Ashoka Ashton Lane (West End, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

The last proper visit here was ages ago, and more recently it was a quick stop as the night we came we felt like Dosa but they had just ran out.

Tonight we visited again as I was keen to try the Dosa here


Haggis Pakora £5.25

The friend I was with tonight, she had never tried Haggis so I thought lets get this as my starter and she can have a bite.

For me this was a big portion, but the taste mmm so good as I love haggis and haggis pakora.

I would get this again.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chicken Masala Dosa

On arrival the smell instantly hit me, this smelled so so good.

I tried the dosa and it was light, fluffy and had a nice taste.

I took a bite of everything and WOW the flavour of this was very good, so good I didn’t want to stop eating it.

My friend tried a bite and it was so good, she ordered it for herself.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Halal FriendlyYes
Venue Cleanliness*****

Overall :

Firstly it was nice to be back for a proper meal here, as Ashoka Ashton Lane was always a fav of mine.

Tonight we both enjoyed our meal very much, and left feeling full but satisfied.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Top 8 Best Indian Restaurants in Glasgow

I got asked recently “what’s the best Indian restaurant in Glasgow?” and to be honest you cant really have one best. The reason I am saying this is that all the Indian restaurants anywhere can be different styles, different presentations and prepared in the style of the region they are from.

I have tried many in Glasgow, and still have many to try but from the ones I have tried I narrowed them down to my top 8 which was very difficult.

Some of these I am linking to when I was invited as this was how I was introduced to them, but please do remember it is a 100% honest review of the night and this is how I would like you to be introduced to them.

I have also gone back to the invited ones, without them knowing and ate again as you cant always judge on an invite….you have to judge when its a normal night….and the service, food etc for these restaurants below have always been good….I just didn’t blog about it as I was wanting to enjoy the company I was with and have a non blogging night.

If I have gone back to them do a wee search and check out my more up to date reviews.

The reasons these are in my top 8 are due to the following reasons

  • Good service
  • Good portion sizes
  • Great quality food
  • Good prices / Value for money
  • A good overall experience

Please note these are not in any order, so do check them all out. If you have tried these restaurants please let me know what you thought in the comments, or on the Instagram post.

Divans Darbar

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Situated in Maryhill this was a little gem that I recently learned about, as the guys were kind enough to invite me to try their food.

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Charcoals Indian Restaurant

Situated in Renfield Street in Glasgow, this restaurant is always full and always has perfect service and great tasty food.


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Located in Merchant City and is a family-run Indian restaurant which opened in 2019. Swadish offers an appetising combination of seasonal Scottish ingredients prepared using both modern and tradition Indian styles.

Website :

View My Review :

Kebabish Grill

Smart modern Punjabi restaurant for old-school curries, reinvented dishes and charcoal grills.

Website :

View My Review :

The Dhabba

In North India, roadside diners are commonly known as Dhabbas. For generations, these family-run establishments have been captivating hungry travellers with their own menu of closely guarded recipes, passed on from father to son.

Website :

View My Review:

Bantawala by Masala twist

Modern dining room serving Indian menu with a Scottish twist such as venison curry or haggis pakora.

Website :

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Ranjits Kitchen

Offering homemade West Indian & Panjabi cuisine.

Website :

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Named after the Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, Ashoka Ashton Lane marries tradition with modernity.


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Ashoka (West End, Glasgow) : Review


Ashoka Ashton Lane
19 Ashton Lane
G12 8SJ

V: 2nd July 2017      T:  0141 339 3371      W:

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card

For many years the Ashoka always has had a good name, I can honestly say I have not spoken to anyone who has hated it here its always been positive.

Today I decided to pop in to the one at the West End and give it a shot, but I wasnt really hungry as I just had a few things from the Glasgow Mela…but I am a food blogger so I had to have at least 2 courses so I could share my experience with you.

The Food :

Haggis Pakora £5.25


I asked the waiter what were the most popular dishes for starters, and he recommended

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 3

Prawn Masala £10.95 and Chappati £1.25


Any Indian restaurant I visit I have to on my first visit try the Korma, this is my favourite dish and if they don’t do it well then I won’t go back so

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4


Overall :

Overall my first visit here was good, I enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere.

The waiter tonight was very helpful, he explained everything and very attentive.

I was very shocked at the cost of tonight’s meal, this was cheaper than I had expected so I was pleasantly surprised.

I look forward to my next visit

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4
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