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Ambar India

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350 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2019
(513) 281-7000
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of the best!

Delicious Indian food! I always try to go here when I am in the area. This time our waitress offered us a choice of spice level between 4 and 6, which I thought was a little odd. We got the food spiced at 4 and it was a tad hot for me (I usually order it pretty mild). Great food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Lisa Z
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is the only restaurant in Downtown Cincinnati which serves India cuisine....I would say the taste of Indian food here average, really didnt feel anything great ..just the normal spcies...Maybe due to the location since its very near to UC, the indian students crowd is there...but ok average, they need to improve the taste

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Delicious Indian food! I always try to go here when I am in the area. This time our waitress offered us a choice of spice level between 4 and 6, which I thought was a little odd. We got the food spiced at 4 and it was a tad hot for me (I usually order it pretty mild). Great food... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had the chicken tikka masala, chicken saag, keema samosa, and lamb buyriani. The food was above the average. The waiters are nice. The only thing i do not like is the bathroom. it smells bad. Their prices are average. Recommended

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

With guests who are vegetarians, I often find myself at a lost to select an entree that I'm enthused about when we visit Indian restaurants. That was not the case at Ambar India. While there are a wealth of non-meat options to choose from, the menu also contains numerous meat and seafood selections. Your entire party can comfortably order something... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A sizeable group from work plans a trip here at least every other month. We'd go more often but it requires a long lunch "hour" to go from the downtown CBD to Clifton, eat, and head back. The food is consistently good although the spice level (typical 1-6 scale) can vary from day to day. I like my food relatively... More 

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Ludlow, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place does a brisk business, and for good reason. Indian food is a highly competitive niche in this market, and Ambar does it best in this town. Their menu is large, it would take quite a while to try it all. I've been there many times and there are still plenty of things I haven't tried yet. I've never... More 

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Newnan, Ga.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a nice family friendly, casual place. Obviously family owned and run. Convenient to University of Cincinnati and all other destinations in the Clifton area. Convenient parking.

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Westerville, Ohio
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ambar is a treat! Find your way to Ludlow Avenue and Ambar's. Extensive menu offered plenty of options, including many, many vegetarian dishes. Excellent service;the waiters were right there when we needed something -- and not there when we needed to talk business!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ambar is one of my favorite Indian restaurants in Cincinnati. Friendly staff and quick service! They were knowledgeable and courteous

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It's pretty average Indian Food... I think they could make it a lot better... spices used are really average.. pricing wise, i would say its on higher side... pricing seems to be more based on the ambiance, not the quality of the food... good place to sit, chat, etc..

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Additional Information about Ambar India

Address: 350 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2019
Phone Number: (513) 281-7000
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 350 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2019
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: (513) 281-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?