Ambiyan
Ambiyan

Ambiyan

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ambiyan.com/
  • Phone: 9054800094x
  • 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 9054800094x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ambiyan reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (18)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (8)romantic (8)scenic view (7)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • First Time Vist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We were fortunate to choose a quiet evening and the whole experience was really pleasant. The food was excellent - the vindaloo almost as hot as in the UK!! We would recommend to anyone interested in Indian food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiyan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I really enjoyed the restaurant - food was delicious. I was however shocked at the price of the drinks - $16.00 for a glass of wine - even the restaurants in the heart of downtown Toronto are not that pricey
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great location!
    girlsjustwannahavefun
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second visit to Ambiyan and there's a reason for that -- enjoyable company, great food and wonderful atmosphere. We were back on the porch -- our favourite table -- in the heart of a bustling Main St. Unionville. The food was wonderful (as usual) and we're learning how to pare down our selections -- because we always leave "full". Can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have been back to this restaurant many times since the one bad time and we absolutely love it. We have also brought friends with us and they too have loved it. Great food and ambiance. Will continue to go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great Indian food for western taste
    micacatt
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Menu is great ,priced well.Price fixed menu combination for two takes stress out of ordering . Warm,friendly atmophere , I always enjoy outdoor sitting on deck for dinner .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience!
    firecaptain
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Ambiyan is a neighbourhood staple. Perfect location to enjoy live music, from across the street, on Main St. Unionville. They honoured our reservation request and really treated us special. We were celebrating a lot of things that night so, to our surprise, they brought us a free dessert. Very classy people work there. I love it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased
    Steve
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Was looking for good Indian food for dinner. Tried the butter chicken. It was delicious. Service was good and food arrived quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service!
    LBandBRluv2Dine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went to Ambiyan to celebrate my mom's 78th birthday. Our reservation went from 8 to 16 guests and they very easily accommodated the change. We were a very energetic, large group and the service from start to finish was outstanding! They very patiently explained the foods to us (I'd never had Indian b4), helped figure out how many apps to order so everyone could try some & were very attentive throughout the meal. We even got a delightful mango yogurt treat served before we ordered. Everyone got something different & really enjoyed their meals...even my brother & cousin whose lamb and beef dishes got switched! :) I would highly recommend Ambiyan to anyone. Wonderful, food, staff and location. I dream of the garlic naan so we will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant, Tame Food
    Spicelover
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    Awesometime
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, no servic
    serviceplease
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sea111
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok
    Majestic
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
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  • A new gem is found!
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Sippey
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent service, the ambience was good, and the food was quite good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 216 reviews are from the Ambiyan reviews archive.
  • Amazing service and food
    aj16
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bollywood in Unionville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum!
    Mikey
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I've lost count how many times we've eaten here, always great,will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food, Warm Atmosphere
    Nancy
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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!)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Unionville
    HotnSpicy
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Indian Cuisine
    Sola
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmmmmm
    Michelle
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Good portions, viriety, service, ambiance and soooo delicious! Will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Buruzoth
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Loved this place; went there on new years eve. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for NYE dinner for
    MsFooFoo
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    missbexter
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The service was very good, the food it’s excellent. We will be coming back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian Food in Toronto
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Christmas Get Together
    Peggy
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Phil
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for Romance
    stansharp
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    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..
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dinning made comfortable.
    Sammy
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Fine dinning made comfortable. The service from online reservation to dinning and after was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Ambiyan Unionville
    Travelers
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    yumyum
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    dotcaters
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gals Night Out
    Angel
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    RL24
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Indian cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend sitting outside,
    Unionvillefrequentflyer
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    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).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good
    Joao1964
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Second Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    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!
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