Ashoka Indian Cuisine
Ashoka Indian Cuisine

Ashoka Indian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ashokasf.com/
  • Phone: 4155678124
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm -10:00pm; Lunch and Dinner: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Happy Hour, High Tea, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: we provide catering upto 250 guests

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fillmore St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ashoka Indian Cuisine
Ashoka is a small privately-owned restaurant which takes great pride in bringing the greatest measure of pleasure and satisfaction to our customers. We strive to provide you with personal and attentive service in a quiet and romantic atmosphere.

When you dine at Ashoka Restaurant you will enjoy some of the finest Indian food in the Bay Area. We offer a broad selection of the best and most popular Indian food from around the vast and varied country of India. All our food is prepared using the freshest and most authentic ingredients, cooked on the premises to meet your specific requests and to satisfy the most discriminating of tastes.

All our dishes are prepared by our fine chef who has a natural flair for subtly blending a variety of exotic spices to create unique flavors and mouth-watering dishes. Our menu emphasizes some of the best recipes derived from royal households, not from commercial kitchens.
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Ashoka Indian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Place wasn't even open!
    Dave
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    What kind of place takes reservations and is not even open?! We walked down to the restaurant and it was locked up and no one was there. It was 6:30 PM on a Thursday. They wasted our time so I'll never go back.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the Ashoka Indian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Poor service, good food.
    Alvaro
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I don´t usually rate places, but I don´t know what happened in this place. The food was ok, but the service was too bad. It´s a pity because the local looks good.
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  • Charming with excellent food
    Sunflower
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    It's a tiny restaurant with great charm. Very nice lighting, high ceilings, only small tables( that's great) and a little kitchy bar, which we didn't mind at all. Everything from service, to ambiance, to food and price was fabolous. We were surprised that this little gem was almost empty, which didn't bother us at all either. Therefore, we were able to have a nice conversation and didn't have to scream, as it is sometimes in other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • We'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    A nice small place, the food was excellent and service was fast and friendly.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Our food was surprisingly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Our food was surprisingly well-seasoned given that the restaurant is tiny and doesn't look like anything much from the street. Not your ordinary Indian takeaway joint but you'd never know it.
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  • Very small but high quality
    EastBayITGuyVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Very small but high quality food. Owner was very helpful, good recommendations and fast service!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • We went on time to our reservation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    We went on time to our reservation, but the restaurant was close. No one answer the phone number listed.
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  • This is perhaps the best Indian
    localVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    This is perhaps the best Indian food we have had in San Francisco. For my taste a bit spicier would be preferred, but it was certainly spicy. The eggplant was the best, although the lamb sauce was just wonderful.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • We were the only party eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    We were the only party eating there for lunch on a sunny Saturday. The owner (who is also the chef?) was friendly. We had the goat curry and the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Tandoori chicken. The plates are small for the price and, although I guess the area is more expensive in general, 3 pieces of thigh meat does not equal 1/2 chicken which is how the Tandoori chicken was described. The curries were delicious, not the flavors I expected, but also not spicy at all. Naan was great, but $2.50 for 1 piece?? Overall, can't fault the food but I'll still go elsewhere next time.
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  • We shared dishes, Palak Paneer,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    We shared dishes, Palak Paneer, creamed spinach Indian style and Champ Tazadar, grilled lamb chops with fabulous seasoning and of course we could not pass up the Garlic Naan. A great meal before going to the Palace of Fine Arts for a concert. And they deliver and offer a discount for take out pick up. If I lived in the Marina District I would on it. Very good dining experience.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • a real disappointment, my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2011
    a real disappointment, my husband chose this restaurant for his birthday dinner because we greatly respect the historical figure, the emperor Ashoka, and every aspect of this restaurant was ordinary or sub-par.nlog even cheap and cheerful
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  • Not the most memorable Thanksgiving
    Whatsamattayou
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Not the most memorable Thanksgiving dinner ever, but I love Indian food, so I looked forward to the new experience. We ordered samosas for starters, and I thought they were terrific, but my partner was middling. On a whim, we ordered two different paneer dishes (palak and masala), but had trouble finding the paneer in the spinach. The naan was probably the weakest part of the meal (food-wise). Both the regular and garlic naan were dry and bland. The chicken tikka masala was very nice with lots of tender chicken pieces and plenty of masala. By far the worst part of our experience was the service. Even though there weren't many patrons, our waiter spent most of his time either on his phone, or preparing to-go orders.
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  • For the authentic Indian cuisine
    AgeminVegasVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2011
    For the authentic Indian cuisine connoisseur. Every dish absolutely delicious. The chicken tikka masala is other-worldly. Best Indian food in SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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