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  • Ambrosia

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  • Address:
    2003 Lexington
    Houston, TX 77098
    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $30 and under

Ambrosia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ambrosiatx.com/
  • Phone: (832) 649-4636
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    *if there is no availability on Open Table during a time period please check with us during business hours and we will do our best to accommodate you!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Chef Riks
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shepard Close to 59 south
  • Parking: No
A word from Ambrosia
'Ambrosia,' is a unique hideaway providing a dining and lounge experience that is sure to lure you back for more. A cozy restaurant located just minutes from Houston's museum district, our kitchen serves some of the city's tastiest plates - just perfect for sharing amongst friends. By blending flavors and spices from the far east with locally sourced ingredients, we have created an innovative cuisine that exudes exotic flavor in every last bite.

We invite you to join us for savory dishes inspired by the marvel and essence of Southeast Asia. A distinctive culinary experience awaits!

*if there is no availability on Open Table during a time period please call the restaurant during business hours and we will do our best to accommodate you!
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Diner Reviews
  • "EVERYTHING!, we had was amazing, from the Sazerac drink, to the thai chicken flatbread, Korean wings, the tuesday steak night special, and the fantastic ice cream dish. Rarely do you go to a restaurant, when there is absolutely NOTHING to complain about. We will definitely be going back sometime next week to see if the chef and the food was a fluke :-) On top of that, the scenery in the little restaurant is what drew me to the place. We went for my wife's birthday and I'm contemplating having my birthday dinner there next month as well. Ambrosia is surely a hidden Houston treat!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Ambiance and service was great but the food was extremely disappointing. It lacked flavor. We ordered lamb and chicken samosas gangnam ribs crab fried rice Brussels sprout veggie flatbread lamb chops A plus was that the was half off on Thursdays!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "It's a great place to go for something different. The food was great and the ambience was great for catching up with friends or celebrating an anniversary."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "While maybe not exact traditional Indian, the food is amazing with traditional Indian spice in every bite. Their Samosas are especially good. My wife is from South Africa in a place with many Indian cooks and restaurants; she rates these Samosas as the best she's tasted!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This was a great choice for our work team dinner. The Ambience was warm and inviting. The staff was attentive and informative about the food. And the dishes we ordered was perfect and since it is smaller servings that we passed around the table made for a fun night sharing great food and drinks."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Tori was an awesome manager and wonderful server. She made sure we were happy as customers and made us all feel extremely welcoming. I would come back with my friends just to have her as a server again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Each bite was delicious....Great food and prompt service."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We have been going to Ambrosia since it opened and what is most impressive is that it is always exceptional. The service and the quality of the food is consistent and everyone we take says the same thing each time a new plate comes out: "Oh my God, this is amazing." While the menu is on the smaller side, there is nothing that I wouldn't order. Compare that to other places where the menu is pages long and full of items that you would never order, and then add in the ambiance of the restaurant itself and you have what has become one of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Ambrosia was a new restaurant for my husband and me. The food was delicious. The drink menu was eclectic and fun. There were many spicy dishes - which we LOVE - but when they say spicy, it is not mild. I am personally a huge fan of restaurants who are not afraid to be SPICY, but if you are so-so with spice, there are fewer options. We will DEFINITELY be eating here again."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "My family & I enjoyed having brunch at Ambrosia. This time I invited my friends for Happy Hour and we were a party of 10......all my guests totally enjoyed the delicious flavorful food, great variety and we had a great service from our server Melissa.definitely a place to return for future celebrations."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We found the restaurant very interesting and appealing. Great twist on asian food with fusion flare! The service was fantastic and accommodating. We are definitely going back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This place is a hidden gem of Houston. I have lived here my whole life and am sad I just found it. Will be going back often."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Gangnum ribs, Brussels sprouts, curry wedges, all samosas, half price wine bottles during happy hour"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Very well prepared, although somewhat limited menu. Service was efficient, helpful, and friendly. Decor was dark and could use updating."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were greeted promptly as soon as we entered and seated quickly. The menu had a great variety and the food was cooked to perfection. The perfect blend of spices and ingredients brought out the flavors in our dishes. The staff was very friendly and our orders came out in a timely fashion. Drinks and dessert were great too....we'll be coming back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was alright. We had the chicken samosa which was good but what fried food isn't good? Also had the Korean ribs which was tough, the Prawns was very over powering with a hundred flavors, there was 4 pieces to the order which we didn't even care to finish. The Brussel sprouts was delicious but I really don't think you can go wrong with Brussel sprouts, and last was the mushroom flat bread which was also good. This was my second time here and I felt that I should give it a second chance before ruling it out completely. I definitely was disappointed and which I chose a different venue for dinner. Place is very hip and trendy and that was all it was. Don't expect to have a romantic dinner because it's very loud inside the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The menus was very eclectic with a little of many kinds of foods. Everything that we had was great. There were a couple of very tasty wines by the glass on the list as well. The atmosphere was very cool as well."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had lamb chops, mushroom flatbread, brussel sprouts, chicken curry dish and ginger flavored kulfi for dessert. A house pinot was excellent in combination. Was about right for three persons. Great food. Very noisy with mildly uncomfortable chairs. Why can't Houston figure out how to dampen restaurant noise?!! Food was good enough to warrant return."