Asha's Manchester

4.4
213 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Spicy
Adding a little spice to your life. Asha’s is an internationally acclaimed award winning Indian restaurant with branches located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Birmingham, Manchester, Kuwait and Qatar.
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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their lamb biryani is the nicest one I have ever eaten and we really enjoyed out meal. The fish starter was the only dish we probably wouldn't order again as it was nice but not really remarkable. Great service as well so well worth a visit.

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FF
London
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First visit to Asha's - really enjoyed - definitely won't be my last.
Food was really good. For starters I'd definitely recommend the Monkfish Tikka and the Stonebass curry was my kind of dish - best curry dish I've had in a while.
We were celebrating our Anniversary and they surprised us with a celebration desert.
Thoroughly enjoyed and good value for money - will be back!

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DB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

opted for the pre-theatre menu which was excellent value, the food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and welcoming, we wasn't rushed.

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FA
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s a lovely restaurant. We found the food choice a bit limited. Maybe they need to expand the options slightly. The food was really good quality and I will definitely come back again

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CH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service excellent will definitely come back when visiting Manchester again

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 15 June 2019

Dear CarlyH, Thank you for taking the time to provide a great rating and positive review. We hope to welcome you again when you're visiting Manchester. Kind regards, Helena

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SH
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service which made this experience better than most

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 15 June 2019

Dear StevenH, Thank you for a positive review, we pride ourselves on delivering not only great food but also a great service for our guests, so we are grateful to see that you've enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Helena

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DM
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always the food was excellent.

We both had the early evening menu(Pre theatre) which is great value for top quality food

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NW
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were going elsewhere for unlimited champagne and some accompanying food, but having experienced their offering on a general lunch visit, decided not to spend our pennies there. We went to Asha's instead. We had to have a bottle of champagne so we didn't feel deprived, the huge emperor's platter (incl lobster), a prawn biryani and some other bits and bobs. This all came to the same price as what we would have paid for the other place. Absolutely delicious!!!!! The lobster was gorgeous and the biryani was so succulent and tasty. So pleased we made the switch!

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 8 June 2019

Dear NickyWicky, What a fantastic review, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your kind and generous comments! We pride ourselves on delivering excellent food and service so thank you for a great feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening (and champagne!) and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Helena

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GL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food excellent. If you want high end indian food then this is the place.

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 8 June 2019

Dear GarethL, We are delighted to see that you've enjoyed your experience. We pride ourselves on delivering a professional & attentive service to our guests, along with great food! We look forward to welcoming you back at Asha's Manchester. Kind regards, Helena

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible!

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Responded on 8 June 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your positive comment! We are delighted to see that you've enjoyed the food at Asha's Manchester and welcome you back anytime. Kind regards, Helena

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JH
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first visit. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming, and the food was absolutely fantastic. We'll definitely be going again, and I would strongly recommend it.

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 8 June 2019

Dear JackH, Thank you for your wonderful comments, we are so delighted that you enjoyed your first visit to Asha's Manchester. We thank you for your custom and hope to see you for a second visit. Kind regards, Helena.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food outstanding as always. Good friendly service but not in your face. Would highly recommend

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 1 June 2019

Dear JanF, Thank you very much for leaving us your positive feedback, we are delighted to see that you enjoyed the food and the service as we care for all our guests to have a great night. And thank you for choosing such positive categories as well! We hope to see you again soon at Asha's Manchester. Kind regards, Helena

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IT
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The overall experience was disappointing and ruined our night. The staff mixed our orders from medium to extra hot so we couldn't taste much of it.

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H
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fourth time visiting and gets better on ever trip. Went 5:15pm Sunday so a little quiet, however the service was excellent as well as the food. My wife loved the chicken palak so much so it is her new favourite.

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 24 May 2019

Dear Hoppo, Thank you for your review, we are so happy to see that you and your wife enjoy Asha's Manchester, and have new favourites! We are more than happy to welcome you back on your fifth visit and to many more in the future. Kind regards, Helena

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AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a beautifully executed restaurant with Indian inspired cuisine but to call it a typical Indian restaurant would be akin to calling Picasso a graffiti artist. After seeing others dine on the lobster share platter made my Venison Samosas feel an understatement . A wonderful establishment and to be commended

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 24 May 2019

Dear AndyGranada, We extremely apperciate you taking the time to leave a wonderful review here as well. After all, happy guests are the essence of why we do what we do! We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Helena

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AS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was lovely but waiter was not particularly attentive, had to catch his attention to place an order.He was running around looking busy but neglected to check on us.When eventually we got a chance to order drinks he needed to be reminded about them when our main was served.To add to my irritation he was very clearly expecting a tip.Lucky for him my husband was more generous than I would have been.I will probably come back but never again during Ramadan. Hadn’t eaten all day and the lack of service was the last thing I needed.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Would you recommend Asha's Manchester to a friend? The answer is really yes & no! The food was excellent but the service was appalling. This, hopefully was a one off. I would explain our experience & let the friend decide whether to visit or not.

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 24 May 2019

Dear CharlesW, We are very sorry to see that you did not enjoy your dining experience in Asha's Manchester. We pride ourselves with not only our food but also our service, so we are sorry that you did not receive our usual excellent standard. If you would kindly take the time to email reservations@ashasmanchester.co.uk about your experience, so that we can have a better understanding and ensure you with a better outcome on your next visit, I would greatly appreciate it. Kind regards, Helena

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place with interesting items on the menu that are not found in an ordinary Indian restaurant.

