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Ambrosia India Bistro

565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
+1 831-641-0610
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3229
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were visiting monterey and order carry out as this restaurant was closest to our hotel. vegetarian dish was ok but breads need a lot more skill then they have. ajwain paratha doesn't mean sprinkling ajwain once paratha is ready, well not ready even as...More

Thank 13_DS
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Though not a vegetarian myself, I was dining with a new acquaintance who was, so we both enjoyed vegetarian selections. Though not overly familiar with Indian fare, I really enjoyed everything we sampled -- though I honestly can't remember the names of the dishes. The...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 3 January 2017 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.

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...More

Thank Stuart F
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Karen F
Is the lunch buffet available on Sundays?
31 January 2016|
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Response from Steve N | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but would think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail