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Akbars

184 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NY, England (Edgbaston)
0121 452 1862
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Ranked #396 of 1,455 restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Edgbaston
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English first
westmids
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Ate here with my husband on 23/7/14 for his birthday. The restaurant itself is very clean and welcoming. You can see done of the chefs out front preparing your food which I like. Food in itself was very tasty and reasonably priced. Some of the side orders are a little more pricey but to be honest you get so much... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant came recommended and I am not surprised given how fabulous it was. Fantastic food with efficient and friendly waiter service. Great atmosphere with lots of Asian families also eating and nicely priced too. I'm known to be a bit of a curry snob and I have to say that this one was up there as one of the... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Ive come to akbars after quite some time due to a bad experience in the past but yesterday 18th july 2014 when me and my husband had come in to open our fast i was amazed as i had rang up before hand and spoke tp one of the ladies in the reception ( went by the name sam) she... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Akbar's is decorated like a palace in comparison to most dull, dingy curry houses. Kitted out with sparkling chandeliers and rose petal'ed tables, the interior really sets the standard for the experience as a whole. Be prepared for a long wait time as you cannot book a table at Akbar's, but the waiting area/bar is always a lively atmosphere. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had been to the Akbars in Newcastle which started my love for this chain of restaurants and I have to say that I'm glad the food was great again. Was a busy little place however loads of staff. They weren't up to much and a little obnoxious at times but I was myself and wasn't really caring as the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Was told could not be seated untill the rest of our group arived, even though we explained that they were coming from out side Birmingham, once seated the waiter ignored us constantly, at one stage looked at us and walked away, we had to constantly keep asking for tissues and plates and starter plates were not removed. The waiter then... More

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Birmingham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Tried to book a table for 2 a week ago but was told they will only book for a large group, so decided to go in on a sat 9pm was told 40min wait but got a table in 30mins. I nipped to the car to fetch something our table became available but the staff refused to take my partner... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

The environment is stunning; professional service and beautiful, clean surroundings. The food is excellent and fresh- tasting. The bill was extremely cheap: two large starters, chicken balti main, massive nan and glass of wine for £20. Could not fault. A real pleasure.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food is excellent really tasty and much bigger portions than they look, the family nann is enough for at least 4, the garlic chicken tika balti is beautiful. The service is very relaxed and friendly. Only downsides are its a big space so very noisy so not the place for a quiet meal and if you arrive after 7.30... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place can get really busy very fast and so often you have to wait a good while before you are seated. The foot is ok and the interior of the place is dark though dark with good effect. I would go again

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