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Akbar Restaurant - Garden City, Garden City, NY

Akbar Restaurant - Garden City

4.5
4.5
331 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian, Contemporary Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (516) 357-8300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Akbar is an ideal venue for a variety of occasions including, sweet sixteens, corporate events, weddings, engagement events and anniversaries. With over 40 years of experience, our event planners always provide individual attention to every client, ensuring that each guest experiences the utmost in banquet experience. Additionally, events are not limited to the indoors, as an outdoor area is available to guests to truly make every event at our venue a memorable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Sandeep Soni: (516) 357-8300

  • Neighborhood

    Garden City

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 331 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. K

    Karin

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got together to celebrate two birthdays. The food is consistently fantastic and the service are always top-notch. Because I had made note of the birthdays when I made the reservation online, the staff ended our meal with a surprise candle and ice cream. Akbar is our go-to place for special occasions, celebrations of any kind, or sometimes just a simple night out.
  2. SK

    SusanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was attentive without hovering. The food was excellent
  3. N

    Neteva

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good. Indian fine dining.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Got seated at a table in the middle of an entrance even though we made reservations a week in advance. We had to talk our way into getting a booth. Overpriced food that wasn’t worth it honestly. They include gratuity in the bill and expect you to pay more gratuity separately. Staff was rude and seemed like they wanted us gone ASAP. We’ve been here before and was never treated like this but will definitely not be coming back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to go. Space to accommodate large groups. Waiters are excellent and help you navigate the menu.
  6. RP

    RoyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    While I thought the food was good flavor wise, I felt it was toned down for the American palate. Indeed, I was not asked by the waiter what hotness I wanted for the food ordered. He disappeared once the food appeared on the table. They forgot to bring out the rice which came with the meal, and it took a while to get the waiter's attention to get it. He did bring it out promptly once alerted. The busgirl rather than the waiter was quite attentive and checked several times if we needed anything. I always thought that Akbar was one of the better Indian restaurants on LI but though it was good, I left thinking something was lacking.
  7. B

    Brent

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food very tasty.. Authentic Northern Indian cuisine
  8. M

    Monicat

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were very good. It was our first time at Akbar and will return.
  9. EM

    ErikM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience! Chicken Hidawhali.
  10. BE

    BELALJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great fantastic experience, wait staff were very pleasant
  11. S

    Sharon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Samosa too small and overdone Tikka masala savory and good as was fish curry asked for paneer to be not spicy but it was bread very oily Rice just right
  12. EL

    ELIO

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Valentines Day dinner was great here! My wife and I enjoyed ourselves. The staff was very attentive and very nice! I will be coming back with friends soon. 😍
  13. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was most surprised in a good way of how great this place is Tried dishes I normally would but and was terrific
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious food and wonderful service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic time food was delicious!
  16. TE

    ToniE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, delicious food and not too crowded
  17. RN

    RobNYC

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding cuisine and service
  18. K

    Karin

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service good. We will definitely return. I did note, only AFTER adding my usual 25% tip, signing my credit card receipt and returning to my car, that the bill had already included an 18% gratuity. So they inadvertently got a really, really good tip just because I was in a hurry and hadn’t looked closely enough. It would be helpful and more honest of them to point that out a bit more clearly.
  19. a

    aruna

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious authentic Indian cuisine in a quiet atmosphere in Long Island. Service was prompt, immaculate and so was interior decoration. Receptionist was very friendly and let us choose our own table in a location we liked. More than ample parking including valet parking available.
  20. CC

    ChristianCW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, atmosphere and value. Would recommend.
  21. J

    Jazzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location was bust but we didn't feel rushed. Food and hostess were great.
  22. M

    Mohit

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great Indian food as always! Nothing too fancy but unmatched quality when it comes to tandoor items/breads or curries. Wonderful spot to hit to satisfy your Indian food craving (Some of the best Chicken Malai Kabob and Lamb Chops I’ve ever had)
  23. A

    Adit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall great food options and a nice Indian restaurant in the area, only complain was that the food was a bit too greasy, absolutely no need to so much oil in every dish
  24. F

