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Ambrosia India Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautifully designed place both interior and the outside sitting park place.Food was more than my expectation and yummiest I had in few years. Even the music they played in background was so good.Overall cool ambience with yummy food.

Essex, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It's hard to find enough superlatives to describe this restaurant. First, the staff act as if they care that you're their guests for the evening. The wine and beer selection is very good, prices are not a gouge. The food is excellent. Cheese naan is outstanding. We had the lamb vindaloo, tofu masala, and butter chicken. All were excellent. Our... More 

Thank Stuart F
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Very attractive restaurant- great food, good service. Not too expensive. Naan was especially good, and there were several types - we had cheese and garlic. Chicken dishes were very generous with the amount of chicken, and they were delicious. Highly recommended!

Thank Ann971
San Francisco, California
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305 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 18 November 2016 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 

Thank leo5123
Pebble Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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 

Thank Travis L
Comox, Canada
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194 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

Thank fred_cameron
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
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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 

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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, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?