On Wednesday, my sister had to go to Yongsan US base to buy some stuff for Chloe so I tagged along with her bringing Chloe with us. Our day was a disaster! It started off when we arrived at the subway station, ready to walk towards the US base, and found out that I was raining so hard. We had to purchase an umbrella from 7-11. And if that wasn't enough, when we were about to enter the base, we realized that my ID wasn't inside my wallet. SHUCKS!!! I can't go in to the base without it so I just sent my sister in, and took Chloe with me. Finally... we wanted to eat at an Indian restaurant, and since I won an event from my credit card service some cash, I was going to treat my sister. So when we went to Itaewon, the restaurant we wanted to go was closed!!!! So we ended up going to this restaurant.. Ashoka. It's on the 3rd floor of Hamilton Hotel, Itaewon.
We ordered several dishes: Chicken Samosa, Chicken Tikka, Beef Masala, and Garlic Naan and sweet Lassi.
It is quite a lot for just the two of us to eat, but we thought Chloe would enjoy the Lassi. This review is just in my opinion... so don't care what others who has tried this restaurant might think.
- Lovely ambience. Although we weren't able to take a picture of the interior, it was quite cozy and modern at the same time. Of course it has a touch of India to it too.
- Quite good serving size. Compared to the Indian restaurant we tried before, here they served more.
- Kind staff. The staff was kind, the service was fast enough.
- The Chicken Tikka was very good. The meat wasn't too chewy, it was quite soft.
- The sweet Lassi was good though I was too full to finish it and Chloe didn't like it at all.
- The Beef Masala was served with a heat at the bottom (don't know what to call them), so the dish was warm until we finished dining.
- The price was reasonable.
- I didn't like their Beef Masala. The sauce was too salty, and the meat was like a chewing gum. Our teeth and jaws were aching afterwards.
- The naan was a bit burnt. The naan we had before was soft and cooked right before served.
- Chicken Samosa, well don't know if it is supposed to be that hard, but the outer crust was really hard. I remember trying that in the Philippines once before but it wasn't that hard.
I would probably never go back to this restaurant ever again.