Asha's Restaurant
Asha's Restaurant

Asha's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ashasuk.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01212002767
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Monday – Friday: 12pm – 2:30pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm – 10:30pm
    Thursday - Friday: 5:30pm – 11pm
    Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
    Sunday: 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Guneet Singh Bindra
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering:
    We can cater cater for large groups ranging 200-500 people. Please call up the restaurant for further details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    The bus stop is very near Asha's.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:
    Road side parking is available, free of charge after 6pm every day and all day on Sundays and public holidays.
A word from Asha's Restaurant
Birmingham now has its very own brimful of Asha right here on Newhall Street. Following on from the success of restaurants in Kuwait and Dubai this is a place where fans of Indian music and Indian food can combine their passions. The space is large but intimate, decorated in a warm, welcoming style. And if you were concerned about theme-ish menus worry no more, from the fabulous Tandoori kebabs to the unmissable curries you’ll be singing the praises of Asha’s food all the way home. With a great ambiance, wow service and the best Indian Food you can get in the UK, Asha's is placed miles ahead of its contemporaries. Asha’s is included in the Michelin guide now. The Only Indian Restaurant with highest individual rating in the prestigious Michelin Guide in West Midlands. So please make it down to Asha's where a dining experience awaits you.. With 4 new private dining rooms, we can cater for all your small and large bookings, tailor made to your requirements. See you soon at Asha's!
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Asha's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since 18 May 2014
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4.3
    Value3.9
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (103)business meals (79)good vegetarian options (75)fit for foodies (69)romance (66)group bookings (62)pre/post theatre (33)outstanding value (20)child friendly (19)sunday lunch (11)brunch (8)outdoor eating (7)disabled access (5)afternoon tea (3)Show More
  • Fantastic food
    kelzz24
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Third visit to this great restaurant. Food delicious, full of flavour and piping hot. Menu very varied and all excellent quality. Chicken tikka kebabs ideal for a sharing starter and the chicken is succulent. Attentive service only slight down side is expensive compared to other restaurants but for special occasions well worth it as the food is DELICIOUS !!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Ashas Great Experience
    Paulo
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We have viisted Ashas several times previously and thought it was about time to share our experience, the food is just superb, although on the expensive side so we limit our visits to special occassions. Try the Presidents Platter for starter (shared between 4) pricey at £59 but an experience worth paying for, we then shared 2 main meals with nan which was more than enough to eat total cost with two rounds of drink £145
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Racky
    Racky
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Booked for our wedding anniversary and was not disappointed, the staff and service was outstanding could not find fault with anything, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!!
    foodieP
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Yes, that's the word I'll use to describe the wonderful place Asha's. The food was simply amazing, finger licking good. The staff were pleasant and helpful and even suggested us the "best" on their menu. A bit pricey but then worth it. Ambience was perfect and went well with the music that was played. I would definitely be coming back again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    • Ambience
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    the prawn ginger bhoona was fabulous and the bar modern and welcoming. A real treat.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlie
    Charlie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Saturday night early evening meal, pre booked via internet. Fantastic menu, which takes some decision making ~ No Problem. Usual suspects, Pops and chutneys nicely different. Starters were very nice too, crispy fritters of fish that were very light. Very filling ~ I think we would have one starter between two, next time. Mains - Ch Tikka, better than anything ever tasted before. I asked for a sauce to compliment the dish which was no problem. Finished with a shared mango dish. The left over Tikka was parcelled up for Sunday supper. Now I have been I will order differently and it will definitely be VFM. Excellent service ~ definitely thanks
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • outstanding
    sammie
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    the restaurant was overall outstanding i loved the food and the service was excellent let alone the decor.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • first time but very impressed
    aksy2305
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    We came here for my mother in laws birthday from the moment we arrived to thr moment we left the service was excellent and the food was even better.....lthey even gave a cake as a complement to the birthday.....there cocktails were amazing and again so was the food
    Special Features:
    child friendly, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food but lots of it
    Hattersfan
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    Four of us had dinner here on a Tuesday evening. Food was great but we ordered far too much. The kebabs we had as starters were extremely good (we had a selection between us) with the baby lamb chops being voted the best. The mains were also very good but we should have ordered two between us instead of one each since the portions were very generous. The only criticism we would make is that the service was a bit too rushed with the mains coming out almost immediately after the starters, we really could have done with a bit of a break but didn't get the opportunity to request one. Overall though it was a great place with wonderful food and all the staff were really pleasant and helpful. We would certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal.
