Asha's Manchester

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372 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary Indian
Since first opening in Dubai in 2002, our restaurants around the world have enjoyed a wealth of critical commendation and industry accolades with the aid of Bollywood royalty Asha Bhosle.
Respecting tradition and authenticity whilst pushing the boundaries of contemporary cuisine, Asha's multi award wining formula combines heritage with innovation and fresh, locally sourced ingredients of the finest quality.
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4.2
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4.0
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4.0
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3.7
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NB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Indian we have ever eaten. Superb quality and really nice helpful staff..

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven’t been to Asha’s for a while but was excited to take return and take my mother.I had spoken highly of it beforehand. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon....the service was spot on, not too intrusive but attentive...the food was delicious, there was a nice selection of ambient music playing and the restaurant/toilets were spotless. The waiting staff were friendly and with a sense of humour. Helpful & knowledgeable about the menu.
We would not hesitate to return or recommend to others.

CK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice place and good service just so horrendously overpriced. The food was fine but nothing special. Certainly not the £18 we paid for a main dish of lamb Rogan Josh!!!! If it’s given me that dish next to a takeaway I would not be able to tell the difference. Sorry. Absolute rip off.

DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The website for this place does a great job in so much as it makes it look a whole lot better than it actually is.
The food was decidedly average, nothing better than the Indian we regularly visit.
The actual place itself was really cold! I know it’s winter but I had goosebumps all over my arms! I almost put my coat back on.

SC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service were fine. Food took a bit of time to come but that was fine with us as we like to enjoy a bottle of wine and take our time. The food was good but not outstanding. £17.50 for a butter chicken was quite expensive to say it wasn’t really any better from a very good takeaway near home.
We had a nice meal but the whole place lacked atmosphere, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but it was lacking in ‘vibe’.

MD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Starters were exceptional. Main was a bit slow too arrive and not as good. Very noisy group spoilt the atmosphere a bit.

Would try again. Definitely recommend the prawns and lamb leg.

JH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Expecting the lobster but let down with a set menu but overall was ok

AM
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience1

I booked this restaurant for my husband for valentine’s evening ... when we arrived it was very bright .. no ambience to say it was valentine’s night.... we asked if we could order off the normal menu as it wasn’t very busy & they said no even though later in the evening the table next to us did!!!..... there shouldn’t be one rule for one & one for another .....

LG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The service was good and the waiter was very nice; everything else was a disappointment. My boyfriend and I had booked to come to Asha’s for Valentines night and were hoping to order from the usual menu rather than the Valentine’s menu however this was not the case. The Valentines menu was £45 each which included a starter each, two curries with a shared naan and a shared rice, and finally a very small shared desert- not worth £45 each at all. The food was nothing special and did not come close to our local curry house (Shimla Spice Keighley) which is much better value for money and much better tasting food.

We would not return to Asha’s as we believe we can get a much better curry elsewhere for a fraction of the price. A very small cocktail was £10 and the Cobra was £5.50 for a pint! A service charge of £11 was also added on top of the price. We spent £120 in total which is just ridiculous for the food we received.

BV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Provided with a set menu without knowing during booking for valentines day.
Unfortunately non of the dishes were what we were expecting.
Plenty of other options for asian food without the hefty price tag to go with it but still get the same flavours and better

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always exquisite

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S
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our second visit to ashas and once again was amazing. Thank you

RA
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice ambiance. Expensive and the food does not live up to the price. It is far from poor, however the eloquence is simply lacking

JD
Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really nice food. Plenty of choice and some unusual but very nice options. Really tasty but at £20 for a main course and £10 for a starter and £5 for some of the naans, £100 for a meal for 2 is expensive

JE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit and AMAZING!! They even brought out birthday cake without being asked. First class service and food and we will be back :)

NC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, and the quality of the food was awesome

Highly Recommended, will defiantly return

Thanks

MH
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Mediocre food at best and abismal service. I was absolutely disappointed after looking forward to Asha’s for so long, it was a disaster to say the least, rushed service, water confused with our main course and generally not what I would expect off such a international brand name.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Customer service was very poor, at no point throughout the meal were we asked if the food was ok or if we wanted another drink, at the end of the meal when the bill was brought, I paid in cash minus the service charge, when the waiter came back I Said I’ve left the money for the meal but not the service charge the response was ‘oh well I’ll have to go and ask the manager if it’s ok’ after waiting 10 minutes for him to return we left. Certainly so t be returning.

