Akbar's history began with Mr. A.N. Malhotra, who modeled his first restaurant after the grand Mogul Emperor Akbar; who was famous for the splendor of his hospitality. Over the years, Akbar and Mr. Malhotra have acquired an enviable reputation internationally.

After serving many years within the hospitality industry, expanding the Gaylord brand internationally, Mr. Malhotra and his son, Pradeep Malhotra, opened Akbar restaurant in Manhattan in 1976. The delicate cuisine and elegant ambiance found at Akbar restaurants can be traced back to the 16th century in Northern India, when royal Indian Mogul Akbar had a flair for dining in unique surroundings.

Today, thanks to his culinary expertise and over 40 years as a talented restaurateur, Mr. Malhotra and his children have succeeded in spanning the ages. With authentic recipes prepared by centuries-old methods and chefs imported from Bombay, they have made it possible for modern day gourmets to enjoy specialties which were virtually unheard of in the U.S. until the late 1970's.

Mr. Malhotra emphasized quality of service and food from the beginning. Thanks to its popularity, Akbar now has branches in Garden City, NY and Edison, NJ. While the latter is managed by Mr. and Mrs. Pradeep Malhotra, the Garden City branch of Akbar is managed by Mr. Malhotra's daughter, Ms. Meena Chopra.

Through the leadership of Ms. Meena Chopra, Akbar has been recognized as a brand of top-quality service and one that values innovation, in both its ambiance and menu selection. As the first Indian Restaurant in Long Island, Akbar has lived up to its name by providing unparalleled food and service quality to its guests for years.

We look forward to serving you sometime in the near future, whether it be for an unforgettable evening in our restaurant or a memorable party in one of our banquet halls.

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