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About 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!

2003 Lexington
Houston, TX 77098
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:

Sunday - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

*For parties of 20 and larger, guests will be required to meet a minimum of $25 per person (on food and drinks) and there will be a 20% gratuity charge.

*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!

Cross Street:
Sheperd Close to 59 south

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(832) 649-4636

Website:
http://ambrosiatx.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Riks

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Ambrosia Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
Tapas (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Casual (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Decided to dine here for my fiancé birthday because it was so amazing on Valentine’s Day, but little did I know we were in for such Disrespectful service. Our inattentive waiter Jax accused me of having had ordered three drinks in the 15 minutes we’d been there. Mind you he had only been to our table once. There was a mix up with our table and the one next to us but he was very adamant stating it was my third drink and wanted me to be aware. I initially thought he was joking, but he wasn’t so I told him he need to go figure it out. Needless to say he returns and apologizes for the mix up but the embarrassment had already affected our dining experience. Service was even slower after that, the crab fried rice was mushy, and our lamb were next to torched. Avoid this place, the new management has really dropped the ball. Our special occasion was absolutely ruined!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was really slow, even the waiter accepted saying you don't have to leave a tip.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really wish they would go back to original menu!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The waitstaff was amazing!! Food was good. My friend really enjoyed her bday!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was so delicious from the ribs, curry potatoes, brussels sprouts, to the chicken samosas. The drinks were hand crafted and creative. I dinned with a group of six and everyone enjoyed food and the excellent service. We will be back.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The taste of the food was amazing. The environment was great. The drink menu could use improvements. The waiter was very nice but overall service was slow.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was my first visit Ambrosia restaurant and I was blown away at how great everything tasted. My daughter was in for work and I searched OpenTable for a new and interesting restaurant. My daughter and I ordered about six dishes and the risotto with tiger prawn shrimp was my favorite. The cocktails complimented our meal so well. I look forward to my next visit...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Service was impeccable, but the food was mediocre. Food is overpriced and happy hour menu was a bit disappointing. Tried regular menu food and few of the dishes like the ribs and flatbread were great, but others were not worth getting.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Tapas
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Ambrosia is always a treat, Tuesday evening steak night was no exception.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service and food!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I love the food here!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We arrived early, but there were only two other tables with guests, so we were seated immediately. After we were seated, we were greeted by our server, who brought water for the table and menus, but did not come back. We waited 15 minutes, and we didn't see him wait on any table but a larger party across the restaurant, that arrived after we did. There literally were 4 tables at any given point, and one two person party finished and departed while we were waiting. There appeared to be another waitress in the restaurant, but I observed her on a cell phone and never saw her wait on a table. We left after waiting 15 minutes. The server saw us leave and looked confused, but we didn't see any good reason for there to be that long of a wait to even order a drink. Four tables of diners does not mean a busy restaurant, and perhaps I understand why it was so empty. We will probably not be back. Such a shame, too. The ambiance there is lovely, and the last time we were there it was very good food. And busy.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was underwhelming. The prices were much more than the food was worth.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Ambrosia is a neighborhood gem with great Italian cuisine that is on the lighter side. FYI: though listed as being serviced for reservations, IT IS NOT! Our "reservation" was honored by the helpful host who said that Ambrosia has been trying to have Open Table remove their name from their listing. Go to Ambrosia; you won't regret it but use a different online site to assure you really have a reservation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always a great time at Ambrosia... went from go to date spot to a restaurant for special occasions

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I went for my birthday and was able to share with friends all of the different plates. It was delicious! Service was outstanding. Thanks for making my birthday dinner awesome!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The small plates are very good. It’s a great place to share with friends. The cocktails are really good!

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We loved our service and our food. We had a party of 5, and even though the noise level was off the charts, we enjoyed our food and had a fun time. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and sat at the bar while waiting for our table. My daughter pulled out her credit card to pay for our drinks, and when I asked the bartender to please use mine instead and explained that we were paying for a fun birthday out, he refused...twice and rudely. He had not swiped it yet so that was not ok with me. It just did not make sense. Other than our less than perfect bar experience, the rest of our evening was perfect. We will be back for food, but will skip the drinks next time.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Tapas, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Spicy
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Suuuper noisy

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great ambiance! Unique menu of good food with a twist of spice. Excellent place for a date night or girl's night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The ambiance is great for a date. The food options are awesome as well. I always get the samosas, thai chicken flat bread, and curry fries.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Overall very nice. Lovely atmosphere and great service.
The food was presented in a creative and appealing manner. Some of the entrees were a a bit oily/greasy but still tasted good. The pizzas that we ordered were rather bland, and soggy. The service very attentive and the restaurant is attractive.
I do recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Love this place.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I have been to Ambrosia several times. Every time I am pleased with the service, the ambience and the food. It truly is a hidden gem. And Wednesday night is $3 Margaritas! All night!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Amazing food, wonderful service, we will be back!! The cocktails were out of this world

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great value.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We had never been there before and were quite pleased by the food and wine selection. The waiter helped us to pick out a very good white wine. The food was very tasty and interesting, though a little soicy for me.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was tasteless, served lukewarm and appeared unappetizing. Sent my drink back because the ginger used tasted stale. Bare menu. Limited choice of items. Will not go there again specially for occasions. I give it 2 stars.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Awesome place

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The food was delicious and all the drinks we tried were very good. The waiter was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The food was delicious! We ordered the papaya salad, citrus salmon sashimi, Thai chicken flatbread, brussel sprout, Korean chicken wings, and lamb chops. All to share and we cleaned each plate 😊 Cocktails were good as well.
Service was slow, otherwise I'd given this place a 5-star rating. Beautiful and cozy interior, perfect for any occasion. Will definitely come back 👍🏻

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 13, 2017

The service was outstanding and the food was perfectly seasoned. Great gem of an establishment. I will recommend to others and highly consider returning.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 22, 2017

I made a reservation for a friend's birthday and they called me when they opened on the day of to confirm the reservation. They allow cake from outside which is a plus. Since we were a party of 10, we got a private room and our server was very entertaining and accommodating. I have been to Ambrosia on multiple occasions and it never disappoints. The food was great and service was quick!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Went here on a Monday with a party size of 4. There was only one server with 2 other tables. He did a great job attending to us and recommending items on the menu. This was our 4th time here and the food never disappoints (neither do the drinks)! We ordered the lamb, steak, and samosas along with shrimp. Everything was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 18, 2017

This place was AWESOME! My boyfriend and I went here for a date night. The ambiance was nice, not too dark and not too loud. We're eating keto which makes it hard to find places without a bunch of carbs, but picking and choosing off the menu of meats and veggies made it super easy. Everything we ordered was delicious- Brussel sprouts, tiger prawns, yellow chicken curry, bok Choy, the steak w the chimichurri sauce, and the kabob. I highly recommend this place.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Food is always fresh, tasty and fabulous.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The only thing I would suggest is every time we get wings, there is still hair attached to every wing. If there is anyway you all can pluck the hair/feathers from the wings prior to preparing them would be great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent service and food. We were 4 couples in the private room for Valentines dinner. They made us feel special and the attention to all our needs was the best. We will be back.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great experience

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The only concession Ambrosia made to Valentine's Day was to strew the entrance way and restaurant floor with rose petals. It was enchanting. We ordered the curry sauced french fries, the Brussels sprouts and the lamb chops, all of which were cooked perfectly and delicious. It was our first time at Ambrosia, but won't be our last.

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