Ashoka - 2nd Ave.
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Great food and jazz
Excellent food and attentive service. Great breads. Not fancy but very comfortable. Maitre d’ personalizes your experience.
Exceptional Indian food. Convenient location. Fairly priced.
This splendid yet unpretentious restaurant, along with its sister (completing renovation) on Columbus Avenue at 82nd, offers a broad range of classic Indian dishes at gentle prices. The food is uniformly delicious, served in ample portions, well-seasoned and presented at the perfect temperature. Spice heat and other special requests are graciously handled by an attentive but not overbearing staff. We always order the mushroom appetizer, heavenly salmon curry and sublime chicken tikka masala. Ashoka’s raita is rich and velvety, a perfect accompaniment along with their several naan and rice variations. Indian rice pudding is our go-to dessert, always a cool, calming delicacy at the close of such a flavor-forward dinner.
I give Ashoka my highest recommendation and hope it thrives forever!
Great!! We loved it it was great and nice atmosphere order anything it was all good in trying to write a review but I really don’t have the time
First time there and will return! Excellent Indian food in a beautiful restaurant, especially good options for vegans.
Everything at our table was excellent with one glaring exception - the Chicken Tikka Masala. As long as you avoid that dish you’ll have a good meal here.
I love this place. Staff is very friendly and skilled. Food is consistently excellent. Nice jazz on weekend. They truly care whether or not you are enjoying your meal.
one of the best indian restaurants on the ues. great jazz, great service and food. It is our go to place. Tandori salmon is awesome.
Great little known East side gem, my second visit would definitely go back.
Great food and service. Live music.
It was a freezing cold Friday evening and Indian food seemed like the Perfect comfort food. Ashoka was the perfect choice. The atmosphere was levels above most local Indian restaurants. It was warm and cozy and non-drafty and the decor was modern with comfortable banquets. The decor resembles more of a slick Japanese restaurant rather then an Indian restaurant but that elevated the experience. The best part of the evening is that they have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. It was 2 guitar players playing old jazz standards most of which I didn’t know but it was till fun. The menu was varied, the food tasty, and the presentation very nice. My Lassi has an umbrella in it and the nan was arranged on a platter with yogurt sauce.
Service very good, generous portions and very good food.
Great service and great meal. We were a party of 7, Sme new to Indian and some veterans, and all loved it. The tandoori mushrooms were unique. Samosas, korma, saag, all wonderfully flavorful, even the dishes we asked to be made mild.
Great authentic Indian food, would definitely go back,
Fabulous saag paneer, very good other dishes, solid wine a cool frosty glasses for beer, nice live music playing that was unnecessary but enjoyable, comfortable seats and space to talk, neighborhood gem we found and will return to often, the service was on the slow side (please make sure to serve the nan WITH the food not half way through) but truly enjoyable
Server went above and beyond to take care of one person in our party who was vegan, and overall the service and food were very good.
I would definitely recommend Ashoka to friends
I enjoyed my meal here very much. The Tandoori Chicken Salad appetizer was delicious. My lamb rogan josh was also very good, followed by a delicious kheer for dessert. Service was very attentive.
Very good food. I had chicken Tikka and friends had shrimp curry and eggplant Bertha. Garlic naan was delicious. Music is a nice touch too. Acceptable wines at reasonable prices.
Great food, service, and live music this Friday!
Great Indian restaurant, with subtle and interesting flavors.
Great attention to service. Food very good adjustments to taste and diet. Saturday we had live music.
Wonderful addition to the neighborhood.
Great new neighborhood spot. Friendly, attentive service.Delicious, freshly prepared food. A great assortment of appetizers and complimentary dessert. We'll be back!