Itihaas

4.3
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265 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Itihaas restaurant in Birmingham is one stunning eaterie. This beautiful restaurant —the name means ‘history’ -- is the £2 million brainchild of businessman Raj Rana and it’s been raking in awards since it opened its doors. The décor is contemporary meets traditional with two dining rooms honouring colonial and maharaja eras – there are slate finished walls, original paintings, carved stone elephants, Jali marble window frames like those found in Mogul palaces and elegant black sari-clad hostesses. Chef Amardeep Saka offers intriguing dishes influenced by North India, Mumbai, Chinese fusion and Kenya. The cuisine and service are royal, yet the ambience is relaxed and informal – a history-making combination in anyone’s book.
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MarkW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was fantastic and very good value would definitely dine there again .

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was slow! We were made to wait for a table even though we had booked- makes no sense.

Waiter was begging for a tip which made us feel a bit uncomfortable!

Food was good especially the safari platter

JK
JoanneK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, table was at 9:30pm and we were told the restaurant closed at 10.30pm so felt a little rushed, even though people came after us. Everything was excellent and the safari platter was delicious, my only criticism would be that we were given ketchup as part of the pickle tray with poppadoms which was odd and a first for both of us.
Service was great too.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely Indian restaurant not typically decorated in the usual style, it felt quite cosy with a calming ambience. Food very tasty. Service excellent. Would definitely visit again and would recommend to others.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always

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SimonW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visited Itihaas very shortly after restaurants were allowed to re-open following the coronavirus pandemic. The restaurant was quite empty and unfortunately a diner on another table felt it was quite appropriate to take a very loud and long business call on his mobile; but aside from that, everyone was charming and helpful, and the food was delicious, with generous portion sizes.

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rajeb
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having visited for many years, it was our first choice for super Saturday. Itihaas did not disappoint on any level, ot made us so glad to return to normal and we felt so safe because tye hygenie levels were impeccable and we were so happy for the staff to be back at work. The key point I would make about this restaurant is that it the only one of which I can saythat I can day have absolute consistency any day of the week, year after year. I love eating out and being loyal to my faves but thats not always possible, it is at Itihaas.

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SOsman1
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Itihaas was amazing!! Really delicious! The ambiance was great too! I would highly recommend this place for a special occasion.

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tur8o
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy being a Saturday night but service and food quality was outstanding still. Will definitely return and recommend

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Colinb
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Booked a table of 4 for Saturday 15th February. Table was available after only a 5 minute wait. Service was a little slow initially but then very attentive thereafter. Our main waiter was humourous and attentive but others were a little matter of fact and dull.

Drinks are quite expensive but food is amazing. We all enjoyed started and mains, word to the wise starters and rice portions are big enough to share. No issues.

Overall recommend to at least give it a try!!

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Chum28
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant is normally faultless, fantastic food, however was rather disappointed this time round

It took 50 minutes to bring out starters, where we found the prawns really nice however the raja lamb was disappointing.

The main was very good which was a chicken dish.

Please improve your service times and levels, you charge a premium price so I expect premium service

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PriaS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The staff are very friendly. Our food took longer than normal but our waiter, along with the manager, was very apologetic and gracious and gave us some free starters for the inconvenience

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NaziaB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Poor service we hd to ask for our popadams. They came 40 minutes after we sat down. We had a set valentines menu and our soup wasnt served at all. We hd to pay the full price for the course even though a full course wasnt given. The service was awful. Not attentive at all, quite disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really good, the service was decent we asked for a sauce and they completely forgot we requested it which was annoying at the time. Be careful with their special occasion menu because they didn’t include that the meal price was per person it was a unpleasant surprise when i asked for the bill.

JB
JaspreetB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was brilliant. Kamaljit in particular really catered to our needs. It was a special date night and he ensured everything I asked for was provided.

MB
MikeB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My second visit here recently & not disappointed at all. The food was excellent, promptly served & staff friendly. I’ll be visiting again very soon. Great restaurant 👍

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GrahamD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable meal. Excellent food and service.

