Akbar Restaurant - Garden City

4.5
225 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Akbar, with genuine Indian character and charm, is aptly named after the Grand Mogul Emperor famous for splendor of his hospitality, fabulous feasts and elegance of living. As the first Indian Restaurant in Long Island, Akbar has lived up to its name, providing unparalleled services to its guests for years. Inspired by the diverse tastes and flavors from India, each chef at Akbar not only brings years of culinary expertise to each dish, but also has his own specialty, creating a unique balance in each menu item. An elegant setting with dramatic high ceilings, plush carpeting, Indian carvings, and the romantic glow of candle light add to the memorable and unique dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Asian, Contemporary Indian
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Hours of operation
Mon-Sun 12 pm - 3 pm
Mon-Thu 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Fri-Sat 5:30 pm - 11 pm
Sun 5 pm - 10 pm
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Phone number
(516) 357-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
As one of the premier caterers in the tri-state area, Akbar Restaurant has managed numerous social and corporate, both on and off premises, events over the past 35 years. Our success can be most attributed to our dedication to producing the highest quality food and putting our clients’ needs first. We have received numerous accolades and recognition not only within the Indian community, but also within the broader tri-state area. We proudly cater at the Hilton, Marriott, the Mandarin Oriental, Gotham Hall, and the Crest Hollow Country Club.
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Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 225 People Are Saying
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NC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Excellent service and the seating is perfect.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food.

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k
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It had been awhile since I was here so I wasn't sure what to expect. The food was as good as I remembered it so no disappointment there. The décor had been updated but lost a bit of its charm and authenticity. Overall, still a great place for Indian food in a conveniently located area.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is super tasty. being a vegetarian, my favorite dishes are Mushroom achari and Malai Kofta. Ambience is amazing and so is the staff.

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BK
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Not worth $200 for a buffet. The food was cold and not tasty.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked Akbar Restaurant for a graduation dinner that grew from a party of 8 to a party of 13. Table was ready as soon as we arrived and the service was great. Everyone loved the items on the dinner buffet and enjoyed trying various dishes. We did order one fish dish off the menu as that was the only item not available on the buffet. I would definitely go again when in the area.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good Indian food!

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DD
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Came here on whim Sunday and had buffet, which was nice. To be honest, individually prepared food would probably be a bit better, but the buffet was very good, and a bargain indeed. Opulent surroundins and gracious staff. Will be back

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the BEST Indian restaurant in Long Island. There actually isn’t even a competition. I have been going to Akbar since the 90s and it has never failed me and has always been consistently great. The Palak Paneer is heavenly. The service is excellent. Don’t bother going anywhere else—go here!!

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FL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We had an issue with the Lamb and Goat stew , the meat was very dry, just could not eat it. However, our waiter gracefully remove the item from our table.

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MF
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We arrived on a rainy, damp Sunday evening. The restaurant had a buffet featuring some of the best of Northern Indian cuisine. The managers were gracious to change our reservation at the last minute. The food was excellent and considering that we could get as much as we wanted worth the price of $21 per person. There were many families dining on this evening and the overall atmosphere was relaxed, comfortable, and warm. There was no rush to get out. Overall, the staff was friendly and I would definitely recommend it.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Akbar for over 15 years. The recent renovation really opens up the space. Great food and great service as always. We went during the weekend were there was a buffet that included pani puri, dosa station, and the traditional veg and non-veg options. Thanks again for the great service.

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, attentive staff and not a lot of noise! Highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Indian restaurants in Westbury. Never disappointments. Highly recommended!

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GS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at this restaurant. We were surprised by the Sunday buffet that was being served. We got a Taste of India! The wait staff was very helpful and friendly. The ambience was great. Everyone eating was enjoying themselves. The food was hot and tasty. The fruit juice was delicious.

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g
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Dated place. Have had much better indian food in other locations of long island. kind of a waste of a valentines day.

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J
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, delicious food and wonderful service

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Its 3rd time visiting here with friends and family. Waiters are always in rush even cant take order properly. Never come to ask for any other order always have to look for someone.
The atmosphere is so good and comfortable. Not a lots of choice for food but food test is perfect. Will recommended to friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good company.

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A
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone from waiter to Manager and Owner are friendly and attentive. Food and service are the best in town.

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SF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and authentic Indian food! Great service!!!

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VI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Visited during restaurant week. They feed you like a king. Small plates but big portions. Cozy place. Will return.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

We were a party of 10. Would of appreciated the heads up that they auto service charge on larger parties. I was able to reverse the second larger tip on the tip.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Disappointed. Restaurant seemed more interested in proving buffet than restaurant week menu. Menu very limited and a poor choice that did not highlight the cuisine well. The food presented was "boring", which is not what I would normally call Indian cuisine. Service was slow, food: eh!

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were very much looking forward to an enjoyable dinner at Akbar especially since we hadn’t been there for quite some time. There was a private party going on while we were there and that may’ve been the reason why our dinner wasn’t so terrific.
We were given a lovely table and enjoyed the ambiance very much but unfortunately we couldn’t say the same about the meal.
The chicken tikka Masala was horrible- and the small scoop of tasteless rice and salad dished out on this circular metal serving piece was not appealing. The onion kulcha was ok and the tandoori chicken was just ok. The waiter never came over to ask how everything was. The best part was the mango lassi. Sorry but not impressed and won’t be going back.

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BB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful experience, as always. Good way to recap the year. Never disappoints...food, service and value.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Food and service were excellent

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service always! Food is always fresh and waiters are friendly and attentive.

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

we had a lovely, delicious dinner at Akbar. We will definitely return

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dine at Akbar Restaurant as often as possible. We have never been disappointed with the food, service or prices. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Indian cuisine.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

A waste of time and money. This place hardly matches what you can get any Indian restaurant on LI for the price.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food. The crispy cauliflower appettiser was heavenly. Very nice atmosphere/decor. Staff were attentive but not intusive. Don't listen to the negative reviews. This place is great.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Friendly and helpful staff. Amazing food.

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N
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, but slightly pricey. Overall, good experience.

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CP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had Indian food before so my fiancé suggested we try the buffet at Akbar Restaurant so I can sample different items. It was amazing. The food is delicious and the staff wonderful. We had a great time and plan to go back often

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LF
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for dinner. Excellent for vegetarians.

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G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been here many times before for dinner and a celebration. This time, the smoke alarm went off, due to Tandori oven smoking & poor veneration in the kitchen. As the lights flashed , alarm blared, plus drums banging outside awaiting the groom , made dining less comfortable. Wait staff apologized for the smoke and noise, but should have compensated us in some way! Good food though!

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RF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious Indian food, good vegetarian options. Wait staff very nice. A bit pricey

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Ambience, gr8 food. I am very picky when it comes to indian food and I did have any complain. The lamb Chops are excellent!!!! Must ry for everyone. The Sag was amazing.

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Excellent Buffet. Family friendly atmosphere.

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