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Akbar Restaurant

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Mount Vernon
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823 N Charles St, Ste B, Baltimore, MD 21201-5316
+1 410-539-0944
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner here very much. I had Jehangiri Kofta, which were lamb meatballs (only three) stuffed with cashews and raisins in a creamy curry. It was good, but not outstanding, as there wasn't much stuffing to find. Our son had saag (spiniach) with lamb, which he enjoyed. he asked for it to be hot, and it was! Be... More 

Thank Betsy M
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

I have been dining here for years and it never disappoints. This is like taking a mini-trip to an exotic locale.. excellent service and interesting food.

Thank HappyTravelsrc
Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

The food is quite bland, flavorless for Indian food; it seemed to have been made quite a while back - not at all fresh. I ate in the evening: wee these the leftovers from the buffet? It is also the first time I ever asked a restaurant to change a glass for me; it was broken leaving 1/3 inch of... More 

Thank PascaInMD
Patchogue, New York, United States
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

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 

Thank Annette L
Suffolk, Virginia
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank A103V
Baltimore, Maryland
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank kenjiprice
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189 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Elizabeth L
Holiday, Florida
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank TravelAlotUnMe
Atlanta, Georgia
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ColumbiaMDPercolate
Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank RenedePontbriand

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 N Charles St, Ste B, Baltimore, MD 21201-5316
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-539-0944

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