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Ambrosia India Bistro

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565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
+1 831-641-0610
11:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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301 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here for dinner on a Saturday night. Was able to find nearby street parking. Service was excellent and food was outstanding. Really good value for money.

Thank worldtraveler0632
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my partner whilst on holiday. I had lamb rogan josh which was amazing. Huge lamb pieces and so many different flavours. My partner had a chicken pasanda which was also full of amazing flavours. We liked that they brought papadums before the meal and never charged for them. If you like Indian food and you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 3rd time in the past 5 weeks to come here. We used to come here a lot and not sure why we hadn't been for a while, as it is quite good. The food is always very tasty. If you are looking for a great value as well, you can't go wrong with the non-vegetarian feast for... More 

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Comox, Canada
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

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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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 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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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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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132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-641-0610

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