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73-83 Liverpool Road | Deansgate, Manchester M3 4NQ, England
+44 161 834 8444
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17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well known locally. This is one of the best currys you can get in Manchester. Everyone has probably mentioned the huge naan breads (fold on non greasy side and tear). I always eat too much here! Because of the popularity the service can be a bit rushed but it's not rude and I've always been well looked after.

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Thank Tom W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came as a group with work. Unfriendly welcome from the woman at the front desk followed by a 20minute wait for a table we'd pre-booked for the time we arrived. When finally taken to the table it was only 1/2 laid so sprinkling petals on it was a bit redundant. Absolutely rammed dining and people shoe-horned in everywhere and very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband treated me to a child free night in Manchester. We stayed in the nearby Hilton on Deansgate and chose to dine at Akbars. We have tried to dine here on several previous occasions with no luck due to its popularity. Even being 8pm on a weekday evening we expected a small wait time so we were really pleased... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My title for this review says it all - FAB FOOD BUT FELT RUSHED. So this highly popular city centre venue was recommended to me by many colleagues and friends. Giant naan breads, delicious food - nice venue,decor, cleanliness etc - all great. The experience of dinner felt rushed - staff were attentive but we both felt hurried along. Maybe... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As regular diners here we are always happy with the food, service can be wanting at times however the lamb chops keep us coming back!

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Thank Foodbuff786
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent Asian restaurant with a modern look but traditional cuisine. This was one of the best Asian foods I had in years. Everything was cooked in a homemade style and was authentic. Of course you can prefer whether you would like more or less hot but the taste remains great. There is a good bar area. Wait times can... More 

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Thank Sibtehadi
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had booked for a table of 10 on New Years Day. After waiting nearly 30 minutes (for a table we booked!) this was given away to a large group and asked to wait again. Absolutely terrible service.

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Thank Ian J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The feed is so much more than what you'd expect. The lamp chops are just fantastic. Great atmosphere too. Also good value for money. The drinks/cocktails are just average but that's fine.

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Thank Ala Q
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a Saturday night after several recommendations. The good. Food is excellent. Starters and mains didn't disappoint. Probably one of the nicest meals I've had in a while. Nice decor. Funky booths. Then not so good. Clearly a popular place so there are queues. We had to wait an hour or so. You get given a buzzer and... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you arrive after 7pm expect to wait 30-45 minutes (still worth the wait though) . You can't write about Akbar's without mentioning that gigantic garlic nan! Verry big and yummy. I go eat there every trip to Manchester (3-4 times a year). It has always been a wonderful experience. However, I've always over served myself to the point of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Halal
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73-83 Liverpool Road | Deansgate, Manchester M3 4NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 834 8444

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