Ashoka South Side (Clarkston Road, Glasgow) 2023 : Review

Visit & Vibes

The guys at Ashoka Southside invited me to come and check them out, so we set a date and time.

I have been to a few Ashoka’s but not this one, so I was excited to check them out.

Inside was very busy so I didn’t take any inside photos, as I am not a fan of doing that when there are kids about or a place is very busy…but I am sure you can check what it looks like on their Instagram.

Noise Level★★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★★
Table Dressing★★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★★

The Food

Normally I have a few dishes in mind to try before going to a place, but tonight I thought I would see what jumps out at me and go for that.

Chorizo Pakora £n/a tonight (normally £5.75)
Pakoras are a delicious Indian crisp fried snack made with gram flour & spices. Classic Indian finger food that no one can resist.

I recently tried Chorizo Pakora at another place, so when I saw they did them here I had to check them out and see how here did them.

On arrival, this looked good and the aroma was really good as I could smell that lovely chorizo smell.

I took a bite of one and install was hit by an amazing flavour, these were perfectly cooked and the chorizo taste was really good.

These were very very easy to eat and even though there was a dip, they didn’t require it as they tasted very good on their own.

I could have easily had more of this.

Value for Money★★★★★

Chicken Pakora £n/a tonight (normally £5.75)
Pakoras are a delicious Indian crisp fried snack made with gram flour & spices. Classic Indian finger food that no one can resist. 

Normally my go-to pakora is Vegetable or Chicken so I had to try some of the chicken pakora here to see how they did it.

I took a bite and YUM! these were cooked perfectly again, the chicken was really tender and the flavour was great and the coating had a really good crispness to it.

Every bite was packed with great flavour and lovely tender chicken.

This was a great portion size and if you are a chicken pakora fan you need to check these out.

Value for Money★★★★★

Malabari £n/a tonight (normally £12.95)
An aromatic curry with coconut milk and loads of south Indian spices finished with a temper of fried curry leaves, mustard seeds, and whole dried red chili. Available with Chicken, Lamb (£1 supplement) Fish, King Prawn (£2.50 supplement), Paneer, Tofu & Seasonal Vegetables

My taste in curry dishes has been changing recently and I have been adventurous in trying different ones, but tonight this one caught my eye.

I opted for chicken and pilau rice, and couldn’t wait to try it

On arrival, this looked good and it had a nice aroma, but how did it taste?

I plated it up and took a bite of the chicken and curry on its own to get its taste first.

Again the chicken was very tender and the curry was nice! Flavour wise I got a lovely creaminess to start with followed by the mustard seeds then rounding it all off a nice coconut flavour.

Value for Money★★★★★

Gulab Jamun £n/a tonight (normally £2.95)
Gluten-free spongy milky balls soaked in rose-scented syrup, add vanilla ice cream or vegan vanilla ice cream for 55p

There is always room for Gulab Jamun and tonight was no exception.

When I go to an Indian restaurant I either end my meal with a mango lassi or a gulab jamun for some reason that’s my wee ritual.

On arrival, this looked nice, and you got a nice amount of ice cream.

YUM! yip that sums it up. Great flavour, a good temperature and was a great end to my meal tonight.

Value for Money★★★★★

Final Thoughts…

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at Ashoka tonight, I can’t fault anything.

The service was really good and the food really good.

I have no hesitation to add here to my top restaurant list.

I will go back to try some other dishes so do keep watching my blog.

Service / Staff★★★★★
Time between Courses★★★★★
Halal FriendlyYes
Vegan FriendlyYes
Overall Value for Money★★★★★
The above blog post review is 100% honest and has not been influenced in anyway. Its a true representation of my visit, and my thoughts.

Author: krismunro

Blogger 📍#Scotland 🍽Glasgow food & lifestyle and beyond. 📝Honest reviewing 🍽Food•Drinks•Lifestyle•Products & more

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