This is the second time we visited Itihaas and the food great. We would be definitely visiting again.
Quality of food was second to none as usual. I had the lamb for starter and main and found it very tender
Lovely food and great service. Very enjoyable experience and would definitively recommend to all my friends .
We were never given the chance to eat! We left after 20 minutes before being seated. We were asked if we would like a drink when we first arrived and were given a drinks menu but nobody came back to ask what we would like. We then observed chaos ensuing as people who had been waiting were shown to tables and then returned to the bar area as their tables were not ready. I cannot comment on the food but would hope it is better than the service. Will not be returning here and fortunately as it was our wedding anniversary we managed to get a table at another Indian restaurant. May Be we just encountered a bad Saturday night with too many people to look after.
Starters different but not our cup of tea. Main meal ok.
2nd visit to Itihaas, arrived during a snowstorm. Warm welcome. Good friendly service. Food really good, tasty but not too spicey. Not the cheapest place in Birmingham, but location convenient and reliably good value for money
The service and ambience were fine. However the food was disappointing and did not live up to expectations. It was very ordinary.
The food was delicious and most of the staff were wonderful. Our experience was a little ruined by the fact that one of the managers (I assume as he was dressed in a suit) came to our table four times to ask my (male) partner if everything was OK with the meal (sir). He didn't once look at me or ask me if my meal was OK. The only time he spoke to me was when he told me I would have to vacate the table as they needed it for someone else.
Fantastic food quality with some great and varying dishes, the starters including a tasty salmon dish were mouth watering. Excellent service and good atmosphere, would recommend to others for night out, group of friends or business events
We booked this restaurant for my parents anniversary. The service was excellent and the waiters were very attentive.
The food could have been more flavoursome, that is the only negative but overall an enjoyable evening.
The restaurant is beautiful and service is first class, only downfall it is a bit pricy with limited variety. I as a vegetarian had the best meal ever, whereas my husband didn’t enjoy his quite as much.
Our visit to Itihaas was amazing. We originally booked for 9 people but were 8 on the day. The reservations team followed up the booking and ensured we sent out our pre order for lunch.
The food was served as ordered and everyone in my team was happy with the taste. Drinks were served on time and accurately. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.
Quality food in a great setting. Service was top drawer. Definitely be visiting again.
The food was the only good thing about this restaurant, the service was shocking. Made to wait for 20 min even though we had reservation, after waiting got seated downstairs where it was empty and very cold.
Booked for two based on previous occasions which have been good. However on this occasion the service and food were below the usual standards. Very disappointed.
Popadoms were so wafer thin, which kept on crumbling when trying to dip them in the accompanying sauces and so couldn't eat them.
We're not large eaters and so ordered mains with "Tokri ki Roti ". This was described as a selection of different Roti's. What arrived were Garlic Nann and plain nann. No roti.
Having said that, my main meal, Makhni Murgh was excellent and my partners dish was also of the same calibre.
The waiter did ask how our meal was and I told him how we felt. Nothing was done about it.
Having paid the bill, as we were walking past the same gentleman at the bar, neither he our the bar girl bid us goodnight or a thankyou. We wer both very disappointed with the service recieved on this occasion.
Top notch as usual , Food and ambiance excellent .Would recommend it but not cheap.
Good food in a nice setting and service was of a good quality
Good Indian restaurant with very attentive service
Tried steak ,very , very good ,all four of us where very happy with our meals , crab starter, great , lovely place , great food , great ice cream and walnut with Jameson Whisky pudding , the most expensive meal in my life (59) but great thank you ,
Was no mention of it being closed. No signage. Was closed and no message on telephone either
Expected more for the price you can pay much less and better tasting food at Akbars or tipu sultan!
The food itself was delicious however had to wait for an extensive amount of time before the food arrives. Waiters forgot parts of our order. Potential to be a lovely place with the right staff.
The service is really good. I have not tasted this good Indian food in a long long time. The place is tastefully decorated with historic artifacts. Saroj was the person who served us. He made us feel at home with his quirky humour. Looking forward to visit again .
Excellent Punjabi cuisine in superb restuarant
We were in Birmingham for a University Interview and had read about your restaurant in a Good Food guide. We were not disappointed! A fabulous and memorable evening with wonderful food and lovely staff, thank you so much.
If Birmingham University make an offer, we will definitely be back again, many times!
I have recently purchased the Independent Birmingham card which on Sundays to Thursdays entitles the card holder to 20% off the bill. I called ahead prior to the booking to confirm that this was still the case and was told that it was. After travelling across town on our lunch break we were told that the card was not valid on the lunch menu - I was not told this on the phone and no where on the Independent Birmingham website was this clause stipulated so it was false advertising and we would not have gone had we been aware of this.
The best Indian restaurant in Birmingham, it's always delicious and consistently good.