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Responded on 15 May 2019

Dear RobW, It’s fantastic to see that you enjoyed the menu and the food. Asha's is not a typical Indian and we pride ourselves on this. Respecting tradition and authenticity whilst pushing the boundaries of contemporary cuisine! Thank you for your great review and we would be delighted to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Helena

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The menu shows prices excluding VAT. Seems a little pricy for the food and service recieved

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback. Our prices reflect the whole experience we offer all our guests from the ambience, service and to the food however we take on board all comments. Kind regards, Helena

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GM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. All about the flavours. Outstanding service and excellent environment.
Best curry in years 👍🏻

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear GregM, Thank you very much for leaving us your feedback, we are delighted to see that you enjoyed the dishes and service at Asha's Manchester. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Helena

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YK
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Pricey but good toilets located downstairs past the bar. Reception not manned where jackets were kept

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JM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

The food was fantastic. The service was woeful. I'd been looking forward to coming here for ages. Such a let down. Needs some strong management. Simple stuff. No welcome. No warmth. No asking if we wanted a drink. Ages to get drinks. Food arriving. Two items out on table. Waiter walked off mid service. A real shame.

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear JustinM, As a team we are very sorry to hear of the experience you had recently at our restaurant. We pride ourselves on delivering freshly prepared food with professional, attentive service. It's very disappointing to see that you did not receive the level of service we know we can achieve. If you'd like to send us an email to reservations@ashasmanchester.co.uk with your comments we would greatly appareciate it. Kind regards, Helena

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GC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic yet again , food & service excellent as always

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 4 May 2019

Dear GeoffC, Thank you for the great rating and comments! We welcome you again anytime at Asha's Manchester. Kind regards, Helena

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CW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Completely disappointing visit. I've been to Asha's quite a few times and championed it to friends and colleagues when they're looking for somewhere to eat in Manchester - I certainly won't following the latest visit.

Initial drinks order took an age, the second was even longer. Who wants to enjoy a nice hot curry without any form of liquid on the side?

4 of us were dining and all ordered a curry but only three shown up with mine taking well over 20 minutes and arrived once everyone else had more or less finished - it was knocked off the bill but saving 16 quid didn't matter when the overall experience was super disappointing.

Was happy to give this exact feedback when I was there but who I presume was one of the more senior waiting staff was really pushy about why the meal and experience was bad for us and made it really awkward for us all.

1 star - won't be going back in a rush or recommending.

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear CainW, We sincerely apologise for the poor dining experience you had recently, it's clear you feel very strongly about this. It would be much appreciated if you could please get in contact by emailing reservations@ashasmanchester.co.uk with the details of your visit. We would love to welcome you and your colleagues once again so we can try to rectify some of the issues you have had and reflect our usual standards. Kind regards, Helena

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JW
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Ashas what a lovely evening we had. Customer service, drinks and food excellent we will be returning

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear JulieW, We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your dinner and service at Asha's Manchester! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards, Helena

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T
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear Tomy, We are sorry that you did not feel our restaurant measured up to the standards we're known for. If you'd like me to e-mail reservations@ashasmanchester.co.uk with details of your visit I'm sure we can organise a return vist that you will enjoy. Kind regards, Helena

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MJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing service, highly recommended. Fabulous restaurant. Will definitely book again and again.

Asha's Manchester
Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear MarilynJ, It's excellent to see such complimentary feedback after your visit to our restaurant. Thank you for leaving us a review and we are delighted to see that you enjoyed the food and service. We do hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Helena

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d
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service superb. If I had any complaints was that it could have been cheaper, but in reality it was about as good as Indian as I’ve had. Breads delicious, mains were great and very tasty.

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear domb, Thank you for your feedback! Our prices reflect the whole experience we offer all our guests from the ambience, service and to the freshly prepared food, so we are glad that you enjoyed what you have experienced. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Helena

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CJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice food but slow service which for a pre theatre menu meant we didn’t have time for dessert and had to rush out. Pointless and frustrating to be brought a warm plate about 10 minutes before the food came and that was happening to everyone. Also I called ahead to check they did discounted parking at NCP as per the confirmation email and they confirmed they did however when you put the restaurant ticket in the machine it was rejected-again another pointless promise that leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and excellent service. Will visit again.

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OT
1 review
Reviewed on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

Can't recommend Asha's highly enough! My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here on Saturday night and it couldn't have been more perfect. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and the menu is one of a kind - with dishes such as venison samosa, lobster panchphoran and Lancashire cheese kulcha. Most importantly, the food was truly delicious - as were the cocktails and wine. All of the staff were absolutely lovely and the service was first-rate. We loved it! xx

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional, lovely food with excellent informative staff in beautiful surroundings

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Big name but not that special. Requested a nice table for a birthday lunch. When arrived table was normal nothing special. the vegetables in the korma where frozen not fresh. The Papadams tasted oily and the thick fries where also oily. Expected a higher class of food for this kind of restaurant and name. Very disappointed. Not impressed at all. Sorry.

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DM
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a great evening .We went at 6pm and had the early evening menu. The food was excellent and the price very good.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable, not too crowded, exceptional waiter service, accomodates special occasions, nicely decorated, very nice luxurious bar with low lighting. Very clean and tidy. tables not too close together, fairly priced

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Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate our engagement with my family. Service was superb, food was stunning and it's in a great location. Highly recommend.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The ambiance is great. However a critical note on the food.
The rice dishes were uninspiring: the salmon biryani lacked refinement with large chunks of fish that hadn't been marinated so the fish tasted different form the rest of the biryani. The lamb byriani was a bit dry. and could have had Maybe the chef of that day was not specialised in biryani. Will try other dishes than these next time.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Friendly staff, great food, cooked & served well. Not a great choice for the lunch time specials which was good value but plenty on the regular more expensive menu.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service and rich food. Would have preferred to have Asha's songs as music.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and amazing place and in a great area service could of been better due being little slow but over all very good and will be going again

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