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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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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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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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34 reviews
16 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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252 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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303 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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Santa Cruz, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon Ambrosia while getting gas next door on a rainy Friday night after a long week and a late meeting in Aptos. What a find! The entire staff was super friendly and seated me at a quiet table by the window. (The tables are in little nooks so that even if someone is at the next table, you... More 

Thank gcb67
Santa Cruz, CA
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157 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

My wife and I joined five friends to entertain an out of town visitor. No two people ordered the same dish, and all of us were quite happy with our dinner. Other reviewers have complained that the food isn't spicy enough; I ordered a chili Tandori sea bass and told the waiter I like spicy hot. It came spicy, perfectly... More 

Thank JimBrown

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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
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?