One of the first things I do when I get home to Belfast is go to Spicy world, and Indian restaurant and take-away near our house. On our regualr trips to Thessaloniki, we stock up on the Sharwoods range of Indian cooking sauces, curry pastes and puppodoms.So, I was quite excited to learn that Tirana now has its own Indian restaurant. It's called Ashiana and it is by the Lana not far from Rinia Park. It's tiny - only holds about 20 people - and those who have tried it say that they need to be a bit more generous with the spices. However, I wish them success, and am planning my first visit soon.
Below is the blurb from the flyer announcing their opening.
Revered Sirs / Madam We have the pleasure to announce the opening of the first and only Indian Restaurant in Albania.Location: Set in the chic locale of Tirana, the Indian restaurant provides a cozy nook for those looking for ambiance, elegance and of course good Indian cuisine.The decor is unique with its recessed lighting and alcoves lined with wooden statues from Tamil Nadu, India. With soft classical tunes of the sitar and tabla playing in the background and paintings depicting the Moghul era lining the walls, Ashiana provide an atmosphere of modern elegance combined with traditional touches.The menu is extensive with Chef Shankar Atulmana preparing each dish according to the individual palate. Dal Makhni, Chicken Tikka Masala, Zeera Aaloo, Lamb Curry, veg kurma, Kadhai Gosht dum phukt biryani ( Lamb/beef/chicken cooked with ginger, green peppers, tomatoes and hot spice in an Indian work…a speciality of the house), followed with gajar ka halwa or badam milk for desserts. We cook only Basmati rice.Ashiana is an ideal place for a medium party or a romantic diner for two. For more… you can contact us at +355 69277 4459