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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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Wichita, Kansas
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got take out. Excellent service and I think dine in would be preferable. Rice was not included in the tikka masala but prices were still good. Recipe was different than our favorite at home but still nothing went to waste!

Thank Katie J
Healdsburg, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Over 25 years I have spent 2 years in India where I have experienced some very excellent Indian food. When I have returned, I am almost always disappointed by the quality of food here in the States. The main reason is that here in America, most Indian restaurants skimp on the quality of the food and they also skimp on... More 

Thank Timothy H
Aptos, California
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317 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I really like this Place. Good selection of dishes, Indian beers and pleasant wait staff. Love their buttered Nan, chicken tikki, and their chicken tandoor.

Thank soifdawg
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The management sometimes confuse business with courtesy--they are noted for fussing over the correct calculation of a ticket while a line of potential customers wait to be seated, for worrying over busing tables while seated patrons hope their drinks and naan will arrive before the have consumed the delights they have discovered at the buffet, which features delectable offerings to... More 

1 Thank Fourhawks
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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?