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Ambiyan
Ambiyan

Ambiyan Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ambiyan.com
  • Phone: (905) 480-0094
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch / Tuesday - Sunday from 11:30 AM
    Dinner / 7 Days from 4 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Abdul Hamid
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Thinking about Ambiyan for your private function or corporate entertaining? Our experienced kitchen staff can professionally cater office or in-home events. Call us or come by to chat about how we can make your next event a memorable one.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a 25-seat private dining room - perfect for private functions or corporate events.
  • Private Party Contact: Korum (905) 480-0094

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 7 and Kennedy Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking available behind restaurant.
A word from Ambiyan
Located in the heart of historic Unionville, Ontario, Ambiyan brings a cultural richness to the Main Street dining scene offering traditional Indian cuisine in a contemporary setting. Our delicately crafted menu offers a variety of selections to suit all palates, from meat lovers to fish & seafood fans to pure vegetarians. Traditional favorites such as Butter Chicken and Lamb Roganjosh are beautifully complemented by contemporary offerings such Coconut Prawn Curry or Pan seared Scallops. Ambiyan has a well-appointed wine list and a selection of domestic and imported beers, including India"s famous Kingfisher beer. Enjoy great Indian Cuisine in our elegant dining room or bring it home to enjoy.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was good and the service was excellent. We went on a thursday, which meant contending with live music during our table conversation as the stage is just across the road, but otherwise we had a very nice spot on the patio. My only words of caution would be that they did not ask if we'd like our food spicy, so my meal came out much tamer than I like for indian, but still delicious."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We went there for friend birthday, we arrived a little late, and the waiter tolerated us staying late... We were singing happy birthday and the waiter was so patient with us, and how loud we were. I had a super good time just laughing"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The first time we went there the food was good and service was attentive, the second time was Canada day and a Fifa match was on, they took 15 minutes to bring the appetizer, and 45 minutes to bring the mains; the last time we were sitting for a full 15 minutes without a server bringing as much as water - a bus person noticed we had no water and said "oh, I'll get you guys some water" by which time we had decided to leave, but first asked if they only had one waiter, which she confirmed. Next time we'll just get take out!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Very good service and an enjoyable meal--there was a good selection on the menu. For a nice summer evening, there is a fairly spacious patio on Unionville's historic Main Street."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I've had better food at cheaper restaurants. Their main course is not as good as I expected. The quality is not authentic and they use sugar in their biryani. The location and ambience is terrific for appetizers and drinks."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We visited Ambiyan this past weekend, and to our surprise we were not only pleased with its location reminding us of almost being in a scenic and picturesque destination but rather were very happy with the food that we had at Ambiyan. It was especially enjoyable for my parents that found the rural charm offered on Main St as catapulting the experience to a new level. In the future, we will be arriving at Ambiyan a lot earlier than our dinner reservations to enjoy drinks on their wonderful Patio. Dishes Ordered: Non-vegetarian Platter, Pepper Prawns, Chicken Madras and Masala Lime Lamb."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was great and so was the service. Everyone was very attentive and we didn't have to wait for someone as they were consistently coming over to the table to see how we were. Food didn't take long either."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent service, the ambience was good, and the food was quite good"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional. The brie cheese pakoras were unique and out of this world. The tureen was amazing as well. The garlic naan was nice and fluffy and fresh"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Great location on main street Unionville with indoor/outdoor dining. Great value for prix fixe lunch with appetizer and main, veg/meat options. Very flavorful food and modern presentation, the nann was out of this world --airy with a crispy bottom and not greasy at all. We were there for lunch on a weekday and almost had the entire section of the restaurant to ourselves. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I've lost count how many times we've eaten here, always great,will be back for sure"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food! I love Indian food, and this restaurant was by far the best one I've been to. It was my first time visit and the meal wasn't even over before I was planning my next visit. I had lunch with a friend whom I hadn't seen for a while, and we had a leisurely lunch with excellent service. (And as an aside, the washroom was sooooo clean. Bonus!)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Ambiyan served authentic Indian flavors. Lamb vindaloo was very yummy, chicken madras was also good but vegetable Bhindi could have been spicier. Overall it was a great dining experience, very attentive server & will be back in the summer to dine on the patio."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We dined at Ambiyan as it was my friend's birthday as we are both European and enjoy eating out. This restaurant is a wonderful find in the cute village of Unionville and I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys Indian Cuisine. The food was absolutely fantastic and we even got to take a 'doggie bag' home."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Good portions, viriety, service, ambiance and soooo delicious! Will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Loved this place; went there on new years eve. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went for NYE dinner for the set dinner of $39 per person. The portion appear small at first (2 to share a regular size samosa and naan), but we couldn't finish the food and need to bring home. Both the vegetarian (panner in spinach) and meat curries (beef masala and butter chicken) were very flavourful. The servers were attentive and the atmosphere was not too noisy even with a full house. Great place to go to catch up with friends."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The service was very good, the food it’s excellent. We will be coming back again!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "What I love best about Ambiyan is the consistent quality of food and service. I love spicy food and the Vindaloo here is absolutely the best. The chicken tikka appetizer was tender and perfectly seasoned. The coconut prawn curry was delicious and the garlic naan was the best I've had. This is my favorite Indian restaurant and being originally from India, I have been generally disappointed by the quality or lack thereof of Indian food in the Toronto area. I am happy to report this is no longer the case. Will definitely keep coming back as long as the food quality remains consistent."