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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 - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
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  • 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
Good Food & Service

Visited Akbar for dinner on a recent business trip. Very good food and service. The owner came around and talked to customers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
A103V
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Suffolk, Virginia
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Patchogue, New York, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was thrilled that Akbar still existed. I visited it 8 years ago and had the best meal imaginable. I went on the coldest day, but it was worth the trip.fI had a fantastic meal and they even had cardamon tea! It is a white table cloth restaurant (which I love) and a buffet lunch. Since I have very specific... More 

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Thank Annette L
Suffolk, Virginia
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Visited Akbar for dinner on a recent business trip. Very good food and service. The owner came around and talked to customers.

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Thank A103V
Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank kenjiprice
baltimore
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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Thank Babette L
Holiday, Florida
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank TravelAlotUnMe
Atlanta, Georgia
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Thank ColumbiaMDPercolate
Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank RenedePontbriand
Kingsport, Tennessee
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272 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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Thank Curtis S
Beacon, New York
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Thank wynnepooh
Santa Cruz, California
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Dining on a budget, Romantic
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?