The intoxicating aroma of Indian food is ever present when walking into Ambrosia Indian Cuisine Family Restaurant located near River’s Bend. Local residents and...

The intoxicating aroma of Indian food is ever present when walking into Ambrosia Indian Cuisine Family Restaurant located near River’s Bend. Local residents and restaurant owners, Daljit Singh and Kulwinder Kaur opened their doors three years ago for us to discover Indian food and its rich mix of spices.

In the restaurant business for nearly 10 years, the owners bring the spicy, rich and flavorful dishes to Chester that have more of a northern region influence which means the dishes tend to be creamy with yogurt-based sauces.

Kaur enjoys greeting customers, helping with selections and explaining the terms on the menu. She said the best way to try Indian food is by trying their lunch buffet that is available Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The buffet is $9.99.

“Everything is mild on the buffet,” she said. “If someone wants it spicier, we can make it to order.”

restaurant---madras-chickenEducating oneself with terms on the menu is very helpful in trying the different items on the menu and Kaur is very willing to suggest a particular dish.

Chicken, lamb and seafood form the base of many items prepared with Indian herbs and spices. There is also wide selection of vegetarian dishes.

Curries are a popular ingredient in Indian cooking. In India the word curry actually means gravy instead of spice. The Tandoori menu items refer to the process of cooking. A Tandoori oven is used, which means exposing the food to live-fire or convection cooking, and by smoking the fat and food juices that drip on to the charcoal. The temperatures in a tandoor can approach 480 °C (900 °F), and it is common for tandoor ovens to remain lit for long periods to maintain the high cooking temperature. The tandoor design is something of a transitional form between a makeshift earth oven and the horizontal-plan masonry oven.

Ambrosia also offers four types of Indian bread. Nan, a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of West, Central and South Asia; Paratha, an unleavened flatbread that originated in the north of the Indian Subcontinent; Roti (also known as Chapati), an Indian Subcontinent flat bread, made from stone-ground whole meal flour; and Kulcha, is a type of leavened bread made from wheat flour.

Ambrosia has a seating capacity of 85. The décor of vibrant green walls and red table cloths, to stimulate the appetite, is comfortable for couples or large groups. The restaurant also has a full-service bar with a selection of Indian beer.

Kaur likes to think that her restaurant feels like home. She enjoys talking to everyone that comes in. “It is like a home,” she said. “It feels like you are home [when you eat at Ambrosia].”

Ambrosia Indian Cuisine

11 West Hundred Road
804.571.6150
www.ambrosiaindiancuisine.com

HOURS:
Sun – Thu 11am – 10pm
Fri – Sat 11am – 11pm
Lunch buffet: 11am – 3pm

LOCAL RESTAURANT GUIDE

AMERICAN

Applebee’s
11900 Iron Bridge Plaza

Bigs Barbecue
6515 Centralia Rd

Brew American Gastropub
6525 Centralia Rd

Boulevard Flower Gardens Cafe
2100 Ruffin Rd.

Buffalo Wild Wings
12312 Bermuda Crossroads Ln.

Central Park Deli
12744 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Half-Way House Restaurant
10301 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Hooter’s
2401 W Hundred Rd

Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern
3530 Festival Park Plaza
804-930-1034
www.howlettstavernchester.com

Huckleberry Cafe & Catering
11400 Iron Bridge Rd

I Don’t Know Sports Grille
1920 W. Hundred Rd.

King’s Korner
7511 Airfield Dr, North
804-271-0033
www.kingskornercatering.com

Logan’s Roadhouse
2301 W Hundred Rd

Mr B’s
11844 Chester Village Dr

Murphy’s Law
6411 Chesterfield Meadows Dr.

River’s Bend Grill and Bar
13283 Rivers Bend Blvd

Sibley’s Bar-B-Q
12000 Winfree St
804-748-3299
www.sibleysbbq.com

The Bucket Trade
13131 Rivers Bend Blvd.

The Village Grill
4337 Old Hundred Rd

What-A-Burger
9901 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Wings N Things
341 E. Hundred Rd.

CHINESE

Chan’s Restaurant
7060 Commons Plaza

Chen’s Chinese Restaurant
13104 Kingston Ave

China Wok
11992 Iron Bridge Plaza

Hunan Garden
10340 Iron Bridge Rd.
804-768-9555
www.7689555.com

Red House
9810 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Peking Restaurant
12730 Jefferson Davis Hwy
(804) 751-9898
www.pekingdining.com

GERMAN

Divine Restaurant
13127 Rivers Bend Blvd.

INDIAN

Ambrosia Indian Cuisine
11 W Hundred Rd
(804) 571-6150
www.ambrosiaindiancuisine.com

ITALIAN

Antonio’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
11956 Iron Bridge Plaza

Bella Italia
6407 Iron Bridge Pl

Cesare’s Ristorante & Pizza
13301 Rivers Bend Blvd

Gino’s Pizza & Spaghetti House
6429 Centralia Rd

Ledo Pizza
7052 Commons Plaza

Mamas Pizza and Subs
10020 Chester Rd

Napoli’s Italian Family Resturant
15800 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Pietro’s Pizza & Italian
2601 Osborne Rd

Pino’s Pizza Italian Family
4112 Meadowdale Blvd

Pizza Hut
4501 W Hundred Rd

Sapori Ristorante Italiano
3513 Festival Park Plaza

JAPANESE

Hibachi Ichiban
12617 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Kabuki Japanese Steak House
11926 Iron Bridge Plaza

MEXICAN

Don Pepe Mexican Restaurant
2102 W Hundred Rd

El Patron Cantina
11211 Iron Bridge Rd

The Patron Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
12211 Jefferson Davis Hwy

SEAFOOD

Crab Dump
4412 W Hundred Rd

Riptides Seafood Restaurant
11212 Iron Bridge Rd

For more information on the Local Eats Restaurant Guide, contact Linda Fausz at 804-751-0421