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "It was the second year we had chosen the restaurant for our Christmas get together. As, the previous year, we received a very warm welcome and we were easily re-seated as our number had changed. Our server was most pleasant, with a warm smile throughout the evening. The food was excellent, and we were to go at our pace, not rushing anywhere, celebrating each other's company. Unfortunately for us, seated next at the next table were a few pre-school children who were allowed to scream and screech often enough to startle us, and to make us somewhat uncomfortable as the parents did nothing to stop the noise, but glared at us when we showed our discomfort over the noise. For our group, the experience was less than we hoped for that evening."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I had an awesome experience dining at your restaurant! The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us really good recommendations."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Other than being a little louder than I would have liked, (there was a table of 14 directly beside us and a loud group of four directly behind us) the food was delicious and the ambience was nice for a first date which is what I went there for. The service was very good and the food was also better than we expected.."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Fine dinning made comfortable. The service from online reservation to dinning and after was superb!"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Had a lovely date night at Ambiyan. Busy Saturday night but wait staff were attentive. Great food but a little over priced for the quality. Will return."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I had dinner there with a friend and the service and food were perfect!! The wait staff were very friendly and tentative, but not over bearing. Continuously refilling our waters was appreciated."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We wnt with a group of 8. All food came out together and hot!!! (very important). Service was outstanding. Nothing was too much effort. I'm not a lover of Indian food but this was really amazing! If you live near Unionville, you have to gice it a try."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "We had a faboulous time at Ambiyan last Friday. The Ambience was truly beautiful and the service was outstanding. The Food was good, however; would have liked a little more spice ( being Indian's we felt we could handle a bit more spice). Overall we were pleased and thank you Ambiyan for making our night out great!"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "I am not an adventurous diner and Indian is outside my comfort zone. Staff was very helpful. I had a tandoori chicken in a hot sauce and it was terrific. My wife had a spinache purée with cheese that she loved. I will go back which is big for me"
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "We had a lovely table on the patio watching the passers-by and pretty street scene. The food was way above-average - high quality ingredients, everything spicy and well-flavoured but not too spicy and very fresh-tasting. Delicious lamb saag and masala! Very attractively served and good service. A great find in Unionville and worth a repeat visit. Thornhill diner."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "Recommend sitting outside, nice Ambiance and band sometimes plays across the street. Owners and employees very nice. Generally a calm evening spent with good food. However, food could be a little hotter (temperature wise)."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "After so many visits, this is the first time food was not that good. Lamb had a lot of fat, even after my complain nothing happened. Of course this is the first average experience in more than 10 times we have been there. Hope next time will be good as usual."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "A few weeks ago the food was spectacular. In particular the Lamb Vindaloo. This time was disappointing. The lamb was not very tender and the sauce was high in cloves masking any other flavours. Despite mentioning the need to serve the food very hot (temperature) it arrived only just warm enough to not send back. A very disappointing second visit, not likely to lead to a third!"
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "Great ambiance and an excellent patio. Food is average. Appetizers were barely warm even though they were served quickly gave us the feeling that they were prepared en masse and sitting. Main courses were good. I liked both egg plant bhurtha and chicken vindaloo. Halibut was disappointing.. We enjoyed because of great patio."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "The food was excellent. Presentation of the food , Ambience, and the variety of foods along with the friendly atmosphere added to the perfect occassion with friends. I would recommend it for smaller gatherings rather than a larger groups where the taking care of the billing would be easier to work with rather than a larger group when not everyone has drinks or such."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "Ambiyan is located in the heart of downtown Unionville, almost directly across the street from the open air bandstand. I was there for the first time on a second date. This restaurant has a classic and vibrant ambiance, excellent, helpful and friendly staff and food that is well-prepared. Ambiyan is a sit-down upscale Indian restaurant with moderate and affordable prices. Thus, anyone looking for a buffet style should not attend here. However, if you are a diner looking for authentic Indian cuisine and an outstanding dining experience, you will enjoy Ambiyan."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Amazing food and a great location on Main Street Unionville."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "The food is very good, but the real value comes from dining on the patio overlooking the bandstand and bustle of Unionville's Main St. ... especially on a Saturday night. Relaxed place for a quiet dinner with friends and a lot of people watching. They make an excellent (but diappointingly weak) sangria"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Last minute decision to meet up with friends in Unionville. Hadn't eaten at Ambiyan in a long time. Wasn't sure if it was still as good as I remembered.. Guess what it was even better. It was the first time trying this restaurants for my friends, they were impressed and said they "can't wait to go back!". Given it was a busy, picture perfect Saturday evening on Main St., the Service and Food were excellent! Hostess and wait staff were friendly and prompt. Food was tasty and flavourful - good portions. The patio seating across from the band shell was the icing on the cake. Tara Gone aka Dragoncello"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "My party of 5 ordered a variety of dishes to share. I have food allergies (nuts & shellfish) and our server was very attentive and confirmed with the chef that all was okay for me to enjoy (with the exception of a shrimp dish that was kept separate). We were on the patio to also enjoy the free concert at the Unionville Bandstand. It was a great night!"
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "We have had the pleasure of dining at Ambiyan many times....We love the food which is consistently fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/13/2013