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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
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 194
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  • 147
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 86
    Terrible
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
Buzzing modern indian dinning.

A very busy modern restaurant, even mid week its packed. a little loud as so many parties and groups. not a place for a romantic evening.i was on a business trip and it was my second visit. food is excellent and good value. staff very fast and polite. Not as special as Bradford's Akbars -but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
TheDuke20132013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

A very busy modern restaurant, even mid week its packed. a little loud as so many parties and groups. not a place for a romantic evening.i was on a business trip and it was my second visit. food is excellent and good value. staff very fast and polite. Not as special as Bradford's Akbars -but well worth a visit.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

my second visit to Akbars-B/ham. very busy even mid week- didnt book, but was given a pager and waited in bar area (20mins) then pager told me a table was ready for me and my wife. great food- service smart and slick- very friendly staff. prices excellent. location great, so busy- not very relaxing. a very big room -very noisy-... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Night was horrid... Waiters was ridiculously slow and pretty much ignored us... The food was disgusting I've had chicken korma before but never had it so thick I could of drank it... I went with one of my best friends who's Indian and knew more then me.. And even she said it was too sweet and disgusting... When we tried... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I have been a regular at this restaurant for a number of years and the service has been excellent even on their busier nights. I visited the restaurant on 28th March with a few family members and booked a table for 10. When I arrived I was then told I had no reservation. I questionned the lady at the front... More 

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Birmingham
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Group of 4 went to Akbars, Birmingham. Our 2 friends had drinks when we arrived. Our table was ready so went straight to table. Waiter asked if ok for drinks and we said two needed to order drinks, waiter walked away. He returned with poppadoms and left, still unable to order drinks. We finally managed to order drinks when food... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Ive visited this restaurant before and it was okay but my second visit here was absolutely terrible. Where to start? First, all the curry dishes we ordered were not tasty, no flavour at all, rice wasnt nice and naan was cold!!! So i complained to the waiter, he didnt help at all! After abit i called for the manager, he... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

tried to book a table for, been told only 8 or more can do that, it is restaurant policy,when questioning this policy been told than book some where else, so this place or better the company behind doesn't care about people only about profits

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Visited here again on 24th with friends, for whom it was their 1st visit. It certainly won't be their last. My friends fish curry was "the best curry she had ever had", the restaurant was very busy but efficient which give a good vibe and at £15 a head including wine was excellent value. Just one warning watch out for... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I've been to Akbars many times with friends and with the Mrs and each time i've had a great experience. Food is brilliant. Starters are especially good. Atmosphere is always vibrant! and service is top also. Without a reservation at peak times expect quite a wait to be seated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went here with a group of work friends and had a pleasant experience. Service was very good- a drink was spilt at one point and several waiters were on hand to clean up the mess for us. Food was great and the portion sizes were generous enough. The family naans are a must- definitely big enough for at least 4/5... 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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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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