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Amber Upper East
Amber Upper East

Amber Upper East Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amberuppereast.com
  • Phone: (212) 249-5020
  • 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: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
  • 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 (212) 249-5020

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "As usual, Amber did not disappoint. It was an added plus to dine outside."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Chicken was overcooked and a little dry, the sushi was okay. Overall not a stellar place."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The go-to restaurant for delicious Asian cuisine nicely presented in a lovely space."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I introduced another friend to this restaurant tonight. She loved it and will surely return for more."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "As usual, Amber delivered a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Good food high quality very nicee service, a neighborhood gem .. Consistent quality"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The waitstaff was great with our kids. Very responsive."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "A great neighborhood sushi restaurant with pleasant service and very good food."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Recently tried their mango vermicelli which is delicious! We shared that as an appetizer and then had their greens salad and sushi. Very good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. Their food is always fresh, presentation is beautiful and tastes are delicious. Would eat there every night if possible."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Warm atmosphere (back room), good service and consistently good food keeps us coming back!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great bar. Great sashimi. Awesome bartender - Leiza!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Very good food and service in a very good looking restaurant. The back is quiet and gorgeous! The fron is more fa lively scene."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great neighborhood spot - food is always consistent and service is fantastic. Eating at the bar is the best - bartenders Alex & Ian are excellent!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Even in the snow, they had a decent crowd coming in to dine today. Their food is good."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Tasty Asian fusion cuisine beautifully presented in a lovely room make Amber a neighborhood favorite."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Amber never fails to please--pleasant back room, lovely service, delicious food, reasonable pricing."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Their sushi dishes are excellent and great care is taken in their presentation."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The sushi chef is one of the best in town and definitely in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "My friend enjoyed their chicken teriyaki which looked very good. I enjoyed the field greens salad and the spicy tuna tempura roll with brown rice. They make a wonderful presentation and the food has been generally good. It's my choice for Japanese cuisine in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "I love thier basic house salad with ginger dressing and also their spicy tuna tempura dish. We both had that, some peking duck buns and the tartufo dessert with red and green bean ice cream. My friend also enjoyed his spinach salad with sesame seeds. Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 9/5/2013