Akbar Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 21 Cortland St

    Edison, NJ 08837

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  • 732-632-8822

About Akbar Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 3pm

Food

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WORST PLACE EVER! all they do is rip you off. The service they gave us was horrible and our bill surprisingly turned out to be $9000 for the shittest service ever. She charged me $30 a piece for a flower center piece that I couldn't even take home, I could have gotten fresh flowers for that price. Over that the waiters were horrible, doing their own thing. The lighting is the worst, they didn't even turn on the light in the back of the hall and when I got to the place 20 mins before the wedding they didn't even have the stage in the right place. I'm sure they are going to delete this but who ever can read this before hand, make use of this because this is true!

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★☆☆☆☆

WORST PLACE EVER! all they do is rip you off. The service they gave us was horrible and our bill surprisingly turned out to be $9000 for the shittest service ever. She charged me $30 a piece for a flower center piece that I couldn't even take home, I could have gotten fresh flowers for that price. Over that the waiters were horrible, doing their own thing. The lighting is the worst, they didn't even turn on the light in the back of the hall and when I got to the place 20 mins before the wedding they didn't even have the stage in the right place. I'm sure they are going to delete this but who ever can read this before hand, make use of this because this is true!

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I actually had a very positive experience at Akbar. I thought the food was really good and the staff were friendly. I admit that the wait staff was not the best I have had but they were patient with our large group that came out to eat

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★★★★★

I actually had a very positive experience at Akbar. I thought the food was really good and the staff were friendly. I admit that the wait staff was not the best I have had but they were patient with our large group that came out to eat

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I dine at Indian restaurants almost 4 days in a week and Akbar has been my most favorite hang out place. Their Kebabs are to dye for as they are presented on a sizzling platter. The humble staff is at your prompt service which makes the visit all the more special. It was 1st time in year and a half that I have been in NJ, that I was invited for a wedding and a baby shower in 2 consecutive weeks to Akbar Restaurant and I was actually thrilled to be in those party rooms, which I always saw occupied. I made a special dietary request, knowing it would be turned down. But to my surprise they said "YES we can" and served it to me. I was just one of the 300 - 400 guests in that party and they traced me to serve me my special food. Unlike lot of other catering halls in the vicinity, here you find waiters who can actually communicate and don't just say "yes" or "no". I happened to meet the General Manager and the Owners in my first visit since they were always around in the lobby and party halls making things happen and always ready to help the guests. During my second visit I received the consistent excellent service from these professional waiters and delicious food. Cheerss !!!!! to Akbar restaurant for there excellent service and great food... keep it up guys....

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★★★★☆

I dine at Indian restaurants almost 4 days in a week and Akbar has been my most favorite hang out place. Their Kebabs are to dye for as they are presented on a sizzling platter. The humble staff is at your prompt service which makes the visit all the more special. It was 1st time in year and a half that I have been in NJ, that I was invited for a wedding and a baby shower in 2 consecutive weeks to Akbar Restaurant and I was actually thrilled to be in those party rooms, which I always saw occupied. I made a special dietary request, knowing it would be turned down. But to my surprise they said "YES we can" and served it to me. I was just one of the 300 - 400 guests in that party and they traced me to serve me my special food. Unlike lot of other catering halls in the vicinity, here you find waiters who can actually communicate and don't just say "yes" or "no". I happened to meet the General Manager and the Owners in my first visit since they were always around in the lobby and party halls making things happen and always ready to help the guests. During my second visit I received the consistent excellent service from these professional waiters and delicious food. Cheerss !!!!! to Akbar restaurant for there excellent service and great food... keep it up guys....

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the food is very iffy, sometimes its tasty sometimes it can leave not so great after effects. Over the look used to be nice back in 1997 when it was still relatively new and everyone had their wedding there..now it could use an upgrade

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★★★★☆

the food is very iffy, sometimes its tasty sometimes it can leave not so great after effects. Over the look used to be nice back in 1997 when it was still relatively new and everyone had their wedding there..now it could use an upgrade

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Excellent restaurant! For any family dinner event Akbar is the first place to come to mind. The manager goes out of his way to make sure his customers are comfortable and well served!

5
★★★★★

Excellent restaurant! For any family dinner event Akbar is the first place to come to mind. The manager goes out of his way to make sure his customers are comfortable and well served!

