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Ashoka Indian Cuisine

20530 Fraser Hwy
Langley, BC V3A4G2
Tel: (604) 534-6344
Neighbourhood: Downtown Langley

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Very good food, nice people
By marymac of Delta, BC (138 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 8:43pm [Dine in]

Sorry, did not try the butter chicken. The Other Half and I stopped in for dinner on a Wednesday evening. We ordered palak paneer, chicken tikka masala and rogan josh. Rice "came with", and we ordered raita and garlic naan.

As it was our first time there, we asked a few questions about heat level and such. We asked for "Indian medium" not "Canadian medium" in spicing. We were told that their "hot" is actually "Indian medium", and were steered to THEIR version of "medium". Which was OK, but I think I would have preferred the Indian level.

On the plus side, the service was friendly and timely. They asked if we had any questions or wanted any help choosing. We had an idea of what we wanted, and ordered it with Indian Cobra beer (which was very nice indeed!).

Palak paneer was nicely spiced, the spinach not cooked to a grey mush. Rogan josh was a generous portion of tender lambin tasty sauce, and the chicken tikka masala was very tender. I asked if they would substitute methi (green fenugreek) for the fresh coriander, and they complied gladly. Raita was cool and rich, rice was dry and just the right "chew", and the garlic naan used minced garlic, not garlic salt. For dessert, the OH ordered rice pudding/kheer and a black coffee.

We ate until pleasantly stuffed, and still had lots to take home for another supper. A good experience in a friendly, clean restaurant with tasty food. We would go back.

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My favourite Indian place
By tuscanteal of North Vancouver, B.C, Canada (15 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 3, 2012 - 3:48pm [Dine in]

Their food and value is fantastic. The garlic naan is to die for and my boyfriend and I crave it when we haven't eaten it for a while. It makes me eat gluten(and pay for it) when we go there. I love their butter chicken and recently tried their mutter paneer which was also excellent. I love that it comes with rice (you don't have to pay!). My boyfriend orders tandori chicken which he loves, and loves the sizzling platter it comes on. Again it comes with rice.

The samosas are delicious as well, but I find I get too full having an appy, Indian food is filling.

The buffet during the lunch time weekdays is good value and gives you a chance to try other dishes. Fridays they have butter chicken!

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Delicious!!
By KarenM526 of Langley, B.C (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 8:31pm [Dine in]

OK, I'll make it short and sweet and to the point: DELICIOUS food! Outstanding. We have had the butter chicken, chicken tikka, and chicken tikka masala, all incredible. The Naan bread is to die for. Homemade and authentic, and reasonably priced! A gem on the one-way in downtown Langley!! YUM

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Small, friendly & tasty
By percy flage of Langley (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 6:15pm [Dine in]

We have been here several times over the last couple of years & have enjoyed good food & good service every time. There are fancier East Indian Restaurants, there are bigger ones, but this suits me fine. It's home cooking south Asian style. It's also nice to eat on Fraser Hwy & walk up & down. Relaxed & informal. Keep it up.

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Small, friendly & tasty
By percy flage of Langley (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 6:15pm [Dine in]

We have been here several times over the last couple of years & have enjoyed good food & good service every time. There are fancier East Indian Restaurants, there are bigger ones, but this suits me fine. It's home cooking south Asian style. It's also nice to eat on Fraser Hwy & walk up & down. Relaxed & informal. Keep it up.

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Great Indian Food in Langley!
By AlphaOne of White Rock (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 17, 2011 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

Came here with family for some Indian food. Was extremely satisfied. Tried their lunch buffet. Although there were not that many varieties, it was still an outstanding presentation of delicious and typical East Indian food. There was even hot Chai tea and tasty Naan. The staff were courteous and helpful. I was surprised at the cleanliness of the washrooms, which was a stark difference from the what one of the prehistoric reviews described below. I definitely would return to this restaurant!

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Very Average Indian Food
By rileycoyotes of Surrey (32 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

If this is the best Indian food in Langley, then I think that says more about Langley than it does about Ashoka. We came here with some enthusiasm, looking forward to a birthday dinner treat. We left shrugging our shoulders.

