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Akbar Restaurant

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21 Cortlandt St, Ste 1, Edison, NJ 08837-2900
+1 732-632-8822
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Montclair, New Jersey
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222 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Drove 40 minutes to try this place after reading so many good reviews here. Weekend buffets are usually sumptuous in an Indian restaurant, but not this one. Mediocre offerings, very little variety, and the dessert was just rice pudding and vanilla ice cream. The dal was decent and the tandoori chicken as good as most, but the rest of the... More 

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Fords, New Jersey
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend & I have been wanting to use our Restaurant.com gift certificate for this place. Forgetting that you can’t use it when you get the buffet, we got the buffet. I'mean glad we did, so we can sample without spending a lot. The food was delicious & the decor was beautiful (apart from a balloon in the water fountain).... More 

Thank Denise L
Bengaluru, India
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a good ambience. We ordered veg and non veg starters. Both were bad. But the main course (including a basic dal makhani, paneer dish) was worse. We ordered tequila shots, which seemed to have with diluted with water. Overall, never visiting again. Save your bucks!

Thank megzzzz
Hollywood, Florida
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216 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Akbar is a banquet/restaurant. The white cloth tabled restaurant is extremely clean and spacious. The service was excellent. They gave recommendations based on preferences. When I am on a project for a period of time I usually find an Indian restaurant to frequent on a regular basis. However, this is Edison, where there are so many Indian restaurants. I would... More 

Thank Alex080856
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at Akbar specially treated by George; who's amazing manager. KingFisher beer is best and tandoori lamb chops you don't wanna miss it.

Thank Alex B
Woodbridge, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Good welcome & initial response. But there are greedy people in their management so you need to be careful about whom you deal with for a party. We had organised a party at Akbar & some of the experience was pretty bad. They tried to charge us for service we never requested. They subcontracted some service for us without us... More 

Thank Daiveet P
Kochi (Cochin), India
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

While parking our vehicle at the spacious parking lot, this cute, but elegant Indian restaurant built up in Indian architectural style is quite impressive from out side, it self. On entering, the interior decor reminds one of those usual Mughlai Indian Restaurants seen in North Indian cities. Furniture, fixtures, fittings and all those wonderful paintings are befitting to such an... More 

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martinsville, nj
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281 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The owner and staff were excellent. They could not have done more to provide an excellent dinner. Owner picked out a tastey selection of Indian food including various appetizers, chicken and lamb and bread. It is a large place with several banquet rooms a a good sized dining room.

Thank robertmaster123
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Never has Indian food prior to this visit. My wife has been wanting me to try it for a few years. I have to tell you that the food was fantastic. Well OK, it's my first time but they Akbar did not disappoint. The flavors, the spices and especially the service from Raj was excellent. My wife and I will... More 

Thank Dennis K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I was visiting Edison with my family from Harrisburg PA and was hoping to have some good Indian food for dinner and chose Akbar, which was my biggest mistake. We ordered malai kofta, palak paneer and chicken kohlapuri. The palak paneer and kofta did not have any taste, seemed like there was no spices or salt and was totally bland.... More 

Thank Ronak P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Cortlandt St, Ste 1, Edison, NJ 08837-2900
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Edison
  • Phone Number: +1 732-632-8822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?