Wonderful placeWe were promptly seated without waiting (we had dinner early to avoid the dinner rush: 6:30pm) and was seated by the window as requested. Perfect place except a little awkward since the sofa seat extends to the next table- a little too close for comfort. But we kept more private and lowered our voices. The ambience was dark inside and we were thankful for the bright lighting from the outdoor sky at 6:30pm. Server was ver attentive and our water was promptly refilled. Food was great(we used Dine About Town) and enjoyed our 3-course menu of lamb and sea bass. Servers were a little slow since we didnt have a fork by first course and had no spoon by the third. Drinks had too much alcohol for happy hour. Overall great food and good service.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMust-try for lovers of Indian foodAmber India is an excellent restaurant, with a lovely setting and very pleasant staff. The food is outstanding, five stars. The servicepeople are friendly and knowledgeable (though occasionally not as attentive as some of us might prefer when things have not yet arrived, and too attentive once things have). Beautiful atmosphere, excellent cocktail list and wine list, and spacious airy room easily suited to lunch and dinner meetings and to large groups. Far and away one of the best Indian restaurants in town, and one of the best overall restaurants in that location. Worth at least one trip.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service and FoodThe food was delightful, especially the ginger lemon fish and yellow curry stew. And the Butter Chicken and naan were lovely. My water glass never got empty and service was very attentive and pleasant.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceExcellent food, friendly service. The ambiance was nice. The chicken dish was good , the Fish was superb. We enjoyed some of the other dishes also such as the salad, vegetarian dumplings and the lentils. One of the desserts we ordered was Gulab Jamun Usually an order of Gulab Jamuns has two. Amber served two halves of one large Gulab Jamum ! overall a wonderful experience.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHaven't let me down yet.I travel to San Francisco at least three-four times/year and it has now become a tradition to have dinner at Amber. The selections are great, the portions are great, the taste is great, the drinks are great, the atmosphere is great......did I mention that this is a great place to dine? Do, however make reservations, especially on weekends.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJust the best Indian food.Just the best Indian food. Beautiful room. Great service. If you're an Indian food lover, this is your place!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, portions could be biggerWe went for dinner, not brunch. The food was really good: flavorful, good use of spices, and great sauces. The service was attentive. The design of the place is very elegant, modern. We really had a good time. My only complaint is that the portions could be a little bigger.
By the way, we went during Dine About Town. The special menu looked great and seemed like a great bargain, however, the server told us that the portions were smaller than the usual. We ended up ordering off the regular menu, which worked out well.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Indian FoodMy daughter chose this venue for a birthday mom and daughter lunch. It's near her work and there's lots of parking at the nearby Yerba Buena Garage. We chose the buffet, and were delighted. The arugula salad was crisp and the butter chicken was to die for. Would definitely return.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently outstanding foodConsistently outstanding food and service. We love this restaurant!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmber India - San FranciscoI love the food at this restaurant. Everything is ultra delicious. However, the service was lacking during our last two visits. For instance, we told our server that we wanted wine and she did not return for over 15 minutes. We had to hail another server to track her down and send her back to us. We will still go back for the food but encourage them to address their service issue.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great Indian foodMy wife and I love Amber India. We feel like it's the best Indian restaurant in San Francisco and we love to come here for special occasions.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for Team Lunch up to 12It's buffet, it's delicious, and it's large enough to accommodate a small group if you make the reservation in advance. Perfect.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat IndianI never saw my wife eating so much in my life!! She REALLY liked it.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good indian foodFor those who want to try indian food this is a very good option. Go with your stomach empty and come out with great self satisfaction on eating good food.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood grubI took my girlfriend here for her birthday. It was my first time, so kind of a risk, but one worth taking. Our food was readily delivered and we were able to enjoy it in our little corner of the restaurant together. The waitress was professional and prompt. I will definitely be going back for a date night or just to meet friends in the bar.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentAmber 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 AMGreat modern Indian foodI enjoy a lot this restaurant. The food, the service, the ambience and the full bar. It was a great experience.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 AMWe had lunch here while attendingWe had lunch here while attending a conference at the Moscone Center. It is an easy walk through the beautiful gardens. The lunch was all buffet. There were a variety of options although none of them were very spicy (we love Vindaloo). They brought bread (naan) to the table which was good.4/11/2013 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 AMwonderful buffet, not yourwonderful buffet, not your typical indian fare, high end.2/26/2013 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