Akbar Restaurant - Edison
Akbar Restaurant - Edison
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Akbar Restaurant - Edison

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.akbarrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7326328822
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Prakash Patil
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer banquet and out door catering large take outs and home deliveries..depending on availability.
  • Entertainment: Light classical Indian piano music matching the ambiance,

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 3 minutes drive from metuchen NJ transit railway station.less then half a mile from garden state parkway south or north turn pike 287 south or north.close to rt 1 south and north.in Edison NJ.08837
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: About 500 cars can be parked out side the restaurant as it happens to be a stand alone property
A word from Akbar Restaurant - Edison
“Akbar strikes a handsome compromise between the ceremonial and the unassuming. Prices are reasonable by the norms of New Jersey"s Indian restaurants. The menu is unusually concise. Akbar's food is good, and some of it is exceptional. Akbar already ranks among the noblest of New Jersey Indian Restaurants..."
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Akbar Restaurant - Edison reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Was very crowdy...no place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Was very crowdy...no place to stand...inspite of making reservation twice (one through open table) and one by calling...these guys still made me wait for 30 mins to get me a table...I would not recommend anyone for this....also the food was not good...in a small space they were organizing two parties and also seating people for daily lunch buffet...i don't understand why do they organize parties when they don't have space
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  • The service at Akbar is as
    JerseyTravellerVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The service at Akbar is as good as you will find anywhere. There is plenty of room between tables. The food is authentic, expertly prepared and delicious.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Some of the best Indian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Some of the best Indian food around. That's saying something in Central NJ. And... they listen to how you want it spiced and follow through
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Excellent food always fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Excellent food always fresh and friendly staff make this a DEFINATE return visit.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was great and you could
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Food was great and you could taste the freshness. Next time will order food hot since mild had no "heat" and medium very little.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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  • DO NOT EAT HERE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    Horrible buffet. Not worth the money at all! the food was prepared horribly and there was a total of 4 choices to eat, some buffet!!!!!
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  • My husband and I had a lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Akbar last Saturday. The service staff were very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. We explained our preferences to our waiter and he provided recommendations for our selection of entrees. We asked for our meals not to be too hot and the chef prepared our meals with just the right amount of spices. The dining room is of a modest size, with large windows overlooking a courtyard. This location also has banquet rooms and had other events taking place. It got very busy as the night progressed. It was a very enjoyable experience and we will return.
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  • Like so many other folks from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Like so many other folks from Metuchen, I've seen Akbar many times but never entered. We had a delicious meal in a great environment with wonderful service. I will be back soon.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Table was ready for us as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Table was ready for us as booked. Not a classy place. Food was great. Busy place. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AGem of India in Edison, New Jersey
    Thinman2001
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Well-appointed, fancily decorated Indian restaurant. Excellent, attentive service with fine atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was good, but not exceptional.
    Prashant
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Food was good, but not exceptional. Not worth the long drive which we endured. Was expecting food quality to be as good as Moghul restaurant, but was not the case. We came to Akbar because we couldn't get a reservation at Moghul that night. The 3 appetizers that we ordered were not so good - Veg Kati roll, Chilli Paneer, Afghan veg soup. The breads and the veg main courses were good - yellow dal, kurkura bhindi, roomali roti, onion kulcha
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  • Very well decorated Indian
    Thinman2001
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Very well decorated Indian restaurant, reminiscent perhaps of dining room in the caliph's palace. Wall hangings in cut glass add to the atmosphere. The food is excellent and the overall service is very good. The one blemish on the experience was that the main courses were brought to the table while we were still finishing our appetizers. This appears to be prevalent in many restaurants these days and Akbar is not unique on this point. Overall, the food and ambiance make this a highly recommended dining location if Indian food is your thing.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food (Oven - Clay) was below
    boag
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Food (Oven - Clay) was below expectation, Table was not completely ready (missing required items) although reservation was made and confirmed well in advance.
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    good for groups
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  • We loved this restaurant.
    jrstefanVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    We loved this restaurant. You want to go to an awesome, authentic Indian place? This is it. The attentiveness of our server was impressive and everyone had a great attitude. We felt very welcome. Also, the decor makes you feel like youve been transported to India. Its a great place.
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  • Absolutely phenomenal and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2011
    Absolutely phenomenal and authentic food and terrific and attentive service. A terrific find and would return as first choice if visiting this area again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2011
    Food was excellent and not to expensive. Service was friendly and prompt. I would definately return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • best if you go for the buffet,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2011
    best if you go for the buffet, it is expensive if you don't.
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  • Outstanding service & food!
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2011
    As usual,excellent service from a staff that goes above & beyond,food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • It has been a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2011
    It has been a great experience at the Akbar restaurant. It was 10th anniversary and I thoroughly enjoyed it at Akbar. The Ambiance is wonderful and service is excellent. However food quality could definitely be improved.
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    romantic
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  • excellent food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2011
    excellent food, excellent service, can't go wrong wth Akbar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate