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Ambrosia India Bistro

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751 Cannery Row # 121, Monterey, CA 93940
831 324 4852
11:00 - 20:00
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Ashland, Oregon
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sent to this location and enjoyed a nice buffet. But their other location at 565 Abrego is even better. Super waiters, mellow and peaceful atmosphere, excellent food.

Thank 22phyllisn
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the lunch buffet. Good variety of dishes and they were all very flavorful. Much better value than most of the tourist restaurants on Cannery Row.

Thank Paul M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick bite- Samosas and dipping sauces were very flavorful. Mango Lassi was cold/smooth and amazing as well! Hit the spot. Very kind with Good vibes.

Thank Vince L
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this Indian food! Best buffet in town! We have eaten there many times. Love the bread. You can dine inside or out. Very tasty traditional Indian cuisine.

Thank Marilyn S
Salinas, California, United States
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246 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure whether I even liked Indian Food but on a quiet, off-season night on Cannery Row, we were walking by Ambrosia and it wasn't crowded so we decided to be brave and try it and I'm so glad I did. The food was so flavorful. The chicken basmati rice was probably my favorite but we had several other... More 

Thank 556danaa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We’ve been big fans of Ambrosia on Abrego Street in Monterey for a long time so were excited when they opened a new place we could walk to on Cannery Row. This is a lovely café with blue water views from some tables. Their $10.99 lunch buffet is an excellent value – the best fish curry we’ve ever eaten, and... More 

Thank Charlest0n_Travelers
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109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great Indian food on Cannery Row, in the heart of Monterey. High-class, updated environment, solid food, friendly, efficient service, and fully reasonable prices. A pleasant surprise!

Thank aaaaa
Tucson, Arizona
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

When I am in Monterey and I'm usually looking for seafood but this time around I wanted to change it up and was looking for and ethnic dining choice. Ambrosia it was right outside my hotel and I gave it a shot for lunch. They have a great $10.99 Buffet. There were about 10 different dishes on the buffet as... More 

Thank Dan C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

First experience with Indiana cuisine. Great buffet, excellent service. They brought a carafe of water to the table, which is unusual, but very much appreciated as I go through water like crazy.

Thank Sheila M
Santa Barbara
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a great find. My wife and I like good Indian food. The one outstanding Indian restaurant in our area recently closed. The other three are average at best. When we left the Aquarium on Cannery Row around 1:30 and were ready for a bite to eat we came across this place by surprise, hardly a block away. The... More 

Thank timesgoneby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 Cannery Row # 121, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831 324 4852

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