Asha's Birmingham

4.4
1945 reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Birmingham now has its very own brimful of Asha right here on Newhall Street. 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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Experiences

  • Asha's Experience 6 Course Menu

    £69.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    The Asha’s Experience is a mouth-watering six-course menu offering diners the opportunity to indulge in a journey through Asha’s finest dishes and discover new recipes in the ultimate Indian culinary dining encounter. Asha’s Treasure Chest - a showstopping centre-piece that includes a choice of two cocktails, which have been specially designed to complement the new six-course menu and delivers the perfect opportunity for the all-important Instagram shot.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1945 People Are Saying
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PaulF
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent, service good and a really good vibe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow. We booked the tasting menu for 5pm and then left our table at 8:30.
We had to ask on every serving to explain what we were eating, asked for water and ice on a couple of occasions.
Explained at the beginning of the experience I had a nut allergy and I was served nuts on my plate and was told it will be fine they are on the side.
Chairs were ripped.
4 out of 5 for hygiene on the door.
Food was lovely just everything else let it down. Lobster is a must.

TW
TraceyW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to go back, totally recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience as per normal

KO
KullyO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and cocktails, great service. Easy to get to

EG
EmilyG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, atmosphere and cocktails. We will be returning and are making plans to attend for an 18th birthday.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food on the tasting menu which was a perfect mix of 6 courses. And outstanding service in a beautiful restaurant.

AM
AndrewM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good food with excellent service. large cocktail list at reasonable prices.

JB
JonB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service lovely food the restaurant has a real great feel to it. Definitely recommend for a special occasion.

GB
GaryB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food very expensive for the amount alright venue not worth the cost when you can get the same food for half the price bit disappointed so would not rush to go back

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steve
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashas never fails to deliver, as far as I am concerned. Great service, and fantastic food. One of my very favourites.

RV
RajeevV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Excellent cocktails and service.. but below average food.

We had a vegetarian meal in October 2021 at 5pm; a table for four.
The cocktails were excellent but most other restaurants do a happy hour two for one … but no such offers here. The cocktails and mock tails were innovative and very good. We had maharanis mistress and ??white butterflies And apple slush and watermelon and ginger mock tails.
There was a charge for poppadom tray and the dips 3.50 each!!

Next we had the starters of paneer and veg seekh kebab… the paneer was over cooked and was chewy.. not seasoned properly.. onions in this were over cooked and were inedible. This is a stater costing around 12.50!!
The veg tikka (contrary to our expectations of probably veg protein) was made of a dal based falafal like -fried stuff… which was not great…

…moving on to the main course.. veg biryani was nice.. came in a tawa!!… was hot to touch but we were not warned .. but we have had our experience from other restaurants to not burn ourselves…(previously used to come closed in a ceramic pot with a dough sealed lid)…

The side portion of methi mushrooms was too small… was £10… the tandoori nan was ok and but a bit chewy .. not soft like in most other restaurants..

Finally regarding the ambience… I was expecting some of Ashajis Bollywood songs… again disappointed by the fact there was ?? no noticeable music… just the din of others chatting …

In summary… the only two positive notes of my experience was the excellent (but meagre) cocktails and quick service…
but every other aspect left a lot to be desired especially the taste of food… I had better expectations in view of a “award winning internationally renowned” restaurant..

Unless the management addresses these and make their menus more interesting and the cooking better.. I am not planning to go back.

Best wishes

JW
JWill
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great meal, just slow service.
It was very busy though.

SA
SimonA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service, as always. Noise level set to energetic was probably because of us to be fair!

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Prachi
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambience was lovely and food was really good. Staff was very polite.

A
Ahmed
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The food was just average Indian food you can get in any Indian restaurant for a quarter of the price. Over priced for nothing special. Wouldn’t recommend

MR
MikeR
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attractive surroundings with high quality service. The food was outstanding as always but it is expensive

CE
ClaireE
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - so tasty and the tandoori chicken was the best we’ve tasted. Only let down by the popadums.

Our waiter was so friendly and attentive and is a credit to Asha’s.

LP
46LP
Worcestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal

SJ
StuartJ
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st experience at Asha’s and definitely won’t be the last. We were made to feel very welcome from the time we entered until we left.
Food was great quality & taste, drink menu was extensive.

RB
RobertB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, but on the expensive side, so value could be better

KJ
KumarJawadekar
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went to Asha’s with very high expectations. Her name (which is undoubtedly reminiscent of the highest quality if anyone even vaguely knows music, particularly from the Indian subcontinent) associated with it, the menu, the costs, booking system - all implied that we would be in for a unique treat.
We reached on time, the reception was was courteous. We were also told that we could choose from the dinner menu and not just from the lunch menu.
The mocktails were good. The starters (chicken malai kebab) were deliciously cooked except that they were a bit salty. In the main course we had chicken dhaba curry which again had well cooked chicken and the gravy was excellent. Another main course was ‘Hare baingan ka bharta’ which is also described as Mai’s (guess Asha Bhosle’s mother) favourite. As we come from Maharashtra, we do love bharta and if I may say, know what a good ‘bharta’ is. It almost met expectations… again everything was adequately cooked (for example, onions tasted great in the bharta as they should) but once again it was too salty.
The breads, rice, dal makhani were excellent.
Overall we thought you could get similar / excellent food (it may not be as unique as ‘bharta’) in many other restaurants for half the price and similar ambience. Being a great fan of Asha Bhosle and knowing that she has an eye for minute details and unique style executed to perfection, be it music or food, I would request the restaurant to take my feedback positively and make these small corrections if they found them worth considering. Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant - thank you can’t wait to return

JJ
JoolsJP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a party of 6 to celebrate a family birthday. The food was so delicious, the service prompt & friendly and the surroundings were lovely. It was an excellent evening, will definitely be booking again!

