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Akbars

Edgbaston
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184 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NY, England
0121 452 1862
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 93
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  • 52
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  • 88
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food for the size of the place

Well...The food is good..very busy place...a lot of tables...very noisy..but in general food and presentation are good...The price are better than a lot of indian take away...if you do not mind a busy and noisy enviorment this is a good place where to go..quite surprise of the fast service being a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Roberto I
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

I went on Saturday night with two friends who go here regularly. I arrived 30 minutes early and even though I requested that I be shown to the table that we had reserved, they refused and I was kept waiting in the reception area. After I requested a drink (they didn't offer), it then took a full 25 minutes to... More 

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Hants, Uk
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42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Not overly impressed, very medicore food despite it being sent back twice. The head waiter is the only one who seems to keep an eye on the clients well being. The food is bland and uninspiring, my dish seemed to have been stewed for some hours rather than cooked fresh. This is unsurprising given the warehouse like layout with tables... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Tried to book a table by phone and was told they only take bookings for groups over 10. Arrived to be told no tables, 20 minute wait. Feels like they are just out to screw money out of big groups with little concern for everyone else. I nearly walked out at that point but was persuaded to stay by my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I waited for an hour for a take away order at the reception by the door, the receptionist kept saying it is only been 10 minutes and asks me to be patent, until i fed up, walked to other reception inside and was told the order is cold now because it is been on the counter for 30 minutes. No... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Been to akbars several times and loved the atmosphere and food was always good on my last visit i was disappointed with the quality of the food i ordered chicken dish which i expected to be made with chicken breast but no it was made with chicken legs and thighs (cheapest part of the chicken !!!!!) Not impressed especially when... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Myself and my partner have recently moved to Birmingham and we don't really know the restaurants in the area well yet, but we both like fine dining and if you do too, this is not the place for you. Firstly it's so loud we had to say our name four times before the waitress heard us. There were families with... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Well...The food is good..very busy place...a lot of tables...very noisy..but in general food and presentation are good...The price are better than a lot of indian take away...if you do not mind a busy and noisy enviorment this is a good place where to go..quite surprise of the fast service being a big place..sometimes in small indian posh restaurant you wait... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

First time in a true Asian restaurant. One of my colleagues took us as an insighta dn WOW. the place is beautiful, the staff are amazing and super helpful and teh bathrooms well even top notch for that. Such a varied menu with insaneley reasonable prices. The naan is huge and all portions are perfect, determine your own spice and... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

On entering the staff are rude no smile no hello! had to wait for a table nowhere to sit with our drinks as it was so busy & you can't book. 30minutes waiting our waiter took our order we didn't have to wait long starters of onion bhaji, chicken tikka & lamb tikka was ok nothing special, mains chicken tikka... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After shopping at the FORT SHOPPING CENTER on the way bak we went here for a meal,we've bin so many times n av always enjoyed it except most times our dishes came out wrong but thank god this time everything went great! Packed out again with diners but stil our food came out on time n left happily after having... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 184 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Edgbaston
  • Neighborhood: Edgbaston
  • Phone Number: 0121 452 1862

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?