ExcellentAmber India has an excellent selection of Indian and Indian-themed dishes. We tried a wide variety of the menu items and found them to be outstanding. The restaurant is popular -- it was full at 9:30 on a Tuesday night, so reservations are definitely a good idea.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent conference breakAmber India is quite close to the Moscone Center where I was attending a conference. It's a brief walk just north of the north building. I dined with a friend who is very familiar with Indian food who loved the excellent flavors as I did though described the dishes as non-traditional. I found the black lentil dahl very tasty as was the eggplant main dish. We shared the cauliflower appetizer which had such a wonderful sauce that we kept the dish until we had the garlic naan to get the last of it. I had been there about four years ago and found it just as good. I'd recommend it highly and likely will return on future trips to San Francisco.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSo good that I booked anotherSo good that I booked another reservation two days later for June. Loved it5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great Indian food!Unique, piquant & tasty food! What more can you ask for?5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMJust the absolute best restaurantI give a lot of reviews and honestly I have never given 5 stars in all categories. But Amber deserves it. From the moment you walk in the door you know your going to have an experience. Everyone that works int that restaurant is top notch. Polite, friendly, attentive, and professional. The food is the best I've ever had. My husband and I have only been eating Indian food for about 2 years now, and by far Amber has the best Indian food we've ever had. We live 3 hours away and find ourselves looking for reasons to go to San Francisco just so we can visit Amber. Wonderful experience!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Very tasty and varied menu. Great suggestions and generous portions.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMartifully prepared and deliciousartifully prepared and delicious Indian food. Also in a great location if you are going to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotExcellent food, excellent service. Able to accommodate different preferences for spice levels which is important with Indian food. Would happily return.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeGreat place for exotic Indian Food. Definitely should be in Top 10 SF restaurants.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent selection of Indianexcellent selection of Indian food. But not inexpensive. Be prepared to pay.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best Indian ISome of the best Indian I have ever had. We started with a crispy curried cauliflower with a coconut sauce that was amazing. Then a spicy eggplant dish and the ever popular butter chicken. We went back for lunch before we left San Fran!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, suboptimal serviceOn our second visit as on our first the food was terrific. The menu includes mostly familiar Indian favorites but each is done with some extra touch or flair. In our group of six everyone was very happy with the appetizers, meals, and desserts. Special faves were the flash-fried crispy spinach (we ordered a second bowlful) and the mango brulee. The specialty drinks such as the Marquis de Mumbai were a big hit as well.
The service was disappointing, however. On our first visit it had been a bit slow but pleasant and accurate. On this second visit we had some orders that had to be repeated, and when we left after asking for our food to be boxed up the bag they gave us turned out to include only a few of the items we'd asked for.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellent!Food and service were excellent! Order your plates to share so you can taste more delicious Indian food.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmber is a must do anytimeAmber is a must do anytime we're in SF. The Butter Chicken, Lamb and Scallops were all outstanding this time around. Amber never disappoints!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent hi-end Indian cuisine.Excellent hi-end Indian cuisine. Portions are very generous and ended up ordering way too much food. My advice - order light and add as you go.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will find some top qualityYou will find some top quality North and South Indian food at Amber including lots of great vegetarian options at the lunch buffet. It is a bit pricy at $17 but well worth it for the quality.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA must go! The food is outA must go! The food is out of this world, so good! The service is excellent and the atmosphere is a treat to the eyes! A must go, you won't be sorry...3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Indian food! We lovedFabulous Indian food! We loved it. The duck kebob appetizer was absolutely outstanding!This restaurant also has a very nice atmosphere and is nicely decorated. I absolutely recommend it to anyone who enjoys Indian food.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food. Very helpfulWonderful food. Very helpful waiter made excellent suggestions. I look forward to going back very soon.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMdivine food. a healthierdivine food. a healthier and more creative take on traditional indian fare.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Outstanding Indian RestaurantI travel frequently and wherever I go I usually visit at least one Indian restaurant. During this visit everything at Amber India was truly outstanding, extraordinary. In my opinion Amber India at Yerba Buena Lane is one of the two best Indian restaurants in the US. Highly recommended.1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good for dinnerI've been to Amber three times for dinner, and they have consistently delivered good service and fantastic food. The only thing I would caution against is the desserts. Also, don't be put off by the hostess as they deal with a lot of walk-up traffic and so they give ridiculous wait times (Hey, you're on Opentable, so you won't be doing that), so their not the friendliest when you walk in, but once you sit down, you'll find the servers attentive and efficient.
This is my go-to whenever I have out of town visitors who are craving some good Indian fare.
On the food side, everything from the palak paneer to the chicken tikka is exceptionally good. The dals are very tasty and they usually have a good masala fish special. Enjoy! We did.12/5/2012 12:00:00 AMupscale Indian near TandooriloinUpscale Indian just off Market Street. Worth the extra money.11/26/2012 12:00:00 AM