I just wanted to say thank-you for the lovely food I had on Saturday night; as you know I have Coeliac disease (I was with the SPICE party). My food was wonderful and indeed gluten free. The staff were caring and understanding and I thank you for that; I will definitely be returning.Julia Smith
Second visit, still superb
My husband and I visited Itihaas again last week for lunch and just like the first time we visited, everything was absolutely superb. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. We cannot find fault at all with Itihaas, long may it continue.
Visited April 2015Ann N - TripAdvisor User
After seeing this wonderful restaurant on BBC2’s The Service with Michel Roux we decided to visit and it was well worth the 4hr round trip as we were truly delighted by the experience.
We used ‘Bookatable’ to make a lunch reservation however their web site gave us the wrong times but a member of staff from Itihass rang us that morning to inform us of the mistake meaning we had time to change our plans.
The restaurant is beautifully appointed and the staff so welcoming. We certainly weren’t disappointed.
We had the £12.95 set lunch menu and it was really the most amazing Indian food we have tasted. Beautifully presented, with not too long a wait and each dish was explained fully before we started.
Food was absolutely amazing and all in all our £40 total bill was well worth it. We shall be back as we are still talking today as to what a wonderful experience we had with both the staff and food.
In fact we left a hat on one of the chairs and the restaurant rang us minutes later to let us know so we could call back and collect.Allie_7 - TripAdvisor User
“High Quality venue in every respect”
A wonderful Indian restaurant with a delicious sophisticated menu, sumptuous surroundings and attentive service. This is now the best Indian Restaurant in Birmingham currently. Fabuluos dishes, some of which were entirely new to me. Beautifully cooked and presented, in a luxurious well appointed restaurant. Highly recommended.
Visited September 2014TimL - TripAdvisor User
“Consistently first class”
We’ve been to Itihaas three times over about four years and it is always great. We prefer to go for lunch as it is by far the cheaper option. The food is excellent as is the decor, service is great too. Lunch for five people was £80 including soft drinks which is pretty good.AlltheCarneys - TripAdvisor User
Really good food and service
Went to this place with the wife for our anniversary.
Meeted and greeted very well.
Restaurant was busy as expected.
Was given ample time to look through the menu which was designed well and not overly complicated with too many choices.
We ordered and received drinks (mocktails) very quickly, both of which were really good.
Our starter (mixed grill for two) was delicious. Meat cooked really well. Not your standard lamb chops or sheesh kebabs.
For the mains we had a fish curry (amritsari) and lamb jalfrezi with perfectly made naan and boiled rice. The lamb was perfectly spiced but the fish was a bit on the salty side but not to worry. We couldn’t finish the mains so they were packed for takeaway without any fuss.
Overall good curry house and would go back.Abdul M - TripAdvisor User
Simply put one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Everything that came to our table was delicious. It can’t be described as cheap, but for a special occasion I don’t think you could go far wrong with this place. Superb service from very friendly waiters. Just wished I lived closer so could visit more often!SirMixalot - TripAdvisor User
“Beautiful food with excellent service.”
I visited this restaurant for s work party. We arrived at 6.30 and we had a table for 15.
The decor is nice and it had a nice atmosphere in the restaurant. We ordered a lot of food as we were just a table full of hungry men.
We had the mixed platter for starter the chops were amazing, the drumstick was very tasty but it was pink so slightly undercooked, the Shish kebab was a little to dry for my liking.
I had a king prawn main it was perfect big succulent king prawns the size of your fist this was accompanied by jeera rice and the thinnest chapatis.
Dessert was beautiful Apple jilabi served with pistachio kulfi.
Probably one of the best Indians in Birmingham.ash_ali1 - TripAdvisor User
Had a wonderful meal at this brasserie which we found by chance. Highly recommended. Open kitchen style, clean restaurant and friendly, helpful staff and best of all was the fantastic food. Had makani murgh with glass of white wine and price was an extremely reasonable £15. Softest, tastiest chicken ever! Will definitely be back next time I am in Birmingham and will advise friends and colleagues to try it out too. Only one issue which would be to expand number of tables so more people can enjoy a fabulous meal here too! Thanks.emmajemma - TripAdvisor User
“Super Value Lunch.”
We made a special effort to get here on a cold, cold snowy day for a family birthday lunch. The trek was well worth it and couldn’t quite believe the value and quality of the food on offer. The special lunchtime set (tasting type) menu is spot on, comes in three options (a higher end offering which includes a prawn (Jingah) dish at £12.95, a meat based menu at £9.95 and a veggie option at £8.95, yes I know!). We all went for the £9.95 menu and each platter comes with a rice bowl, a dhal, a yoghurt raitha, lamb rogan, chicken murgh AND naan AND a splendid carrot halwa. The food, service, staff, ambiance and food are all splendid! It deserves all the accolades it gets. PS. The halwa is to die for! Book now you won’t be disappointed.mickyjt - TripAdvisor User
“Fine dining Indian experience”
Top class restaurant with some of the best Indian food I have ever tasted. However, you will not find your traditional Indian dishes here. My friend didn´t look at the menu and ordered what he thought was a staple of any Indian restaurant in Chicken Tikka Masala, pilau rice and a keema naan. None of those things were on the menu!! Despite that, the waiter told him that they would do it all for him anyway. I had a Chicken Chetinad with special rice, naan bread and Bombay aloo and all of it was of the highest order. The aloo needs a special mention. Normally these tend to be a tad tasteless and certainly not particularly spicy in most Indian places, but these were extremely spicy and really tasty. Food of the highest order with price tags to match. 72 quid for two people which included a beer each. It´s worth it.
Visited December 2014Gazpacho68 - TripAdvisor User