I wouldn’t normally review restaurants on my blog but a friend of mine has just received a lawyer’s letter about his review of a restaurant called “The Ashoka” which does karaoke and is located in Elderslie Street, Glasgow. He has currently pulled the blog post. I hope only temporarily. I have no truck with bullying letters from lawyers demanding people take down opinion pieces.
Anyway, while that review is pulled I’d like to give my opinion. I want to stress this is all my opinion and you can’t take that away from me you evil people you (See, that’s an opinion. You may or may not really be morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked; harmful; injurious; characterized or accompanied by misfortune or suffering; unfortunate; or disastrous, but in my eyes you are. So there!)
We went to The Ashoka Karaoke as part of a work night out (FACT). We each paid £20 in advance for the karaoke menu(FACT).
Now, for £20, which did not including the drinks (FACT) – we had to pay extra for them and the money was taken immediately (FACT). Unlike any “normal”* restaurant (FACT). This didn’t engender a very good atmosphere (OPINION). I expect a certain quantity and quality of food for £20 (OPINION). Both were lacking (OPINION). The portions that were to be shared were quite small (OPINION). And I never saw any evidence of the pudding which I was told was part of the meal (FACT)
The illumination in the restaurant was quite dark (FACT). This meant it was difficult to determine what the dried in lumpy bits in the table cloth were (FACT). I reckon it was previous curries that had not washed out properly (OPINION).
Their website says they have won awards (FACT). It says on their home page “Ashoka restaurant was awarded the best restaurant in Scotland and awarded the best curry in Britain” (FACT). Personally, I can’t see how that could have happened (OPINION). I have been to a lot better restaurants in Scotland (OPINION) and I’ve had better curries in Britain (OPINION).
The meal was awful (OPINION) and I would NOT recommend anyone to go here unless they were almost paralytic (OPINION).
* Normal in the sense that it would be a general expectation by all elements in that class.