Asha's Manchester

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£26 to £40
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Contemporary Indian
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.
What 381 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EricR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Food left standing on side while waiters ignored it. Several dishes cold. Perfunctory "cleaning" of table between and after courses. Food expensive but very tasty. Service terrible. Automatic "service charge" to cap it. Manager's "sorry" was pathetic.

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JulieH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing evening. Started with a beautiful Manchester Tart cocktail which came with a miniature tart. The food was outstanding, the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. What a superb dining experience.

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Yics
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is the second time I have been to Asha's in Manchester, and would go again. The service is attentive, and the waiting staff will offer guidance on what to offer. I had the King Prawns (from the Tandoori and Kebab menu), and they were massive, and delicious. I also had the aubergine dish (can't remember the name Hare Banghan...?) and it was better than the prawns!! Delicious. However the order of Biryani rice was very dry, and I needed to order some yoghurt to go with it. Not sure that it was freshly cooked.

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Rakh
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had a booking for a 6 course tasting menu but were disappointed. Some of the courses were very good, but others were very average. Same with the service, i.e. some waiters were very good, but some were poor leading to dirty cutlery being put back on the table and a soup spoon being given with cheesecake. Overall, neither the food nor the service represented good value for money.

This may be a good place for a casual quick lunch, but not for a special occasion.

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ChristineH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Interesting and tasty Indian cuisine with lunch time special particularly excellent value

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good however over priced

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Beenyb
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and friendly staff.
Food presentation is excellent loved it!

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Jaycroft
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sadly it was a bit of a disappointment. It may be that we ordered badly and that we should have combined dishes differently, but the following could have have been better:
- the biriani was rather dry
- the vegetable samoso was also dry and the filling could have had more taste

But, while the vindaloo could have been more spicy, it was very tasty. Delicious in fact. The Dal Makhni was also very nice.

I didn't enjoy the draft Cobra, but the San Miguel was great.

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OmranR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Terrible food, everything over spiced that was definitely no Kari ghost, would not recommend this restaurant to anyone

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NickB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian we have ever eaten. Superb quality and really nice helpful staff..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Asha’s for a while but was excited to take return and take my mother.I had spoken highly of it beforehand. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon....the service was spot on, not too intrusive but attentive...the food was delicious, there was a nice selection of ambient music playing and the restaurant/toilets were spotless. The waiting staff were friendly and with a sense of humour. Helpful & knowledgeable about the menu.
We would not hesitate to return or recommend to others.

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CarlaK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place and good service just so horrendously overpriced. The food was fine but nothing special. Certainly not the £18 we paid for a main dish of lamb Rogan Josh!!!! If it’s given me that dish next to a takeaway I would not be able to tell the difference. Sorry. Absolute rip off.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The website for this place does a great job in so much as it makes it look a whole lot better than it actually is.
The food was decidedly average, nothing better than the Indian we regularly visit.
The actual place itself was really cold! I know it’s winter but I had goosebumps all over my arms! I almost put my coat back on.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were fine. Food took a bit of time to come but that was fine with us as we like to enjoy a bottle of wine and take our time. The food was good but not outstanding. £17.50 for a butter chicken was quite expensive to say it wasn’t really any better from a very good takeaway near home.
We had a nice meal but the whole place lacked atmosphere, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but it was lacking in ‘vibe’.

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MichaelD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Starters were exceptional. Main was a bit slow too arrive and not as good. Very noisy group spoilt the atmosphere a bit.

Would try again. Definitely recommend the prawns and lamb leg.

JH
JohnH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Expecting the lobster but let down with a set menu but overall was ok

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AmandaM
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience1

I booked this restaurant for my husband for valentine’s evening ... when we arrived it was very bright .. no ambience to say it was valentine’s night.... we asked if we could order off the normal menu as it wasn’t very busy & they said no even though later in the evening the table next to us did!!!..... there shouldn’t be one rule for one & one for another .....

