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Akbar Cuisine of India

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44 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3610
+1 626-577-9916
11:30 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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573 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I wanted an Indian lunch with my brother. Indian restaurants are everywhere in London and so varied to fit every taste and every pocket. So, we went to Akbar...he had been there sometime before. The occasion started badly with us both being ignored and not shown to a table. Things picked up after we ordered, and, although the restaurant's food... More 

Thank Peter T
Tucson, Arizona
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212 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Previous reviews of this restaurant were mixed but it was close to the hotel so I decided to give it a go anyway. The onion bhaji appetizer was extremely dark in color which made me think the oil was too hot. As expected the inside was close to raw confirming my suspicion. A rookie mistake but forgivable if the signature... More 

Thank TucsonTraveller
Harbor City, CA
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I made Akbar our first stop on a night on the town. We chose Akbar based upon the reviews and our own desire for Indian food. We are not experts in Indian Cuisine, but we know a good plate of food when it is front of us. We started out with mini crab cakes, samosas and a... More 

Thank Loteklenny
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

When I hanker for Indian food, Akbar has been my first choice of restaurant. Their Indian dishes are excellent! However, at this last visit, I also ordered a salad and a soup and both were, well...ok. The beet salad was really nothing special and the carrot-ginger soup didn't have much carrot or ginger flavor, instead it had an overpowering cream... More 

Thank ReiseB
Laguna Beach
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The food at Akbar is the most desirable Indian food in memory, very sparing on the oil which is my usual stop button. That said i had dinner here after only visiting for lunch on previous occasions. If value is a factor, go for lunch. a very nice lunch for two, 25 plus tip, a comparable dinner was just over... More 

1 Thank Ed B
Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

First of all, let me say that what I had was delicious and perfectly seasoned. I couldn't remember the dish so I tried to look it up on the menu on their website but it is totally different. It should be noted that at least for the lunch menu, most of the food is animal based. Most Indian restaurants are... More 

1 Thank Anthony K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Sharon helped thru the menu. Fantastic food. Great service! Chicken tamattar was tasty. Just the right amount of seasoning.

Thank matthew m
Blue Heaven, South Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Food: We have always regarded Akbar as a very good Indian restaurant. I have been eating there over 16 years. Last Monday we had a meal that exceeded our best experience. Didn't think it was possible. We had a seasonal Chilean Sea Bass, available ala carte or as a meal. It was like butter on my tongue !!! I... More 

1 Thank Byrdie J
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Whenever you visit an Indian restaurant and the waitress asks you how spicy you would want your dish, that should be your first indication that this is not an authentic Indian restaurant. I ordered Akbari Lamb Biryani, with Baigan ka Salan and naan. When the waitress asked me how spicy I would want my food, instead of walking out the... More 

Thank sashafoo
San Bernardino, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I would never recommend this place to anyone, the staff service was very poor and the food was not good. It was like the staff just wanted us to ORDER EAT PAY and LEAVE....! Not a good place at all! Stay away if possible!

Thank Teresa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-577-9916
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?