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Ambassador Dining Room

#134 of 1,609 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Balti
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3811 Canterbury Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218-2340
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The famous outside patio is in desperate need of new cushions. NOT exaggerating, all the cushions were flat and showed the exact black shiny imprint of former customer's legs and buttocks. The bathroom was dirty and is in a major need to take it out of the 1950's. While we asked for mild to moderate, all three different dishes tasted... More 

Thank Heidi B
Baltimore, Maryland
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Returned to the Ambassador for the first time in many years and forgot how much I like it. If you like Indian food, this is a great place. Service is very good, although I always feel that there is a disconnect between the informality of the food and the formal appearance of the dining room. For that reason I prefer... More 

Thank 510mark510
Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Everyone should eat here once, especially in the outside court area. The food is always impeccable and the service is amazing.

Thank Gina R
Baltimore, Maryland
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137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant for 20 years. I still go occasionally (it is very conveniently located for me) but I feel the food quality has gone down quite dramatically over the last years. Everything is DRENCHED in fat (I suppose gee). I am not a health nut and I like a judiciously applied dose of fat but... More 

Thank ErnestFromBaltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

A pleasant environment, especially the patio, a noise level that allows conversation and great food. The appetizer selection is typical of most Indian restaurants, with the nice twist that they are not greasy and very flavorful. Best disk- Goa Fish -- A crispy deep fried Rockfish with a tamarind BBQ. Exceptional Service is very attentive and responsive.

Thank WVgreen
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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174 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Very good Indian food in a nice atmosphere (in a classic old Baltimore apartment building). But what really sets this place apart is the beautiful courtyard with fresh flowers all around. If the weather is good - the doors are open to the courtyard - so you can eat outside or enjoy the view from inside,

Thank Raymond R
Baltimore, Maryland
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Hadn't visited in a while but glad we did on New Years day. Service was very good as usual as was the food, drinks and appetizers. Lamb chops are a favorite of mine although portion could have been bigger. Vegan options for the wife were plentiful as well.

Thank MrandmrsT84
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350 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Transport yourself back to the days of the Raj. Enjoy excellent cuisine in a hidden away and elegant setting. If I had more than two thumbs, they be up.

Thank BlueHenFlyer
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Probably the best Indian place in Baltimore. It's good if not stellar, and the location is nice with a nice interior.

Thank bullasshit
Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I like Indian food, and I like seafood, and after eating the truly giant (and delicious) shrimp in this place, I feel like I have been cheated so many times before with "jumbo shrimp" (or "jumbo prawn" going back to UK in 1994). Not sure when I will visit JHU again, but I am going back :)

Thank DrVeryEvil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
Indian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3811 Canterbury Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218-2340
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: 410-366-1484

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