Aashirwad Indian Food & Bar on International Drive

By Yasmene Warren

South Asian cuisine isn’t hard to come by in Orlando, but it’s not as abundant as dining options from other cultures. Aashirwad Indian Food & Bar is looking to change the name of the game however and bring authentic eats to the city of Orlando. Let’s check it out!

All About Aashirwad

Aashirwad Indian Food & Bar is a restaurant in Orlando near Universal Orlando Resort on South Kirkman Road. This restaurant seeks to spread authentic and unique dishes from Indian culture to people in Orlando and from all around.

outside of restaurant brick building with sign

Aashirwad is known for mixing recipes and flavors from an array of cultures to bring about tastes and flavors that stand above any ordinary eatery.

As stated on their website, this restaurant’s “DNA” is full of SPICE: Service, Passion, Ingredients, Culture and Authenticity, and Environment.

See it for yourself during lunch or dinner! Aashirwad is open for lunch on weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on weekends. Get seated for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. any day of the week.

What to Order at Aashirwad

The tastes of tandoor-cooked delights are something everyone looks forward to when dining at an Indian restaurant. There’s also plenty of curry to go around.

Start the night off right with small plates like gobi chili, chura vada pav, or some ragara patties. 

indian bread with dipping sauces

If you love chicken, you can get entrées after appetizers like mughlai chicken korma, chicken kolhapuri, chicken tikka masala, bhuna kadhai chicken, and chicken shagoti.

white menu with multiple food items and drinks

We tried the chicken tikka masala with mild curry, and it was sensational. Just make sure you have plenty of water on hand as the chicken is far from “mild!”

chicken in red sauce in a metal dish with white rice

Looking for those tandoor flavors? Order tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, chicken hara masala, adraki lamb chop, or tandoori salmon.

If you’ve got a vegetarian palate, there’s options for you too! Vegetarianism is very common in Indian culture, so they’re bound to offer delicious dishes that won’t harm your diet - these include dal fry, paneer makhani, eggplant kulambu, and much more.

This restaurant also offers lamb, goat, and seafood. End the night with desserts from lava cake to shahi tres leches. There are endless options to choose from when dining here!

The Dining Experience

Dining at Aashirwad provides an intimate and authentic experience. It maintains a casual but classy atmosphere, has speedy service, and excellent vibes.

inside restaurant with bar and blue and green lights

Seat yourself in one of their spacious booths under low lighting as the tunes of Indian songs playing in the background transport you to beautiful India!


If you want to switch up your dining routine and immerse your taste buds into a world of rich culture and pure authenticity, then you should make a stop at Aashirwad Indian Food & Bar.

This restaurant’s extensive menu and awesome flavors will leave you wanting to try everything. You should definitely come hungry when dining here as these meals are made for filling!


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