About 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..."
Edison, NJ 08840
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Light classical Indian piano music matching the ambiance,
About 500 cars can be parked out side the restaurant as it happens to be a stand alone property
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Akbar Restaurant - Edison Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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
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.
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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