Asha Bhosle opens Asha’s at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall

Asha Bhosle. Courtesy of Asha’s Restaurants
Asha Bhosle. Courtesy of Asha’s Restaurants

Indian restaurateur Asha Bhosle — who is best know for her success as a singer — has just opened her latest restaurant Asha’s in the Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.

At age 81, Bhosle received a lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival last week. While she’s highly regarded as a singer, Bhosle is also a talented chef and has said in the past that she would have been a chef had her music career not gone so well. Her chain of restaurants specialise in Northwest Indian cuisine. Bhosle’s menus feature a range of personal recipes for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike; she is well known for her kadai gosht, biryani dishes and curries.

With nine restaurants successfully operating across five countries — the UK, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE — Bhosle has plans to open 10 more restaurants in the next five years, including in Manchester, UK next spring and in Saudi Arabia shortly thereafter. Two more outlets in Qatar and Kuwait are also scheduled.

Ashas’s latest franchise in Yas Mall’s Town Square is open daily. For reservations, call 02 492 6680. For more information on Bhosle’s restaurants, visit

Published: December 14, 2014 04:00 AM