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Akbar's Own Dining Lounge

South Granville
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1905 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Z3, Canada
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We recently had a meal here after a walk in Stanley Park. The food was great, the service was great, the atmosphere was nice, and the price was very reasonable. We had no problem getting street parking nearby. We would not hesitate to go back. For the price, it was the best Indian food we have had in the Vancouver... More 

1 Thank brian790
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We recently celebrated my husband's birthday at Akbar's. We shared the mixed grill (tandoori lamb, chicken, fish and prawns) with rice and naan. It was certainly enough for both of us. Our friends enjoyed the lamb saag. A celebratory mango ice cream and a couple of glasses of wine cost us about $60. We will return soon.

Thank Joanne L
Richmond, Canada
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167 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A delightful discovery. We enjoyed a post-movie meal with naan, vegetable rice biriyani and coconut chicken. The server was friendly and helpful, the atmosphere relaxed, and the food (and beer) was terrific. We finished off by sharing a delicious piece of mango cheesecake. When the cheque came I looked twice thinking something had been left off - it was actually... More 

Thank novascotiakate
Kingston, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

One of the best N. American Indian meals I have had in a long time. Excellent service and distinctive food that you don't always find at Indian restaurants. I would go back. The Nan bread came in various kinds and the pappadoms were in a cone shape allowing dipping into a fabulous cilantro chutney. Excellent.

Thank DRW58
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Good restaurant, but they do NOT serve halal meat. Waitress was very nice but the restaurant didn't have a kids high chair or changing facilities in the washroom.

1 Thank AAA_Toronto_721
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,194 reviews
759 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We went as two agencies to get to know each other and create synergy. We visited our local Indian Food restaurant. There were 10 of us. We ordered lamb, veggie, chicken, beef, etc thali plates. I had the veggie. It had two servings of different veggie Indian specialties of the house, naan, rice and salad. It was filling, tasty, served... More 

1 Thank Joel K
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

1) Some friends and I were out last Saturday and came across Akbar's. It was busy and none of us had tried it so we figured why not give it a shot. We were seated faster than expected for how busy it was which was nice. Our server took our appy orders promptly, but with no rush while we looked... More 

Thank sam m
Burnaby, Canada
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

the decor is nice, wait staff are attentive and the food was amazing. Definitely going to make this a spot for regular visits. The selection is vast with great value for great food,

Thank steve00114
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This restaurant earned my 5 star approval of requirements, comfortable good service, greatly delicious food at fair prices. Came here with some friends after some late tennis sessions. The chicken tikka is my favorite dish and they knocked it out of the ballpark: flavourful, very tasty and the portion size was filling. Apparently they were very busy during dinner when... More 

Thank Neil M
Powell River, Canada
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Visiting one of the kids, and wanted to just walk to dinner. First time at Akbar. Throughly enjoyed the dinner for two, together with a nice bottle of win. We like it quite spicy, if you do as well ... Get it medium and ask for extra hot sauce. Taste was excellent. Very good value for you money. service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1905 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Z3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Granville
  • Neighborhood: South Granville
  • Phone Number: 16047368180

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

Staying in South Granville

Neighborhood Profile
South Granville
The neighbourhood closest to the airport, a generous mix of locals and tourists populate the area. The blend has made it a go-to spot to find an eclectic collection of entertainment, from theatres and cinemas, to antique stores and last-minute kitsch souvenir shops. It gives off a transient vibe, and is one of the more higgledy-piggledy areas in terms of what you'll find, making it a fun area to explore and map out, all while taking in the hectic atmosphere of people coming and going, while others look for the best ways to spend their last few hours in the city.