Akbar - Baltimore

4.7
77 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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 77 People Are Saying
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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.

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RS
Baltimore
1 review
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.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and tasty food! Definitely coming back!

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JM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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!

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R
Baltimore
8 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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

Friendly staff, great food, affordable prices

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K
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 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!

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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.

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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.

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RS
Baltimore
2 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. 🌈

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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!

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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!

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RG
New York Area
16 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!

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WW
Baltimore
19 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.

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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.

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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.

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SO
Baltimore
33 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.

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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!

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

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

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MR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 24, 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.

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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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C
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Akbar has always been one of my favorite restaurants and my visit on Valentine’s Day was extra special. The food was perfectly spiced (I ordered the chicken sagwala medium) and the portion was hearty. My date enjoyed his chicken tikka. Service was very attentive as always. I really love the ambiance of Akbar. It’s a smaller restaurant and with the brickwork and candles on every table it is very cozy. For Valentine’s Day they presented me with a rose at the end of the meal which was a lovely touch. I hope to return soon to enjoy more delicious food!

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CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food I have had in Baltimore. Great service and ambiance. Have to walk downstairs to get in so not accessible

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B
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is some of the best authentic Indian food I have had in a very long time. I have never been to Akbar before. We went for the lunch buffet and it was amazing. We will be back again very soon.

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O
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent and served in a timely fashion. The service was acceptable but somehow indifferent.

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WM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful room, quiet, excellent food. Wide variety of choices on menu. They also seem to do a great take-out business.

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PD
Washington DC
197 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was my first visit, and I was impressed with the spice level of the Shrimp Vindaloo I had ordered. Service was efficient, and I was engaged in a serious conversation with my dining partner. However, the evening took three hours, and I had the sense that the waiter had forgotten us.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my vegan son to this restaurant for Thanksgiving. It was lovely. The people were attentive and helpful and the food was great. White tablecloths and nice decor lent a festive atmosphere. Many Vegan choices. What's not to love?

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was quite good. Service was very attentive. Would recommend. .

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Baltimore for a few days for a pleasure trip.
Ate at Akbar twice during my stay because it was so good. The food was amazing and the service was incredible! I look forward to my next visit to Baltimore because I will be able to eat at Akbar again. The vegetable somasas were the best I've ever had (ate a lot of somasas in London but they were not as good as Akbar's ). I also had their shrimp curry which was delicious. The servers were very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend Akbar as a must visit restaurant when staying in Baltimore.

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KG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were enjoying a simple date nite and we love indian food. We have been here several yrs ago for a friends birthday. The food tasted amazing years ago and that this time around i was blown away again. They treated us like family and we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. I will be back in the future.

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KR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super dinner! Wonderful food and lovely dining room.

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v
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extensive menu, great food, very attentive service. Group of 5 in town for a conference. Fabulous sauces, excellent breads, enjoyable meal.

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P
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic! A new must visit when I'm in town! We come every year for Expo East and have our daily picks!

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