Amber Upper East
Amber Upper East

Amber Upper East

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amberuppereast.com/
  • Phone: 2122495020
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:30pm 7 days a week; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Bo Lee 2122495020

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 80th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Amber Upper East
Amber Upper East is located on the corner of 80th and 3rd Avenue. We serve Japanese and Asian cuisines.
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Amber Upper East reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)great for outdoor dining (10)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (3)special occasion (2)romantic (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Very reasonably priced for brunch. Love the three course meal with champagne/pineapple juice as one of the drink options.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    MomsoutVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food is consistently good. Nice size portions and varied menu. Prices are a little steep compared to other places of equal caliber. Sushi is always fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the decline
    Diner1111VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Amber is not what it used to be. Food is decent. Air conditioning is barely there on a hot night. Service slow and forgetful. Few diners in restaurant. Sad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid Once Again
    DavidIVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As usual, Amber did not disappoint. It was an added plus to dine outside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Asian fusion and sushi
    Todd
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Amber has consistently good food. They have a terrific selection of entrees (mango chicken is great) and there sushi is also very good. The specialty sushi rolls are large and very well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Sushi spot on Upper Wast Side
    AWDogVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Amber is our "go to" sushi restaurant. Not the most authentic; but straightforward and good. On the negative side, it is frequently too noisy and the noise is encouraged by the too loud beat of the "background" music. And, the back room is dull.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken was overcooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Chicken was overcooked and a little dry, the sushi was okay. Overall not a stellar place.
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had the misfortune of having a 7PM reservation which was filled with families with children so the noise level was high. The food was quite good but the service was lax and no warm towels to refresh before eating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Asian fusion
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The go-to restaurant for delicious Asian cuisine nicely presented in a lovely space.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I introduced another friend to this restaurant tonight. She loved it and will surely return for more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Once Again
    DavidIVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    As usual, Amber delivered a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We like it
    Diner1111VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Amber has some interesting items (Peking duck bun appetizer) and good sushi. Excellent cocktails. Too many of the special rolls are crunchy or have fried ingredients. Sit in the back room for quiet conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 144 reviews are from the Amber Upper East reviews archive.
  • Good neighborhood sushi
    Srg1VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Amber is a pretty solid restaurant. We have been there a number of times and we always enjoy ourselves. The waitstaff is good with our kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable food w/ wonderful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I enjoyed most the service at Amber. Our waitress was delightful! The food was really good but nothing I wouldn't expect for the price and the cuisine style. A good place to go if you're in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent asian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Good food high quality very nicee service, a neighborhood gem .. Consistent quality
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dosappointed
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I have been to Amber many times and have never had a problem. I ordered something I used to order frequently but have not had in a long time. I specifically asked the waitress about the sauces available (which used to be listed on the menu) and the vegetables I would get in my order. She didn't seem to know much about the specific dish and told me that a sauce I used to order wasn't available (not true) and told me that I would get vegetables which never appeared on my plate. Her attitude, when I mentioned this, was a 'well that's the way it is' attitude. The mushrooms in my order were like rubber and I was unable to chew or digest them. As much as I usually enjoy their food and service, this was a very unpleasant experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great with kids
    Srg1VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The waitstaff was great with our kids. Very responsive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great neighborhood sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    A great neighborhood sushi restaurant with pleasant service and very good food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recently tried their mango
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Recently tried their mango vermicelli which is delicious! We shared that as an appetizer and then had their greens salad and sushi. Very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Yummy
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Passed Amber for years and never knew what a gem we had in the neighborhood. Went with people from out of town who love shushi. They were impressed by the size of the roll pieces and taste. Even the dipping sauce for the shumai was not the generic soy found in other places - it had taste! Two of us had "cooked" food: ample portions, lots of veggies added and very tasty. Nice wine to top it off. We sat in the back room which was comfortable and calming. The service was attentive and respectful allowing us to "catch up" while eating at a leisurely pace. They were knowledgeable and professional. When we left the restaurant was filled with all age demographics and the bar was hopping. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took my friend here for
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I took my friend here for his birthday and, when we ordered desert, the wait staff sang "Happy Birthday" to him. He loved it! The food and service were good, as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this restaurant. Their
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I love this restaurant. Their food is always fresh, presentation is beautiful and tastes are delicious. Would eat there every night if possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    FoodmavenVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Warm atmosphere (back room), good service and consistently good food keeps us coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bar. Awesome bartender Leiza!
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Great bar. Great sashimi. Awesome bartender - Leiza!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Alexandra749
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Had a great time at Amber with a friend of mine while we were out for a Friday night dinner. I had the Angry Bird roll which was delicious and their cocktails are phenomenal! I highly recommend the Cherry Blossom and Lychee Martini. Our waiter was very attentive and the ambiance is really cool (we sat in the back!) Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely restaurant
    FoodmavenVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Very good food and service in a very good looking restaurant. The back is quiet and gorgeous! The fron is more fa lively scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming asian fusion
    LarryCaratVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    A pretty back room is a comfortable place to enjoy assorted Asian/fusion specialties. We wanted Thai and had an assortment of items. We will likely revisit to sample the sushi.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great meal and experience
    FloridaVisitor
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This is one of my neighborhood favorites. The food is always excellent. I really enjoy the grilled Chilean sea bass but I have always enjoyed everything I have ordered here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of my favorite
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. Tonight I had chicken over broccoli, asparagus and yellow squash with a bowl of sweet chili sauce in which to dip it. That with brown rice and it was delicious. My friend had teriyaki chicken. If you like sushi, their presentations are wonderful and the fish has always been fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot -
    LDeanVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great neighborhood spot - food is always consistent and service is fantastic. Eating at the bar is the best - bartenders Alex & Ian are excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Other sushi spots are better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    I thought I remembered loving this spot. They seem to have a smaller list of sushi rolls and definitely charge more for them compared to other neighboring spots. The eggplant app is a not good, the duck buns were good - but not worth the visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even in the snow, they had
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Even in the snow, they had a decent crowd coming in to dine today. Their food is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch deal, but...
    bonnie
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    each glass of wine was 12, where most places it is 6 or max 7 (a cheap plum wine..nothing fancy). plus the green tea, which was automatically brought to us, was 4. so what would have been a great lunch deal (the food on the lunch special is the best sushi deal in the area) came to an unexpectedly pricy lunch. but, the food was great, we will just know for next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had their field salad and
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    I had their field salad and their crispy chicken which was very good and moist. My friend had their crispy duck which he enjoyed and the veggie dumplings. In general, I've had good dining experiences here and like to dine here on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Tasty Asian fusion cuisine beautifully presented in a lovely room make Amber a neighborhood favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We both had sushi dishes and
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We both had sushi dishes and I also had their field salad. Our neighbors, with whom we struck up a conversation, had 2 chicken dishes that really looked good! Maybe next time, I'll try something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Amber never fails to please--pleasant back room, lovely service, delicious food, reasonable pricing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Their sushi dishes are excellent
    ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Their sushi dishes are excellent and great care is taken in their presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never fails to satisfy the palate
    evieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    The sushi chef is one of the best in town and definitely in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always ecellent
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Amber always satisfies with attractive room, imaginative menu, and professional wait staff. The crispy flounder is a special favorite as is the dessert chocolate covered ice cream with cherry center. Well priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.