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Ambrosia India Bistro

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VEGETARIAN STARTERS
$5.45
Samosa
crisp, savory pastries filled with spiced potatoes and green peas
$5.95
Hara Bhara Kebab
spinach and homemade cheese patties with ground nuts
$4.95
Vegetable Pakora
mixed vegetable fritters
$5.45
Chowk Ke Aloo Chat
pan-fried potato patties topped with wheat crisps and sweet and sour sauce
$2.45
Papadum
baked thin and crispy lentil cracker
$7.45
Tandoori Bharwa Aloo
scooped potatoes filled with potato hash, raisins and cashews
$8.45
Assorted Veggie Platter
samosa, pakora, papadum and hara kebab
NON-VEGETARIAN APPETIZERS
$7.45
Chicken Potli Samosa
crisp, savory pastries filled chicken and green peas
$9.45
Masala Jhinga
tiger prawns tossed with onion green peppers in hot garlic sauce
SOUPS AND SALADS
$3.75
Smoked Tomato Shorba
garden fresh tomatoes and coriander with smoke flavored soup
$4.95
Mulligatawny Soup
lentils, coconut milk, chicken broth garnished with diced chicken and curry leaves - classic anglo-indian soup
$4.45
Garden Salad
mesclun green, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and bell peppers with mint
$3.95
Raita
refreshing yogurt dipping sauce, with crisp grated cucumbers
NAAN VARIETIES
$2.45
Plain Naan
baked, leavened bread
$2.95
Butter Naan
baked, leavened bread spread with fresh, homemade butter
$3.25
Garlic Naan
baked, leavened bread flavored with chopped garlic, and garnished with fresh cilantro
$4.25
Shahi Naan
baked, leavened bread stuffed with nuts, raisins and coconut powder
$3.45
Parantha
multi-layered wheat flour bread
$3.45
Aloo Parantha
flat bread with potato stuffing
$2.25
Tandoori Roti
whole wheat bread
$3.5
Poori
fried, puffed, very soft whole wheat bread (2 pcs)
$8.45
Assorted Breads
plain naan, onion kulcha and pudina parantha
RICE VARIETIES
$2.25
Saffron Rice
saffron flavored finest basmati rice
$1.95
White Rice
steamed basmati rice
$2.45
Brown Rice
long grain brown basmati rice cooked in full-flavors, garnished with fresh mint
TANDOORI SIZZLERS
$12.95
Paneer Tikka
fresh cottage cheese kebabs battered in yogurt and ajwain, cooked in clay oven
$15.45
Murgh Malai Kebab
boneless chicken breast marinated in hung curd and spices roasted in the clay oven
$18.95
Barrah Kebab
leg of lamb cubes and chops, marinated in yogurt and a melange of spices broiled in the tandoor
$22.95
Ambrosia Special Kebab
rack of lamb marinated in our chef's special spices cooked in earthen oven
$16.95
Seekh Kebabi
tender rolls of succulent minced lamb spiced with cumin and saffron, then cooked in the tandoor
$16.95
Royal Lamb Kebab
boneless leg of lamb cubes, marinated in a special spice mixture cooked in earthen oven
$22.95
Tandoor Mixed Grill
tandoori chicken, royal lamb kebab, murgh malai tikka, seekh kebab and prawn
$29.95
Tandoori Lobster
twin-lobster tails in a special blend of spices cooked over a low fire in the tandoor
$26.95
Tandoor Seafood Platter
combination of lobster tail, basa, salmon and prawns
VEGETARIAN DELICACIES
$9.95
Dal Bukhara
dish of flavorful black lentils simmered overnight over slow fire, a favorite with gourmets
$9.95
Aloo Gobi
potatoes and cauliflower in a mixture of spices
$10.95
Malai Kafta
cheese and vegetable dumplings cooked in a rich, aromatic sauce
$11.95
Shahi Paneer
cubes of cottage cheese cooked in cream and tomato sauce
$9.95
Vegetable Korma
mixed vegetables with dry fruits and nuts in a rich creamy sauce
$10.95
Mattar Paneer
homemade cottage cheese and green peas cooked in special gravy
$10.95
Dum Aloo
potatoes stuffed with dry apricots and mint, then cooked in our chef's special sauce
$10.95
Palak Paneer
spinach and farmer's cheese cooked in the traditional north indian style
$10.95
Mushroom Masala
button mushrooms sauteed with bell peppers and onions
$10.95
Baigan Bharta
tandoori baked eggplant with a smoky flavor cooked with onions, tomatoes and homemade spices
CHICKEN DELICACIES
$14.95
Chicken Tikka Masala
dish of roasted chicken breast cubes in our chef's secret sauce
$14.45
Butter Chicken
tandoori-roasted, shredded chicken tossed in creamy tomato sauce
$13.95
Chicken Curry
traditional chicken curry garnished with ginger and fresh cilantro
LAMB DELICACIES
$15.95
Rogan Josh
traditional lamb curry with flavor of exotic indian spices from the valley of kashmir
$15.95
Coconut Lamb Curry
succulent chunks of lamb cooked in coconut milk with unique flavor of curry leaves
$15.95
Lamb Vindaloo
lamb and potato morsels, cooked in a hot and tangy sauce, with a hint of vinegar - a specialty of goa
$15.95
Badami Gosht Korma
royal lamb delicacy cooked in a richly flavored almond and saffron sauce
SEAFOOD DELICACIES
$16.95
Goan Fish Curry
fresh halibut cubes cooked with spicy coconut sauce - traditional dish from goa
$15.45
Kerela Scallop Curry
scallops simmered in fresh coconut milk and mustard sauce, flavored with aromatic curry leaves
$16.95
Kandhari Prawn Curry
stir-fried prawns tossed in a spicy coconut curry
$28.95
Lobster Masala
tangy and spicy twin lobster tail sauteed with onions and bell peppers in desi style
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

