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Akbars

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184 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NY, England
0121 452 1862
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Great Restaurant

Great authentic food, really lovely and polite staff, very busy even on Tuesday when I last went. I went with a colleague who is Asian and he orderd for me, lovely simple tikka starter was very tasty and thelamb and chicken specials were better than your regular curry house by a mile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tony D
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great authentic food, really lovely and polite staff, very busy even on Tuesday when I last went. I went with a colleague who is Asian and he orderd for me, lovely simple tikka starter was very tasty and thelamb and chicken specials were better than your regular curry house by a mile.

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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for a 40th birthday definitely reccommend. Lovely food naan is always a winner with nihari, deserts also a winner

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for meal with a large group. Service was fine but the table was very cramped. The restaurant is, I feel, too busy but it was a Saturday evening! It's great that they do so well but parking is awful and you feel like you are herded through. The menu is very wide and food is well cooked and hot.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place looks really nice on the outside and inside what was the reason why decided to go. Rang to find out if they are full was told that shouldn't be a problem and to come. So got there went inside and boom massive que ending outside, thought wow great. So finally got to speak to someone was told to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found this place by accident. We were on a weekend away and staying on the Hagley Rd. This restaurant is very popular with the locals. We were told we would have over an hour wait; so we bought a few drinks and sat down. In fact we waited approx. 40 mins - which shot passed. It is a lively... More 

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Thank G J
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went in with my wife and two kids at the start we had to wate 30 min for a table that was fine got to the table orderd the food the man who tuk the order had said ur food will be ready for abt 15 min fine table next to us come after us had there order takin... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Embarrassing for such an establishment not to serve a party of people 2 hours into their function.when the food came half the party had food and half didn't.by the way whilst writing this I'm still waiting for my starter.Appalling

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Thank cabs16
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst visiting the area we used Akbars restaurant as we fancied some Indian food. This is a very large busy restaurant and we had quite a wait for a table. It was a Friday night after all and when seated the food did not disappoint. Very good indeed with nan breads to die for just too large to finish. The... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Akbars with friends from work. The atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely! The food was delicious, I had chicken tikka pieces for starter and chicken rogan josh with boiled rice for main. Then between seven of us we also shared a family naan bread which was ginormous! The restaurant was very busy and there was an hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went last night for a work meal. Have been a few times in the past and it's always been amazing. We had booked a table as there was a group of us and it wasn't ready for when we arrived which was annoying. We waited about twenty mins to be seated at our table. Once seated, the waiter came to... 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, Asian, Balti, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?