CB
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New dishes on the menu. Excellent food as always. Service impeccable. Love this restaurant

RV
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food served was a little bit cold but okay.Indian food should really be served hot. Lacked the passionate service we had when we first visited the premises.

S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went there with my son and the service was incredibly friendly. The restaurant is very nce and the food very good. Would defenetely reccomend it.

PS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience, lovely staff and excellent food. Menu is varied and plentiful. This is our go to restaurant in Manchester for any special occasion.

SA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Emporers platter was sumptuous and the Prawn biryani cooked to perfection. Prawns cooked excellently. Would highly recommend and would definitely visit again.

M
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed a very good meal at Ashas with my girlfriend on Saturday night. The restaurant provides an excellent setting and a high quality & interesting menu. The staff were friendly and provided excellent table service.

As someone who dines out regularly in Manchester I can appreciate that Ashas provides a standard of dining of a higher quality than many of its contemporaries, however I would say the menu prices are high enough alone to not constitute a need to ask for a service charge & to enable you to provide free water for the table.

Overall my first experience of Ashas was very positive and I would certainly recommend the restaurant to others.

SF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

What a strange looking place from the street side and an empty bar below but... the food and the service was superb. Also really helpful allergens menu. Thank you!

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience3

Opentable advertises pre theatre deal as running from 12pm - 7pm on Friday and Saturdays. I booked a table for 6pm, and only when I began to order was then told the pre theatre deal finished at 5pm.

Please sort this out, as I ended up paying much more than I had budgeted for a meal.

P
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience4

Poor value not brilliant just average which was a shame

SC
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A bit pricey for an Indian meal but the food and service were exceptional so you get what you pay for.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is really nice and really gives me a surprise!

CB
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always. New menu, lots of choice. Cocktails to die for

F
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

The food was extremely disappointing. The prawns were so hard it felt like they had been cooked yesterday and the food lacked spice and taste which you wouldn’t expect for a Indian restaurant.

BR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Really looking forward to the meal as a repeat customer. Unfortunately it was very lack lustre, poor service, lack of ambience for the occasion of New Year’s Eve. Long wait to be seated without any explanation, stood unattended at the hostess desk for around 5 minutes whilst staff stood around/chatted between themselves and walked past ignoring attempts at gaining their attention (the table was ready). Food was not as good as usual. Very disappointed overall.

DG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food at Asha's is plentiful and delicious. The staff are very friendly and made our evening a most enjoyable experience.

SC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food overpriced though

t
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff at this lovely, bright and airy restaurant with a highly original menu, beautifully presented and with personal stories attached to the dishes

DS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We would recommend Asha's. The food was great, the service was friendly and prompt and the surroundings are clean and modern. The food is more expensive than a traditional Indian restaurant but the standard is higher in my view. Overall, excellent and we would go again.

H
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

4th visit at least and always great service and great food.

AC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most perfect lobster sharing platter! I would highly recommend Asha’s

WB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

I always used to rave about Asha's but it's gone backwards. They've removed the host/hostess to greet you as you walk in. You now have to walk upstairs and stand around at the top of the stairs until, eventually, a waiter spots you and comes over. They also no longer take your coat to hang up so it has to go over the back of the chair. For a restaurant at this price-point, the walk-in experience is poor. They've also dumbed-down the wine list and they didn't have 3 of the red wines on the list. Again, not good for a relatively expensive place. The food, however, is great quality.

F
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting and ambiance. Food on the whole was good, butter chicken was really good, lamb chop biryani whilst tasty felt like it could be a little spicier (personal preference though). The staff were helpful and made our anniversary meal special at the end! Slightly pricy but we did order a lot of food. I’d recommend you try Asha’s!