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Akbar Restaurant - Garden City
Akbar Restaurant - Garden City

Akbar Restaurant - Garden City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theakbar.com
  • Phone: (516) 357-8300
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun 12 pm - 3 pm Mon-Thu 5:30 pm - 10 pm Fri-Sat 5:30 pm - 11 pm Sun 5 pm - 10 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: As one of the premier caterers in the tri-state area, Akbar Restaurant has managed numerous social and corporate, both on and off premises, events over the past 35 years. Our success can be most attributed to our dedication to producing the highest quality food and putting our clients’ needs first. We have received numerous accolades and recognition not only within the Indian community, but also within the broader tri-state area. We proudly cater at the Hilton, Marriott, the Mandarin Oriental, Gotham Hall, and the Crest Hollow Country Club.

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  • Parking: Valet
A word from Akbar Restaurant - Garden City
Akbar, with genuine Indian character and charm, is aptly named after the Grand Mogul Emperor famous for splendor of his hospitality, fabulous feasts and elegance of living. As the first Indian Restaurant in Long Island, Akbar has lived up to its name, providing unparalleled services to its guests for years. Inspired by the diverse tastes and flavors from India, each chef at Akbar not only brings years of culinary expertise to each dish, but also has his own specialty, creating a unique balance in each menu item. An elegant setting with dramatic high ceilings, plush carpeting, Indian carvings, and the romantic glow of candle light add to the memorable and unique dining experience. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is delicious! Listen to the waiter when he tells you that the samosas are filling and not meant as an appetizer. My husband and I love them so we ordered four. We were so full by the time the main course came out which was quickly. We enjoyed the leftovers the next day. The portions are small but very satisfying. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Akbar is one of those restaurants you don't want to praise too much for fear of it trending and crowding out your next reservation. This place is an old reliable for us: the service is simply excellent--non-intrusive, subtle, end efficient. The food is always excellent. The ambience wonderful. While the location of the restaurant is challenging, it doesn't detract from the magic once you're inside. We come here about three times a year, this latest visit was a graduation lunch for my daughter. The World Cup was playing in an adjacent room, generating the expected cheers, but the overall experience was again very gratifying."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my first time trying indian food of this kind. The food was remarkably delicious. We had an office lunch there and it was very enjoyable. The waiters were friendly, food was served quickly and it was very well done."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was so delicious and excellent but I had a stone in my food. I told the bar tender but he just took it from my hand and say only sorry once and left so quickly because it's so busy nights for them because of sonu nigam show next to them. This is my first visit to this restaurant heard lots of about this but specialy I and my group get upset with that accident. Still we decide to give them one more chance and we would go again to check it more. Someone has to take appropriate action and let us know why this kind mistake is done but no one want to notice also for this is really surprised. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • " my boyfriend and I went here for dinner and were happy with the food. My boyfriend is Indian so can be critical with Indian food. He was pleased with the food and the menu had a great selection of vegetarian dishes to choose from. We will def go back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Akbar is definitely a hidden gem ! The restaurant had an eclectic low key ambiance - food was incredible , but gets 4 stars because of the cocktails. All of the servers were friendly and kind. The owner even came out for a moment and introduced herself ! Has a wide assortment of seating arrangements from tables for two to huge comfortable group booths. Loved it. Will definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Service was attentive, manager went to every table to check in diners experiences. Food was outstanding. Everything prepared and presented well. Can't wait to go back :-)"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining here and whomever we have joining us likes it as well. We had their generous and varied buffet on a Sunday night which was convenient and very easy to keep going back for more! Yum! It was also reasonably priced and the servers were great. Empty plates were promptly removed throughout dinner. Will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The only thing I would give 5 star is the food. Reservations counts for nothing. If there is an event your in for a slow start to your night and even slower service. I could feel the base from a party they was having beating in my ears . Over all I probably go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "we have been going to Akbar for 20 years now and the food, service and quality have always been very good and consistant"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Highly recommend. Atmosphere was nice. Foo was excellent. Would like to come back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time at Akbar & we loved the food. Service was fine, a bit slow, but they were very busy, so we understood. We'd recommend & will be back soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Besides having wonderful good, the service was mind-blowing. Nicest staff around."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "really enjoyed my meal, and it was very reasonable"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We've eaten here many times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Boyfriend wanted Indian for his Birthday. .we chose Akbar. .food was delicious, had a nice wine list and service was lovely. He loved his dinner and I enjoyed my first Indian dining experience."