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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I could give no stars.. Loads of food colors.. Paneer tikka was sour coz of tomato n they added more lime.. I had to trash d food.. Asked for stater gave curry instead.. Terrible food in my life...

Thank Deepthi P
Salt Spring Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We think that we ate at this location when it was a Mexican place...at least that was what we were looking for on our recent return to Monterey. But....the Ambrosia was much better! We are cautious eaters of Indian food, but were able to make appropriate selections from the extensive and varies menu. All delicious, hot and served quickly and... More 

Thank jothvn
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at Ambrosia several times a week when we are in town. The food is consistently excellent, year to year, and the servers always remember us and actually suggest changes to our dishes based on last years orders! Now that's paying attention. We have no specific dishes to recommend because everything is always good. We have only eaten dinner... More 

Thank miahaycox
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Indian food. The rice and the naan were well prepared and served hot. Both are great for the curry you order. We ordered chicken vindaloo and a shrimp curry. Both were tasty and the shrimp curry was spicy, as indicated on the menu. The staff was great and very helpful. This was the best tasting Indian food I have... More 

Thank JimmyD098765
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this on way back from Big Sur for dinner. The restaurant ambience was good with an outside dining area. They have a decent selection of drinks and cocktails and a comprehensive North Indian food menu, with a separate selection of gluten free dishes. We ordered a vegetarian starter platter hoping to share between 3 people but were woefully surprised... More 

Thank Jawahar S
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised by the quality of the food. I tried the open buffet, the variety is good and the food quality is great. The place is big and clean and the staff is helpful and welcoming. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Nabilios
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, based on a recommendation I tried this place for the first time the other day. Yes, I know 4-2 doesn't equal 3. Food is a 4. Service is a 2. The poor service pulls down my rating. Food is very good. Full of flavor, and needing nothing. The service was just plain poor and the restaurant wasn't even busy.... More 

Thank Allan R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The BEST!! the food is amazing the service is un comparable. the staff are soo friendly and willing to assist

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decor and ambience of this restaurant is fantastic. We had starter and main and liked that we were able to chose how spicy our dishes were. Food was very tasty and the meat in the curries was abundant.

Thank EllieT2B
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice place, beautiful outdoor seating, ideal for lunch, nice variety of Indian food that is a bit diluted to suit the local average taste and spice levels. We love their recent remodeling and improved service, awesome job guys! Nice selection of dishes, their fresh made naan (bread-tortilla like baked inside a clay oven) is simply delicious, an amazing... More 

Thank Alfonso C

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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, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?