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Amber - West
Amber - West

Amber - West Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amberwestside.com
  • Phone: (212) 799-8100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are providing the best quality of fresh fish to our customers for their weddings, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, and corporate events, for 50 to 500 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Elton Pong (212) 799-8100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 70th Street
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3, B & C trains to 72nd Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Amber - West
At Amber Restaurant, we turn the art of eating, whether by yourself or with a group of friends into an experience which will never be forgotten. The decor, the friendly staff together with the fusion of Asian cuisine is what makes us unique. For your dining pleasure our chefs offer a deliciously unique cuisine, combining the bold flavors of Asia with delicate French essences, our menu features the jighest quality ingredients served family style, and the results are magical.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Diner Reviews
  • "I met a date there for a first meeting. It is a nice place. Great atmosphere. romantic. were able to talk comfortably. Not too loud. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food is better than the service. The waitstaff appear disorganized and unfocused."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Good place to go if you can't get a reservation else where. Presentation was good. Not many vegetarian selections. The food was okay but not great."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The best kept secret about this place isn't the "view of Columbus Avenue" comings and goings on the fashionable UWS around the corner from the The Dakota. It's the back room (and a huge, expansive room at that with a giant Buddha and a koi pond!) with's its dark, cozy setting and exposed brick. Cooked and raw Japanese dishes are prepared with finesse here and there are no surprises. Bar scene seems rollicking but the back room feels like you're eating in an exotic museum restaurant far away from NYCl; it's a very cool and inviting space."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Very rude when it was time to close.. Me and my husband had bought a bottle if wine they tried taking that but only got away with the candle light that was on the table for our dinner. Tsk tsk tsk."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food and portions wonderful. Well prepared. Try the back large dining room. Worth a try."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Nice choice for upper west side . I order sushi and sashimi for 2 and was very good. Try a norte of hot sake!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Food excellent. Choice of appetizers, entrees - good mix."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food is consistently delicious and plentiful. We went on a Thursday night and sat in the back room which was quiet even though there many diners there. It is one of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We loved it! Lively, professional, and delicious veg options...."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great place to dine before a show. Chicken lettuce wrap appetizer was a hearty serving with a medley of flavors. Shrimp and pork dumplings were delicate in ginger soy sauce. Salmon with avocado and asparagus was very filling. Would be great for a group to share. Real fusion menu. You can sit indoors near a window, hang out at the bar or dine in the rear. Always pleased with service."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The service was excellent, as was the food. Very happy with our experience – will definitely be back at Amber sometime soon."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "good fare at fair prices with sometimes a too loud noise level; wish they could create something more to absorb sound so that one could carry on a conversation without shouting."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "while food,was good, service was slow and I expressed concern that we might not be able to eat our mains due to how long everything took. Our server was going to pack it for us to take if it wasn't right out (not at all our preference) all the while promising it would be right out( it wasn't) and we had a show to catch. We gave our meal 1 1/2 hours which was more than enough time. We were stressed and had to practically run to our destination."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "While the food is very good, the restaurant is poorly decorated, worn, a bit shabby and very noisy. Best to get take out here."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Average sushis (exclusively tuna and salmon in the Brunch Deluxe), cold Miso soup, fountain sodas and beers , overpriced, rude waitress, no kids menu at brunch... I did leave 8% tip only and it was already very generous from me. Not recommended!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Amber is a top pick for brunch before heading over to Lincoln Center. The menu is great and the price is right."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This is our favorite Asian Fusion restaurant. The food is consistently good. The back room has a big Buddha statue and has a different feel than the dining area in the front that looks at on the street."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I was born in NYC. My husband lived there 40 years so we accept him as a New Yorker. We now live in Sarasota, FL, where the food and music equal that in NYC in both quality and quantity. But, when we go back to NYC, for work or play, we head to Amber. It's become our favorite NYC Asian restaurant. We dive into the whole fried snapper and crave it when we're not in town. Everything's good but that dish is exceptional. Can't find it anywhere else. It's crispy, not greasy in any way, spicy and crave-producing. Also love the sushi, dumplings and veggies. Great restaurant. Wish they'd open a branch in Sarasota."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Amber is always a reliable choice for sushi or fusion. Cocktails are amazing, prices are very good, especially at lunch or happy hour."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "it is a mix of Thai, chinese and japanese so perfect for us since i do not enjoy sushi excellent Thai green curry and my god daughter loved the sushi"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I love Amber-West! One of my favorite go-to sushi restaurants!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We ate here before going to a performance at Lincoln center. Very nice choice although they push you out of the restaurant very fast."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I wish I could say that Amber-West lived up to the diner reviews I had read but although the ambience and the service were both very good, the food was only fair. The pad thai, recommended to us by our waiter, was so-so. If that's as good as it gets, it isn't worth going back to try something else, especially if you're a foodie."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Don't bother, there are other sushi/japanese that are alot better."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Amber is my go to place for sushi, always a great meal."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Amazing attentive service. Great authentic Thai. The sushi was amazing!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This place is very hot - the online reviews were phenomenal, and the bar was abuzz when I walked in. The setting is very attractive - modern with a touch of tradition. The meal was above average - quite honestly, i've had better sushi, but this was clearly a step above the two others I've tried in the neighborhood, and it's probably now my favorite sushi place around Lincoln Center."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "One of our usual haunts...the lunch specials are a terrific bargain. Sashimi, soup and salad for around 15.00. I always like the tempura shrimp, w vegetables, spring roll soup and salad 12.00 Everything terrific . For uws its a steal."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "The menu has been revamped to reflect more sushi choices but there are still some of their cooked dishes from which to choose if you like. When the noise level is down as it was this time, it was truly pleasant and the greeting from everyone when you enter is always welcome as well as the attentive service."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Fairly priced and great tasting food. Will be back."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Open Table reservations worked like a charm. Great ambience, food & service. Ask for water as it was not offered and it was extra warm in there. Great place, would go back any time."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "the menu, food and drink here are very good and the service is above average but too many times as of late, the space has been much too noisy as there is nothing in the back room to absorb sound and this will most likely prevent us from returning after many years of dining here and introducing many people to this place. too, too bad."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "It used to be great. The food is not good anymore."
    Dined on 8/5/2013
  • "Service was attentive and polite. The food was well presented and enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "All aspects were great and their rolls were unique and not the same old same old.... Fabulous!!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "Everything we had was too expensive given the quality--nothing was great. It was all fine and totally serviceable, but the bill was far more than I would have wanted to pay for that food."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "The experience here is a bit hit and miss depending on what you order. Service is very good and ambience is fine but but the food is dumbed down asian once you get past the sushi selsection"
    Dined on 6/6/2013
  • "It is wonderful to have a restaurant you know you can always count on for a terrific meal and this is one."
    Dined on 6/5/2013
  • "Amber West is always reliable for delicious food, good service in a nice environment. Don't expect great wine, but the food is great."
    Dined on 5/18/2013