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“A totally different Akash” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Akash

The Akash
Ranked #33 of 57 Restaurants in Helensburgh
Cuisines: Indian, Balti, Eastern European
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Glasgow
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215 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“A totally different Akash”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We ordered a take away for eight over the weekend and were amazed by the quality of the food. Now, we can't comment on the service or the staff as this was for takeaway but the food was significantly better than we remembered.

We had a wide range of dishes, from Lamb TIkka Bhuna to a Mixed Grill and from Dhal to Biriani. All of them arrived piping hot and were quite large. They were all different too - a huge issue with Indian food is that a lot of it comes from the same base masala but these all seemed to be made from scratch themselves.

The nan bread (peshwari on this occasion) deserves a special mention as it was a great taste and consistency - even reheated the following day!

Our only small issues is that it took an hour from ordering to being delivered (on a Sunday night - come on guys, you're not going to tell me you were too busy?!) and the pakora could have been more plentiful.

So, on this experience, we will be going back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Would Return”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Just had a delicious meal here tonight and was served by a nice chap called rashid..? started off with the veg pakora then the chicken tikka main then galub jamin with ice cream all of which was brill as other reviews have said the decor is abit tired sort of 80s/90s era but if you only want some good indian chuck then you will be fine. Quite surprised by some of the negative reviews regarding the main curries but in fairness I havent tried them myself so will try another time but overall a nice meal with nice service and a nice price.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Food tasteless, staff too busy on the internet and very loud music playing! Also when the staff did serve you, they were too busy singing along to the internet music that was very loud. This restaurant has gone down hill since the new owners have taken over

Visited May 2013
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“Not what I remember”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

We tried the Akash recently after having failed last time we were in Helensburgh because it was closed for refurbishment (2012)
We didn't think it had changed much when we went in but although everything was OK, that was it, it was only OK. nothing special and to be honest disappointing from meals I've had there on previous visits.
The curry was rather bland and could have been something I could make at home. Shame really we used to like coming here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gordon5320
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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“Great food with good service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

we have been into the restaurant number of times and i had lamb bhuna and my wife had chicken korma with mango, we never had a meal as good as Akash anywhere else. We recommend to have a meal speak to management and tell them what type of food u like they can also make home style real indian food or anything else, we never had a bad meal here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dennis L
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