Coming from the Seattle area, we've eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants, and this one holds its own in terms of quality. We really enjoyed our meal and highly recommend the restaurant. Really good quality and flavorings at a decent price.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alison B
Reviewed December 22, 2018

We went there due to the high rating but were utterly disappointed. First, Sam, our waiter couldn't explain dishes adequately and didn't advise well. Second, although the restaurant wasn't full, it was difficult to grab his attention for simple things such as water or getting...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rawa13
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We love coming to this place when we want a change of flavor in Monterey. Food has been consistently excellent each time.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Mattfliestheworld
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. I’m a veggie, my partner isn’t but we both had good meal Nice food at a decent price and good, attentive table service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 510richarde
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Monterey. We found it by chance because we noticed their garden area when looking for a place to eat outside. Since then, we have been back many times and Ambrosia has never failed to please....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AsHw86
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We enjoy Indian food and all 4 of us agreed this was some of the best we have ever had. The restaurant has very nice decor, service was efficient and friendly. They have excellent Mango Lassi. All three of the lamb dishes we had were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephen O
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Chose this place, because they let you order off menu during lunch. The Baigan Bartha had a smokey flavor I did not care for. The samosas were pretty good. We also had the aloo gobi and the dal tadka, both were good, but not exceptional....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank merrillma
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This place has become my favorite Indian food and buffet choice in this area. Delicious chicken and mushroom plates, very descent prices, overall a nice place, the service can definitely improve a lot, this is why they’re not getting 5 stars. Their job is to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VerduEats
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Oh my god! There is no word to express such a wonderful service and delicious food! We have been a group of 6 people and we have been helped by the manager of Ambrosio, Bhubanspk who was absolutely nice with over the top service. He...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Maryan G
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We have been to many Indian restaurants around the world and this one has to be the worst. Had to send back half of our dishes as they were cold and while waiting for them to come back the rest got cold. One dish came...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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