    Foodlvr

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    First time there. Parking was an issue. When we walked in at 545, restaurant was empty and quiet and service was prompt then 2 parties of 8 came in so became noisy, restaurant appeal was dated and chairs looked ready to be thrown out. otherwise, food was tasty, well seasoned, but every dish we ordered was too oily.plates were small and price was high. I would return once again to order and try different different dishes.
  25. MH

    MarieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Indian food. Everything from the appetizers to entrees were cooked to perfection. Staff is efficient and caring. Ambiance is warm and noise level is low allowing for a relaxing dining experience. We came here often before Covid and now that we're back, we couldn't be happier.
  26. CE

    ChrissyE

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice location and size of place. I recommend!
  27. S

    Shelly

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Yes, I would recommend Akbar. The food was hot, tasty and served on time. The waiter was friendly and helpful. My only complaint would be that the restaurant needs to be updated, decor a little tired. If they update it, it might even increase their clientele.
  28. A

    Azabuplace

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been here 4 times now. Authentic cuisine. We are vegetarian and had many choices. Started with the chili paneer. For mains we had dal makhani, malai kofta, sag paneer and baingan Bharta (eggplant). Loved it all. Took a bunch home. Ended with gulab jamin. We will be back.
  29. A

    Azabuplace

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are vegetarian and found a wide selection of choices. The food was consistently delicious.
  30. N

    Namaste3

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the Akbar Restaurent for many years, starting when it had opened in the Roosevelt Shopping Mall parking area. We have lways found it to be excellent.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food was very poor. It was Father’s Day so they had a buffet style dinner. Out of all the dishes only one of the appetizers tasted good. This is just sad. The dishes were very bland and the chicken tasted very chewy which is extremely odd. I know their a la carte menu and options are very tasty but the buffet was just a major let down. On special occasions like this where people are really looking forward to spending time and enjoying good food, you should stick to serving what people are expecting. My parents were really disappointed and I sadly won’t be coming back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband & I have been going to Akbar for at least 35 yrs. That, in itself, is a testament to how much we love it there. Food is delicious, service is great & the waiters/waitresses are very friendly. Our daughter loves it too.
  33. MM

    MatthewzMom

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and we wanted a more spacious table and they were very accommodating! Will go again!
  34. A

    Azabuplace

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Stopped by for dinner on the way to the game. Authentic. Good service. Liked the food and would go again.
  35. HP

    HiteshP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Very small quantity of entrees. Very few vegetarian options available. Parking not available. You have to cross the busy street to park and walk to restaurant
  36. b

    boymarty

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always quality food with exceptional service
  37. ML

    MainLineMike

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We were here to celebrate our daughter's graduation from Hofstra. The food was simply phenomenal. The rest of the experience was mediocre at best, but the food was so good that we'd be back in a heartbeat except we will likely never get back to the area. (Graduation, remember.) Problems with ambiance and service included a young boy from another family who was jumping around the restaurant, and the staff did nothing until I nearly walked out. Also, staff were generally inattentive once we'd placed our order.
  38. R

    Rich

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food. The cauliflower app. was outstanding. very good service and attitude
  39. RW

    RandyW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is awesome. We are always pleased with the food and the staff. Akbar is our go to...
  40. RN

    RobNYC

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly people and the best Indian food we have had anywhere in the states.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Akbar Restaurant - Garden City does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Akbar Restaurant - Garden City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 357-8300.

Akbar Restaurant - Garden City is rated 4.5 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Akbar Restaurant - Garden City

2 South Street Garden City, NY 11530

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Garden City

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian, Contemporary Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (516) 357-8300

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Akbar is an ideal venue for a variety of occasions including, sweet sixteens, corporate events, weddings, engagement events and anniversaries. With over 40 years of experience, our event planners always provide individual attention to every client, ensuring that each guest experiences the utmost in banquet experience. Additionally, events are not limited to the indoors, as an outdoor area is available to guests to truly make every event at our venue a memorable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Sandeep Soni: (516) 357-8300

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