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Permanently Closed - Ashoka Indian Cuisine

3.6
25 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Ashoka Indian Cuisine is located in San Francisco, California and specializes in serving Southern Indian, Indo-Chinese and other regional Asian cuisine. The restaurant is family friendly and offers a casual dining atmosphere.

Ashoka Indian Cuisine offers a daily lunch buffet as well as a daily menu dinner service and offers dine in, takeout and delivery service. The menu at Ashoka Indian Cuisine features an assortment of appetizers, biriyani, chicken entr�es, lamb entr�es, vegetarian dishes, tandoori dishes, seafood entr�es, bread, sides and desserts. Entr�e options at the restaurant include such Indian fare as chicken tikka masala, karahi lamb, shahi paneer, chicken kebab, prawn curry and fish masala.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm -10:00pm; Lunch and Dinner: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 567-8124
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
we provide catering upto 250 guests
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Cross street
Fillmore St.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, High Tea, Takeout, Wine
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.5
service
3.2
ambience
3.8
value
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

We really enjoyed our meal. Three of us with two mains and a rice dish was plenty for us. Unfortunately they told us they were closing their doors Sunday the 30th; too bad. Food was some of the best we've had...

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1.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Close business

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3.0Dined on September 17, 2016

The Indian food was good at this tiny restaurant. The service was extremely inattentive. Hard to get waited on - to have our order taken, to order another beer, to get the check. The people working there were friendly, but just did not check in on their customers often enough. We were not in a hurry but the slowness in getting a menu, a drink, the check, was irritating.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Really good and tasty food. Not much else to say. We truly enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2016

Had a wonderful dining experience yesterday at this great little place. My friend likes spicy food and was very happy with how hot his dish was and I on the other hand do not like spicy food at all, flavor yes, but hot and spicy, no. I didn't even order from the menu, I just told our server Maria I wanted something vegetarian and not spicy and she brought me the best Indian dinner I've ever had. I can't recommend this restaurant enough, 5 stars.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2016

Delicious food. We returned for the buffet the next day

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2016

Food was fine but the server was very awkward and made a lot of excuses for the slowness. Turns out the server was also the cook. The decor is also outdated and cramped.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Excellent place for Indian food. Family owned and operated they take care of you as they do their own.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2015

We love the food at this Indian gem. Simply some of the best in the City. Eggplant is the best ever. But if the chef doesn't appear, and the staff cannot even pour a beer alone, what's the point? I suggest you call the restaurant before starting out, and verify they are open and cooking.

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1.0Dined on June 25, 2015

As other reviewers have noticed, we arrived for a reservation at 6:15 to find the restaurant shut tight. We wandered up and down the block a couple of times to see if maybe they would simply be late but they still weren't there, so we gave up and went elsewhere

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2015

Was a tasty dinner for 3 with helpful friendly family members waiting on us.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2015

We were looking for a Indian restaurant close to where we happened to be coming back from the Presidio. When we arrived there was no hostess so we seated ourselves instead of leaving. Glad we stayed. The place is very quaint but the food was great. It is a place we would go back to again. That's the best praise is that we would go there again.

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1.0Dined on July 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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2.0Dined on February 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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4.0Dined on April 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.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2013

A nice small place, the food was excellent and service was fast and friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 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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4.0Dined on March 17, 2013

Very small but high quality food. Owner was very helpful, good recommendations and fast service!

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1.0Dined on January 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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5.0Dined on November 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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3.0Dined on March 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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4.0Dined on December 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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1.0Dined on December 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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2.0Dined on November 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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5.0Dined on September 29, 2011

For the authentic Indian cuisine connoisseur. Every dish absolutely delicious. The chicken tikka masala is other-worldly. Best Indian food in SF.

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