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We recently through an event at Akbar and like most people have decided to never use their services again. We were over charged for many things and were given false promises. If for some reason you do decide to through an event here please make sure you read the contract fully and include all your requests in writing. Also, if you can try not to pay in full before the event because if things don??t go as planned you will not get a refund. The food is not very good as well, we ordered the goat curry and it was undercooked, gulab jamon tasted like it was over dipped in sugar. These are just a few examples. The only positive thing I can say is that Das the manager and Gita are both very dedicated to there job and will try to help you out as much as they can while on the other hand the woman that owns the place does the exact opposite.

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★☆☆☆☆

We recently through an event at Akbar and like most people have decided to never use their services again. We were over charged for many things and were given false promises. If for some reason you do decide to through an event here please make sure you read the contract fully and include all your requests in writing. Also, if you can try not to pay in full before the event because if things don??t go as planned you will not get a refund. The food is not very good as well, we ordered the goat curry and it was undercooked, gulab jamon tasted like it was over dipped in sugar. These are just a few examples. The only positive thing I can say is that Das the manager and Gita are both very dedicated to there job and will try to help you out as much as they can while on the other hand the woman that owns the place does the exact opposite.

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Very surprised with awful attitude, completely miissing customer is right, food was bald and had no taste, same food you can get at any below average resturant.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very surprised with awful attitude, completely miissing customer is right, food was bald and had no taste, same food you can get at any below average resturant.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Attitude, food

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Not Good at all

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Not Good at all

Pros: Hard to Find

Cons: Everything

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I don't even make money for writing this review, but i'm doing it because I feel strongly about this.

I used to love going to Akbar, it was my favorite restaurant. I chose to dine there for my 17th birthday a few years back, and they decided to use the actual restaurant for a 4 year olds' birthday party. I ate outside in a tent on a cold night on my birthday. Then a couple years later, the same thing happened!!! The wait for a table is crazy.

If you are in Edison, I recommend you go to Mogul.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't even make money for writing this review, but i'm doing it because I feel strongly about this.

I used to love going to Akbar, it was my favorite restaurant. I chose to dine there for my 17th birthday a few years back, and they decided to use the actual restaurant for a 4 year olds' birthday party. I ate outside in a tent on a cold night on my birthday. Then a couple years later, the same thing happened!!! The wait for a table is crazy.

If you are in Edison, I recommend you go to Mogul.

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This restaurant is definitely one of my favorite Indian restaurants in the Tri-State area. I remember my mom telling me about how she used to go to the Akbar in New York City, when they had a location there. I love how personable the service is and how they make you feel like being there is an experience, not simply just a place to enjoy a nice meal. All the food was superb, I highly recommend ordering their lamb chops. I was impressed with the waiters knowledge on wine pairings and I ended up with a bottle that I was very pleased with. I was dining with some vegetarians and they had no problem finding dishes that would accommodate their preferences. I ordered a variety of ice creams for desert, they were delicious! All in all, I will be coming back to this restaurant. It is a great place to come with your family, friends, or even on a date. On holidays, I advise everyone to make reservations, because the last time I was here on Mothers Day, I had to wait a bit for a table. They have improved alot recently and I look forward to dining there again!

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★★★★★

This restaurant is definitely one of my favorite Indian restaurants in the Tri-State area. I remember my mom telling me about how she used to go to the Akbar in New York City, when they had a location there. I love how personable the service is and how they make you feel like being there is an experience, not simply just a place to enjoy a nice meal. All the food was superb, I highly recommend ordering their lamb chops. I was impressed with the waiters knowledge on wine pairings and I ended up with a bottle that I was very pleased with. I was dining with some vegetarians and they had no problem finding dishes that would accommodate their preferences. I ordered a variety of ice creams for desert, they were delicious! All in all, I will be coming back to this restaurant. It is a great place to come with your family, friends, or even on a date. On holidays, I advise everyone to make reservations, because the last time I was here on Mothers Day, I had to wait a bit for a table. They have improved alot recently and I look forward to dining there again!

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My friend had her sweet sixteen celebration here. The food is simply outstanding. I love the banquet halls. It really gives any event an elegant touch and the food is absolutely delicious.

5
★★★★★

My friend had her sweet sixteen celebration here. The food is simply outstanding. I love the banquet halls. It really gives any event an elegant touch and the food is absolutely delicious.