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LaurenG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The service was good and the waiter was very nice; everything else was a disappointment. My boyfriend and I had booked to come to Asha’s for Valentines night and were hoping to order from the usual menu rather than the Valentine’s menu however this was not the case. The Valentines menu was £45 each which included a starter each, two curries with a shared naan and a shared rice, and finally a very small shared desert- not worth £45 each at all. The food was nothing special and did not come close to our local curry house (Shimla Spice Keighley) which is much better value for money and much better tasting food.

We would not return to Asha’s as we believe we can get a much better curry elsewhere for a fraction of the price. A very small cocktail was £10 and the Cobra was £5.50 for a pint! A service charge of £11 was also added on top of the price. We spent £120 in total which is just ridiculous for the food we received.

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BurgerV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Provided with a set menu without knowing during booking for valentines day.
Unfortunately non of the dishes were what we were expecting.
Plenty of other options for asian food without the hefty price tag to go with it but still get the same flavours and better

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exquisite

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Sarahruss
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second visit to ashas and once again was amazing. Thank you

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vipRAHRAHRAH
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice ambiance. Expensive and the food does not live up to the price. It is far from poor, however the eloquence is simply lacking

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vipJeremyD
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really nice food. Plenty of choice and some unusual but very nice options. Really tasty but at £20 for a main course and £10 for a starter and £5 for some of the naans, £100 for a meal for 2 is expensive

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JacintaE
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and AMAZING!! They even brought out birthday cake without being asked. First class service and food and we will be back :)

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NigelC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and the quality of the food was awesome

Highly Recommended, will defiantly return

Thanks

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MohammedH
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mediocre food at best and abismal service. I was absolutely disappointed after looking forward to Asha’s for so long, it was a disaster to say the least, rushed service, water confused with our main course and generally not what I would expect off such a international brand name.

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Djemba19
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Customer service was very poor, at no point throughout the meal were we asked if the food was ok or if we wanted another drink, at the end of the meal when the bill was brought, I paid in cash minus the service charge, when the waiter came back I Said I’ve left the money for the meal but not the service charge the response was ‘oh well I’ll have to go and ask the manager if it’s ok’ after waiting 10 minutes for him to return we left. Certainly so t be returning.

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CharlieBlake
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New dishes on the menu. Excellent food as always. Service impeccable. Love this restaurant

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RajanV
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food served was a little bit cold but okay.Indian food should really be served hot. Lacked the passionate service we had when we first visited the premises.

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Sergio
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there with my son and the service was incredibly friendly. The restaurant is very nce and the food very good. Would defenetely reccomend it.

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PhilippaS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, lovely staff and excellent food. Menu is varied and plentiful. This is our go to restaurant in Manchester for any special occasion.

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SAHBO
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emporers platter was sumptuous and the Prawn biryani cooked to perfection. Prawns cooked excellently. Would highly recommend and would definitely visit again.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed a very good meal at Ashas with my girlfriend on Saturday night. The restaurant provides an excellent setting and a high quality & interesting menu. The staff were friendly and provided excellent table service.

As someone who dines out regularly in Manchester I can appreciate that Ashas provides a standard of dining of a higher quality than many of its contemporaries, however I would say the menu prices are high enough alone to not constitute a need to ask for a service charge & to enable you to provide free water for the table.

Overall my first experience of Ashas was very positive and I would certainly recommend the restaurant to others.

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SophieF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

What a strange looking place from the street side and an empty bar below but... the food and the service was superb. Also really helpful allergens menu. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Opentable advertises pre theatre deal as running from 12pm - 7pm on Friday and Saturdays. I booked a table for 6pm, and only when I began to order was then told the pre theatre deal finished at 5pm.

Please sort this out, as I ended up paying much more than I had budgeted for a meal.

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Phil
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Poor value not brilliant just average which was a shame

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SC55
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey for an Indian meal but the food and service were exceptional so you get what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really nice and really gives me a surprise!

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CharlieBlake
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. New menu, lots of choice. Cocktails to die for

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was extremely disappointing. The prawns were so hard it felt like they had been cooked yesterday and the food lacked spice and taste which you wouldn’t expect for a Indian restaurant.

FAQs

Asha's Manchester does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Asha's Manchester also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 832 5309.

Asha's Manchester is rated 4 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

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