Shloka Fine Indian cuisine

4.3
40 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Indian
Shloka Restaurant (formerly Ginger) is a contemporary Indian restaurant located in the heart of Freehold's historic downtown. Our unique house blend of spices and herbs will be sure to make your palate sing! We take great pride in using the freshest, most local ingredients possible. Each dish is freshly made to order. We know you will taste the difference. We believe that hospitality is as important to our guests as the high quality food we serve. When you walk into Shloka, you become the center of our attention. Our goal is to ensure you leave satiated and happy. We look forward to serving you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian, Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch (buffet): Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(732) 333-0756
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We offer full-service catering for dinner and birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, baby showers, engagement parties, and weddings. Contact us for customized catering menus that can be developed to complement your event.
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PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE BACK OF THE RESTAURANT AS WELL AS ACROSS THE STREET IN THE MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 40 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.1
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3.8
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great. Was surprised how well the grilled food especially fish was. Some other restaurants cook it until it’s dry however these folks cooked it perfectly. The food is a bit spicy if you don’t specify while ordering. That was our fault. So remember to state your spice level.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Food! The chicken and lamb were both great!

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HF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had Indian food before and I LOVED this place

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I thought it was very good. My parents thought it was so-so. A little spicy for their tastes, but that’s common for Indian food.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Service needs to be improved , the area around is so vibrant and lively but this place was opposite ; the service was very very slow .. while the whole restaurant had only 3 tables occupied , it took around 40 minutes to get our food ! Value for money isn’t worth as well for the quality !

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MR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious as usual.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!!

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LK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My significant other and I truly adore the food at Shloka....we discovered it completely by accident. We live right down the street, so the convenience is obvious! We had done takeout before but with Valentines Day, I decided to surprise him and make a reservation for the evening. They had a special menu, and each item was more delicious than the one before. The lamb was superb, the stuffed chicken was wonderful....and the mango mousse was sublime!
It is our new favorite place and we plan on making it a mainstay!

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MR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious as always.

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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food in Freehold.

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LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant. The food is expertly prepared, flavorful and fresh. Service is efficient and kind. I will be back again.

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DD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the taste of the dishes we had. Tastier than other Indian restaurants we’ve frequented.

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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food in Freehold. At least in my opinion.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Service was attentive. All the Indian favorites on the menu. Hit the mark all around.

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LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never fails. The food is so flavorful and so well prepared. You will savor every bite! The service is wonderful and the owner (or manager) always greets you when entering. It's a comfortable and casual place to have a delicious meal with your friends and family.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food and large portions made it a great dinner. Will definitely come back.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good and reasonable

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food in this particular restaurant is not that good. The Chicken and the rice were fair to good but the appetizers and the vegetarian dishes were not good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enjoyed entire time at the restaurant....service was excellent..waitress was excellent...food was different for me to eat but manager helped me with the process of picking out my meal. would go back again and again...,.,

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

First off, the food was excellent! This was our first time eating here and I can say that we will be coming back for sure.
The restaurant is nice, not too big, not too small. The service was not that great, but wasn't bad either. It was difficult to get a water refill, did not check on us very often, and only the manager was taking orders. The place was not full yet the staff seemed to need more help.
Overall, our experience was terrific! I would definitely recommended to friends and family and will be back again!

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Having recently returned from visiting India, the food at Shloka is authentic and was like traveling back to India. The Chicken Biryani was perfectly spicy and delicious. There's so much more to Indian food than Chicken Tikka Masala...and this is the perfect place to be adventurous!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Had the calamari as an appetizer, was very delicious. Had the lamb korma for dinner. It was the perfect amount of spice and cream sauce. I will definitely go back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was so very very good. We didn't even know who our server was the owner / host took our order. There seemed to be only one server and one water boy. The food was amazing and worth the wait truely amazing Indian food.

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MR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here many times. Always the same...Good food from nice people

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very fresh and delicious, and the waitstaff and presumably owner were very friendly. Portions were good sized. Appetizers were quick, tasty, and spicy - a good way to start the meal.
But there appeared to be some mix-up with the waitstaff or kitchen, as I took a fairly long time for our dinner to come out. A few times we noticed the owner having animated conversations with the kitchen and waitstaff, and it didn't seem like any particular waiter was serving any particular table.
This aside, it was a fun experience. The space is open and echoes, leading to quite a high noise level, but the spicy and delicious food is a winner.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I always thought I didn't really like Indian food. Until I had dinner at Shloka.... Such a rich palate of different flavors, combined into a beautiful dinner. It was delicious. Will definitely go back!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wow the food was absolutely delicious!! Very impressed!! We'll be back again soon!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four meals we ordered were excellent. Staff was attentive. Definitely will go again

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RM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicioius Indian cuisine. Great selection of traditional dishes. All fresh. Especially enjoyed the Chats and Lamb Rogan Josh. Perfect amount of heat and seasoning. Prompt and attentive service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great good, service & location. BYOB. Liquor store on corner.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were promptly seated, service was attentive but not overwhelming. Food was hot and very tasty. Would recommend to others and will definitely return.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Average Indian restaurant .... Nothing fancy or great about it.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ordered 4 different dishes and each was wonderful. Portions were generous but we ate it all! Service was great. Relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food, including the meals being brought to other tables, looked and smelled divine. The kitchen is partially open so you can see the chefs preparing your meal real-time. The staff was timely and attentive, and was willing and able to answer any questions we had. There was soft music playing in the restaurant that I just loved-set a relaxing atmosphere where you could really just sit back and enjoy the meal and the company you had. This was my first time here and I will definitely be back again!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance in this Indian restaurant is very nice, the staff is responsive without being overbearing. The food was delicious and the price is very reasonable. I would highly recommend this place.

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L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good but over priced.

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WD
New York Area
916 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Pretty good selection; three vegetable dishes and a couple of chicken dishes with some good accompanying selections (typical starters and desserts) that one would normally expect to find at a restaurant specialisng in Northern Indian cuisine.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Indian cuisine in Monmouth county. The food tastes great and the service is good.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

food was ok, small portions. went with a coupon, probably wont be back

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, very accommodating.
Definitely deserves a return visit.

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