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Ashoka

#2,184 of 11,657 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Neighbourhood:
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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559 Nakanocho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8042, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-241-1318
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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United Kingdom
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110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is an old-fashioned Indian restaurant with an extensive menu to choose from. We have eaten here twice over the years, once for lunch when it was crowded at midday and recently in the evening when there were few other customers. There are several vegetarian entrees on the menu. The staff are very attentive. The restaurant is upstairs, at the... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2016

4 of us walked in and were the ONLY ones there. We were drawn to it for their Halal option. Needless to say the meat was old had had been reheated as they probably do not get much requests for Halal meat. The non-meat dishes were good and tasty. The server was good but the cook did not look too... More 

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Thank Hassan K
Hyderabad, India
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

good indian food suggested by a friend. the staff are warm and received us and made us comfortable. we have both north and south indian . the quantity is good and the taste is good. wenjoyable atmosphere with tasty food.

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Thank supremecheme
Hyderabad, India
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Been there with a group of 60+ South Indians. Restaurant served dishes more palatable for South folks, apart from North Indian specialities. Good buffet and in a pleasing ambience. Staff were quick and courteous

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Thank AKHarkara
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Really good Indian food in heart of Kyoto. We went for a late dinner at 9pm (restaurant was closing at 930pm) but they still welcomed us. We ordered the Aloo Gobi and Dhal with roti and rice. Was amazing! Only thing to note is that if you want Basmati Rice (as opposed to sticky rice) the price is quite expensive... More 

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Thank nomadalka
Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Well worth visiting if you're looking for good Indian food and vegetarian options. Friendly staff, good naan.

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Thank Shreyas_1
Bangalore
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We are vegetarians and from India. We had kids traveling with us and this place was ideal for Indian Veg food. We went in for dinner and we really enjoyed the food. The people were very friendly and they were accommodating. But the food is very pricey, which is same almost in all the places in Japan.

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Thank Ranganath V
Bengaluru, India
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174 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This was a buffet lunch which was a complete let down ....... the food was not hot, the range of dishes was very basic and the tandoori was tasteless ..... no spice at all. I know this is Japan but I expected more. Try and fine somewhere else.

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Thank KelIndia
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

The food was below average for a place charging above average prices. The popadoms we received had a hair on and the tandoori mixed grill was very poor. I was looking forward to a Indian and I have tried them in many different country's The place was dirty especially where the tandoori oven is located. I expected a lot better... More 

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Thank TomtomUK2011
chandigarh
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Being from India and being vegitarian it is very difficult abroad but I found the preparation & service very good. The variety of food was quite elaborate and particularly good was mango lassi.

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Thank sanjaymehta503

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 559 Nakanocho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8042, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighbourhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-241-1318

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

Neighbourhood Profile
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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