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Akbar Cuisine of India

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Santa Monica
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2627 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4622
+1 310-586-7469
11:30 - 13:45
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

My husband and I live in the neighborhood and have eaten at Akbar every month or two for many years. I also take people there for business lunches. The food is fresh, and the chili meter is a big help. I highly recommend their okra dish, the best I have ever had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Three of us eat here, we all had different meals but each one was excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful and very quick.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

Finding good Indian food is difficult when you do not have full domain of the variety of dishes. This is a great place with excellent food and very trendy, clean setting. Had 4 dishes to share and they were delicious. The waiter was extremely helpful and patient. A must return to taste some of the other dishes.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

The staff is friendly, the service is top notch, the ambiance is pleasant & quiet and the prices are competitive. But what's up with the food? It was swimming in oil and inedible. I blotted up the oil with two napkins and had the meal packed to go. It is now in my freezer. It's a toss up if I... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

been here a few times, and was always amazed at how inventive Indian cuisine could be. Last night I was at a birthday party for 22, and we feasted on mushroom soup and spicy lasooni shrimp, a veggie croquette with habeneiro sauce, some chicken with minty yogurt chutney and some tandoori salmon. The sauces on some dishes were on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2009

Akbar in Santa Monica has the best food in town, their chicken tikka masala and the tandorii Sea Bass are unbelivible, the selection of wine are amazing and great price and the service is friendly good and fast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2008

Another great place for food and wine parings. The waiters are knowledgeable on all of the yummy specials and know just the right wines to go with them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2008

THE place for yummy Indian food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2008

Very flavorful with more complex spices than cheap indian eats. A great deal when you have a coupon! :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2007

Well there is not good Indian food around westwood... well their sag paneer is pretty good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
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Open Hours
11:30 - 13:45
11:30 - 13:45
11:30 - 13:45
11:30 - 13:45
11:30 - 13:45
11:30 - 13:45
11:30 - 13:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2627 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4622
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-586-7469

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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