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184 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NY, England (Edgbaston)
0121 452 1862
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Ranked #424 of 1,612 Restaurants in Birmingham
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: Edgbaston
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went for a friends birthday and there were 11 of us. We booked a table for a certain time but was seated over an hour later. On top of this, we were all cramped around a table that was too small for 11 people. I would probably have given lower than a 4 stars if it wasn't for the quality... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

we went to visit our daughter who is studying in Birmingham she insisted we visited the Akbars, my wife and i did not even know that it even existed, she had already booked for 3 of us as it is very very busy, food was very nice well presented but it was just abit too loud for me but overall... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Returned a second time, however was not as impressed as the first time. For a Sunday evening around 5.30-6pm the restaurant was extremely busy. Whilst this shows promise for a restaurant, unfortunately it also means that service suffers. It wasn't up to scratch this time with long waits for drinks and food to be served.It was a bit too noisy... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Even though the food is great (no doubt), but from whatever I had heard, to me it seemed like it was way over rated! I have had better Pakistani meals at lesser the cost ... overall, it wasn't wasted, I did enjoy my food, not so much so the service though!

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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Well what can I say, best curry I've had in my life......service is fantastic, waiters can't do enough for you. Great portion sizes, great value for money. Highly recommend to all you curry lovers

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I cant comment on the food or value as we didn't end up eating here so I've gave average - we turned up and had to wait 1.5 hours for a table which is RIDICULOUS and the CAR PARKING is HORRENDOUS. We walked out, bad service so think about coming here before you just leave it to spur of the... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

yes this place does look "posh" from the outside. When you go in the dimmed lighting and the decor adds to that impression. The waiters have always been polite when we go in. For two people the price is great. We pay about £30 for two of us everytime. And we think it's worth it. We always have a starter,... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went on a cold Sunday afternoon . It was about 4ish. So we missed the Sunday lunch crowd and were before the evening rush. It took a while for us to be sat down at a table even though there were more waiters then diners. They all seems to be rushing around but not doing very much. Now that's... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The venue is high class, with lots of excellent decor. The service is excellent, the number of staff walking around is huge, and you are always asked if everything is ok. the letdown for me was the standard of the food, wasn't the worst but for what I expected wasn't the best. The meat grilles were a bit charred, the... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We went for a work Xmas do and the place was packed struggled to get parking was directed by attendant to park across the road outside a derelict building, once Inside we waited in a packed lounge for 15 minutes to be seated, we all ordered the £24 set meal which inc starter, mains, deserts and hot drinks... No one... More 

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Additional Information about Akbars

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

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