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Akbars

Edgbaston
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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, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 221
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 101
    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
Family birthday treat

We came here for our youngests birthday for a meal, being from near Bradford we know what to expect from Akbars! Service was brilliant, very attentive and always to hand. The food, however, let the evening down! The starters that we ordered were different for each person and were all fabulous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Ken D
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We came here for our youngests birthday for a meal, being from near Bradford we know what to expect from Akbars! Service was brilliant, very attentive and always to hand. The food, however, let the evening down! The starters that we ordered were different for each person and were all fabulous, we had a seat near the starter kitchen so... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After hearing how good this restaurant was, I finally got the chance to go and I was severely disappointed. The staff were so rude it was unbelievable, bad attitude and no manners at all. The menu has little choice and the food was abysmal. I definitely will not be returning and do not advise anyone to go here and waste... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic night here, the food was absolutely gorgeous!! Our waiter Qamar was fantastic very attentive ensuring we were happy with our food. We wood highly recommend this restaurant and hopefully when we return Qamar will be on shift. We will return very soon

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I went with my friends and we asked for mild food not to be too hot. When it came to us it blew us away its was so hot and terrible that we were crying ... when we complained there took it away and brought it back waterdown it was more disgusting then before and still spicy. They said the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had heard a lot of positive reviews about this restaurant, so we decided to go here for dinner. This was our first time at Akbars. Despite waiting for around half and hour for getting a table (which is understandable due to the immense crowds in this particular restaurant), we were seated and given our starters and mains very quickly.... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Akbars after the t20 cricket finals at Edgbaston. Arrived at 10 and were seated within 10 minutes. The waiter was happy and attentive despite coming to the end of a long shift. The food was really tasty and we particularly liked the family naan which was delivered on a hook! A terrific end to a great day

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Adnan our waiter was excellent the food was fantastic why are you not in London? Recommend all visitors to Birmingham to go great atmosphere great food gotta go again

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The restaurant is loud and crowded and the tables are far too close together. Staff knocking you as they try and squeeze past is a nuisance, but even worse I was sat shoulder-to-shoulder with a stranger on the adjacent table who on several occasions threw both nan and poppadums at me, whilst one of the managers literally watched on sniggering... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were sat straight away in the very noisy restaurant, I asked our waiter if there was any other seats available as I am hard of hearing and I could not hear anything. He very kindly asked his manager who smirked at me and said "this is it, sorry". I was annoyed of his lack of compassion however I understand... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of the best in Birmingham but not top. The family naans are unique and all the curries are well spiced. The service is great.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?