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Ashoka Restaurant

€€ - €€€Indian, , Vegetarian Friendly
Spuistraat 54, 1012 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 0066
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“naan” (27 reviews)
“curry” (33 reviews)
“nepalese lamb” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Spuistraat 54, 1012 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ashoka Restaurant
1. Tandoori or Curry as you like!
"Really nice restaurant with good service and very tasteful options."
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2. Taste like in Nepal
"A restaurant with excellent service, great atmosphere and great food."
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3. Service with smile!
"Excellent service with a smile."
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here for dinner, and were very happy with our choice. We had the mixed tandoori grill, and a nepalese chicken dish. Both were really good and a feast for our taste buds. Whilst the ambience is more of a small scale family run...More

Thank hasjasj
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoy this restaurant for each of our Amsterdam stays (which is quite often - once or twice a year) and since our first visit it has kept up the excellent quality and friendly service. There’s a broad selection of traditional Indian menus including tandoori,...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a fantastic meal here during my recent trip to Amsterdam - authentic Indian/Nepalese cuisine with waiters who are well-informed about the food and able to advise on choices. On top of this the staff was extremely attentive, the food was truly amazing and despite...More

Thank Martina M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I both had a great evening. The service was friendly and the food was exceptional. The only downside was that it was far too much for us to finish.

Thank Luke T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife had the chicken Korma and I had the chicken Madras. Both were excellent. We live in an area back home with lots of very high quality Indian restaurants and this is as good as I've had anywhere with reasonable prices too. We recommend...More

Thank Germanic_Irishman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small place but decent grub. Floor staff very good and effecient. Food wasn't too bad. Could be less oily and more seasoned. Good value too.

Thank SaggiArcherDublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had looked at multiple restaurants to take my wife to, for her birthday. We settled on Ashoka because the reviews were great and we both love Indian cuisine. We made the reservation online before we eve left Ireland, and I also messaged them via Facebook...More

Thank Patrick O
TKandel, Owner at Ashoka Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mr. Patrick, I have had already explained your issues however, TripAdvisor removed your earlier review considering the voilation of it's guidelines. And now I noticed that you again wrote a second review as well. To be honest, I don't have any interest to write...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after hearing good things about it. Didn’t disappoint one bit. Anyone who says the portions are to big are just greedy. Portions perfect, price is reasonable. The food is delicious, one of the nicest Indians we’ve had. The service is fantastic. Can’t fault...More

Thank markjo93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice the waiter, that served me with kindness and courtesy. Thank you for lowering the music, for the nice cheese nan and refreshing mango juice.

Thank Ivy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my Nepalese fish curry, it was excellent! There are, however, downsides, namely small portion (I wasn't really full after the dinner) and price that for the size of the dinner was just too much! Even naan wasn't included. This part was disappointing,...More

Thank Kornelia C
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Questions & Answers
Kevin T
17 July 2017|
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Response from TKandel | Property representative |
Dear Mr. Kevin, The easiest and fastest way to make a reservation is via our website. Please visit ashokarestaurant.nl and make a reservation.
Jayne S
14 November 2016|
Response from TKandel | Property representative |
Dear Mr. /Ms. Jayne, Thank you very much for your query. We are open in the Christmas Day. If you are planning to visit Amsterd and having dinner at Ashoka, please make a reservation in advance. I look forward to seeing... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spuistraat 54, 1012 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 624 0066
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Amsterdam, just a 6 - 9-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station and Dam Square, Ashoka Restaurant is specialized in Indian and Nepalese cuisines. Enjoy the authentic taste of these two traditional cuisines, where herbs and spices play an important role. Besides dinner, it is possible to have a delightful lunch at Ashoka. Signature dishes like freshly prepared Tandoori, as well as Lamb, Chicken, Seafood and Vegetable curries, and authentic lentil soup are on the menu. The chef and his team give you a warm welcome and invite you to discover the special Indian - Nepalese cuisines in Amsterdam.
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