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Akbars

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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
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have just come back from this terrible place. Service so so so bad it was unbelievable. When asked for the manager they started laughing. The manager .'raza' kept reassuring that he will speak to the waiter but I know he did not as the waiters were laughing and smiling. He spoke to us in a rude manner the waiter... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

- Grilled paneer tikka was amazing, always spot on - Biryani was nice too - Waiter was really nice and polite

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Thank ImzyMuch
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this place for first time and will be the last. Table was pre-booked 1 week prior to visit, still upon arrival was made to wait for well over 45 mins, very very noisy and what's with the cheesy happy birthday playing every 5 mins. Fair enough some families visit to celebrate but do the rest of us have... More 

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Thank v1pa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this place several time but on this occasion the service & food has gone down, taste has been changing every time we visit

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Thank Tauseef K
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a starter and a main with naan. Portions were very generous. The naan breads are large, tasty and dramatic when hanging in a skewer!! Good service, good prices. A good meal!

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Thank Julie P
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is purely based on the food. So the food in this akbars compared to the Bradford branch tastes different, not massively but if you're a regular then you notice. Good customer service and great decor.

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Thank adam930
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is an old night club tastefully decorated to a high standard On arrival the reception staff were really friendly and attentive - your given a pager that goes off when your table is ready The plates arrived and were not clean despite a polish by the waiter with a cloth The starters and main were just ok -... More 

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Thank Leeats1
London, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited to a function at the restaurant; the food was nice but small portion size, clean restaurant, the service was slow and staff inattentive. I am not sure the management understand how to run a restaurant - diners wishing to order more food means more money for them, especially as more food will lead to more thirsty diners,... More 

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Thank RWandSW
Walsall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is around the 5th time I've been akbars, and will be my last. The service was hurried and inattentive, the waiters clumsy and unapologetic and the management lack lustre and ineffective. The waiter managed to drop about 5 dishes of prepared food all over myself and a fellow diner getting curry and rice everywhere, no apology received, as if... More 

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1 Thank Yasmin M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing about Akbars, we decided to eat here. The fish was nice, Karahi chicken also nice, seekh kebabs we're average. The naan bread was massive and presented well. Waiter (Fareed) however was really nice and attentive. Overall OK experience.

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Thank Nabeela Q

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Halal
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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

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