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“Solid North Indian food in a quiet place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Akbar's Own Dining Lounge

Akbar's Own Dining Lounge
Ranked #538 of 3,600 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: South Granville
Karlsruhe, Germany
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32 reviews
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“Solid North Indian food in a quiet place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2010

We just had a very nice experience at this restaurant. On entering we've been welcomed very warmly and even though we didn't have a reservation where promptly seated. The place was quite full, so we considered ourselves lucky.

The atmosphere is very quiet and the place is almost a bit too darkly lit. Service was very friendly and carried out in a very distinguished manner.

We opted for Mango Lassi to drink and it was by far one of the best we ever had. For entrees we ordered Lamb Sag and Chicken Tikka Tandoori. Both dishes were good to almost very good and really mild (although we asked for medium spiciness). The spinach in the Lamb Sag was pureed and we expected it to be a bit more natural. The chicken in the Tandoori was very well prepared and juicily, but I still would have liked some kind of light sauce with it. Maybe I should have ordered some yogurt sauce with it.

We finished with a Mango Ice Cream to share which was quite a big portion and good as well. All in all the portions were not on the massive side, but still we were not able to eat it all, taking some of the food home with us for the next day.

Not the best Indian restaurant we experienced so far, but a really good one and we probably will go there again.

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“Indian pure”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2010

We just had take away, so I can't comment the Restaurant itself, but the food was a disappointment. The spinach lamb was a salty and tasteless pure without any texture. The nan was good and service fast. Maybe they just had an unlucky day.

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“My favorite indian restaurant in Vancouver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2008

Consistently outstanding food and service - enjoys many regular and loyal patrons

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“Kashmiri/Muglai North Indian food. Love the panir pujiah, the lamb green masala, and just about everything we have...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2008

Kashmiri/Muglai North Indian food. Love the panir pujiah, the lamb green masala, and just about everything we have tried. Their tandoori is pretty good, but not the best thing on their menu. Good service and a calm room.

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