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Nearby points of interest

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  1. Distance: 0.48mi
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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..."

21 Cortland St
Edison, NJ 08840
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 632-8822

Website:
http://www.akbarrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Light classical Indian piano music matching the ambiance,

Parking Details:
About 500 cars can be parked out side the restaurant as it happens to be a stand alone property

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Karan Singh

Additional:
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

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.7

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (20)
Special Occasion (16)
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Romantic (12)
Kid-friendly (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Hot Spot (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2013

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

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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2013

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2013

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!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2012

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.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2012

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2012

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2012

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

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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2012

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2012

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2012

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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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2011

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2011

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2011

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2011

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2011

It has been a great experience at the Akbar restaurant. It was 10th anniversary and I thoroughly enjoyed it at Akbar. The Ambiance is wonderful and service is excellent. However food quality could definitely be improved.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2011

excellent food, excellent service, can't go wrong wth Akbar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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