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Ambrosia India Bistro

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207 Sea Ridge Rd, Aptos, CA 95003-4325
+1 831-685-0610
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice atmosphere. Wait staff seemed helpful and friendly. We only tried the lunch buffet, so I have no review for the menu items. The buffet is reasonably priced and includes a large variety of items. However, in my opinion, most are bland and taste very similar.

Thank Ri M
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an Indian restaurant and, although most of the time Indian food tends to be super spicy, the Ambrosia is a very pleasant exception. They offer mild, medium, and spicy options, and they mild is really mild, almost not spicy at all. They offer vegan and vegetarian options. I love paneer and had a paneer dish with tandoori bread.... More 

Thank yobbb
Felton, California
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My experience with Indian food is limited so please take that into account for my review. The buffet served included several dishes... the chicken curry being my favorite. Buffet included a glass of beverage of choice, we chose champagne... other choices included sofas teas or wine. I wasn't overwhelmed by the flavor of the foods I tried. I would say... More 

Thank Mary Jo S
Santa Cruz, California
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I can't believe this place exists so close to home! Palak paneer and garlic naan are comfort food when you want something different and tasteful. I went for pick up and noticed they have buffet, will definitively come back soon!

Thank panchomoreno
Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Went there last night with the family. A little bit disappointed, but over all the food was great! Our waiter brought out a thin flat bread, shaped like a corn tortilla and some condiments to snack on before we began ordering. The cilantro coconut sauce was a bit bland, the tamarind sauce was great, and the pickled veggies were also... More 

Thank candelariasj
Santa Cruz, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The buffet for lunch is great because it gives you an opportunity to try new things which you may not be daring enough to order the whole entree. Dinner and then a walk on the beach which is a short stroll away.

Thank pamelamR4732JY
Arroyo Grande, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I was skeptical when I saw the outside of the restaurant which is in an old 60's diner. But we chanced to go in and found the inside to be lovely with white table cloths and nicely dressed and friendly and attentive waiters. There were many selections on the buffets, all of which were delicious. We were given a sample... More 

Thank Carie623
Monterey, California
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I love their food at the Monterey location. Glad to know that they have one in Aptos as well. They are located near Seacliff state park which is convenient if you get hungry after a day at the beach. The food is consistently good like their sister restaurant in Monterey. My husband and I are both vegetarians and they have... More 

Thank lvetotrvel
Watsonville, California
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255 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We did not wait too long for our food. I ordered Curry Chicken but it was too mild for me.. I expect Indian food to be spicy. I was anticipating sweat on my forehead and my eyes bulging out but the food was tasty but no heat. Maybe next time, I have to ask for more hot spices to be... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
Aptos, California
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306 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are never disappointed when we dine here or do takeout. This is about the best Indian restaurant in the County. The buttered Nan, the Tandoori dishes, curries etc are pretty darn good. I give it a "high recommend" for an Indian fix.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Sea Ridge Rd, Aptos, CA 95003-4325
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-685-0610

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