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Akbars

184 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NY, England (Edgbaston)
0121 452 1862
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Ranked #396 of 1,484 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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The outside looks a mess; weeds growing out of the guttering, un-clipped cables hanging from the building, just generally uncared for in appearance. Decided to give it a go as staying opposite and didn't fancy the usually ropey chain restaurants surrounding this place, which TBH looks a half derelict strip club as you pass by. Upon entering, I was actually... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The decor is ,great ambience and cosy settings. I have visited akbars regularly in 2013 and early 2014. The food is always great and waiting service is good in general. When it gets busy the wait is longer and sometimes you are waiting a good amount between drinks starters and mains. They do a lovely desi tea for afterwards. Overall... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Cutlery was given out dirty. When complained, replacements were given however these were filthy too. Poor waiter service. Seats too close annoying when u got families with ten thousand kids taking pictures and making excessive abnormal noise! Food came out wrong, nobody cared, over priced, and stuffed into a corner to sit. Gross never again.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went out on the 13th sept for my best friends Birthday meal their was 25 of us, had a table booked for 8:30pm and the staff wanted to seat us at 8:15pm but not everyone arrived at the resturant so we waited. Once eveyone turned up we got seated at 8:45pm waited 15mins for our orders to be taken as... More

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Staff are very welcoming and great with the 2 kids 9/14 starters where good and mains good, family nan excellent, overall curry decent (had better) and had a lot worse. Would I return well at £15 per head with starter yes I would. Thanks

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Expected better, service was slow birany had to much oil the restaurant wasn't busy we had to wait 20 minute for the table.

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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Was recommended this place by a friend so decided to go with my wife. When you walk in the decor is breath taking and the place has a buzz about it. It was packed when we got in and we was taken to our table after a short wait. The menu is very basic and the food is below par... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Fab meal for the whole family, service was excellent, really reasonably priced food, the waiter couldn't do enough for my family and there was a whole range of ages on my table including taste buds...the whole evening was a success due to the way we were attended to and I am sure that we will be going back there as... More

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5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went late after day out. The food was very good and a lot of it the nan bread was specially nice but do not order a family one unless your party as a big appetite Service prompt and friendly

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Telford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Payed a second visit here because I really wanted Akbar's to be as good as I had always hoped for. I used to pass the restaurant thinking "wow" i must go there and after last years first visit i thought we'll give it one more go. To be brutally honest there is much better out there. Surroundings, Interior and cleanliness... More

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