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Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Food, Service and Ambiance
1. Food, Service and Ambiance
"quick and fantastic, as well as a lovely atmosphere - absolutely "
sam m
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2. Shared Dining
2. Shared Dining
"We had lunch Sunday Afternoon among our business partners."
MEHETASUNIL
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3. Service with smile!
3. Service with smile!
"nice atmosphere and super friendly and service minded staff"
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About
Serving the finest Indian and Nepalese cuisines since 2013, Ashoka is ranked as the best Indian and Nepalese restaurant in Amsterdam. Refined service paired with caring, gracious hospitality, and soulful Indian and Nepalese cuisines at a fair price in a cozy and beautiful restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam is beyond one's expectation but it's the reality at Ashoka. Enjoy and experience the amazing flavors of India and Nepal in our one-of-a-kind restaurant built in the monument warehouse. Located in the historical heart of the city, Ashoka is just a stone's throw away from Amsterdam Central Station. Famous Dam Square and Amsterdam’s leading department store De Bijenkorf are within walking distance;
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Indian, Nepali
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent- top notch Indian— even for delivery. Great dishes- everything very fresh and tasty. Delicious.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mr. Richard K, Thank you very much for sharing your experience about Ashoka. We are glad to hear that we met your expectation. Thank you very much for your recommendation and hope to see you soon again.

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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 February 26, 2021 via mobile

We drove from Zaandam to collect our order and it was well worth the drive! Food was as delicious as it is when eating it in the restaurant. Everything was so well wrapped to keep warm, and food was ready for our selected pick up...time. We always come to Ashoka for special occasions but during lockdown have missed so many opportunities to dine here. We can’t wait until they are able to open again!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2021

Dear Sinead, Thank you very much for your support and trust. It's always our pleasure to be at your service. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed February 15, 2021

I have travelled all around Europe and been to more than 25 cities in Europe. I have found a few good Indian restaurant but this place beats all of them. Due to COVID, we ordered for delivery. First impression:- packaging is disposable. A great initiative....Food came warm, presented well and tasted delicious. Loved the complimentary papadums and spicy green chutney.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Karma, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2021

Dear abhimatgoutm, Thank you very much for your recommendation. We are glad to know that we met your expectation. Hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed October 15, 2020

Loved the place! The food was delish, the service great and attentive, and the setting is very cool! The waiters were all wearing masks and the tables were set up far from each other.

Date of visit: October 2020
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thaneshwar, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2020

Dear Sara D, Thank you very much for sharing such a nice dining experience at Ashoka. We are happy to know that we met your expectations. We are indebted to your recommendation and hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed October 14, 2020 via mobile

Hands down the best Nepalees restaurant in town and arguably the best in Holland. Lovely staff and the best dal bhat. A must-visit when in Amsterdam!

Date of visit: October 2020
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thaneshwar, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2020

Dear Wouter F, Thank you very much for sharing such a nice dining experience at Ashoka. We are indebted to your recommendation and hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

The food was delicious and the place itself was beautiful. The serving was wonderful, they were close to answer all of our questions, and they even surprised my boyfriend on their own intitiative with a birthday dessert and music! Amazing experience!More

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

Dear Rachel, Thank you very much for sharing such a beautiful dining experience. We would like to thank you for choosing Ashoka to celebrate the special day of your boyfriend. We are glad to hear that both of you did enjoy your evening with us....More

Reviewed September 24, 2020

We were welcomed with smiles as soon as we walked through the door, the tastefully decorated space adding to the cosy atmosphere. Overwhelmed by the amount of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, we opted to ask for recommendations and were guaranteed that if...disappointed, we'd be able to switch dishes (spoiler alert: we didn't!). Delicious flavours, generous portions, and incredibly friendly service. We can't wait to come back!More

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

Dear Hester, Thank you very much for sharing such a nice dining experience at Ashoka. We are very glad to hear that we could meet your expectations. We would like to thank you for your recommendation and hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful interiors from the decor to the ambiance. The service could have been better I ordered a Chai Tea and asked if the Chai was brewed in house and for a plant based milk i was told it was, but was served a tea bag...with just hot water. The food however was delicious, tasty and authentic flavours. Portion size is good too. What was most disappointing was the mainstream pop music playing.. that killed the vibe of this beautifully orchestrated restaurant. Doesn’t fit the mood unfortunately.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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thaneshwar, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2020

Dear Est2017, We feel sad to hear that there were some issues that you didn't like during your recent visit to Ashoka. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. Regarding your concern about the music, first of all, music is our personal choice and it depends...More

Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic restorant, nice and very profesional service! Autenthic Gurkha kitchen! Lovley and cosy ambient. I love it

Date of visit: September 2020
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thaneshwar, Owner at Ashoka - Amsterdam Centrum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

Dear Nevena C, Thank you very much for visiting Ashoka and sharing your dining experience. We are glad to know that you had a wonderful dinner at Ashoka. We would like to thank you for your recommendation and hope to see you soon again.

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Response from lcathey1961 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from thelangtoon | Reviewed this property |
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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