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Akbar Restaurant

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823 N Charles St, Ste B, Baltimore, MD 21201-5387
410-539-0944
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Indian Cuisine Buffet

The Akbar Lunch Buffet is about the same as many Indian lunch buffets I tried, very good. Within 4 blocks on Charles St there are 4 restaurants featuring Indian cuisine. I've tried 3 and they were all very good (Nepal House and Kumari). I have not tried Indigma, but it must be as good as the others... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
kenjiprice
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Akbar Lunch Buffet is about the same as many Indian lunch buffets I tried, very good. Within 4 blocks on Charles St there are 4 restaurants featuring Indian cuisine. I've tried 3 and they were all very good (Nepal House and Kumari). I have not tried Indigma, but it must be as good as the others cause its always... More 

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baltimore
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Whenever we feel like having Indian food, we go to Akbar. The food is authentic and well prepared. We especially enjoy their different breads, lentil soup and spicy Vindaloo dishes. This is a small and comfortable restaurant. I strongly recommend it!

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Holiday, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Was referred to us by Nick at the Comfort Inn in Towson. He said this is where he eats and he is from India. It's some of the best we have eaten.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

When I stopped in to make reservations for later in the evening, the smells were enticing. Later in the evening, we found the food just as enticing. They served a dry thin bread with three different sauces (a green curry and two others). My friend ordered a dish with prawns, rice and vegetables and I ordered their three meat plate... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Akbar is run by (and seemingly for) those from India. The special sauces, herbs and spices, colors and textures all lend an air or the best sides of Mumbai. We were steered here by our neighbor, a Mumbai native from a family of doctors and attorneys (he's a PhD Chemist, in management and research here near Baltimore). This place... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had occasion to be in Baltimore for the weekend and my wife set up a dinner date with a friend from the 4th grade (no, I won’t tell you how long ago that was). The friend is Vegan and suggested Akbar (her favorite Indian restaurant). The restaurant was easy to find. There is paid parking across the street or... More 

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Beacon, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have visited this restaurant twice while visiting my son in Baltimore. Both times, the food has been excellent, and the service very good as well! The menu is your typical Indian fare. It is served quickly, and the presentation is excellent! Everything is served in it's own dish with a warming candle underneath. The spices and sauces are just... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was out in Baltimore by myself, I ran into this little place. It doesn't look like much but I did not let the appearance or $9.95 lunch buffet price scare me away. The service was friendly, the price is right, the place was full, the food was great!

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

The place is nice and the food is tasteful... The service is perfect and always nice and available for any request... I place to taste good Indian food... I suggest chicken Korma...

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I'm not kidding. All my Indian friends say it is the best. The lunch buffet is exceptional and cheap!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 823 N Charles St, Ste B, Baltimore, MD 21201-5387
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: 410-539-0944

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?