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VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We arrived at 8pm and we were not seated until over an hour later. We kept being told the table would be ready in 5mins. When we were seated we waited for a while for a server to come over and take a drinks order. No one came and in the end we had flag someone down. This happened again when we needed to order a food. It took approx 1 hour 45 mins from us arriving to us ordering. The food was ok once it arrived. They gave us bottled water and poppodums on the house to compensate, not really much considering we were happy to just have tap water!! Very disappointing service.

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BobR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very busy so service a little slow but the food was just superb.

MB
MikeB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was my first visit here & it certainly won’t be the last! The food & service were great. I only had poppadoms followed by a chicken curry & cauliflower rice, but they were a ‘cut above’ the norm & really enjoyable. The rest of the menu & wine list looked good too - will be back soon! 👍👏🏼

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Shelly
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal here on Christmas Day. The food was incredible and there was so much of it. The service was fantastic, pro active and friendly. We were very impressed and cannot wait to visit again.

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miguel
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, never lets us down

SG
SuzyG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

First visit to this restaurant. Initially excited by the name and decor expecting authentic Indian punjabi curries, but was disappointed when the same rich gloopy curry sauce was presented for each of our orders -lamb, prawn and paneer, particularly at the price we paid. For a busy Saturday night, service was not bad and food arrived at a reasonable time but the waiters could have been more welcoming.

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TomA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, with a good variety of traditional dishes. The service was attentive without being over the top. Would recommend to anyone wanting good Indian food in Birmingham

CJ
CarlyJ
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Really poor service , had to wait 40 mins before our first drinks. The starter was very nice but the main course was very low quality meat. At the point of asking what the meal was like it seemed fine but as we ate our mains, we found that the chicken murgh was very low quality meat, it was thigh, and dull of gristle . We informed the waiter and he said you should have told me at the start when I asked ! It took nearly an hour for the food to come. Very poor experience indeed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Excellent service. Good wine list. Utterly yummy food

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KunalV
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A Great Atmosphere and Meal they were very accomodating as we had disabled friends joining us and they were each served with care and attention
Absolutely Fantastic restaurant

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GlauciaP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Place, food and service. I absolutely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated a 40th Wedding Anniversary with the family. We had a great time and service was really good. It was a Monday night and therefore a less busy time to visit. Only downside is that there is not a big variety of starters in my opinion (although what we ordered tasted great) and also it’s pretty pricey compared to other Indian restaurants. So I’m not sure how often I would visit itihaas but I would reserve it for special occasions only. Other than that it was a lovely night out. Thank you

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DannyB
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Really great food. The staff try hard but just lack the poise of their upmarket competitors.
I would go back again.

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SatP
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Really very disappointed in this restaurant
They were not flexible at all
The vegetarian options were terrible
I would really avoid - much better indian restaurants in bham

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KY0000
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food, good portion size and presentation.
Would definitely recommend.

AJ
AnilJ
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great but the masala tea is a no no.

RK
RameshK
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great food service and ambience. Would visit again. Portion size is bit less.

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SanjayS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Accommodated us despite delayed arrival. Excellent food.

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vipgregev
London
22 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good curry. Starters are expensive so avoided them. The main courses are better value for money. Very tasty, hearty fare. Will definitely go back.

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ND312
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good (not amazing but better than most) and the service/decor was lovely, however portion sizes are small and prices are high! Quality of food doesn’t justify the price - there are better places which offer better value. Also didn’t appreciate getting a snotty email the next day, about not honouring our booking when we did! Doesn’t make me feel very valued after spending over £130 on a modestly sized meal for 4!

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ksk68
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was very good but this was let down by the slow service at the beginning. I twice had to remind them for a bottle of wine. I had asked someone if they had a cloak room for my jacket but the lady never returned. As I stated the food was good but overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The meal was not as good as I expected the choice of main dishes was very limited and the service wasn’t great. Once the food was served no one even came over to ask how the meal is ok or if we needed anything else..

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RichardS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tastefully decorated establishment with a unique menu.

The food was delicious and well worth a second visit

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Itihaas does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Itihaas is rated 4.3 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

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