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Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum (Indian & Nepalese)

9.1/10
851 reviews

Average price €35

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Guest spacing 1,5m
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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €35 Special request
VEGETABLE SAMOSA
€5.95

Fried pastry with a savory stuffing of spiced potatoes, onion, peas and lentils.

ONION BHAJI (veg)
€5.95

Deep fried onion fritters: slices of onion coated with a batter of chickpea flour and deep fried.

CHILLI PANEER (veg)
€8.95

Fresh Paneer fried with chili, onion, capsicum (sweet pepper) and garlic.

SHARED DINING - NON VEGETARIAN: For 4 persons and more (price per person)
€30.95

This preset menu includes: starter + main course OR main course + dessert

Dietary options

Gluten free, Halal, Organic food, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes
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MENU SHARED DINING - VEGETARIAN + VEGAN: For 2 persons (price per person) € 27,95

This preset menu includes: starter + main course OR main course + dessert
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MENU SHARED DINING - VEGETARIAN + VEGAN: For 4 persons and more (price per person) € 29,95

This preset menu includes: starter + main course OR main course + dessert
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MENU SHARED DINING - NON VEGETARIAN: For 2 persons (price per person) € 32,95

This preset menu includes: starter + main course OR main course + dessert
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MENU SHARED DINING - NON VEGETARIAN: For 4 persons and more (price per person) € 30,95

This preset menu includes: starter + main course OR main course + dessert
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User photos

Shared Meal For 2 Main Dish
Pistachio Homemade Icecream. Recommend 10/10.
Traditional Desert.
Paneer Butter Masala

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.1/10
based on 851 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Fanny M.
    Fanny M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    This restaurant is a gem in Amsterdam! The food was excellent and the staff very friendly! However, the service was a little too fast (dishes arrived 5 minutes after ordered). But I will definitely come back soon!

  2. Geoffrey H.
    Geoffrey H.
    • one review
    9/10

    Awesome place , just the music not in indian theme (electro sound), food was awesome, and trust me, when they say "hot" it's really really hot. don't hesitate !!!

  3. Kerstin M.
    Kerstin M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing currys and side dishes and lovely starters. I rly recommend this to everybody, but especially to vegetarians and vegans. Great plant based menue. Also, the service was quick and professional and the staff very kind.

  4. Jo B.
    Jo B.
    • one review
    10/10

    I celebrated my birthday here this evening and had an amazing time! The food was incredible and the staff were very attentive and kind- they really went above and beyond. I will be recommending it to anyone I know who’s visiting Amsterdam.

  5. Menno V.
    Menno V.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    Very nice Nepalese and Indian restaurant close to our house, which we actually didn't notice before. My wife had a Nepalese mixed menu, which was very nice, balanced in spices and a huge variety of food (chicken, lamb, lentils, baby mango chutney, rice and more). My son took the mixed tandoori, also a variety of meats and shrimp, with a lentil sauce on the side. Not spicy, but rich in taste. I had the lamb madras, which was wonderful and not that burning spicy, so perfect for lunch. A variety of naans completed the dishes. The setting is very beautiful, a nice and tastefully decorated old warehouse, which directly gave us a warm and cozy feeling like being at home. Service was very well, our waiter from Nepal was very explanatory and polite, They even offered us free drinks of choice after paying the bill. Well worth repeating!

  6. Alisha M.
    Alisha M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    I have been to Ashoka several times in the past year and I was thoroughly impressed. Not only is the quality of food excellent, but the wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The cocktails are amazing as well, so this made the experience complete. I plan on going back every time I visit Amsterdam and I highly recommend it. Just a side not, I have gone to several popular restaurants with good ratings and was so disappointed. Ashoka stands high above the rest

  7. Diana B.
    Diana B.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Lovely restaurant with amazing service! The food was very diverse and nicely decorated. The shared menu had plenty of dishes, but I believe a better combination for nepal/indian cuisinestarters should be available.

  8. Iris P.
    Iris P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The food is really good and the servers very kind! The only disadvantage was that they have receipt printer which makes a lot of noise. But again the food is excellent!

