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Ambrosia India Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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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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Comox, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with friends who live in Monterey. By coincidence we had been to a great Indian restaurant in Covent Garden, London just a month previous. We agree that Ambrosia fairs well in a comparison... and that is a high bar. I had the lamb rogan josh, and loved it. One friend had a tandoori mixed grill and the other a... More 

Thank fred_cameron
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

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Salt Spring Island
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 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 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

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

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Monterey Bay area, CA
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The lunch buffet was a good choice for four people with different preferences. Our guests were pleased with the variety of offerings on the buffet, various chicken dishes, one fish and several vegetarian dishes. We all agreed that the rice pudding dessert was delicious. My husband and I have been there before for dinner and ordered off the menu with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
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?