Akbar - Baltimore

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$30 and under
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For over 31 years, Akbar Restaurant has been serving Maryland with the finest array of dishes and gourmet masterpieces, coupled with renowned service. Now, as we enter our 32nd year as Baltimore's premier Indian restaurant, we'd like to thank all our customers for truly making Akbar, Baltimore's Finest Indian Cuisine.

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What 90 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience! Great food, incredible service, and fair prices. Will absolutely be back anytime I’m in town.

NJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always terrific. Easy location meet up with friends.

RS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy delicious food and great service. We highly recommend Akbar

JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. The service was fast, the restaurant was quiet and the food was outstanding.

r
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Owner-run, very personalized service...cozy...above average Indian fare with a large menu.

MC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Akbar is our go-to Indian restaurant. Never fails to delight!

OT
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great little spot located to so much in the Baltimore area. Easily walkable from the BSO's Meyerhoff Hall and various other attractions. Owners are wonderful, service is great, food is beyond amazing. Check it out!

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food. Loved it.

BA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner before our show at Center Stage, a short distance away.

d
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and quick service! The chicken tikka masala is creamy and you can choose level of spiciness. will come back again

CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Akbar is my favorite Indian restaurant in the Baltimore area.

AP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing. We felt like we were treated like family. The owner even greeted us and made sure everything was going well.

MN
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Flavors were great, and everything was cooked just right. We had the Tandoori Salmon, Pishori Pasanda, and Chicken Xacutti; the server was careful to check in with us about the spice level, and it was lovely. We had several appetizers as well, and our party was negotiating over who got what, because everything was just so good.

RS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was yummy as usual. And the service impeccable. These helped to make an outstanding evening.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and tasty food! Definitely coming back!

JM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delightful, and the service was outstanding. It was very welcoming, peaceful, and an enjoyable experience. I definitely plan to return to try more tasty items on the menu!

R
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

seems like the overall past excellent experience has declined. food not as tasty as in past. has a tired feel to it. other newer Indian restaurant near Loyola much better food and ambience.

OT
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian food in Baltimore

h
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Akbar was delicious, gracious, delightful....consistent as always! A pleasure!

L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for five years as a couple. We went on our first date here and continue going on our anniversary. The food is delicious and very affordable.

SJ
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

It is shady restaurant, begin with the front door to restroom, in basement. To me foods are horrible, if you are Asian Indian, i am sure you will find that too, although pallet differ person to person. At least I tried all the foods but my friend even bother to try after first 4 foods. This is the worst restaurant I ever been.

OT
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food, affordable prices

K
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has a cozy, intimate setting and the food was amazing. When we got the bill we were surprised how cheap it was. That never happens!

DB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and comfortable setting. I would recommend to a friend or family member. This is our second timing going and both experiences were pleasant.

CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I arrived late for my reservation--got lost in traffic--and indicated I was attending the concert at the Meyerhof. The staff graciously prepared my meal quickly enough that I actually ended up having time for dessert.

RS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a delicious meal and outstanding service. The wait staff was completely accommodating. 🌈

P
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to get together with larger groups! The food is fantastic!

AD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming to Akbar for authentic Indian cuisine for almost 20 years now. I always get the same thing (Chicken Tekka Masala, garlic naan bread and veggie simosas for my appetizer) and I must say, this last experience was even better than I remembered! They outdid themselves with their Tekka Masala sauce; to the point where I was still stuffing my face long after I was already full. Keep up the amazing work coming out of your kitchen, Akbar! You never disappoint!

RG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and authentic Indian cuisine. I ordered the Punjabi Kadhi and it reminded me of home cooking. Can’t wait to go back!

WW
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Authentic Indian cuisine,done right.And they are very accurate at tailoring the spice level to the diner’s preference.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food. Good Service (always with a smile). Quiet atmosphere. Lamb Vindaloo and Shrimp Vindaloo were spicy but really tasty. The Chicken Tikka Masala was also quite good. I have been coming here for years, on and off, and it never has disappointed.

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Indian food in a lovely, quiet setting. Great for romance or semi formal events.

SO
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent! I’ve been here many times and will definitely return again.

VG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Indian cuisine in buffet. Perfect for Sunday brunch’s.

h
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent.....food and service, a true neighborhood gem!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time! Fantastic service, delicious food, exactly what I had hoped for. Wonderful experience!

MM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family has been dining at Akbar for nearly 30 years-it was where we celebrated graduation from kindergarten for my now grown sons. Food as great as ever, the best palak paneer I've ever had, and of course, our kid's favorite: wonderful Chicken Tikka Masala. Gracious wait staff. Great leftovers, too!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, heartfelt food. Great location. Can’t recommend enough.

MR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Akbar was one of our favorite restaurants when we lived in Baltimore and it didn't disappoint. It was good to see familiar faces and items on the menu. We love the cozy atmosphere and delicious food.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great restaurant for delicious and authentic Indian food.

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