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Ambar India

Certificate of Excellence
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Clifton
Indian, Vegetarian, Pakistani
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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
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Good food and service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
rivrman
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Newnan, Ga.
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Newnan, Ga.
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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295 reviews 295 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This was our first time at Ambar India and it was recommended to us by my fiance's sister and her husband who moved to Cincinnati a few months ago. This is their local joint for delicious and fast Indian food and I can see why! I ordered a Lamb Curry dish with coconut milk and raisins (sorry, I forgot the... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stopped by on the way to Detroit. Great food and quick service. Friendly staff. There is parking behind the restaurant. Food was good. They can do a better job at the décor of the restaurant.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Aloo Gobi (cauliflower and potatos) was outstanding - the cauliflower had a smoky flavor that worked beautifully with the gravy. Aloo Choley (chick peas and pototoes) we ordered mildly spiced which left our mouths with a warm subtle heat. All the flavors were delicious, and the kitchen really knows how to prepare delectable, fresh, curries. Just what you want from... More 

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Athens, Greece
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126 reviews 126 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Fast service, efficient carryout, tasty food. It's not always the warmest atmosphere but we go back again and again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Ambar is reliable, reasonably priced and has a large menu of Indian staples. There's a buffet at lunch. Service is excellent and Ambar's saag paneer is the best I've had in Cincinnati.

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CINCINNATI
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ambar is consistent: very good food and attentive, smart service. We have lots of ethnic cafes in our university-fringe neighborhood. We probably choose Ambar more than all of the others combined. Basically North Indian cooking; tasty but not hot-spicey with the exception of vindaloo. That's supposed to be hot. Order regular unless you really want hot.

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