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Ambrosia India Bistro

565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
+1 831-641-0610
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We did not want to drive so we went out looking for a place to eat. Found this restaurant and were kindly surprised by the quality of its food.

Thank Graciela A
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Really nice restaurant which is slightly outwith the main area for restaurants but definitely worth seeking out, the decor is really unusual and nice, staff were attentive and the food was very good, prices where also reasonable as was the portion sizes.

Thank dannyscotland
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It was an enjoyable meal, food was a little pricy after the 2 of us had a full menu. It was tasty and delightful. Atmosphere was quaint and in a good part of the town. Would recommend it to friends.

Thank SWMKerman
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We've been to Ambrosia before, but never for an early Happy Hour dinner. We had a Mangojito (Mojito with mango juice) and a Melontini (martini with Midori) -- but they have a good selection of their version of cocktails. The Tandoori Prawns (smothered with a...More

Thank Norm G
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I have never eaten Indian food that's not microwaveable. Desiring to change that, we went to Ambrosia one Friday night. The restaurant is so pretty. There's a lot of outdoor seating for nice days. We were seated inside next to this enclosed green space that's...More

Thank Kerry A
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Ambrosia has a lot going for it including an extensive menu of wonderful Indian dishes. The décor is beautiful. The servers were eager to please and we had a great dinner. We will definitely be coming back on future trips to Monterey.

Thank the_perfect_shot
Reviewed 5 March 2017

It's a good restaurant with a wide choice of food and drink and responsive cheerful staff I ordered a Chicken Vindaloo ,which I enjoyed, but as for being a Vindaloo in the British sense of the word ,it was not. My wife had crab cakes...More

Thank chrisatholywell
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

For an Indian restaurant, this place is very tastefully decorated. The outside sitting area is very pretty with heaters and small bulbs hanging above. Interior of the restaurant is also very impressive. The theme is completely Indian with all the sculptures and bells and lamps....More

Thank Roma M
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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