Houston >Food & Dining > Ashiana Indian Restaurant
12610 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7707729.754630 -95.610820
Neighborhoods: Eldridge/ West Oaks, Westside
NOT HANDICAPPED-FRIENDLY. I went to this restaurant yesterday with my elderly parents. My father is 92, requires a walker for ambulation, and has a handicapped license plate. Ashiana's has 2 handicapped parking spaces with a ramp between them right in front of the restaurant, but when we went there right around 5:30 (opening time), BOTH parking spaces were blocked by ONE car that was parked so as to completely block the ramp. I inquired inside and was told that the car was there because they (the restaurant) were going to be loading some food in the car. So instead of being able to use the handicapped parking spots and ramp, we had to get my father out of the car in the middle of the parking lot and then lift him up onto the sidewalk over the curb. I never saw anything loaded into that car until we had almost finished our meal about an hour later, when 2 quite able-bodied workers finally walked out with a large white cooler and put it in the car. At one point earlier than that the car was moved so that it took up only one of the handicapped parking places and didn't block the ramp any longer, but as my mother pointed out to them, this was still illegal. Anyway, they never cared.
Not to bad – We went there after a long time. The service was awful, the quatities were meager , the prices way-way too much- this is daylight robbery. On top of that we had items on the bill that we did not even order. There are much better Indian eating places in town. Don't waste your money on this. We really regretted going there.
best lunch buffet – I went there for lunch as I go for dinner there usually. I like there food and suprisingly their buffet at lunch was also great and I found the price very reasonable. they have so many choices . Its just wroth it to pay . Service is great as well . Highly recomended .
This palce is great! – This place has gotten new management so if you went maybe about 2 years ago you have to try it again. They are a lot more professional now and the food is incredibly rich. It's delicious! I love their chicken tikka! The waiters are all very helpful. Very rarely do you have to flag one down. It's a buffet so don't expect for them to wait on you hand and foot people!
There is a separate appetizer bar with dessert on one side, and a main course bar on the opposite wall. You can of course order from the menu if you'd like. (I'm not sure if they do the buffet setup all day or just during lunch hours) Who cares! The food is great you'll come back with a belly that hurts because it's so full!
Worst customer service ever – We planned to go to a new indian restaurant which was unfortunately closed and ended up going to Ashiana. The waiter did not even ask us for any drink sto order instead he just left the beverage menu on table and left. We ordered malai kofta and starter, but we were not served nan which comes with the dish instead we just got onion kulcha we ordered. We were just served water once and no body bothered to refill until when we asked for it and the waiter greeted us with you want more water. We even did not get warm towels as was provided to some elite customers. When my friend called who recommended me there called them he was told that this was the first complaint he received. I just want to know who else had a similar experience at this dinner.
Great Food – I took a large group there with our British and Irish Expat group and they were wonderful they gave us a private room and we had separate checks.
The food is outstanding but expensive, its the best chicken Madras in Houston! hands down, but its also the most expensive so its a treat to come here.
London Sizzler rocks for chickenTikka Masala, and I still like Shiva but the service is less desirable in both places so you might pay a bit more at Ashiana but its very good.
Best Indian food in Houston!! – We have been going to Ashianas for years even though it is not close to our house. We were on that side of town with friends this weekend & decided to place a to-go order. Got home anxious to dig in. We were not disappointed & even suprised all over again how amazing the food was. Our favorite is the Vegitarian Feast, but we also had the Chicken Korma this time and it was so wonderful, we were actully moaning and groaning with every bite. The portions were perfect and there were tons of leftovers to enjoy the next day. If you have not been, you must go. You will not be disappointed.
Don't get fleeced. – We went there after a long time. The service was awful, the quatities were meager , the prices way-way too much- this is daylight robbery. On top of that we had items on the bill that we did not even order. There are much better Indian eating places in town. Don't waste your money on this. We really regretted going there.
Horrid Service, Expensive Food – You know I had really high hopes for this place. The restaurant was elegantly decorated. So I figured I was going to get a meal at a high end classy Indian restaurant. The service was truly awful. I feel like we were being ignored. We didn't get menus until I asked the bus boy to get us some. He went and asked the host. We didn't get drinks until I once again had to ask the bus boy to get the host.
I'm not a restaurant snob or anything like that, but for the prices they were asking for, I except damn good service. Over food came out slow. Service was slow to sub par. The food was average. You could get much better food in the hilcroft and harwin area for 1/3 of the cost. our bill was about $150 for 3 people. This includes 3 alcoholic drinks.
In conclusion don't waste your time or money here.
Good Food, but not like it was under Kiran's regime – I eat lunch at Ashiana quite often, and while it's not cheap, it's not too expensive. I hadn't eaten dinner at Ashiana in over 3 years, but when my wife told me she would take me anywhere I wanted for my birthday, I chose Ashiana. She doesn't particulary care for Indian (but she likes Kiran's), so I didn't want to miss my chance for traditional Indian.
The food was "good" not great, but no better than the lunch buffet. There were two couples and our dinner tab ran over $170 BEFORE the wine. It's way too expensive for what you get. The meat dishes were small, not enough to share even a little bit, the vegs were good but limited. They charged for the nan, the deserts were substandard, and the service was poor at best.
In the old days, you the food was of higher quality and you had servers all over you. Kiran herself would always stop by to make sure everything was good and make you feel at home. Those days are gone.
Needless to say, I should have selected Kiran's, but I wanted to go back to Ashiana at dinner for old time's sake. From this point forward, Ashiana will only be a lunch choice.
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