Ashiana is Manly’s temple to the power of spice, a north shore Sydney Indian restaurant that emphasises the medicinal qualities of carefully blended South Asian spices. Just moments from the beach along Sydney Road, Ashiana has built a reputation on the basis of its high quality regional cuisine, with a focus on the traditional dishes of north India. That said, Ashiana is not bound by any particular tradition – from village recipes to imperial classics, this Indian restaurant has it all.
Ashiana is many things to many people, but just one thing to Sydney’s fans of Indian cuisine. A powerhouse restaurant and a local institution in Manly, this Sydney Road eatery takes its cues from cuisines both ancient and modern, from down to earth South Asian street food to the dishes invented in the imperial courts of northern India, where most of the offering here hails from. Keeping it real when it comes to the ingredients used – locally sourced, fresh, and natural – and with a commitment to healthy eating, Ashiana is beloved by Sydney’s beach bods in search of something to spice up their lives.
Ashiana’s specials and signature dishes are numerous. Classic delicacies like their famous butter chicken, mirchi lamb, chicken tikka masala, chicken jalferaji, and beef madras are given a contemporary twist, making them stand head and shoulders above the same dishes offered by other Sydney Indian restaurants. Indeed, this Manly restaurant down Sydney Road has received recognition for its innovative take on traditional Indian cuisine, and its certainly a spot that curry lovers should pin to their their maps.
We enjoyed your our visit to Ashiana. I was happy because you had also many vegan options and my dining companions, who were on holidays from Tasmania, also liked your food, friendly service, your warm Indian atmosphere, and convenient location in the middle of Manly.
Great tasting food, big portions, came out very quickly though. Restaurant was quiet as it was a Sunday night however the waitress took a long time to come over.