Theres something about Ashoka that keeps bringing us back. From the first week they
opened, we experienced inconsistencies in the quality and taste of dishes ordered exactly
the same on each visit. We felt that the cooks were dumbing down the main dishes to
please American tastes, a huge mistake for an Indian restaurant these days. In fact, one
embarrassing portion of the menu includes a basic American menu. This needs to go!
Its taken several months, but Ashoka may have finally proved themselves. They now
serve some of the best Indian Cuisine in Portland. The bottom line is, Ashoka has grown
up in the few months from its opening, but they still have a way to go before hitting it big.
Eat there now, give them a chance, and show your support. A few years down the road,
this may become *the* standout Indian restaurant in Portland.
Pros: Friendly Service, Excellent main dishes
Cons: No Beer or Wine, Chutneys need work