Akbar's Restaurant was the dream of an 18-year-old boy, Shabir Hussain, who decided within six months of working in his first job that he wanted to open his own restaurant. He knew then, as early as 1988, that he was going to name it Akbar's. In 1995 the dream was realised with the opening of a small restaurant, seating 28, on Leeds Road, Bradford. Since then, through sheer enthusiasm, determination and hard work, the restaurant has never looked back, always going from strength to strength. Over the last eight years the seating capacity has increased from 28 to over 200.