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Respond to Review of Ashura
by itzjac

Review: We read the mixed reviews about this place and decided to go there as there was no other choice - we had already been to another fantastic restaurant for lunch in Nara, however it was a Sunday and that restaurant was closed for dinner. We didn't find it too hard to find down a bit of a backstreet, walked in and the first thing that hit me was that it was just as cold inside as it was outside! The lady inside welcomed us in and told us to choose a table - we had our pick as there was no one else in the restaurant. She did move the heater over so it was directed at our table, but it was still really cold. Also the next thing that was terrible was the deathly silence.. no music or any backgound sounds other than the occasional kitchen prep sound when she was preparing our meals. We were given a menu and I asked the lady what was vegan - she said the back of the menu was vegan - no dairy or eggs - and the front was vego. My boyfriend ordered off the front as he is not vegetarian and I ordered off the back which is vegan. We ordered samosa's, I had a curry with rice and he ordered a pasta dish. All meals were just okay. Not bad, not good.. and the somosas were okay but a little oily and definitely needed a dipping sauce. The silence was probably the part that got to me the most and the ambience really put me off. I wanted to eat and get out of there pretty quickly! The lady could speak a little English and brought a card out not make sure we didn't have any allergies. Overall the meal was okay but I definitely wouldn't go back unless we had no choice.

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