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Ashoka Indian Cuisine Restaurant Review: Ashoka, the ancient Indian emperor, would no doubt be proud of this homage. More than 100 delicately spiced entrées are authentically prepared to reflect the cultures that influenced India as well as the country's diverse regional cuisine. Start with lightly salted, unleavened, crispy lentil bread, dipped in tamarind sauce or cilantro-spiced yogurt, and sip a sweet lassi yogurt alongside. Other options include lamb masala and chicken curry with vegetable curry, bread, rice, soup, lentils, cooling cucumber sauce and rice pudding for dessert, all of it arriving on a large platter arranged around a copper pot of Halal meat; it’s enough for another meal at home. Or try the saffron-laced Hyderabadi chicken or vindaloo, which are so scorching you’ll ask servers to keep the water coming. You’ll also find Indian takes on Chinese dishes, including fried rice, garlic chicken, vegetable and chicken spring rolls and soups like chicken Manchurian. Vegetarian choices abound. Accompany your meal with full bar offerings that include Indian brews and a nice selection of red and white wines from local and global vineyards.