Akbar Restaurant - Garden City

4.6
322 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 322 people are saying
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MarieH
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.

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ChrissyE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice location and size of place. I recommend!

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Billy
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.

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vipAzabuplace
New York Area
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.

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vipAzabuplace
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Namaste3
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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.

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MatthewzMom
New York Area
16 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!

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vipAzabuplace
New York Area
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.

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HiteshP
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

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vipboymarty
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always quality food with exceptional service

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vipMainLineMike
Philadelphia
56 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.

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Rich
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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RandyW
New York Area
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...

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vipRobNYC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DawnG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very good. I was disappointed with my tandoori chicken was super dry & not hot. It seemed like it was pre cooked. Beautiful decor. A tad expensive for what we ordered.

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MaryJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent and the service is good. A very positive dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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RosheaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Lack of proper service for first time attendee. No one to explain and go over the menu with you. You just had to guess 🙄 what to get. I wanted an experience of a different backgrounds cuisine, never received it.

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JKan07
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service

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vipNotafoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday meal. Good food good service. Nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place for special occasion. The food is exquisite and it is something we always go for. The place is clean, quiet and has a very god ambiance whether for a date or a family dinner. Staff are welcoming and very efficient.

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vipNiko
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Very large place, but the food was fantastic, and excellent service. Of course things do not feel the same with the restrictions. Tables spread out do not give that nice, intimate feel, but it is not the restaurants fault. Found the exterior walkway a little desolate, and unkept.

Regardless, I would be back

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food good service only complaint was my seating arrangement but I’ll just chalk it up to a busy night. Will come back again

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viprockinrobin
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Valentine’s Day. We ate indoors and the table was appropriately Socially distant. The service was wonderful and food delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday/Valentine’s Day

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vipIndependance
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

On arrival, no one to greet you! Stood around like a spare part until a waiter took us to a room and sit “anywhere”!! We had a reservation but they didn’t need to know.
The serving waiter was pleasant.
Food was terrible. Every dish looked the same and WAS MADE with the same Pre prepared sauce. When we asked for ‘not’ spicy for the child in our party the request was disregarded.
The waiter apologized when we complained and said to remind them on our next visit that we had received bad food. For a $300 Bill for 4 people, to have such poor experience is unacceptable.

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vipstevens
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Poor ambiance. Waited over an hour for our food. Our waiter never checked on us. Food was below average. The chicken tandoori was overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food and reasonably prices.

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vipAlan
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service, and excellent food, as always. Goat Biryani was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was great definitely would go back if I could with friends or someone…!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Food presentation was the best !!

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wujly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We went for my husband's birthday. Food was delicious. Service a bit slow. Overall though a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food, great service!!!

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vipSusanL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dessert was terrible and they didn't even take off bill never had that not very
Happy!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service is mediocre at best. Portion size used to be a lot better Pre covid. There is no reason a full dinner meal, such as the lamb vindaloo, doesn’t come with any rice or naan. No complimentary pappadam or bread on the table, even with a party of seven. For the price... definitely not worth the trip.

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Barbara
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We met friends for dinner last Saturday night. Akbar was a great choice!
Food was good and equally as important was the set up outside. Tables were positioned under a portico - well spaced - heat lamps were set up in case it got chilly.
Service was great and the food was really good. An all around excellent experience.

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vipLG111
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow, but I suspect that was due to covid and needing to serve tables both outside and inside. Some additional outdoor heaters would be helpful. Everything we ordered was delicious. Loved the appetizer sampler and shrimp curry dish. Portions were large, and we had leftovers for lunch the next day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there in 2 weeks. Food was just as good as the first time. People that work there are so sweet and kept checking if we were okay. I had to take food to go for my family at home. You won’t regret going there!

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 4.6 stars by 322 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.