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“Disgusting service but good food”
Review of Asha's

Asha's
Ranked #222 of 9,933 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$80
Cuisines: Indian, International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Asha's is an innovative restaurant offering authentic Indian food in a modern setting. Asha's first opened its doors in Wafi, Dubai in 2002 and has continued to wow diners with its impressive menu. Over the last decade, Asha's has expanded across Europe and the Middle East picking up numerous awards on the way. This unique concept restaurant brings forth legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle's passion for great Indian food and combines great Indian cuisine with contemporary decor, bringing to its diners a true sense of modern Indian luxury.
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

I went to Asha's after a long time, since i had vouchers to use from my Entertainer i though i go for this restaurant since it had been a while i had it and also because i was craving for some good authentic Indian food.

We went during the weekend for Lunch and i dont think it was a good idea since it was too busy. We got a table outside even though we wanted to sit inside, we were told if we wanted a table inside that would at least take a good 30min and we didn't wanted to wait that long. After getting a table we had to wait for almost 15min before someone took down our order, after our order was taken down we were served with a basket of Papadum, the Papads were absolutely soggy and looked like it was kept out for too long, it had been absolutely soft and had lost its crunchiness. The mains took a while to come almost after 30minutes for once i though they forget about our order. The staff is really busy and didn't paid attention to our needs, we had to wait for a while before someone could assist us.

For our drinks we ordered Alchemist, its a absolutely refreshing mock tail mixed with Raspberry and Lychees, on my first sip i felt it was a bit bitter but once i got the hanged of it i finished it pretty quickly. For our mains we orders Chicken Awadh Biryani and Lamp Awadh Gravy accompanied by Garlic Naan and Romali Roti. The food was served absolutely hot and the waiter served us in our plates. I first started with the Lamb Awadh Gravy, this gravy had a nice mix of flavours and was not very spicy and we could easily get the taste of the yummy tender meat, not too oily or filled with masalas in fact it had the right balance, was good. The Chicken Awadh Biryani was something different then the usual Biryani's and it went down perfectly well with the Raita. The Biryani was amazingly delicious and i couldn't stop myself from having more of it. It consists of all the right flavours and the Chicken too was very tender, it was a tasty and i would definitely recommend this one. Even the Garlic Naan was not too oily and had the Garlic taste otherwise at times they tend to be stingy with the Garlic. After we were done again it took a while for some staff to come to our table and give us some suggestions for the Desserts, very slow and inefficient. We first had a good look at the Desserts menu and though of ordering Profiteroles but we were said thats not there next we though we go for Mango Parfait even that they said is not there at the end the waiter said there is only few things for Dessert so we went for Rasmalai. Dont know why the dishes are there if its not available for the customers. Fortunately as i was giving the order for my Dessert we even told them to get our bill because i was sure even thats going to take a while to come and i was right. The Rasmalai was pretty average lacked taste and was quite blend, they can do so much better with it.

Before my Bill came i had handed my Entertainer voucher so that it could be redeemed but too my surprise i couldn't use it since they dont consider Biryani a main dish and just last year i had used but now they dont accept it because they have made Biryani a side dish, how strange is that. This is so unethical because earlier i could use it but now they have changed there ruled to suit them. This thing made me quite disappointed.
The quantity is good of this place but service is absolutely bad and pathetic will take the staff a while to cater to you and price wise its expensive compared to other Indian Fine Dining Restaurants. I guess the Price which they are charging should also match the service they provide.

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Wafi R, Public Relations Manager at Asha's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear sanachowdhary,

Our sincere apologies that you had an unpleasant experience at Asha's recently. We would like to know more about this recent visit, so that we can rectify the issues highlighted. We would be grateful if you would take the time to speak to Mariano Andres, our General Manager by calling him on 04 324 4100 to let us know how we could have made your visit to Asha’s better.

Thank You.

The Asha's Team

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We enjoyed a delicious lunch with friends at Asha's Indian restaurant in the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. The appetizers were perfectly cooked and came with poppadoms and pickles and our main courses were very tasty - finished with a good dessert which we all shared. Excellent meal and good service.

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Thank AnnaClearwater
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Wafi R, Manager at Asha's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear AnnaClearwater,

Many thanks for your honest and helpful feedback from your most recent visit with us in Asha's!
It was a pleasure to read how your expectations were exceeded throughout your visit, looking forward to having you again soon!

Best Regards,

The Asha's Team

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

It was the best food eaten in Dubai. Homely, tasty with excellent service.
The service from the moment you book to the moment you leave is outstanding.
The food comes out quickly and the flavours are amazing.
A must go place...

Thank CraciunM
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Wafi R, Manager at Asha's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear CraciunM,

Many thanks for your honest and helpful feedback from your most recent visit with us in Asha's!
It was a pleasure to read how your expectations were exceeded throughout your visit, looking forward to having you again soon!

Best Regards,

The Asha's Team

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Asha's - An Indian restaurant owned by the legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosale is convenient located in the upscale Wafi Mall so be rest assured parking or getting cabs won’t be an issue. The restaurant has a very soothing, luxurious ambience with pleasant lighting. It also has seating which can be suited to accommodate a couple, family or large family groups. The terrace seating is awesome during winter months. It also has a bar and small lounge which is great if you want to have a drink while you wait for other's to join. The menu is extensive, the crew is very friendly and knows the product, the service is prompt and the food is just delicious. You also will find some seasonal add-ons to the menu especially Indian desserts etc. If you want to have a good Indian meal with family and friends or a business lunch or dinner you will not be disappointed. It’s ideal for a good Indian meal and to enjoy an evening out in Dubai. (It is advisable to book a table especially during weekends or busier times of the year as the at times the restaurant can be very busy). Asha’s is also an upscale restaurant so the menu is priced as per any other good restaurant located in a 5 star hotel.

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Thank ManojGagwani
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PyramidsRestaurants, Social Media at Asha's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review Asha's.

We are extremely glad that you had a memorable dining experience on your recent visit to Asha's and we do hope that you will visit us again.

Thank You.

The Asha's Team

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

If you want to experience the best Indian food in Dubai, than go to Asha's. Food, service and atmosphere will make your dinner unforgettable. If you try the cocktails as well you won't ever want to leave that place. The whole team was outstanding, always there to check if you need something, the Manager has got a good eye for details as every single thing was in the right place. The food...just heaven and the cocktails...the best combination in the town! I have to mention the quality of the food was more than expected. Overall a big well done Asha's and will be back soon!

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Thank CrissGm
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PyramidsRestaurants, Social Media at Asha's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review Asha's.

We are extremely glad that you had a memorable dining experience on your recent visit to Asha's and we do hope that you will visit us again.

Thank You.

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