    Nish831
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We went to Asha's as we had received a gift voucher for my birthday. We had a great time!! The food was fresh and tasty and the cucumber cocktail was so refreshing!! The service was a little slow initially but improved as the meal went on. The portion sizes are quite filling and all the food is very tasty.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    • Ambience
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  • Mid week meal
    SusieWong
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    i had previously looked at the menu on line and was impressed with the wide selection of dishes. However disappointingly the reality of the food was average for i have to say an extremely high price. just under £25 for a main course! both myself and my husband were disappointed we will not be rushing back
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    group bookings
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  • swift and great service
    PandorasboxUK
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    This is the second time that I have dined on a lunch time. To be served with fresh food within 15 minutes on both occasions is exactly why I will continue to return. Both times I had the 'curry in the hurry' and although some might say it sounds as it bit off putting I have not been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings
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  • Not clean, service appalling
    honestreviews1985
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Booked a table for 6:30 pm. Got sat on a table near the front where all the afternoon customers were sitting and just finishing off there meals. The table &chairs we had were rocking back and forth. One of the waiters came and put some piece of wood underneath it ( appalling). I thought this place might have been busy hence why sitting with finishing afternoon customers, took a look around and the back had lots of free spaces. So I made a point that I booked this week's ago and want to sit somewhere better (ambience/mood etc). Told the manager this and he seemed surprised but did move me to the seats around the back, not sure why he didn't put us there in first place. Very annoyed and no apology from anyone. Avoid over rated.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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  • Brilliant
    dubbachev
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    Went on the strength of a visit to the branch in Dubai and wasn't disappointed
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Quint
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Fantastic meal. Staff made you feel like honoured guests right from entry, through the meal and departure. Wide choice of curries with great flavour, full of taste, spice was not overwhelming. Also tried some excellent cocktails both interesting in taste and appearance, which we probably should have sampled ahead of the meal rather than post. Food arrived quickly but we never felt rushed. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The restaurant itself was really nice, however the food was a big let down, for the prices they charge it definitely was not worth it! We ordered a chicken main and specifically asked the waiter if it was chicken breast they used, he was persistent that it was, this was not the case the chicken dish was not breast meat and was tasteless! We have been to many Indian restaurants but must admit this was not the best by far!!
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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  • Top food
    FCCA
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Best Asian food I've tasted in Birmingham so far (and I am from bham). The chicken in the kebab platter just melted in your mouth. Shame the lamb was not halal but the staff were happy to swap for chicken which was halal.
    Special Features:
    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40th Birthday celebrations
    Melly
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    Had a fantastic time, beautiful food, well presented and great service. Highly recommended. Worth the price!!! Server kindly bought out a slice of fudge cake beautifully presented with a candle for our birthday girl. We will be going again. Thank you
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • foodie
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    The food was significantly nicer than your average Indian restaurant but not a patch near the Cinnamon Club's and Quilon's of the world. Good service and ambience though, if you are looking for somewhere lively and possibly child friendly.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    NGLO
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Didnt feel rushed at all - food was tasty as usual. We had a family sat near us who were struggling to keep their children under control which was a bit off putting. Also we wree provided with the happy hour dirnks menu although this cannot be provided to diners. It was handled well though. Bit off putting when a discretionary £1 charity donation is put on the bill. Although it was only £1, I felt obliged to pay it despite the fact it was discreationary. Would rather we were asked about this before the bill was finalised.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Good food at Ash's
    Mazs
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    Excellent food great all round! Nice place very friendly staff. speedy and polite very helpful with selections on menu and descriptions of each dish really good!
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bollywood Night
    Lekhi
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Had a brilliant night on Sunday 11/05/14 - fantastic entertainment, food and service as always. Just wish the live music was a more regular feature. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • nice food
    opentablediner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was really nice, very very tasty. The service from the waiter was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Again
    Mark
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    Having been to Asha's lots of times, they always deliver great food. The staff are on the ball and attentive. A great place to visit.
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Fantastic food, outstanding service
    Manpoodle
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    We booked a table for my friend's birthday which I had informed the restaurant if through the notes section while booking through top table. They called me to say that they would bring a piece of cake out after the main meal which they did. A lovely touch! The cocktails were fabulous and the food was delicious. Everyone loved their meal! The service was outstanding. They were very attentive without being overbearing and at one point the manager came over to make sure we were happy. We were all very impressed and will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Authentic Indian food
    GeoffCamb
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    We have been to the Asha restaurant before and the food on both occasions has been excellent. We have had the Lobster main course each time. The lobsters are big enough for two people to enjoy so are excellent value. The taste is exquisite. We have tried the lamb dishes also and they are also worth a go. The staff will advise about the strength of the curry and will offer any taste you wish. Each meal can be cooked to your requirement. The staff were excellent and make the whole occasion worthwhile. We live in Cambridge but cannot wait to get back for another Curry!