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I've known about Akbar for sometime but never managed to try it. Now, I can't wait to go back! Indian cuisine at its best. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu choices and helpful with suggestions. Friendly and professional atmosphere. I recommend Akbar to anyone."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We frequent Akbar often. The staff always remembers us and our wine order. Sometimes we even get glasses on the house. All the food is very good as well."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I never cared for Indian food until I started to travel to the U.K. regularly 25 years ago and was exposed to a more authentic version of this cuisine than is usually avaiable from the bland buffets that provide the typical U.S. imitations. A visit to Akbar will save you the airfare to England, yet still provide the relief from the unsavory American version of South Asian fare."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. Their food is excellent, restaurant is clean and nice. The only drawback was the service was on the slow side."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Great buffet of choices and great taste! Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "A nice variety of Indian Cuisine prepared to order with wonderful spice and generous portions. Our waiter was very helpful in identifying our tastes and recommending the courses. Vegetarian, Fish, and meat selections would satisfy most peoples palates. Very friendly waitstaff and management and constantly checking on your comfort. I would highly recommend this restaurant either to dine, take-out, or have a party as they have many rooms to accommodate any thype of affair."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I made reservations for 8 to surprise my husband for his birthday. Some restaurants won't seat your party unless everyone is present but Akbar seated whoever came which was very nice of them. For the most part the people there to dine on a Sunday evening are Indian. Although there was a wedding reception going on while we were eating- it didn't affect us at all. We barely heard anything. I enjoyed this experience and it was my first time having Indian food."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The food was great The place where they sat us which was an offshoot of the main dining room Was a bit dingy. The wall had paint peeling off and the colors were a blah beige."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We eat Indian food on a regular basis and this was -- by far -- the best Indian meal we have had in years. The food was cooked well, we were served in a helpful friendly way. We traveled from Westchester for the meal -- and it was well worth the journey!!!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The decor and food at Akbar never ceases to impress! The lunch buffet, also served on weekends, is outstanding and plentiful. Perfect place for a birthday lunch or just time to enjoy an abundance of tasty Indian food between shopping"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We had to wait for about 10 minutes at the front door before we were even addressed. Then we had to wait for our table another 10 minutes. We had reservations but no worries on that. Once we got to our table we had to wait another 15 minutes before the waiter even came to introduce himself... He apologized and we accepted it and then things moved along. We got the drinks we ordered fairly quickly and the appetizers too, however, we had to wait a long while for the entrees - we ordered bread along with appetizers but it didn't arrive until way after the entrees finally made it to our table. The food was good but the service - attention to detail, interim care of guests and frigid welcome of guests requires a substantial overhaul."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food was good. The wine list (had a total of 4 red wines to choose from) could use an update."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I have eaten here many times and the food has never disappointed. I've had things that were only alright, but mostly their food is just simple and delicious. The wait staff is always very attentive and I have seen the owner or manager there every time, which I find really nice. The atmosphere is just lovely too. Very clean and nicely decorated. My new favorite dish there is the Dal Makhani, it's wonderfully flavorful and the perfect kind of spice."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "My favorite Indian restaurant (and this includes those in Manhattan). I love their Tikka Masala and the garlic naan. My friend really enjoyed the lamb biryani."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The food at Akbar is very good and the service to good also. It's a great place for sharing plates and for large groups."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "The food was amazing. The was very little wait for our food. The only issue I had was a very long wait for our table even if though we had a reservation"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "The food was excellent and the service was very good. We decided to share the food family style so that we could try all of the dishes, it was an excellent choice!"
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Had a delicious meal with gracious service. The place is elegant and perfect for a special occasion but reasonably price ( but not cheap) for a nice dinner with friends and quiet enough for conversation"
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "They served us even though they were about to close. The food was fantastic and the service excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "Love Akbar, the food is always spicy, fresh, and delicious! The service is quick and the ambience is regal and fit for the fine food they serve. I proposed to my wife there and return often!"
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "the food is always good, and their buffets are a great value!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Great place to go for dinner or even buffet lunch."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "We always sttempt to try new restaurants but when it is important we always come back to akbar never disappointing always recommended."
    Dined on 6/19/2013
  • "People just don't seem to go out to lunch on Long Island. Quite a difference from Manhattan. They're missing great Indian food."
    Dined on 6/18/2013