  9. Stephen D.
    Stephen D.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Maybe the most perfect curry house in the world

    Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum (Indian & Nepalese)

    Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for your recommendation. We would like to see you soon again.

  10. Meenakshi p.
    Meenakshi p.
    • one review
    6/10

    The service and atmosphere was great, however what I missed was the authenticity. To make the food more spicy Indian cuisine does not just add green chillies to it, we have several spices that easily allow for the dishes to become spicy. North Indian food is also famous for serving onions and lemons with its dishes, small details like this is what makes Indian cuisine amazing!

  11. Jan Piet P.
    Jan Piet P.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The staff were vely welcoming, and served professional and with charm. The place itself looked delightfull. There was a cosy atmosphere and the food was really tasty!

  12. Melissa L.
    Melissa L.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Friendly although perhaps a little scattered staff. They still managed to accommodate us in all our requests and demands. We had to be moved inside due to sudden change of weather and it all happened swiftly and quickly. The choice of food was abundant and the vegetarian and vegan selection was higher than average. Portions are manageable and not too abundant. The vegetarian momos were not as good as I was hoping, they didn't look very fresh to me, but I'm not an expert. The taste was good. The dip wasn't my favourite. I had a vegan Nepalese dish (unpronounceable name) which left a strong sour after taste. Overall it was a good experience and I would go back, perhaps with different expectations.

  13. Bernd B.
    Bernd B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Thank you. It was a pleasure - the meal was stunning. The atmosphere was it too although more Indian music instead would be nice! Simply ask one more time for new drinks. Than it would be 10/10 :)

  14. Leah D.
    Leah D.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was delicious and the cocktails were too! Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we always had everything we needed. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

    Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum (Indian & Nepalese)

    Dear Leah, Glad to read your amazing dining experience at Ashoka. We would like to thank you for taking your time to review us. We hope to see you soon again.

  15. Lorenzo C.
    Lorenzo C.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Food really good. All our Chickens (Tandori,Butter curry, Masala curry) were delicious and not too spicy as asked. Staff was really gentle and focused on the needs of every of us. I loved the birthday celebration with lights and music. I'll probably go there for my Brithday after this.

  16. Kalpik N.
    Kalpik N.
    • 16 reviews
    6/10

    The ambience of the restaurant is really good! Service was okay. But it all goes downhill from there. Our starters (momos) were served to us cold. The sauce accompanying the momos is supposed to be spicy, but it wasn't at all spicy. The chicken in the main curry dish was really dry, and the food in general was very bland. Some requests we made regarding the food were denied because it was "too busy". Also, it's very expensive for what you get. You can eat much better Indian food for half the price elsewhere in Amsterdam. Overall, quite disappointing, because we read really good reviews here.

  17. Bas H.
    Bas H.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Really good food in pleasant atmosphere. Price of the menu was rather high for a pre-set menu.

  18. Jack H.
    Jack H.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Really good indian. Service was a bit slow as it was NYE and we had to get the attention of the waiters twice but overall good food, good location and atmosphere. Would recommend

  19. Juan  T.
    Juan T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great place

  20. Christine g.
    Christine g.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The table reservation worked very well. We were only in Amsterdam for three days and even went back to Ashoka because the food was great. Excellent spices, everything of very good quality and extremely tasty. We had Paneer and Chicken Tandoori, both of which were excellent. If we come to Amsterdam again, we will go back.

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More information

Opening time

Monday until Thursday 16:00 - 23:00

- Dinner 16:00 - 23:00

Friday until Sunday 12:00 - 23:00

- Lunch 12:00 - 16:00

- Dinner 16:00 - 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

Spuistraat 3G, 1012 SP Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Public transport

Nieuwezijds Kolk, Amsterdam Central Station

Directions to get there

Ashoka is located in the historic heart of the city, a stone's throw from Amsterdam Central Station. The famous Dam Square and the Bijenkorf of Amsterdam are within walking distance; just 600 meters from our door.

Paid parking in the neighborhood

Features

Asian, Garden, Good for a business lunch, Good for groups, Romantic, Christmas, Mother's Day, New year's eve, , TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Valentine's Day

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