Aashirwad Indian Cuisine – International Drive

Aashirwad Indian Cuisine – International Drive

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Aashirwad Indian Cuisine – International Drive

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Aashirwad Indian Cuisine is located in a small strip plaza on the corner of International Drive and Kirkman road just down the street from Wet N Wild. Yes it is a bit hard to pronounce, but no denying it is a great place to eat at especially if you want to go for their lunch buffet which is a great deal.

This time, we are headed to Aashirwad, recommended by our guest Donatello N., for dinner. Although it was delicious we all agreed that lunch is a much better deal as dinner is a bit pricey for what you get.

Service here is fine, attentative with the servers dropping by once in a while to refill our drinks. Our party of 8 is seated quickly and comfortably in the middle of the dimly lit dining room, accented by dark wood touches. We begin by ordering our appetizers:

First, we had the traditional samosas, the vegetables and potato-stuffed and fried puffs. From egg rolls to empanadas to samosas, it seems every culture has their own versions of vegetable or meat filled patties wrapped and lightly fried.
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The samosas ($4.45) are good, not bad but not the greatest ever.
The potatoe and veggie fillings are fresh.

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Aashirwad Mixed Platter ($10.95) : assortment of vegetable pakora, samosa, chicken tikka and seekh kabab not worth the price tag though.

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Delightful toasty, fluffy naan ($1.75) bread.

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The garlic naan ($2.95), it had a strong garlic kick.

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Chicken Tikka Masala ($13.95) – delicious chicken in a thick, rich masala tomato-based sauce

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Chicken curry ($11.95) – Boneless pieces of chicken breast cooked with onion, ginger, tomatoes and spices

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Tandoori Chicken ($13.95) – Spring chicken marinated in yogurt, spices and roasted in the clay oven

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The tandoori chicken was the best I ever had, fresh and succulent, juicy and tender, flavored with spices and still sizzling from the oven bake.

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Vegetable biryani ($10.95) – fried rice with vegetables, a bit bland

The food at Aashirwad was excellent and cooked with tender care. However the portions are a bit disappointing from what we paid compared to what we had on the table. We actually had to order a 2nd round of everything just to satiate our palates. The buffet is a much better option, under $10.00 and unlimited naan, chicken, everything. NOM NOM NOM

Tasty Chomps rating!!!
3.5 out of 5 Tasty Chomps!!!

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Ricky Ly founded TastyChomps.com in 2008 as a local Orlando food blog dedicated to finding the tastiest bits and pieces of Orlando as well as around the world. His first book, Food Lovers' Guide to Orlando: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series) is available now on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Photography is taken using a Canon EOS 6D and a Sony Nex-3. In 2017, he was inducted into the Orlando Sentinel's Culinary Hall of Fame. He is also featured in the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida 100, a weekly opinion column featuring 100 of the most influential people in local government, politics and culture. In 2018, he was chosen by the Orlando Weekly as one of the "Ten People Making Orlando a Better Place to Be." E-mail him at tastychomps(at)gmail.com. Google

4 COMMENTS

  1. When I went, they had tiny versions of their veggie samosas on the lunch buffet. I like it. Not better than memories of India but good! And the service was decent which makes it a better place to go for a quick lunch. Their wasn't a wait. I give it a 3.5 out of 5!

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