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Ambrosia India Bistro

565 Abrego St. Send to Phone
831-641-0610 | Menu
Indian cuisine from chef Bhupender Singh, complemented by a wine list full of surprises.
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Dining room at Ambrosia India Bistro, Monterey, CA

Ambrosia India Bistro Restaurant Review

: Locals may reminisce about the long-shuttered Clock Garden restaurant when visiting Monterey's 565 Abrego Street. But the memory has reason to fade: after a string of unsuccessful heirs, Ambrosia is settled in, with chef Bhupender Singh, formerly head chef at Mountain View's Amber India, at the kitchen’s helm. Sample one of a laundry list of cocktails or order a bottle of Dom Perignon --- the wine list is full of surprises. Ambrosia calls what they do “Indian Frontier Cuisine.” Translation: authentic, regional flavors influenced by the likes of Mughal emperors and southern fishermen. Curry and tandoori dishes are both worth ordering. Expect a wait for the latter; the bone-in chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and garam masala, skewered and cooked in the earthen oven, is worth every extra minute. Occupy yourself with keema kulcha, soft bread filled with minced lamb. The menu is also notable for its extensive selection of vegan items. Repeat visits are a must to sample the unusual appetizers such as tandoori bharwa aloo, scooped-out potatoes filled with potato hash, raisins and cashews.

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