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18 Fleet Street, Birmingham, B3 1JL +44 1216598087

(((() Indian
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:30
Saturday: 18:00 - 23:30
Sunday: 18:00 - 22:30

Excellent quality food
Nice ambience for a casual or special day out

Jai 28 November 2016
from Birmingham

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Winning Best Midlands Restaurant at the 2012 British Curry Awards and the Best UK Restaurant at the Cobra Good Curry Awards in 2007, Itihaas is a pioneering Indian restaurant in Birmingham. Split between luxurious Colonial and Maharaja Suites, the restaurant offers opulent cuisine inspired by the Moghul era.

With a name that literally translates to ‘history’, Itihaas focusses on Indian heritage with a menu ranging from marinated lamb shank, cooked in Indian army rum masala, to Goan prawn curry. A whole lobster is simmered with 5-spice in a creamed mustard paste, while an impressive vegetarian selection includes chickpea, paneer, aubergine and lentil recipes.

Blending Indian and western influence, desserts at the Itihaas restaurant in Birmingham delight with chocolate and coconut samosas, and naan bread and butter pudding. Slate walls and plate glass line the restaurant interior, evoking a sophisticated colonial ambience.

Looking out onto the Birmingham Canal, Itihaas sits in the Jewellery Quarter on Fleet Street.


18 Fleet Street, Birmingham, B3 1JL

Contact +44 1212123383
Reservations +44 1216598087

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Customer reviews for Itihaas

4.5 (((() (based on 23 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (17)
  • romantic (12)
  • large parties (9)
  • luxury (9)
  • private dining (7)
  • business (5)
  • lunch (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • value (3)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Jai from Birmingham

    Excellent quality food
    Nice ambience for a casual or special day out

  • (((** 19 October 2016 by Rahul Shah from Birmingham

    It was my favourite restaurant for special occasions. However, the recent visit has not left a great impression. The food taste was very average for what you pay! Change of chef may be the reason, but the quality of the food is not premium in my view.

  • (((** 4 October 2016 by Supriya from Birmingham

    Food was good. But extremely expensive. They must work on the ambience. It looks dull and old.

  • ((((( 29 August 2016 by Pathi Venkat from Swansea

    Lovely food,great selection of drinks and excellent service from start to finish.Excellent starters,especially the papri chat which was the highlight of my meal.Enjoyed the ambience and friendly reception from the staff.Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 23 August 2016 by Tina from Blackwell

    Food was fantastic. Really enjoyed the mixed platter starter.

  • ((((* 8 July 2016 by Rachel Dawkins from Birmingham

    The mixed vegetarian platter for starters was delicious. We had a selection of mains and shared the dishes. All were very tasty. There was a good variety and everyone including the children loved the food. 2 of our party had complimentary deserts of ras malai, which finished off a lovely evening of fantastic food with great service.

  • ((((* 4 July 2016 by Priya Jain from Birmingham

    Had a lovely time at ithihaas for my mothers 50th birthday. The service was good and the food was also amazing. I've always loved the decor and the staff are friendly. This is the 3rd time visiting. Defienetly would go again! The only thing I would say is the parking which is a let down but that is not the restaurant fault as it is based in the city centre.

  • ((((* 12 June 2016 by Lucia Frattini from Birmingham

    Dining at Itihaas was a very good experience. I went with my family and we asked to the weiter to help us with the menu. He was very helpful and at the end he did everything for us. We had a bit of everything and we had the chance to try different things. Price good, good service and good atmosphere. I even asked to reduce the ac because i was cold and they did for me. I highly recommend the resturant.

  • ((((( 6 June 2016 by Veerinder singh Nazran from Birmingham

    Fantastic! 3rd time jere

  • ((((( 30 May 2016 by Satish Rao from Birmingham

    Friendly staff
    Good food- tasty n well prepared!
    Especially vegetarian food was very good

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