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    This is my second visit to Asha's, the first was so good that I decided to bring the family on this occasion and the experience was just as good. Great staff, lovely atmosphere and the best Indian food money can buy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's 30th Birthday
    Davski
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    Booked a table as it my wife's 30th birthday and we just had a baby boy not long a ago. Upon special request, the restaurant arranged a booth for just the two of us. To both of our surprise they also bought out a birthday cake. Food was excellent and service was good. The only downside is the price, however the atmosphere, service and food made up for that. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who like an Indian curry.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • An Indian for a special occasion
    Twiggy
    Dined on 15/4/2014
    We visited the restaurant recently and were very impressed with the choice and quality of the food. The service was excellent and the decor and interior was tasteful and spacious. We had a lovely evening, with excellent food and scrumptious cocktails. I would certainly go again if I am in Birmingham and would definitely recommend a visit. Though it was not cheap it was very good value and worked out at £45 a head which included 3 cocktails each- the Singapore Sling was excellent!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but comes at a price
    PPATEL
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    Food was very good but it isn't up there with the high end restaurants. Few minor things, getting asked 4 times by various members of staff if the food was ok; the bottom side of the naan bread was hard & impossible to eating with shards of bread being snapped off like it was a poppadum! I did mention it to the waiter but only after we finished our meal. Also a discretionary £1 charge for some charity was applied at the end. Now I have my own views & thoughts on giving money to charity, but I thought the restaurant shouldn't be doing this (even though it was a minor amount). I do think it is a bit cheeky when someone has spent £100+ that a £1 charge should be added automatically. Would definitely go again, but only on a special occasion.
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    special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly
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  • Superb Indian Food
    JohnGurkha
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    What Asha's isn't is your average Birmingham Balti. So if you are expecting the same old menu choice that you can get anywhere in Birmingham - this isn't the place for you. If you want authentic Indian cooking, cooked to perfection, Asha's is the place for you. Beautiful dishes, reminiscent of our own trips to India, is what we received. I recommend that you investigate Asha's own special dishes. Our trip was rounded off beautifully with a cake for our wedding anniversary. Make sure if you are on a special night out you let your waiter know!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary
    chelle3008
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We attended for our first wedding anniversary.could not fault one thing. Excellent food service and ambience
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings
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  • Rushed and forced charity donation.
    MartinJones
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Nice restaurant and excellent food spoiled by everything being a rush. We arrived at the restaurant and drinks orders taken and offered poppadum These arrived and before we had finished them, the main course arrived. From entering the restaurant to leaving after poppadum and a main course, 45 minutes. Not a place to go if you want to make the meal an event. Sadly, this is the 2nd time we have been and it was the same experience. The bill arrived and there was a £1 donation to a charity added. Obviously didn't want to object to this and have it taken off as that would look really bad. That, in my opinion is really bad practice and it annoyed me. We will not return as the poor experience outweighs the excellent food.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Relaxed dining
    reigatian
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The only negative thing to say is that they should clean tables and menus.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy and tasty!
    waynew007
    Dined on 31/3/2014
    On our second visit to Asha's Restaurant, we again sampled some excellent food. My partner is vegetarian and I must say what a great choice of dishes there are for veggies. It is always nice to sit at the bar afterwards for a champagne cocktail as a classy treat!
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it, great service,great
    Debs
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    Loved it, great service,great food & great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • Absolutely awesome & definitely
    MK73
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    I had the honour of spending the day with a lady who features in 100 most influential women in UK today. She is a cook & has taught chef's at Buckingham palace how to cook Indian good. I decided to book a table at Asha's so I could give her a fond & everlasting memory of Birmingham. She was so impressed with the restaurant decor, history & delicious food. She complimented the chef on the scrumptious kebabs & mouthwatering paneer dish. The chef should definitely be congratulated on achieving such an endorsement from someone who is a very good cook herself. A huge thank you to all the friendly staff who made us feel very welcome & offered such outstanding service. Well Done!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Lenny44
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    The restaurant is great, although a tad expensive which is why I visit once a year as a treat.
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Delicious Food
    Sandee
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    We 5 colleagues went their as our farewell dinner. We loved the food we had and had very good time. We will cherish the taste for long time. I have decided to take my family there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb, again
    RogerW
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This place really is very good. This visit was on a Monday night, it was busy but not full. Service and food were excellent, they even brought out a slice of birthday cake each for two of our party whose birthday's we were there to celebrate. Nice.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.