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Ambrosia India Bistro

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565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner at Ambrosia's. Atmosphere was really relaxed. Food very tasty. We were 5 and ordered 3 specialty mix menus. It turned out to be a lot of food....but great leftover to take away. We really enjoyed the restaurant. The terrace was beautiful, but it was too cold for us to enjoy it unfortunately. Prices were very... More 

Thank Catherinemtl
Salinas, California
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to lunch and truly enjoyed the quality and many choices on the buffet. $10.95 for the lunch buffet, which included curried fish, tandori chicken, butter chicken, rice, vegetable mini-pancakes, eggplant and vegetables, a selection of fresh fruit, salad selections, and more. There is ample seating indoors and outdoors, with a pleasant patio out front. The staff is attentive... More 

Thank Keith N
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love good Indian food with the heat from ginger/ garlic/chilli elements with the spices adding complexity like the way cinnamon plays with black peppercorns/ cardamom. The food is not bold nor complex. It has more or less the Indian taste. I have been there a few times-- it can be hit or miss for the buffet meals which items... More 

Thank Sampamgi
Carmel Valley, California
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333 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

All you can eat of a wide selection of tasty dishes for $10.95 -- what's not to like. The service is excellent and the staff appear to enjoy their work. We'll be back for dinner.

Thank Andrew A
The Villages, Florida
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been here so many times & it is always delicious.. Finally got our grand daughters here to enjoy it (one a meat eater & one a vegetarian ).

Thank shirleyvan
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Wonderful atmosphere with indoor or outdoor seating in a quiet plaza, and some of the best Indian food I've had in a while -- highly recommend!

Thank Steve H
Drogheda, Ireland
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Went for a meal with my husband and two sons while on holiday in Monterey. Came across Ambrosia while taking an alternative route home to our hotel. This restaurant has the option of dining inside or out, as it was a beautiful eveining we opted for outside and it is set in lovely gardens with delicate lighting and a calming... More 

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

we were visiting montery last thanks giving holidays and we were searching for and good Indian food .we googled and we found this place.the food was really good specially the vegetable corma and the naan roti was also good.we order shrimp fried rice and it was one of the best i ever had.i m originally from Sri lanka but i... More 

Thank Shalika W
Chicago, Illinois
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

They have a lovely setting -the garden is colorful and nicely done, making it a nice place to sit and dine. If you choose to sit indoors they have some nice tables by a little enclosed fountain/garden, which give it a peaceful ambiance. It was also early in the evening when we dined there so that could have contributed to... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We liked the food here and it was a very short walk in the residential bit of Monterey. The food was different to the Indian food in Britain, which was interesting and although we were told it was Nepalese, the Nepalese food in England is different too! As with all Californian meals the portions were large. The restaurant is large... More 

Thank Susan J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-641-0610

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