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Ashoka The Great

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9474 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92126
+1 858-695-9749
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Marcos, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

I went to the buffet today with great expectations. Every time we go for dinner we would miss the buffet as dinner time buffet only available Monday and Tuesdays. Today I was glad that we made it. I was so disappointed to taste such poor quality food !!. Most of the items were stale and perhaps left over from Afternoon... More 

San Diego, California
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We came here on our way home one night after deciding we were too tired to cook. We were there apparently during a special occasion, as there was a party going on at the other end of the dining room. Other than the loudness of their speaker, it was an enjoyable time. I'll definitely come back, though I hope it'll... More 

Thank Nancyuen
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Well we went there on Sunday afternoon at 2:30.... So the best part about it is the time for lunch buffet. People were still coming at 3:30. Food is okay didn't stand out. Good variety and good price( about $10 for adult and $5-6 for kids under 8) had three appetisers( veg) and 1-2 chicken/ meat appetisers, salad, 4 veggie... More 

Thank Oceanloversfamily
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We've gone to this restaurant for eons, and it never disappoints. Our guests are always eager to try new foods and experience authentic northern Indian dishes. We've never been disappointed at this restaurant, unlike others in the San Diego region.

Thank Pia M
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Very nice place in a strip mall in Little India. Good variety of Indian dishes from various regions, from mild to spicy. Selection of Indian beers, small wine list. Everything we had was very good. The biryani dishes were excellent. Good value for the money.

Thank Ronald F
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2016

We have eaten at Ashoka twice and the experience was pretty similar. Although the restaurant is in a strip shopping center and the surroundings area is very commercial, the inside of the restaurant is a pleasant surprise. All the tables (white table clothes) are in one large room. I would guess they could seat around 40 or 50 parties easily.... More 

Thank gbc777
Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

This is a pretty decent location with good options for both regular menu and buffet. We opted for the buffet and it was standard buffet with options for both veggies and non-veggies. The Navratan Kurma was really good.

Thank Houstonian2008
Brawley, California, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

We just got home from here and I have to say for a first time visitor the experience was great. I have been wanting to try Indian food and Lamb. Have asked friends and looked at reviews and picked this place. Manual was our waiter and he was great from start to finish. As we were all novice to Indian... More 

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Del Mar, California
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195 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2015

We loved the breads - naan and keema naan were standouts. But the two chicken dishes we tried had very dry, flavorless chicken. The lamb was better, but still not great. The best main course was a vegetarian entree the waiter suggested as a replacement for the chicken biryani.

Thank chipdesigner
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Hi everyone ! According to me good food change your mood .We had veg thali (kheer ,garlic naan , matar paneer , beganbharta, dal makhani , chana masala ,raita ,rice ) and samosa for appetizer .We just loved the food .If you are in san Diego and looking for indian food ,you should visit ashoka :)

Thank Shilpi A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9474 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92126
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Miramar
  • Neighborhood: Miramar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-695-9749

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?