First to the ambiance: it is in a sliver of a building, so there are maybe a dozen tables in two neat rows from front to back. There is bare duct-work showing on walls and ceiling and a long buffet table that occupies space even when not in use. Seats are oriented to have a view either of the bar/cash register/kitchen or the garage-door style window that presumably could be raised of pleasant days. Pictures on the walls and some music were all that I saw in the way of ambiance. At our table we were greeted with a plastic water pitcher. I can't see how this could be rated even average. (Accidentally rated this a 3 the first time around...)

Despite sitting at the table right next to the service area, we sat for over 5 minutes with menus closed waiting to order. Some time later a server came back to ask how spicy we wanted the food. After the food was delivered we got a fresh pitcher of water without asking. That was the only non-essential visit made to our table the whole evening.

The food was just fair. There was nothing unpleasant about the flavours; they just were not inspiring. The Samosas were packed with potato, but had little cumin or other spice. The crust was fairly nice, although the inside of one was still cool. The Hyderabadi Chicken is described as having onions and cashews, but it came in a creamy sauce, like a Korma (not in the description) and there was not a hint of nuttiness to it as there should be with a good Korma. The Rogan Josh was in essentially the same sauce as the Chicken Hyderabadi. We couldn't tell them apart without examining the colour of the meat. The Daal Maharani tasted primarily of clove. The highlight was the Butter CHicken, which was a fairly tasty version of the dish.

The prices for chicken and lamb dishes were $12-$13, which is a little more than what one could get at a lot of other places. Considering the lack of excellence in the food, I would say that was too much.

I would not avoid the place if we were in the area and just dying for some Indian food, but we'll make no special effort to get back.

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Awesome Food
By food_and_the_city of Port Coquitlam (10 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 9:31pm [Dine in]

I loved the food from this place. The food was alive with spices at just the right blend. Didn't burn my mouth and didn't leave me thirsty afterwards because of too much salt, a problem most other restaurants have. Not too much sauce, the meat was not dry but tender and moist. Very very good.

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Best Indian Food In Langley
By lucash of langley,bc (13 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 21, 2009 - 3:31pm [Dine in]

I have been here three or four times, and got something different three or four times. I didn't get something different each time because the food was bad, it was because the food was so good that I wanted to try other good things on the menu. One of the best things i have ordered from there would have to be the Paneer Makhni. The description of this is A vegetable delight chunks of fresh homemade cottage cheese cooked in a tomato based sauce with fenugreek & delicious blends of chefs secret spices. (I think the grammer may be wrong in that description but is just what the menu said) The cottage cheese in the paneer makhni was unbelievable. The cheese alone could be 4 and a half /5 stars. I have to be fair with the rating system though and say that the food was amazing but the service did not blow me away, the value did not blowing away, or the ambiance did not blow me away. The food was so good here though that all the other things don't matter. I will be eating it again tonight and I am so excited.

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Great Indian food!
By Brizz of Langley (18 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 9:55am [Dine in]

My lover and I usually order take out from here as the restaurant is very small and fairly uninspiring... that being said it is a decent place to sit down with friends and it's always busy.

The butter chicken here is as good as most reviewers have mentioned, but my favourite dish here is the Rogan Josh. I like spicy food, and I like to order 'spicy' here. When you order spicy, it's obvioulsy not traditionaly spicy but 'dumbed' down a little.

Their naan is awesome as well!

The value here is great and they also have an entertainment coupon. Best Indian food in Langley in my opinion.

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Best Indian Restaurant in Langley by far!
By cutecoolcritic of langley (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 11:45pm [Dine in]

We have been to Ashoka a handful of times and were pleased every single time. The food is yummy, I tend to have the same dishes over so I can only tell you that the garlic naan, butter chicken, rogan josh and rice are really, really good. The service is good as well, the wait staff all very friendly.

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Best Indian Food
By joannelo of Langley, BC. (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, July 15, 2011 - 4:06pm [Dine in]

My family and I always look for an opportunity to eat at Ashoka or order for pick up. The food is wonderful and the staff friendly and the prices are ok too. My daughter's friend from North Vancouver said the food at Ashoka is far better than any of the restaurants in North Van.

