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“Good food but expensive”

Akbar's Own Dining Lounge
Ranked #787 of 3,845 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South Granville
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Tried this with a groupon. Ordered butter chicken, lamb saag, basmati rice, naan for dinner. My daughter enjoyed her chicken but my lamb was dry and didn't taste like lamb. Spice was also rather bland for medium mild. Dessert was good so that made up for an average meal. The restaurant was virtually empty for a Saturday night. There were definitely more people working there than customers. I hope they do a good takeout business. Will go back with a coupon. Otherwise it's a bit pricey.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

the food is tasty and spiced to perfection. the bread platter is a good choice. the service is attentive and knowledgeable. we had a lamb and chicken dish that were cooked to perfection. overall a great evening.

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1  Thank Joel K
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Have your wits on high alert here. The server tried to pursuade us to purchase a $49 dinner special for 2. We made diligent inquiry if the Entertainment coupon (up to $20 value) would be applicable. As a new server she did not know and called her boss. She returned and said her boss said to accept it, so we ordered the dinner special. When she presented the bill, the bill was itemized with the lowest priced item discounted at $12.00 a difference of $8.00. After some discussion with the server, she left and came back with a male (suspect the owner). After more discussion we left $35 cash offered our name and address if they wished to pursue this further. He accepted the cash and told us never to come back! Sounds like he doesn't need our business.

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3  Thank Renegade225
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Food was great, service was strong. Typical casual setting, but the food is worth the journey. The restaurant is off a fairly busy road, but parking is available on the side streets.

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Thank Jsoucek
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Last night four of us shared four mains with rice and naan - everything was done really well. Lamb Korma, Prawns with Spinach, Alu Gobi - all excellent. We also had Butter Chicken which everyone liked very much but I found a bit too tomatoey. For the quality of food the prices are reasonable. The restaurant has a nice cozy atmosphere, unusual but welcome, for an Indian restaurant; and the tables are not too close together which is nice these days. While the service was very friendly and attentive at times, I found it a bit slow and noticed other tables were also left on there own for long periods of time; they could benefit from an additional wait staff. However, a very enjoyable evening with excellent, sophisticated Indian Food - I would certainly recommend.

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Thank Linda S
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