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Ambrosia India Bistro

565 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA 93940
831-641-0610
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Ranked #32 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Being Indian, rarely do I find food outside of my mom's cooking and food in India. But this place is a gem! We went there 2 days out of the 3 that we were in the Big Sur/Monterey area. Loved the paneer tikka! So amazing! We will definitely be returning! On a side note, their outside seating is super cute!... More

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Fresno, CA, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great food very attentive staff and reasonable prices made this a perfect place for a casual Indian dinner. Generally we order from the menu but this time we ordered family style price fixed. Too much food but it was so tasty we just kept eating and eating. Great Indian beer and interesting deserts. Have a Samosa maybe two!

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Great food!! With food prices... We eat an amazing chicken tika masala with a taste cocoanut curry lamb!

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Westlake Village, California, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is very relaxed and has outdoor seating and indoor tables that overlook a tranquil garden. Food was very good and variety was appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dinner always begin with the samosas. This time around we had the mattar paneer, saffron rice, a fish dish with coconut milk and mustard sauce, and the shahir paneer. All were very good as usual although the shahir paneer is not suitable for mopping up all those wonderful gravies. We were disappointed that the gulub jamon was not available for... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Maybe the best Indian food I have ever had! We love Indian food. The rogan josh and the chicken chettinad were fantastic!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We had samosas, Butter Chicken, Chicken Curry, shrimp Curry, and a vegetable something. Everything was delicious. We rated the chicken curry as the best, then the butter chicken. Shrimp curry was not bad but not notable. Decent wine choices. Very nice service and beautiful atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Place is busy but they have fewer waiters on floor, who loose patience if you are taking time to decide what to order!! Curry dishes were decent but pakoras were very poorly made. Solid. If you are desperate for indian curry, take a good deal of cash and go. Guys brought meat dishes on our table while we had ordered... More

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Milliken, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Read some reviews & we tried it out. We had Samosa, Crab Cakes with Mango Chutney, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Korma, Garlic Nann, & Chai tea. The best thing we had was the Chicken Korma. All around good dish. The Chicken Tikka Masala was lacking. It seemed like some of the flavor was missing. I think if salt was added,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

After reading the reviews we decided to stop by for some yummy Indian cuisine. Did not disappoint whatsoever!!! Food was delicious and the waiters were friendly and hospitable. Must return again!!

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