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this restaurant is known for its large banquet halls and pretty good indian food. we hosted a party here once and were extremely satisfied with the overall appearance, food, and service. the bar was also maintained very well. the restaurant is also a great place to come for lunch or dinner.

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★★★★☆

this restaurant is known for its large banquet halls and pretty good indian food. we hosted a party here once and were extremely satisfied with the overall appearance, food, and service. the bar was also maintained very well. the restaurant is also a great place to come for lunch or dinner.

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We had a graduation party at Akbar. The food wasnt that great at all. I treid to give recipes, but somehow they just dont know how to make tasty food. Too much cream makes the food so greasy that you hardly can have it. I guess thats what they wnat. They serve very little food on the tray hoping that guests/customers would go away after waiting for few mins.
They have changed the definitions of Tondoori naans. Its like tough leather, not fluffy at all.
The paneer koftas are so solid that the koftas didnt absorb any juice. We Indians love to eat at the gatherings. If the food is not welcoming, appealing, aromatic and inviting, then what good is it.

Very disappointed with the quality of food. They have raised the price, but they have degarded the quality

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★★★☆☆

We had a graduation party at Akbar. The food wasnt that great at all. I treid to give recipes, but somehow they just dont know how to make tasty food. Too much cream makes the food so greasy that you hardly can have it. I guess thats what they wnat. They serve very little food on the tray hoping that guests/customers would go away after waiting for few mins.
They have changed the definitions of Tondoori naans. Its like tough leather, not fluffy at all.
The paneer koftas are so solid that the koftas didnt absorb any juice. We Indians love to eat at the gatherings. If the food is not welcoming, appealing, aromatic and inviting, then what good is it.

Very disappointed with the quality of food. They have raised the price, but they have degarded the quality

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Before you arrange a party at Akbar please make sure to ask if they have any accomodations in case of a blackout.

We had a party for 300 people which was ruined by a blackout.Akbar didn't even offer compensation of any kind.Such a big restaurant and they didn't make any accomodation for a generator.
Please make sure to ask management what measure they would take in case of a blackout.
I would rather suggest that you find another place for your party. Please also check all their chairs.
Top of it after the party lots of people call me and told me that angoor bansudi was sour and couple kids got sick of it.
Another person sent me an e-mail and told me that on the day of their party they had 1 hour power outage.
Talking to the Owner Minaxi Malhotra "Do what ever you can about this" is the attitude she has.Just be careful if you have to host a party at Akbar.

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Before you arrange a party at Akbar please make sure to ask if they have any accomodations in case of a blackout.

We had a party for 300 people which was ruined by a blackout.Akbar didn't even offer compensation of any kind.Such a big restaurant and they didn't make any accomodation for a generator.
Please make sure to ask management what measure they would take in case of a blackout.
I would rather suggest that you find another place for your party. Please also check all their chairs.
Top of it after the party lots of people call me and told me that angoor bansudi was sour and couple kids got sick of it.
Another person sent me an e-mail and told me that on the day of their party they had 1 hour power outage.
Talking to the Owner Minaxi Malhotra "Do what ever you can about this" is the attitude she has.Just be careful if you have to host a party at Akbar.

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Big and extravagant setting for indian food...the overall decorations in the restaurant are fine...Food is good too... IT has a very big Bonquet hall so good for parties.. "

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★★★★☆

Big and extravagant setting for indian food...the overall decorations in the restaurant are fine...Food is good too... IT has a very big Bonquet hall so good for parties.. "

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You can get really good Biryani and other Non-Veg dishes.The quality of rice used for preparation is very good. Yoghurt and Curry also comes with biryani which makes it a very good meal and easy to take out if you are in a rush.You can call in advance and food is hot and ready to pickup when you reach.

PROS: Tasty non-vegetarian dishes
CONS: Spicy

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★★★★☆

You can get really good Biryani and other Non-Veg dishes.The quality of rice used for preparation is very good. Yoghurt and Curry also comes with biryani which makes it a very good meal and easy to take out if you are in a rush.You can call in advance and food is hot and ready to pickup when you reach.

PROS: Tasty non-vegetarian dishes
CONS: Spicy

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From our mythical royal ambiance, our warm and friendly staff, to our robust and refreshing flavours, we welcome you to experience a culinary journey through Northern India at Akbar Restaurant

 

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