About 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.

149 Main St.
Unionville, ON L3R 2G8
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch / Tuesday - Sunday from 11:30 AM
Dinner / 7 Days from 4 PM

Cross Street:
Highway 7 and Kennedy Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 480-0094

Website:
http://www.ambiyan.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Ample free parking available behind restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Abdul Hamid

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Ambiyan Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (5)
Spicy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
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Good for a Date (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Second time visiting. Wait staff always helpful with selections, especially for those not familiar with the cuisine. Food is great. Love it.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

As always the food and service is amazing. Ambiyan continues to be one of our favourite restaurants!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time getting my husband out for Indian cuisine! He loved it. Great meal as always

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I had been to this restaurent in the past and had good experience. My recent visit experience was not very good

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food and service was good. Good size portions, food prices not bad for quality. Wine prices are outrageous. $16 for 8oz house wine, even for Unionville is expensive. Wine bill more than food bill and I dined with 82 year old mother, we weren’t exactly overdoing it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The server was very weird!! Didn’t bother to wait till we finished eating our dishes. Just pounced on the dishes to clear the table as soon as he thought we were done eating. Had to tell him twice that we were still not done eating the food! No warmth, no greeting on arrival! Just plain blunt and boring service. Food was better than we expected.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always delicious. Great patio. Prix fixe meal options too!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always great food and service. We were a group of 9 and we enjoyed a lovely table outside on the patio. Everyone enjoyed the food and ambiance. The garlic naan is a must try aside from the Dhaba Chicken Curry, Butter Chicken, Prawns Vindaloo, Eggplant Bharta, etc....all very yummy and we took the leftovers home to enjoy the next day. Thank you for another great meal! Definitely a great location on Unionville main street. Recommend making a reservation on weekends as it gets very busy. Be back soon. Bahut dhanyavaad.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Ambiyan is by far our most favourite restaurant. The food is always delicious and the service is incredible. Can't wait for our next visit!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Never disappoints! Outstanding food, service and location.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Fantastic authentic Indian cuisine. Love their patio in the spring/summer/fall. My only complaint is that it is a little pricey.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Another perfect meal. We keep coming back for good reason.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We keep coming back because it just so excellent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food is authentic. You will not be disappointed. My favorite Indian restaurant and will continue to return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We sat on the upper patio and felt a little tight for space but overall very nice atmosphere. Servers were very attentive and helpful when ordering. We had appetizers (veggie samosas are incredible), mains and a few sides. Everything we ordered came out hot and delicious! Nice portion sizes for sharing....except the rice...I could've eaten the whole bowl myself :) I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Cheers!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Best Indian Cuisine bar none.
We keep coming back for good reason!

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great as always!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Awesome food !! Great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fantastic ambiance, food and service! Nice locatiin on main street unionville and excellent for a cozy romantic dinner as well as celebration with a grouo.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It's authentic food with consistency and flavour.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Very delicious in town. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

I've been to this restaurant many times over the years. Always good. Consistently high quality Indian food. Good service and a pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend it .

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Normally the service is stellar and would get five stars for service. This is a regular place for me -- I go all the time. But on this night in particular, we had a new waiter who was good at coming around the tables but didn't appear to be paying attention to what we were saying and, as a result, forgot someone's appetizer. He wasn't on top of the water refills either. I'm willing to forgive because it's my favorite restaurant and new people need a bit of a learning curve.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Our evening at Ambiyan was as wonderful as always! Delicious food and excellent service!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Pricey meal but very good Indian food. The restaurant seemed a bit understaffed for the number of patrons that were present. It took a long time for us to wrap up our meal and pay our bill because of this. Everyone who was there working was very polite and working hard, they just needed more people. Other than that, great food, great experience, will be back again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Greatest food and service!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Having eaten good Indian food in India (go figure!!) and the UK my expectations in Canada are always low. This is one of a small number of restaurants that continually surprises me with the quality of their food and the dishes on offer.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our server was excellent. He provided recommendations and specific information about the food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I read some great reviews of this restaurant and wanted to try myself. I'm Punjabi and find it difficult to find good Indian food. I really enjoyed what I was served. The portion sizes were just right and the service was lovely. The mushroom and paneer puff pastry was my favourite appetizer and the chicken chettinad was perfect. We will be back again!

Tags: Spicy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great flavorful food and great service. A bit pricey but for a once in a while dinner, pricing is comparative to other places that offer amazing food. Second time there and will definitely return!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Heard lot many reviews from friends, frankly speaking i am not impressed at all.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 18, 2017

good food, good service, never disappoints, always enjoy dinner at Ambiyan!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was great price very reasonable for what you get and the service was also very good.would definitely return

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Average Indian food. Overpriced. Crowded. Average service.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The service was pretty poor. When we asked what a specific dish was the waiter said "read the description on the menu". The starter, chicken pakora, was below average and half of the batter was raw. It said it came with dipping sauces and none were given. When asked for, the waiter pretended like he had no idea what I was talking about. They gave no poppadoms which is what every restaurant gives you (I've eaten Indian in several countries) and overall the food was poor. The butter chicken was much more similar to chicken tikka masala. It was a decent dish but other than that the food isn't great for the price you pay. The decor is a disaster - they're charging elegant and top class restaurant prices when it's just average. You pay 20$ for a dish and then they charge you for rice separately!!!??? There was no ambiance - you can hear everbodys conversations, there's no background music or anything. I wouldn't recommend eating here - there are much better Indians especially downtown for half of the price and better food, service & ambiance!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Good food, good service, nothing spectacular; Howe ever prices gone up and becoming expensive for what it is.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Good service. Mushroom starter was great. 18% service tax was automatically added to the bill. Overall worth the money spent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2016

This place is bar down one the best eats we've had. small and intimate, low key restaurant in downtown Unionville. Great service, food is incredible and price point was reasonable. This place is a must if your craving some authentic Indian dishes.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Good atmosphere and reasonable prices. The food was absolutely great, with wonderful service.

Tags: Cozy, Spicy
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