Harden's survey result
“Aktar Islam (ex-Lasan) is doing a fabulous job in his new venue” – a “super-stylishy”, 70-cover venture that’s immediately hailed as “Birmingham’s best Indian”, with “dedicated” staff delivering an “equisite” and “exciting” modern twist on Indian cuisine. “It’s is a little off the beaten track from the city-centre but well worth seeking out”. In October 2019, Michelin – unusually for a regional Indian – awarded it a star.
Aktar Islam left Lasan to strike out on his own at this 70-cover May 2018 newcomer. It opened too late for any survey feedback, but early reports online suggest it will rival his old gaff as Brum’s foremost ‘nouvelle Indian’.
Opheem Restaurant Diner Reviews
"I have eaten in Opheem many times and i have to say i believe its one of the best restaurants in the city and the UK, the setting, service and quality of food is worthy of the star"
"Exemplary, imaginative cooking - don’t expect high end traditional Indian food, that’s not what Opheem is about. This is innovative, modern Indian food, cooked to perfection and with style. Yes, (much!) more chilli heat would have been welcome, but that is, I suppose, a matter of taste. Service was excellent but I got the impression that they were trying too hard to meet ‘Michelin expectations’. I’m not sure that all of waiters understood the composition or concept of the dishes they were serving. Hopefully with time this will improve. The ambiance really wasn’t for me - smart but rather chintzy - and noise levels much too high. I’m being picky here - the quality of the food made up for these slight short fallings. We had a very enjoyable evening and will, I’m sure, return."
"Value for money? £70 for three courses seemed excessive on Friday evening. It’s £50 week days. Other than that, a very enjoyable experience. "
"A really refreshing take on Indian food. Innovative, tasty, clean flavours & presentation. Highly enjoyable. "
"Birmingham best Indian. Most dishes very well structured with lovely spicing. Service generally very good. Can be some big delays in food arriving. Beautiful restaurant fit out particularly love the lighting."
|Wine per bottle||£22.95|
65 Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JJ
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-7:30 pm|