Akbar Restaurant - Edison

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$30 and under
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Indian

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“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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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.8
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3.9
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DisappointedPatron
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The only good thing about this restaurant is the decor. Food and service quality was very bad.

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Satya
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Took a guest over the weekend, am disappointed to have gone here. Only one type of Roti (bread), only chicken for meat (every other place I see Two varieties of non-veg - chicken and goat or fish) and food taste was average, not the Akbar food that I experienced much earlier. Many other places give a much much larger spread, more so on a weekend. Silver lining is that there were few customers that meant no wait time like at other restaurants.

EG
EugeneG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good. The decor was interesting. There were 2 weddings going on in the catering hall across the hall which added to the noise level. One suggestion for the management, please clean the menus. Food fingerprints create a bad first impression.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Mother’s Day

OH
OpenHeart
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was yummy but restaurant was very loud and the carpets look very dated and soiled.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Akbar! Had wonderful, very friendly service. Food was delicious, too. Will definitely be back!

RR
RishiR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can't go wrong with Akbar if you are in mood for an Indian meal fix. Went in for late dinner with family, ordered 2 appetizers, drinks and main course. Food quality is great and service was impeccable as always. Waiter came over to ask for water when glass was empty and they replaced the naans which were cold coz we were busy talking rather than eating :).

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I think my coworker described Akbar best: "It's fine, and the lunch buffet is $8.95, so I'll be back." Our worst comment was that it was just... fine. But for the price for the lunch buffet, that might be okay.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Indian food I've ever had

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, prices and atmosphere. Very friendly management and wait staff. Can’t wait to go back!

JR
JRAKAI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've yet to have Indian food in the US, simply didn't know where it was worth going. A colleague of mine from India who's relocated to the US ate here once and told me it was authentic food which I like. I've only eaten Indian food in Germany and it was always excellent! This location Edison is a gem, truly worth visiting and food was fantastic!

If you're not sure as I was, don't hesitate to give the a try, you'll be glad you did!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Culinary Nirvana....Best Indian food I ever had!

I
Indy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot in Edison. Went for a business meal and was casual and quiet. Service was great as not too busy when we got there.

MR
vipMayankR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Ambiance is good. Food quality needs be improve. I would be give three star out of five

JR
vipJoR425
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my friends turn to pick the restaurant and she wanted to have Indian food and suggested Akbar. I was hesitant at first because I do not like curry. I was pleasantly surprised to find a wide variety of dishes to choose from. The chicken and lamb kebabs were delicious as was the garlic naan and sweet potato appetizers. The lamb sausage of the kebabs was just the right amount of a medium spicy heat. The lamb chop main course and vegetable rice was also very good. I plan on going back with other friends who enjoy Indian food. I would like to try more dishes. The service was attentive but, not overbearing and the meal was paced nicely. We did not feel rushed or neglected despite the fact that there were several functions going on in the banquet rooms.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Horrible customer service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were delighted with our Mother’s Day and graduation celebration. Very friendly staff on a busy day. Would highly recommend for authentic Indian meal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great overall

I
Isindra
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akbar is always great. Best Indian cuisine in NJ. Go for early dinner as that's the best time !!!

SS
ShabirS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just a Great Experience! our entire group of 4 loved the food, service was great and staff very friendly!!

F
Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was pathetic. How can someone go wrong in Dal Tadka...They need to really do something about the taste & quality of food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, great atmosphere, very good services, recommend everyone to visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2013
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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

SC
StevenC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JT
vipJerseyTraveller
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food always fresh and friendly staff make this a DEFINATE return visit.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and you could taste the freshness. Next time will order food hot since mild had no "heat" and medium very little.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2013
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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!!!!!

PA
PrincessAnastazea
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2012
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Table was ready for us as booked. Not a classy place. Food was great. Busy place. Would go again.

T
vipThinman2001
Orlando
64 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-appointed, fancily decorated Indian restaurant. Excellent, attentive service with fine atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

T
vipThinman2001
Orlando
64 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2012
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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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boag
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2012
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food (Oven - Clay) was below expectation, Table was not completely ready (missing required items) although reservation was made and confirmed well in advance.

j
vipjrstefan
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

MS
vipMSilver
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal and authentic food and terrific and attentive service. A terrific find and would return as first choice if visiting this area again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and not to expensive. Service was friendly and prompt. I would definately return to this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience2

best if you go for the buffet, it is expensive if you don't.

M
vipMarc
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual,excellent service from a staff that goes above & beyond,food was excellent!

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Akbar Restaurant - Edison does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Akbar Restaurant - Edison also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 632-8822.

Akbar Restaurant - Edison is rated 4 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.