enjoyed my butter chicken so much! was my first time in this restaurant but loved it: cozy place, delicious food and very friendly staff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I don't know if this was a strategy to make their food seem tastier, but i found their dishes to be way too spicy! Their lamb curry was really tasty, albiet too spicy! The same can be said of their chicken methi. That being said, I liked their drinks (a local beer from India, personal recommendation from the waiter) and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice restaurant with friendly staff. The owner was very helpful and friendly. I was looking for some simple indian food and that is what I found here. Aloo gobi and korma were good, just found the butter chicken to be a little lackluster. Or maybe it was that i have really high expectations for food in this city, i don't... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Okay food. Didn't have much of an appetite but the samosas changed that. The pakoras were not really my favorite, they were a bit too greasy for my liking. I requested that they make the food not too spicy and they were able to do that for the lamb dish but the second dish that they brought, the chicken curry... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great dinner at Akbar's Own. 3 different meals were ordered and everyone was pleased. The butter chicken was delicious. I ordered the medium spice and it was perfect. We also enjoyed the Indian beer. The service was good and the waiter was very helpful and happy to help with any questions we had concerning the menu.

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Additional Information about Akbar's Own Dining Lounge

Address: 1905 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Z3, Canada
Phone Number: 604.736.8180
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1905 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Z3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: 604.736.8180

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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