While the lamb vindaloo is known to be a tad hot tempered, things are often cooled down with the help of a chicken Baltic. Stay cool, korma and collected with today’s Groupon: £9 for Indian fare for two at The Ashoka.
With the BBC’s Good Food Guide singing its praises, this Indian restaurant has previously won the award for best food in Glasgow by BBC foodie magazine, Olive. Serving up high end Indian cuisine, The Ashoka uses the oven baked method which is said to use zero oil, leaving food grease-free and full of flavour. A number of fresh and filling sundries await boundless saucy and aromatic curries for patrons to try. If choosing to dabble in delectable platters at the restaurant, food is accompanied with unique entertainment such as karaoke, dancers, and fortune tellers. Alternately, those opting for a quiet night at home can pick dishes up for takeaway, or await delivery at a small additional cost.
With a choice of restaurant pick-up or home delivery for a £1.25 charge, pairs can tuck into two curries and two sides from the takeaway menu. Chompers can get their laughing gear around a lamb rogan josh (£7.45) with a fusion of tomatoes, paprika, and spices, or a chicken karahi bhoonai (£7.25), a dish cooked with capsicum, onions, and a blend of fresh ginger. A number of vegetarian dishes are also available for those who lean towards the greens. All dishes are served with a side such as mushroom pilau rice (£2.15), garlic naan (£2.45) or peshwari naan (£2.45).
Ashoka has received a great deal of encouraging reviews from satisfied guests. While some diners had minor issues with their meals, these were generally rectified swiftly, and write-ups are overall very positive. Earning particular praise is the eatery’s fresh twist on Indian cuisine, as well as the attentive and accommodating staff.
First class service and food. Staff were [sic] very friendly and the owner/manager was so helpful ensuring that we ordered dishes that would suit our palates. The sweet nan bread with honey is amazing as was the Kashmiri Pakora. Will definitely return.
– John L, TripAdvisor, Oct 2011