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Ambrosia India Bistro

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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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San Jose, California
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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. The music that was playing when we had dinner was also very Indian fusion instrumental... More 

Thank Roma M
Irvine, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 it was half cooked. would not recommend this restaurant to any fellow traveler.

Thank 13_DS
Chantilly, Virginia, USA
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 staff were very friendly, though a bit confused at times. The restaurant offered an outdoor... More 

Thank Stephen F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Essex, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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326 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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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
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?