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565 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA 93940
831-641-0610
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good and quality food highly Recommended

Food quality is very good and very good taste. It was like hidden gem for us in Monetery. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
subodh S
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  • Special occasions
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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

On the plus side, the setting is lovely, and the menu is a bit more expansive than the typical Indian restaurant. The quality of the food was fine, but nothing outstanding. Skip the saffron rice--very dry and no distinctive flavors. The service was good, and the prices were reasonable. Full bar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am giving it 3 star because of location and outside seating arrangements with fireplace and heater. Thats the best part. Food was okay. Mushroom masala was very oily and the onions were not cooked properly. I ordered sizzler which was good. I would go there again for the seating arrangements.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food quality is very good and very good taste. It was like hidden gem for us in Monetery. Highly recommended.

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Atascadero, CA
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We ate at both the Ambrosia Restaurant in town and the Ambrosia cafeteria-style place down on Cannery Row and really enjoyed both though they're very different sorts of places. The restaurant is more formal, with attractive gardens front and back. We ordered samosas as appetizers which were small and tasty with a variety of condiments given in a spice tray... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Being Indian and having traveled across the world I have pretty low standards for Indian food outside New Delhi. But this place was even below expectations. The vegetable pakoras and samosas were average. Bhindi masala was the most dry I've ever seen, and some pieces of okra were raw. Don't even talk about the palak paneer - they didn't even... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good (as Indian food usually is) and the service was ok. There was nothing superb compared to many other Indian restaurants we have visited so the rating is very good.

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Widnes, Cheshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

As Brits, we liked it spicy! And oh boy did they deliver! Best indian we've tasted during our trip to California! Gorgeous food! Kids loved it too!

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great Indian food for reasonable price in a really neat atmosphere. The inside is beautiful and the outside seating is really wonderful. Try the feast for something to share and you'll get to try a little of everything!

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Just finished a delicious meal in a lovely atmosphere where we received very attentive yet unobtrusive service. Decor is simple, elegant (but not stuffy) with both indoor and outdoor dining. Staff are professionally dressed and very well mannered. My celiac, vegetarian diet was easily accommodated and we enjoyed a variety of delectable dishes; the mushroom masala and the vegetable pakoras... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

good food, good ambiance...we got jain food..nice and courteous staff.....will visit again for sure....

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Additional Information about Ambrosia India Bistro

Address: 565 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-641-0610
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 565 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-641-0610

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?