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Ambrosia India Bistro

565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
+1 831-641-0610
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“naan” (24 reviews)
“butter chicken” (22 reviews)
“chai” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hoping for some authentically Indian taste, we visited Ambrosia on a Friday night when the restaurant was 3/4 full. The service was OK. Our samosas and plain naan were fine; the garlic naan was charred and bitter. Two of four entrees were cooked to a...More

Thank nworbd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First rate food and atmosphere. Service exceptional. Tandoori chicken moist and tasty. Saag paneer well made. Vegetables outstanding. Naan was very good. We were 8 in for a meal late in the evening.

Thank garyrichard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lamb briyani and fish curry at this Monterey's institution. Have to say that it is not as spicy as I hope it would be but certainly a good offering. Staff was friendly and helpful too.

Thank KamalMamat
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice ambient.. Great food.. Very tasty.. Lots of vegan choices.. And the girl that took care of us was really friendly and funny.. I do not know her name but she was from Russia originally.. Very good service.. I recomend it a lot.

Thank Rok-slo
Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you don’t mind seasonal wasps outside, the patio is pastoral. The buffet is varied and includes bread, meat and veggie dishes, salad, and dessert. Nice spicing for the tender American palate;)

Thank minimuffinlover
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the butter chicken. This place is very consistent and has a good flow of customers; therefore keeping the food fresh and abundant. I will definitely go back!

Thank Brinbri
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nice restaurant with pretty out side area. Good location in Monterey. Food was quite good, service fine and price reasonable. Also visited the other one in Cannery Row which was also good.

Thank alpaca2016
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have tried Ambrosia twice. Both times the food has generated mixed feeling- one dish has been very good and the other has been a solid "meh." Not good nor bad but completely unremarkable. On our last visit, my husband ordered a...More

Thank Kate V
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This little gem is a delight! They show off awards in the reception area and when leaving you can understand why!!!! Friendly staff and a comprehensive drinks & food menu. The food does not taste like the British curries but they are tasty and well...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I regularly eat here for the lunch buffet on the weekends, though it's also great during the week. I appreciate all the vegetarian choices, but there are always about 3 meat dishes as well. Tasty food, cool decor and good Indian music playing in the...More

Thank Arenal2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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 County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-641-0610
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