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Lisa
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely love Asha’s the food and ambiance and service is excellent.
Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I booked Asha's for a family meal. A group of 4 all found the food to be of poor quality. From the mocktails which where Tropicana juice from carton which can be purchased from a supermarket for approx £1 is poured into a tall glass and a piece of fruit placed on top and charged £6 to Briyani which was so dry, lamb so chewy and flavourless, paneer was like chewing gum and awful choices of flavours as if I was downing a bottle of perfume.
What topped it off was a Julab jammun for dessert which was just that on it's on with a tiny drizzle of sauce provided warm..£8. I asked if it came with ice cream which every other restaurant provides such as Veranasi, but was told I could add a single scoop of ice cream for £6 more.
My total bill came to £231 so I wasnt there to mess around. But was definitely left underwhelmed and with an extremely low opinion of Asha's restaurant.
The waiter asked why so much food was left we politely said the quality of food isnt what we expected and he said I'll let the manager know and see what we can do but the manager didnt care and I was billed for the full amount including service of £30. Which is fine.. but just wished I had left feeling the experience was worth it but definitely wasnt.

IW
IanW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Loved it, staff and food were amazing.

KG
KGS13
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant in West Midlands.
We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday.

Good bits-
1. Promptly attended and seated at our reserved table.
2. Menu has sufficient options.
3. Taste is good with options to choose from light, mild to bit hot options.
4. Portion was also sufficient for us.
5. Lighting was great and pleasing to the eyes.
6. No noise and smoke. Sufficient space was allowed between tables to help people enjoy their food and conversations.

Not so great bit-
I ordered Chicken dhaba style, it tasted good but I was expecting it to be more hot like Indian food.
Giving benefit of doubt here, may be it was intentionally made medium spicy/ hot as My son was with us.

Special mention to Thomas who served us superbly and was prompt in his service even though it was a really busy time for him. Thanks to him to make our dinner even better.

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anisha
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

NOT WORTH THE MONEY AT ALL AND IM NOT TIGHT !!! WE WUD RATHER DRIVE TO THE SHARD FOODS CHEAPER THERE TOO !!!
TOP NOTCH INDIAN FOOD PRICES I EXPECTED TOP NOTCH INDIAN FOOD £120 for 2 x 2 course meals 2 courses were veggie with one side n 2 drinks if you had meat might of been better but doubt it rice was plain nice place bad food try tama tanga if you a foodie

MC
MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the food and service was good however for a majority of our time in the restaurant there was one table with 2 women on that was very noisy and sounded as if there where drunk ? We didn't say anything as we figured the restaurant would of said something but didn't. We came here as a special ocassion for my partners Birthday and figured the money spent would of refined such behaviour happening. The noise did stop but near the end of of our meal. I would also like to thank the restaurant for bringing a piece of cake our for my partners birthday .

BH
BHHippo
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very big selection of veggie options which was impressive. Food was very nice but I’ve given a 3 because it wasn’t nicer than a lot of regular Indian restaurants like my local one yet it cost twice the price! So really not worth the money IMO. Great cocktails though!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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Jonathan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Generally really dissapointed. I'd been to the Solihull restaurant and was really impressed, however the service in Birmingham was really poor and more like a club than a restaurant.

Food was amazing however!

JA
JAYNE
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time, first visit and won't be the last. The place is beautiful, food is amazing and a great atmosphere. The staff are so nice and service was brilliant. Cocktails are so wo good.
Would recommend Asha's to anyone.

JM
JohnM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time at Ashas Birmingham. Been to Manchester Ashas many times. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and as usual the food was outstanding. Will definitely back again when we next visit Birmingham.

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RichardW
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always about the customer experience and quality of the food. It passed by of these in flying colours. Well Done Team.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I NEVER leave reviews. But this restaurant definitely deserves a review! If I could tell the world I would! EVERYBODY needs to visit this place at least once in their life. I booked the six course menu for my partners birthday and he absolutely loved it.

I’m not really a fan of Indian food, but it’s my partners favourite cuisine - hence why I booked. I really wasn’t looking forwards to the food. However they blew my expectations out of the water!! Everything that was served was mouth watering! The flavours and amount of spice is just right. Portion sizes were HUGE! My partner can EAT, but for him even after the fourth course was so full. We had to ask for the remaining courses to be taken out!

The customer service is exceptional. We were made to feel comfortable and welcome. Food that was served was placed on the table well and they take pride in presentation. Courses were explained to us and how it was cooked!! I honestly couldn’t fault the place.

It is a little pricey but for what you get it is worth every penny plus a tip!

Our only faults were we found a hair embedded in the crushed ice which is served under the lemon sorbet. As I work around food myself, I know this could be an easy mistake due to hair cycles. We politely asked for the dish to be changed and it was with many apologies.
Another downfall was we were not given our welcome glass of Prosecco for our first course. But i would still promote this place and give nothing but good reviews!!

LD
LauraD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021