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Ambrosia India Bistro

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565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
11:30 am - 10:00 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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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank Marie B
San Diego, California
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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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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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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
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The restaurant staff was very welcoming and warm. The service was very quick and the food restrictions were very well followed. The food was very yummy and less oily ;-) :-)

Thank livetaurean19
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Overpriced. Not authentic or tasty. Very poor service. Snickered at us and assumed we wouldn't drink wine at an all Indian women table

Thank travelduoBoston
Monterey, California
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The lunch buffet at Ambrosia is very tasty with lots of variety and it is reasonably priced. There is a great selection of vegetarian and meat dishes. There is always salad and tandoori chicken. The only reason it didn't get five stars is because the line can get quite long and crowded during peak times and some of the items... More 

Thank Anne S

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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, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
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?