Saturday, March 2, 2019



My husband and I are back home after being in the United States for the last six weeks. Some of you may have read my blog posts in the course of this trip on our dining experiences at the Duke's Waikiki, in Honolulu, Hawaii; at the Plaza Bistro in Sonoma, Ca; and at the Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya, San Francisco, Ca.

Since most of my friends are foodies, I plan to share more of our dining experiences over the next few posts in the  blog.

Today's post is about the lunch we enjoyed at Ambrosia India Bistro  in Monterey, California. Though we loved the different cuisines we tried during our travels, at the end of the day there is nothing like Indian food!

When we were in Monterey, Ca in the last part of our trip, we were wandering around the famous Cannery Row which has many restaurants designed to suit every palate. Suddenly, we saw this board for Ambrosia India Bistro and decided to give it a try as we hadn't had Indian food for sometime. At the entrance of the restaurant was this idol of Lord Ganesha which made us quite nostalgic for home!

As luck would have it, they had on that day an " Eat As Much as You Can" Buffet laid out. We were told that this lunch buffet is from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays.

The buffet menu had a soup, starters like Hara Bhara Kabab, several vegetarian dishes like Aloo Gobhi and Tofu Masala, as also Tandoori Chicken, Butter Chicken and Fish Masala for the non-vegetarians. We liked the piping hot Butter Naans and Garlic Naans.

In addition were salads/raita, pappad, and several chutneys as the usual accompaniments. The dessert was rice pudding.

We were happy with our dining experience here. All the dishes we had were tasty and we appreciated the different dishes on offer. The service was extremely good and I found the staff to be polite and helpful, especially to those who did not know much about Indian cuisine.

I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to you.  

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