Asmi Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Pattaya

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Madras Darbar is a nice Indian restaurant in Pattaya. Their food, primarily South Indian, is good and the restaurant is well located too. When I wrote about them in this blog a few years ago, I had wished that Madras Darbar were a pure vegetarian restaurant. Well, my wish came true, indirectly though, in 2017. Madras Darbar did not turn vegetarian but they opened a new pure vegetarian restaurant right next to Madras Darbar. The new one is called 'Asmi Indian Vegetarian Restaurant'. This one has the advantage of a great location - opposite Central Festival Mall on Second Road, and next to the over-priced 'Chotivala' which is also a vegetarian restaurant. So, it may be a good thing to have a cheaper alternative to Chotivala in this highly visible location. Actually the Indian restaurant with the cheapest food in Pattaya also happens to be across the road from Asmi - VT Six Vegetarian - but they have a shortcoming of low visibility for being located inside a building complex. Coming back to Asmi, the restaurant opens everyday from 11.00am to midnight and have a home delivery number listed on their business card - 038488945. Keep reading...

Asmi Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Pattaya

Asmi Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Pattaya


Asmi Indian Veg Restaurant Pattaya

The restaurant is small and their menu is compact too. There are the South Indian basics - Idli, vada, dosa, and uttapam which are priced between 90 and 170 THB. And then there are North Indian snacks like pakora, paneer tikka, samosa, etc., priced between 90 and 190 THB, eight varieties of soup priced between 110 and 130 THB, about 30 varieties of vegetarian curries mostly priced around 160 THB which is very reasonable pricing by Pattaya standards, Indian breads starting at 25 THB for chapati and going up to 100 THB for paneer kulcha, rice preparations priced from 70 THB to 200 THB, a bit of Indo-Chinese stuff like noodles/rice, etc. priced between 140 and 200 THB, tea with milk for 30 THB, masala chai for 40 THB, and a plain lassi for 100 THB. I find these prices ok, not too high. The prices are all-inclusive, no added tax and no service charge. It is a good thing when you compare the pricing of Asmi with some of the over-priced Indian restaurants in Pattaya that love to add tax and service charge to their already inflated bills.

What I could not find in Asmi's menu was my favourite Indian combo - chhole bhature. Maybe I missed it or maybe it was not there at all. Hope they add it to the menu.

Food Quality


Paneer Dosa - Asmi Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Pattaya

Because there was no chhole bhature, I ordered a paneer dosa (150 THB) and it was good value. The sambar-chutney tasted real Sough Indian, the dosa was crisp, and the stuffing was a surprise. The menu had both paneer masala dosa and paneer dosa. The staff told me that the paneer dosa will have only paneer and no potato. The paneer was there alright and a good quantity but it was raw paneer. Not fried or spiced. In some Indian restaurants, the paneer stuffing is like a paneer bhurji. But even with the plain paneer and the spicy chutney-sambar, the taste of this dosa was good and the price was right.

The Service

The staff - two young ladies - were quick to keep a water bottle and a glass on my table after I ordered my dosa. I did not want to pay for the water so they took it back but only after showing a bit of an attitude. It was not at all professional. The 500ml water bottle was not too expensive, 15 THB actually, but I feel they need not force anyone to buy water bottles. Still it was better than what Chotivala had done when I went to their restaurant. They added the cost of a water bottle to my bill when none was ordered or served. I guess this 10 THB profit on a water bottle seems to matter to restaurants.

Asmi have an opportunity with them because of their quality and right pricing of the food. I just hope that they sort out the service issues fast.





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