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Amber India - Mountain View
Amber India - Mountain View

Amber India - Mountain View Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.amber-india.com
  • Email: amberindia1@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (650) 968-7511
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for further details
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for further details. Private dining room has a full bar attached to it. Can seat a maximum 45 person. For rates contact the managers
  • Private Party Contact: Tejas or Anoop (650) 968-7511
  • Special Events & Promotions: New Year's Eve Fantastic Dinner Buffet. Live Cooking Station & Live Music Band. 2 Seating 6.30 pm & 8.30 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Rengstorff & Ortega Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Amber India - Mountain View
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Amber India in Mountain View has earned the reputation of the best Indian Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inside the restaurant you’ll find that owner Vijay Bist strives to provide a cozy, relaxing, ‘walk back in time’ environment influenced by traditional Indian artwork and décor. An extensive vegetarian and non-vegetarian North Indian menu explores the moghlai cuisine and tandoori cooking. To complete a perfect dining experience, you will find an exceptional selection of cocktails, beers, fine wines and traditional Indian drinks along with friendly, courteous service.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
Diner Reviews
  • "We had taken our non Indian friends to Amber for their 40th wedding anniversary. They had wanted to experience authentic Indian food and I selected items from all regions of India for our meal. We all enjoyed the food thoroughly - it was delicious. The service was great too and we appreciated the attention we received to our needs. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "simply put, have never had an entrée here that wasn't flavorful, balanced, and perfectly cooked! very wide selection."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We always order the butter chicken and are never disappointed. We also enjoy the vegetarian appetizer platter, tandoori chicken, garlic naan, and the spinach. All delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We love Amber India. Go there often and are never disappointed. The service is very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I absolutely love Amber India - the food is amazing and flavorful, with generous portions. Meals are best enjoyed family style, so you can sample various dishes. I am obsessed with the Butter Chicken and the Baingan Bharta. I come back often and always bring friends. Oh, and there is also an awesome buffet lunch on the weekends."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Delicious all-you-can-eat lunch buffet with several meat options (chicken curry, butter chicken, fish curry, and tandoori chicken), along with a host of vegetarian dishes, salad and dessert."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Although a little pricey, great food and even better service!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Had a memorable dining experience at this restaurant last Saturday. Promptly seated and the wait staff were quite attentive and responsive to our requests. Highly recommend the Butter Chicken, Palak Paneer, Kerala Lamb Curry (this dish had none of the lamb gaminess!), Malwani Shrimp (loved the fact that they removed the tails from the prawns) and the Garlic Naan. Well worth the money we spent and will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Arrived at 1130 for lunch, and by noon the place was full with people waiting. Better make a reservation for sure! Food tastes fresh and good."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Not representative of the Amber in SF or the one in the Mission. This one is more run of the mill. It tastes and seems like any old Indian restaurant in a strip mall."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We had seen an excellent review on "Check Please!, Bay Area", and gave it a try. Turns out we went to the OTHER branch. We'll try the original, next time."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food is always very consistent and very good. I like this location better than the Santana Row location because there is easy parking and I think that the food is just a bit better here, although the other location has good food too. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is because I reserve that for really creative food. I wouldn't call this creative. It's pretty standard with the typical curries and tandoori dishes but high quality."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I wanted my wife to experience really good Indian food, and Amber India was the perfect place to take her. I had previously been to Amber India for lunch, which is a buffet. Everything that I have had there is wonderful - truly exceptional. And the service has been attentive and friendly. My wife loved the dinner, and I would recommend Amber India to anyone."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made reservation here for valentine's dinner to avoid the crowds and overpriced prix-fix menus at other places...Turned out to be great! We were promptly seated upon arrival, food was delicious, place was full, but not crazy crowded, and we had attentive service.. So, had an overall enjoyable night! Highly recommend !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Has Amber change ownership? We've not been there for a year or two, I remember it used to have delicious food at a fair price. This time our experience of the dishes are just okay, but the price for each dish is arrange too high from $19-$30. Very disappointing!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Best Indian food I have found in an area with many such restaurants. A little pricey. They have a full bar, hooray, but do not know how to make some of the fancier drinks. Service is good and the ambiance is nice enough. I like that it is fairly small and does not get really noisy, even when full."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "the food was very good-butter chicken, various nan bread, some sort of mushroom vegetable dish. the service was great-not too intrusive but attentive to and aware of needs. relaxed atmosphere yet a snazzy night out."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Amber India is hands down the best Indian restaurant in the Mountain View/Palo Alto area. Food is just too delicious, and the service is great. I took my wife there for dinner on her birthday and they portioned our food for us right on our plates.(never seen that in an Indian restaurant) Wonderful lunch buffet. And the butter chicken curry is the best I have had.(must get) Amber India is just too good."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "I met a colleague for lunch there and we both of us had the lunch buffet. The food was remarkably good and the variety was amazing! There was an incredible range of vegetarian dishes, such as saag paneer, dal tadka, rice biryani, aloo gobi, mushroom curry and at least a dozen more. There was also Tandoori chicken, butter chicken and for dessert, gulab jamun, and vermicelli payasam. Everything I had was fresh, expertly prepared and absolutely delicious; I would highly recommend this place to anyone interested in having authentic high quality Indian food."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "This is our go-to Indian restaurant, often with out-of-town guests. Our menu favorites are: vegetable samosas, barrah kebab, rogan josh, chicken masala, chicken tikka masala, and....drum roll....the PALAK PANEER, which is the best I've had anywhere. My hubby also really likes the Baingan Bartha, which is the only way he'll happily eat eggplant. The service has always been cordial and well-paced. The only down-side of take-out is that the bread suffers even if you warm it in the oven at home. Over the years, the only dish we tried and didn't care for was Malwani shrimp."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Amber India in its original location continues to be our favorite local Indian restaurant. The food just never disappoints. Bravo for maintaining high quality cooking while expanding its regional presence."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Amber India did not rise to our expectations. The service was impeccable, and all staff was friendly. However, we waited about half hour to be served. My wife's vegetarian entree, a potato dumpling dish with a wonderful sauce was great. My tandoori lamb dish was not cooked to top standards since only half of the lamb pieces were tender. The lamb should just fall apart in your mouth. Tough tandoori lamb is really not acceptable. We also ordered nan with paneer cheese filling. I found that the amount of cheese should have been doubled at least. It could barely be detected. Next time we will go to one of the other excellent Indian Restaurants in our area."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We had a table closest to the back of the restautant so the noise level was moderate and we could have a conversation. We spent 3 hours talking and enjoying good food. No one was rushing us out."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "the quality of the ingredients shows in the taste, texture of the dishes. They are not overwhelming with spice, and the dishes are not greasy. one of the best Indian restaurants in the Bay Area."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "This is one of the best indian places in the bay area in my opinion. The ambience is classy. The food is delicious too. For vegetarians : Do try their hara bhara kabab, malai kofta For non-vegetarians : Reshmi Kabab (Chicken) is a must try."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "They do make very good Indian food, love the butter chicken, but the prices have gotten too high. They always charged a bit more than the other Indian restaurants and it was worth it because the food was better. But they have raised their prices so much that I'm not sure it's worth it anymore."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We ordered palak paneer, chicken tikka masala, and seabass. Food was great but it took a while to get to our table- around 20 minutes I think."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Very few indian restaurants happen to maintain there Standards in Bay Area. Amber is an exception. I have never been disappointed there food and Service has been fantastic over the years."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I've been to great Indian restaurants in both London and Mumbai and can tell you that Amber is right up there with the very best Indian food you will ever taste! Be sure to make advance reservations!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013