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Ambrosia India Cafe

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625 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1041
+1 831-324-4852
11:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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
Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Tasty food at a good price. Food had good flavor and the view of the bay was an added plus. Place was clean and staff was very friendly

Thank bbrech
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were here on the 4th evening for a quick early dinner. Kept fingers crossed about the food due to lack of ambience. We didn't want any Express meal combo, chose al a carte instead. Glad we did. The chef made fresh palak paneer, kofta, veg Biryani for us. It was 20 mins wait but food was good. Loved the... More 

Thank Poonam B
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Awesome Naans - made to order Naans and nicely sliced and brought to your table. Creative curries. I had jackfruit curry for the first time in my life at this restaurant. It was delicious. Perfectly cooked tandoori chicken. The lunch time 3 item combo is a great value - Basmati Rice plus three items for $10. Friendly cook/staff. My only... More 

Thank ramesh b
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Need a quick healthy bit to eat. This is the place. No frills and not your typical tourist food. The Mulligatawny Soup is great!

Thank lowjumpingfrog
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Ever since I traveled India, I have become very picky for good Indian food. This little cafe/quick restaurant did surprise me with great Indian food! If you are looking for a quick and affordable AND delicious meal,or if you simply crave Indian food, I would suggest Ambrosia India Cafe.

Thank Cassandra095

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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: 625 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-324-4852

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