About the restaurant
Named after the revered emperor of India, whose conversion to Buddhism after the bloody Kalinga War in 260 BCE led to the spread of the faith across the Indian subcontinent, Ashoka in Manchester is known as the place for quality Indian food, and we couldn’t agree more. Situated on lovely Portland Street, across from Hotel Ibis Manchester in the city centre, Ashoka brings northern Indian flavours to northern England at reasonable prices and in lovely surrounds.
At Ashoka, quality is everything. From the furniture in the dining area to the lighting on the ceiling, the decorations at Ashoka are top-notch and feature numerous accents and artwork imported directly from South Asia. Open every day for dinner and every day except Sunday for lunch, this fine Indian restaurant is proud to serve Manchester’s city centre some of the best curries in the city. And for private parties, look no further – Ashoka has a separate function room that holds up to 40 seated guests or 80 standing and features WiFi, LCD screens, disco lights and its very own bar.
The team at Ashoka in the city centre’s Portland Street is enthusiastic about fine wine. Not sure which wine would suit your curry? Ask your friendly server – they’re well trained in selecting the perfect drop to go with your meal. Choose from several starters like vegetable samosa, prawn puri, chicken pakora and onion bhaji. Next, try one of Ashoka’s numerous entrees: chicken karahi (Punjab-style chicken in a sauce of garlic, ginger, green chillies, coriander and fresh herbs), lamb vindaloo, and mixed vegetable madras, to name just a few. Stomach growling? Reserve your spot at Ashoka in the centre of Manchester city for a real Indian experience!