The food was as we expected: Extremely high quality Sputh Asian fare, with a modern sense of presentation, and incredibly deft balancing of flavours and spices. The wine list was extensive, and reasonably priced.
But the service? Oh dear. Despite the best efforts of those who welcomed us, service was, for most of the meal, a joke. Drinks ordered took an age, and three reminders, to come. Two bottles of wine (one red, one white) appeared. We had to prompt the waiter to bring glasses. He brought four, to a table of five. We asked for second glasses for those who wished to switch wine. I wonder if they ever arrived. We'd certainly left before they did. Not enough cutlery was brought for the mains. When we pointed this out, one person ended with two forks. One person with their old, dirty cutlery. We hadn't been offered dessert, when we were informed the restaurant was closing.
So, for two courses, and a couple of glasses of wine each, we were billed £250. If you're charging that, you can afford to pay professional staff who know what a restaurant is, and what it does. The flavours were lovely, but not worth the effort, or the price.
The food was absolutely outstanding - without a doubt the best Indian cuisine I have ever tasted. Incredible flavours in all of the dishes served. Just fantastic.
Excellent food and service
Excellent evening which was faultless in all departments and the food was of the highest quality, an experience that will be repeated.
The restaurant has a great ambience and decor. Service was cordial, however it took some time to be taken to our table even though we had booked in advance. Also, we were not initially offered drinks whilst we waited to be taken to the dining area. Overall food was good, price was reasonable, and I would go again.
I came to Itihaas all the way from Coventry for a pre-birthday dinner. I must say it was the best Indian food I have had since I came to England. Now this Indian restaurant can afford to call itself authentic among hoards of aspiring but under achieving novices.
At the offset, the ambience beckons images of royalty in a quaint historic corner of India. As soon as I entered, I was blown away by the sheer elegance of the decor. This is no ordinary casual dining restaurant.
Starting from the menu - which gave me major India feels - with papad and a signature accompanying mint chutney, smooth and tender Paneer Makhani with real paneer instead of tofu and creamy Dal Makhani to amazingly soft butter naan, everything about Itihaas is as Indian as you can get in England.
Itihaas is mildly on the pricey side, but with what they had to offer, I'm not complaining.
Tip - make a reservation as a lot of people love this place!
Valentines meal, overall experience was nice, I love the food here.
Seemed a little understaffed on such an evening, service was unusually slow and the quality of the chicken was not as good as usual. Starter was very nice however and the dessert was yummy.
Will be back again but please be a little quicker on the service :)
The food was faultless. I'm a vegetarian and I loved all my courses. Especially the starters. My partner eats meat and he said the food was okay but not worth the price. He prefers Shere Khan's in BHam.
What let's things down a little is the quality of their cocktails and how the staff don't get briefed about the cocktails. They were unable to answer about the size and mixtures without consulting the bartender. The restaurant was full and we were waiting 15mins for a drink everytime so maybe they need more waiters/bartender. Otherwise, dishes were unique and I would go back because the veg food was gorgeous!
Went for birthday dinnner. Sat night. Really relaxed atmosphere. Great well spiced food. No trying to turn tables which was great. Service was a bit confused but overall very enjoyable and would thoroughly recommend.
We'd booked Itihaas for new year's eve via Open Table, and received a booking confirmation.
When we reached the restaurant, they did not honour the booking confirmation. We were asked to leave the restaurant as they would not serve any one unless a pre-payment had been made.
We would have happily made the pre-payment if we were directed to via booking site.
Our New Year's plans were ruined!!!
We were not offered a table even after we agreed to wait as they were too busy making money.
I suspect, if I would ever make a booking via 'Open Table'.
We booked the table for 7.30. When we arrived, we spoke to a youngish gentlemen with two pony tails (this information is only for Itihaas purposes so they can retrain him). I told him my name and that i booked a table for 2 at 7.30, he said 'sit down', no hello, welcome, please, etc. Just 'sit down'. We sat for 20 minutes, in that time we saw numerous other couples/groups who were in the same position as us, repeatedly asking to get a drink whilst they were waiting, each time to no avail. We also witnessed the barman taking 15 minutes over a five drink table order, whilst 2 pony tails just stood and watched. At no time during our 20 minute wait did anyone come and speak to us, nor did they speak to the others who were waiting. It was terrible. We left in search of a restaurant that valued its customers.
- The starters were amazing, tasted spot on, beautiful flavours and I think this lacked in the mains.
- Lighting was a little too dark
- Ambiance and Interior was spot on
- Waiters were friendly and attentive
An enjoyable evening was had by all the family celebrating a birthday at Itihaas. The atmosphere was lovely and the service friendly, professional and accommodating. The menu had plenty to choose from and the meal was delicious. Would come back again and bring friends.