6 reviews of Akram Kashmiri Restaurant in English
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Dreadful, absolutely dreadful…..
4 adults, 4 different dishes, all the same brown, lumpy base sauce. Only difference appeared to be some tomatoes in mine (rogan Josh) some red food colouring (my wife’s masala), some onions in my friends (Dupiaza) & spinach in his wife’s (saagwala). Bland, overly salty dishes that lacked any depth of flavour or freshness whatsoever. Tandoori chicken starter was a whole breast of cheap chicken in lacklustre coating full of food colouring. Paneer was burnt & unnecessarily spicy. Prawn puri was bright red?!
It’s safe to say I’ll never be back, instead I will pull my finger out & drive over to our usual in Balsall Heath (the Diwan, where there is some pride going in to the dishes…). Anyone who says this is good really needs to get out more & discover the proper curry houses that make Birmingham famous.
Akram’s Kashmiri resturant is 'THE BEST’ Kashmiri/ Indian cuisine we have had!!!! The food cannot be faulted it is great, the portions are generouse and the décor is fitting. The staff are all very friendly and are always happy to help - even if you need your curry altered they are ahppy to do so, which has happened to me once. There is nothing bad I have to say about this place other than that I now live too far from it to vist as frequently as I used to :0(
Actually every time we go anywhere else we alway regret not going to Akrams!! The ersturant is kept impecably and to a high standard I would certainly recommend this resturant and you cant give the peshawri nan a miss. Be warned they get very busy at the weekend so best book before you go !!! Perhaps time to expand?
Definaely go and try it you’ll love it
We went to Akrams on a recommendation and were not disappointed.
My 2 companions were late, so when I arrived I enjoyed a frexh popadom and various pickles etc. while looking at the extensive menu. I chose a starter of Prawn Puree and it was delicious. The prawns were hot and juicy, tha sauce tangy and sweet with a hint of chilli heat, and the fried bread crispy.
My companions finally arrived an hour late, so they decided not to bother with starters but went straight to the main courses.
They both plumped for the balti chicken jalfrezi and the empty dishes at the end were a testament to a well prepated dish. The bombay aloo and nan breads that accompanied their meal were also well received. When ordering the waiter did ask if they would like their jalfrezi medium or hot, and they both decided on medium. Afterwards one confessed that he probably should have asked for hot as the medium was not quite spicy enough.
I decided on the Akram Special Biriani and was presented with a huge plate of golden rice and large chunks of chicken, lamb, prawns and vegetables in a mildly spiced vegetable curry sauce. Perhaps unwisely, I'd asked for a garlic nan to accomany this feast and the inevitable result is that I couldn't finish either of the dishes!
The service throughout was quick polite and professional, with the water jug being refilled contantly without us having to ask.
Akrams is unlicensed but there is a good off-licence directly opposite on the Pershore Road.
The cost of 3 main courses. 3 nan bread, 1 bombay aloo & 3 popadoms was £32 which we all agreed was good value. I'm pleased to recommend this restaurant and will certainly be visiting again.
Parking can be a problem on this stretch of Pershore Road, but there is usually some side street parking nearby.
By far one of the best curry houses in this area. The food is delicious and the service couldn't be more friendly. Unlike many curry houses the portions are a good size and never too expensive! The atmosphere in this restaurant is unique down to the decor and overall relaxed service. I truly rate this restaurant highly and would advise anyone passing through the area to stop for a meal. Family friendly and also teen friendly, unlike some restaurants they dont take advantage of a group of teens celebrating a birthday etc by over charging they treat every customer fairly!
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Linus, 23 January 2008: Always on the lookout for good brum curry houses - thanks a lot
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