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First Impression Done Right!
By Spartan of Surrey, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 2, 2010 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

My wife and I went for a 6pm dinner last night and found the place to be empty but with a steady line of take out customers flowing in and out we weren't concerned. We chose our seat and water was brought to the table right away. We ordered a few samosas, pricey but very fresh. A short while after our mains arrived. My wife ordered the Lamb Rogan Josh which she greatly enjoyed! I had the Lamb Biryani which was flavored perfectly, great portion(1 and 1/2 meals) and piping hot! We used an entertainment coupon which was accepted without a hitch. Highly recommended, great Indian food!

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Small but 'Oh so good"
By marjolaine of Aldergrove, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 5:38am [Dine in]

I read the "Orsito" Review and decided it sounded so good that
I would do the same. (Cobra Beer & Rogan Josh and finish with the mango shake)
I did and I want to say what a great experience
it was. My husband and I invited friends to join us and we all were
pleased with our meal. Very tasty, very relaxing and nice staff.
Thank you.

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Oh I love me some butter chicken
By orsito of Langley, B. C. (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 2:53pm [Dine in]

I love well made east indian food. This place is the place to go when visiting old langley.
The appy platter had a little of everything the mint sauce is good on its own.
I tried the josh rogan, tender lamb pieces in a wicked sauce with basmati rice and some garlic naan. I was one happy camper. Tried their special house beer Cobra, very tasty and minimal fizz. And to finish the meal off a mango lassi shake which is perfect after some spicey lamb.
Highly recommend visiting, try the cobra .... tasty beer.

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Best Indian in Langley!
By mbender88 of Cloverdale, Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

After my third visit to Ashoka, I am still convinced it is the only place to have Indian cuisine in Langley. The Butter Chicken is nicely cooked and the herbs are just enough but leave you wanting more. The rice is generous and the Naan is soft and delicious. It is a small but cozy restaurant and the waitresses are friendly and attentive. The portions are generous so I have enough for leftovers which makes the value well worth it. But it's really about the food and I have yet to have better. Ps. The takeout is ready within 10-15 minutes after you call which is the time it takes me to drive there..perfect

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Superb Indian food in Langley
By RestaurantDiva of Langley (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 10:46am [Dine in]

We have eaten here a couple times, and ordered take out for a large group once. The flavours are great, the portions are great, and the service is friendly. Don't let the little out of the way place fool you, this is exceptional Indian food, and they will take the time to explain the menu items to you if you are a little worried about what to order.

No need to go to Surrey or Vancouver for good Indian food again, we are so glad to have this little gem in Langley, close to home. Several of my friends also eat here, and we have never had a bad meal. Love it!!

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Very Impressed
By Synful_Delite of Clayton Heights, Surrey (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 29, 2009 - 1:39pm [Dine in]

My husband and I went to Ashoka last night after having seen reviews on it here and decided to try it.

We had once thought we had found the best Indian.......until last night. By far, the best butter chicken we have ever had, and we've been to a lot of Indian restaurants. My husband doesn't even like butter chicken that much, because usually everywhere we have been it is bland for him. But not this time. It was absolutely amazing, and the service was bang on.

We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an amazing meal. The restaurant itself is clean, but nothing fancy. For some it may be more worth taking out than dining in, but it all depends on how picky you are!

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Excellent Food
By tsanders of Cloverdale (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 12:00pm [Dine in]

My husband and I own a restaurant and feel it's rare to find a really good restaurant in the Langley/Surrey area. Ashoka is one of the best!

We never eat inside the restaurant since we usually have to pick up just before closing, but the dining room is always beautifully appointed when we come in. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful if you want to try something new and our food is always awesome! Butter Chicken, Aloo Gobi, Samosas, Garlic Naan, Palak paneer - it's all great!

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Great Butter Chicken!
By foodie777 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 8:58pm [Dine in]

Tried Ashoka the other night for dinner with my husband. We were the only ones in the restaurant during our stay (it was a weeknight) other than one persone that picked up a take out order. Decor was outdated to say the least. Service was great - very friendly staff. We ordered the fried paneer appetizer with tamarind sauce to start and it was delicious. We couldn't finish it all though as we wanted to save room for dinner. We both ordered the butter chicken with rice and garlic naan. It was some of the best butter chicken we'd ever had. We asked for it to be prepared mild and it was perfect for us - not overly spicy. The portions were huge and we probobly could have split one order between the both of us. For dessert we were given a small dish of complimentary candy coated fennel seeds?? Interesting licorice taste. Overall we were very satisfied with the food quality and service and would defiantely go back.

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