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2034 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2702 (Fillmore St.)
+1 415-567-8124
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Riegelsville, PA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Like many restaurants in the area, this place has a long, narrow, fairly cramped dining room, with subdued lighting. Not at all crowded when we visited, around 8:30 on a Friday night. Started with samosas and pappadum, then to Lamb Biryani, plus naan. The appetizers and naan were fine, but the biryani, with the generous lamb chunks, fragrant rice,and topped... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

What a great little find this was, Visiting the Bay Area from Australia and looking for a place to eat dinner we stumbled upon this gem in Chestnut st right near where we are staying. Upon entry we were greeted warmly by the Owner and her Daughter and they were lovely. The food, AMAZING!!!!!! The Currys that we had were... More 

Thank Ryan B
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Food is good, but service is delayed. Order has come very late. Also many times the restaurant was closed in a week. So be call first to go there. Also sitting space is very small. But you will like the food, it really taste like Indian.

Thank Kumar R
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We were in the mood for Indian food, and we found this place within walking distance of our hotel. It is small but as we walked in the smell of curry was delightful. We had a great meal at a reasonable price.

Thank Lompocian
South Africa
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195 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The owner and her daughter were charming. We were early and there were only a few people in the restaurant. But it did take 60 minutes from ordering to getting our food. Now great that everything is fresh, but the kitchen has to be quicker! That said our Dal, Naan, Lamb Vindaloo, and Matar Gobi (cauliflower and potato) were generous,... More 

Thank pafuri
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a great place to try Indian food in San Francisco. The place is slightly on the higher side, but still a must visit. I personally liked the rice items and it's just awesome.

Thank Ravish K
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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59 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We had a dinner at this place with family and the chef was kind enough to provide us with dishes that were not part of the menu. We really liked the Biryani at this place. However, all of it was very expensive which was a bit of let down.

Thank Sonik18
SoBay, CA
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114 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We had a hankering for Chicken Tikka Masala, and found Ashoka nearby. VERY good food, including the best Dal Makhni I've ever had, anywhere. The naan was also exquisitely fresh and tasty. As others have noted, the set-up here is unconventional to say the least. The restaurant is a long narrow space with very high ceilings. It is attractive but... More 

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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We eat here every time we visit SF, 4-5 per year. This is the third time the chef/owner has not shown up. Twice the place was closed with no explanation. Yesterday we were told she was doing her laundry. It is no wonder that this place typically has one to three tables filled. Very disappointing because when they are there,... More 

Thank WilliamMarshall
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

Went for a bite to eat on Thanksgiving. My partner and I are from Birmingham UK, balti capital of the world so we like to try the local Indian restaurants whenever we go to other countries. We ordered poppadoms to start, which were pretty good. The problem happened when the mains arrived. My partner had ordered a naan, to accompany... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2034 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2702
    (Fillmore St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-8124
Ashoka is a small privately-owned restaurant which takes great pride in bringing the greatest measure of pleasure and satisfaction to our customers. We strive to provide you with personal and attentive service in a quiet and romantic atmosphere. When you dine at Ashoka Restaurant you will enjoy some of the finest Indian food in the Bay Area. We offer a broad selection of the best and most popular Indian food from around the vast and varied country of India. All our food is prepared using the freshest and most authentic ingredients, cooked on the premises to meet your specific requests and to satisfy the most discriminating of tastes. All our dishes are prepared by our fine chef who has a natural flair for subtly blending a variety of exotic spices to create unique flavors and mouth-watering dishes. Our menu emphasizes some of the best recipes derived from royal households, not from commercial kitchens.

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Staying in Marina District

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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