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Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum

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Indian, Healthy, Nepali
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best indian resturant in amsterdam. Everything was perfect. The food, the staff and the atmosphere is amazing. I reccomend butter chicken with biryani rice and their lamp masala.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2020

I really enjoyed our visit to Ashoka. The atmosphere is relaxed and the restaurant is spacious, so the tables are not so close together (as in many Amsterdam restaurants!) The service ia attentive ans the staff are very helpful. Heed their advice about the spiciness...of the curries - there is a scale of 1-5 and a 3 is already really spicy. Spicy, but really delicious! We chose from the 'Nepalese delightful menu'. DAL, BHAT RA MASU Boneless lamb cooked in Nepali traditional style with fresh tomatoes, onion, ginger and garlic. Served with vegetable curry, dal and achar. This was one of the best curry dishes I have eaten in Amsterdam! Generous portions too! Barely room for dessert, but I managed a very tasty pistacho kulfi. Also worth taking the fresh ginger and orange tea. A thoroughly enjoyable evening - thank you, Ashoka!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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thaneshwar, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2020

Dear FionaL_11, Thank you very much for visiting Ashoka and for giving us an opportunity to serve you. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. We would like to thank you very much for your recommendation and hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staff was great, friendly and helpful. Food was very tasty, well prepared and enough. The chairs are not so great, they really should change them for some decent ones. Overall a good experience.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food is amazing. This is my 3rd time here and still gets me everytime. & the service is fast, friendly. Lekker in all levels. Butter naan, raita and butter chicken must try

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is situated in the heart of Amsterdam so you expect to pay a little more. Whilst the decor is lovely, a lick of paint, upholstery cleaner and floor repair would drastically improve the place. Food was good and the waiter was flexible and...the dish spice level was adapted to suit us. Sadly no cocktails available at lunch time.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Les De Q, Thank you very much for visiting Ashoka ad taking your time to review us. First of all our sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations during your recent visit to us. We are in the monument building and our floor is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten a lot of Indian food - in London, in Delhi and elsewhere in India, and at home as we cook Indian food sometimes. We are so happy that we have a GREAT North Indian restaurant in Amsterdam. We have been a few...times, and this week we had one of the lamb curries which was simply FANTASTIC. We hesitate to order lamb as it can be very fatty or very tough, but the quality of the lamb here was perfect. We also especially enjoyed the paratha bread and the tikka chicken tandoori. We look forward to visiting Ashoka again. The restaurant is comfortable and the service is very good. And they have a good selection of beers.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good Indian option, but not an outstanding one. The main dishes were far better than the « momos” (dumplings) starters. On the positive side, the setting is nice and cozy. On the negative side, 6,5 euros a bottle of mineral water is out of range....Hence the mixed rating.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Daniel, Thank you very much for visiting Ashoka and taking your time to review us. Please accept our sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations during your recent visit. With due respect to your opinion, I would like to inform you that Ashoka is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ashoka is the hands down best Indian restaurant in Amsterdam! We love coming here time after time for amazing food and service. Shai is always there to make a great experience for us. Highly recommend when you want a wholesome meal!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kelai_descope, First of all thank you very much for choosing Ashoka and sharing your experience. We are glad to know that you met your expectations. We would like to thank you for your recommendation and hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic indian food experience in a chic and cozy location right in the center of the city. Personnel is nice and helpful.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Felps92, First of all thank you very much for choosing Ashoka and sharing your experience. We are glad to know that you met your expectations during your recent visit to Ashoka. We would like to thank you for your recommendation and looking forward to...More

Reviewed April 19, 2022

Gorgeous food in a stylish, relaxed environment. The service was excellent and the standard of cleanliness was impressive. Very much recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Zina, First of all thank you very much for choosing Ashoka and sharing your experience. We are glad to know that you met your expectations during your recent visit to Ashoka. We would like to thank you for your recommendation and looking forward to...More

Reviewed April 13, 2022 via mobile

Great Indian and Nepalese food in an warm and cosy environment. Service from manager to service extremely friendly. We will definitely come back at our next stay in Amsterdam. So tasty and warmly welcomed.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear tomschmidch, First of all thank you very much for visiting us and sharing your wonderful experience. We are glad to know that you met your expectations during your recent visit to Ashoka. We would like to thank you for your recommendation and looking forward...More

Reviewed April 10, 2022

Ashoka was recommended by our hotel's concierge, and it did not disappoint. A great atmosphere, in a very quirky and well sized venue. The service is very attentive and friendly, offering some real warm hospitality - the place is frequented mainly by locals which is...always a good sign. The food is simply superb, and reasonably priced for its quality. All in all a great restaurant wether you are on a romantic dinner or a family meal, highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2022

Dear Fabio, First of all thank you very much for visiting us and sharing your wonderful experience. We are glad to know that you met your expectations during your recent visit to Ashoka. We would like to thank you for your recommendation and hope to...More

Reviewed April 7, 2022

I loved Indian food because of Ashoka. The quality of the food very good, the taste very clear and the portions value for money. The service was excellent and kind . We tried also the cocktails that can be easily compared to cocktail bar. I...highly recommend it and we will visit it again for sure! Love from Greece <3More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2022

Dear Mariza, First of all thank you very much for choosing Ashoka. We are glad to know that you met your expectations during your recent visit to Ashoka. We would like to thank you for your recommendation and hope to see you soon again. Namaste...More

Reviewed April 6, 2022

WOW,WHAT an amazing experience once again, THE BEST CHICKEN TIKKA JALFREZI I HAVE EVER HAD,it was simply amazing, What can I say about this restaurant that’s not already been said,the staff are amazing all really professional and so friendly, The restaurant is amazing,the decor is...beautiful and very spacious with a vibrant atmosphere , Now for the meal,it was absolutely sublime,the starters were fantastic but the main course was out of this world,my chicken tikka jalfrezi was the best I have ever had, We absolutely love everything about this restaurant,so much so that we are already planning another trip from the UK just to visit this restaurant, If you are in Amsterdam and want a fantastic meal experience then look no further than Ashoka it is amazing, Thank you for a wonderful experience, May I add it was that nice we went the next day also.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2022

Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your trust and love for ages. We are thoroughly delighted to be at your service. Looking forward to welcoming you at Ashoka soon.

Reviewed March 31, 2022

One of the best in Europe when it comes to Indian food. Extensive menu as well, plus great, bustling ambience. Centrally located.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2022

Dear ankyuk, First of all thank you very much for choosing Ashoka. We are glad to know that we met your expectations during your recent visit to us. Thank you very much for your recommendation and we hope to see you soon.

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Sorry, but I have no idea. We just walked from our hotel and i really don’t know what hotels are near the restaurant. You hold google map it to see your options.
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Dear Mr. Sandeep C, It's recommended to make a reservation when you are visiting us especially from 7pm to 10pm.
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Restaurant staff were very helpful. I am gluten free and they made sure that the chef was aware of this to prepare the food. I would have known if this was not the case. Food was delicious.
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Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4