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was good, service pleasant, a little noisy for ambiance, but prices quite high for many of the dishes. Part of the "tapas" approach are small dishes and prices should match. My eval was prices were about 30% higher than they should be for most dishes. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Using OpenTable to book our reservation of 10 was simple and easy. It was so easy that I was afraid I was going to run into some problems the night of but it all turned out great! Restaurant called to confirm my reservation. Once I got there, our table was ready, service was great, and it all made for a great night."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Liked the food and sittting outside in the garden - great cocktails and enjoyed talking to the bar tender about his creations ! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had a girls night here with all the tapas style foods we had plenty to eat and lots of fun. Great atmosphere and wonderful service"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The menu is small so please keep that in mind but...everything we had on the menu was outstanding only thing not up to par was the friend dumpling like filled with chicken...bok choy amazing, ribeye perfect, jumbo shrimp spicy good...service was good we went on a weeknight so they were always there....if going on a date sit outside in the corner nook area romantic...will def go back!!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Reservations took an hour longer than requested. And servers pretty much ignored our party all night. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We loved the tapas share concept and the food was great. The service seemed good but limited because the place was bustling with customers but there seemed to be a dearth in the number of servers/host. The place was filled with people and seemed like a very live friday night-definitely a fun atmosphere. Yet since my fiance and I preferred to have a quiet night we waited for a table in their small outdoor seating area and took that. We were glad to be sitting outside since we could have a quiet intimate meal together."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was good, but small portions. Restaurant is very very loud and quite a "scene." The waitress kept messing up and gave us a free appetizer and dessert. Not horrible, but not an impressive experience for anyone with true discernment or sophistication."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "They had two sections for me and my party of twenty ready when I walked in. I had been there before and decided to have my graduation happy hour there. The waitress was really great patient and personable. The food was awesome I had both flatbreads and the steak kabobs! Drinks were awazing I had the white coconut sangria, the Saigon , and the mani vanilla shot! I'm glad I had my graduation celebration at Ambrosia ! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was great, service prompt, nice atmosphere but inside was loud but with a fun crowd. Will definitely go again. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Intimate, cozy, great plates of food to share over drinks."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "So we wanted to find a good place to eat but we were not looking for a full meal. This place was perfect!! My husband had the steak and said it was one of his top 3 steaks ever!! We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Went with my husband and found that the service and food were great. Everything had a great fresh taste not the taste of salt. We sat outdoors and it had a great ambiance and it was nice to see great service out there as well. Inside looked great as well but the day was too nice to waste inside. I would recommend this place to anyone. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We had never tried brunch here, but have loved all the dinners we have been to, so we gave it a shot. Ambrosia continues to amaze us. The brunch menu has a great selection of favorites from the regular menu, as well as some more "brunch-type" foods with an Asian twist. Chef Matthew is amazing and always wants feedback and what we liked and what we would like to see coming out in the future. Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The waiters were friendly, but they kept changing around and did not seem to know who ordered what. They'd walk in the room, announce the food, and leave when no one responded in time. The decor and ambience was superb though. Great for late romantic dinners. Food was a bit overpriced - felt like people paid for the environment."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was the first time we have visited Ambrosia. I reserved an outside table, as Houston only has a few weeks of al fresco dining. We arrived at 7 pm and were seated quickly. The waitstaff was a pleasant and the drinks were fine. We enjoyed several plates, vegetarian Somosa's, chili tiger shrimp, mushroom flat bread, and ceviche. Everything was done well. The off dish was the ceviche, interesting deconstruction of the dish, but just didn't hit the flavor notes you would expect. Overall a nice place, and very popular with the 20's-30's year olds. One thing you must learn before you go is that the door swings out, I must have watched twenty patrons try and push the ornate door before figuring they needed to pull."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I really liked the Brussel sprout dish. The service was almost too fast. My husband and I were in and out of there in no more than 30 minutes. Not much of the date night experience we 'd hoped for. We were placed at the center of a crowded room at a very tiny table. It was quite uncomfortable. I ordered a Cosmo martini, specifying that I did not want the frozen Cosmo they were offering, that I wanted the real deal. The "Cosmo" I was given was obviously a semi- thawed version of their frozen special. It was not good, I was charged over 10 bucks for it and i could not taste a drop of alcohol in it. This restaurant was not my style, but seemed popular- mostly to young twenty- something's."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Ambrosia never seems to fail with their excellent staff and a wonderful collection Of sharing plates, best way to eat with friends! And to top it off; reverse happy hour from 9pm!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Wine list was a little lacking, food was priced about average. Overall fantastic experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "First time at ambrosia was perfect. Our server Tory was amazing and attentive. She even gave us free dessert because it was our first time. My husband and I agreed with her menu suggestions and we have a perfect date night!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Came for a friend's birthday dinner. Most of us saved up out appetites for the dinner and were quite disappointed. The quantity we received for the price we paid was definitely not worth it. It's supposed to be tapas style but there is barely enough for one person. The food was quite tasty but I don't think it was worth the tiny plate for that price."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I took my wife here cause this was suppose to be one of the top 10 romantic restaurants in houston. In my opinion not really that romantic but the place has great ambiance, a little noisy to be romantic."
    Dined on 3/21/2014