Amber - West
Amber - West

Amber - West

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amberwestside.com/
  • Phone: 2127998100
  • 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: Japanese, Asian
  • 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 2127998100

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Amber - West reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)romantic (6)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)fit for foodies (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Decent sushi, nothing special
    Katie
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    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.
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  • Average Asian
    PointCloatesVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    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
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  • Always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    It is wonderful to have a restaurant you know you can always count on for a terrific meal and this is one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at moderate prices
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Amber West is always reliable for delicious food, good service in a nice environment. Don't expect great wine, but the food is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is very good
    lovetodine1988
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The food at Amber's West is very tasty. This was my second time coming here and had a good experience. The servers are very friendly. The restaurant is a little too dark, but not so dark that you can't see your food. The portions are a lot, which is good because you can share your plate. I will definitely recommend this place to a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Usually a reliable neighborhood favorite for sushi and other Asian fusion, but not tonight. The sushi chef,s special was terrible. Extremely thin tasteless cuts that left me hungry. Not as reliable as it used to be,o
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  • amusing confusion
    lunchbrunch
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We came Saturday for lunch but were told-no lunch menu just brunch. (this was not clear on the website). But brunch was very generous soup,salad, appetizer main course and TWO drinks. Since we had to go to a show at 200 P.M. we only took one alcoholic drink and tea. Not too many people in the restaurant. The food e.g. basil chicken, sushi was very good. Excellent for people who don't want an eggy brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner at Amber..comp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    Another great dinner at Amber..complimentary edamame to start and green tea ice cream to finish is a much appreciated special touch. That plus super friendly service and delicious food make Amber our go to spot for sushi- thank you!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good-not-great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Went to amber-west on a Friday with a 4 friends. We were a little early for our reservation and they entire party wasn't there yet but they sat us anyway because there wasn't room for us at the bar. We ordered a few sushi rolls and a sushi/sashimi platter for two. All was quite good, and the fish was fresh but it just wasn't anything really special especially considering the price and size of the rolls. All and all though I would go back and recommend it to a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a bit late and they
    glodziegirl
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We were a bit late and they were very accommodating and still got us out in time for our show. Wonderful tempura, and sushi rolls!
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  • Love it at Amber - West!
    WineNDineVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Absolutely love the restaurant, the food, the staff, the wine.... my two favorite dishes are the Tangerine Chicken and the Chicken pad Thai... sooooo good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing geat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    They open at 5pm for dinner, but we happen to walk in an hr and they still let us sit down which was great. i ordered the "champagne teaser" from the cocktail menu that was just some bubbly with dried cranberries. i like champagne so it was ok. I had the duck spring rolls but most of the meat inside was fat in mine. for dinner i had the angry bird which was topped with a yummy lobster salad but over all the sushi was OK. the pineapple fried rice was OK, ive had better. prices were moderate. if you want an experience, sit all the way in the back of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Sushi was fair. Nothing to
    CFJEBVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Sushi was fair. Nothing to write about. Did not feel fresh to us. Would not go back. Not worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service was very
    KathVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Food and service was very good but had noisy kids there that was disruptive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Thai dishes. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Excellent Thai dishes. Service was occasionally attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a surprise find! After
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    What a surprise find! After being in the neighborhood for years we finally went inside--and loved it! We want to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Found this place on Open Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Found this place on Open Table and was so glad we went. Sushi lunch was delicious. Our kids loved it and the staff was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • One disappointment - the pan
    joyboyVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    One disappointment - the pan fried dumplings had little taste. Nice back room and efficient and pleasant service. Enjoyed the sushi, etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Consistently good food. It
    Sheil31VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Consistently good food. It is one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was looking for a pre-Lincoln
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Was looking for a pre-Lincoln Center restaurant, and came across Amber. A few blocks away, but not too far. Found the place to be hopping (a positive), sat in back room (still quite busy but quieter), nice decor, large menu (Asian Fusion), good food, good drinks. We had drinks, appetizers and main dishes, and still got out of there within an hour (without being rushed). Good to know for the future when attending a performance at Lincoln Center.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was perfect. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Everything was perfect. The food, as always, was wonderful. The service was delightful. We love Amber, one of our favorite Upper West Side places.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Service: a comeback story.
    FoodFlowerVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Service: a comeback story. Originally renowned for patchy & neglectful service, my recent experience there left me feeling so welcome and attended to. Food has always been tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • We came here after a Lincoln
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    We came here after a Lincoln Center performance so excited about trying Amber's sushi. When we walked in, the main area smelled fishy. We gave four rolls a try and none I would describe as good. It was a very disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed on this
    dreamgoddessVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    I was disappointed on this visit to Amber. I thought the food was just okay and the ambiance on the side porch was not very appealing to me. The waiter was very attentive and helpful, but the rest of the experience was disappointing.
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  • This was a great Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    This was a great Thanksgiving alternative for us while we were visiting the city over the holidays. The sushi was creative and fresh, while the setting was relaxing and sophisticated. I'd love to go back in the Spring to enjoy some outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is my go-to place before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    This is my go-to place before I have a show down at Lincoln Center. Pretty affordable, within walking distance, and a respectable menu. I wish it were a bit cheaper, but it's a solid choice for sushi.
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  • The decor and ambiance are
    InkedFoodie
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    The decor and ambiance are great but the service is horrible. Came here on a Friday night and our waitress was almost nonexsistent. Ordered crispy calamari for appetizer and it was not crispy at all it was chewy and the breading reminded me of how fast food places order frozen onion rings. Also for $10 I expected a decent portion, and we only recieved about 10, I have recieved more at Olive Garden. Service was not up to par so I did not tip as one would expect and the waitress approached me and asked why I did not tip more and I looked at her in surprise for having the nerve to question me and I said we were not happy and she's like ok thank you. I thought that was extremely unprofessional. Not pleased, will not be returning.
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  • Great "brunch" combo on Sat. & Sun.
    skardmVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Great "brunch" on Saturday. Plenty to eat since it included soup, salad, appetizer, entree, AND 2 drinks for $16 - $19.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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  • Unusually disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    I usually recommend Amber unequivocally. It was a consistent place for lunch, with reasonable prices and good food. This time, I was a bit disappointed. The service was more inattentive than usual (we had to ask three times for water and our server brought our check without bothering to ask if we wanted dessert - which we did). Also, the servings used to be quite generous. This time, the salad was skimpy (I had more dressing than lettuce), and the green curry was a few vegetables thrown on a plate. I literally had ONE chunk of tofu in my entire curry. They used to serve this dish in a deep bowl, allowing for ample portions and much leftover "sauce." I did not even have enough curry to eat my rice. What happened, Amber?
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  • We love Amber. Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We love Amber. Great food and environment. Works well on that romantic date yet is also very accommodating for families.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Notch Above
    deegie
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Solid Asian, several notches above norm with prices to match
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  • Excellent Japanese food
    Juill123
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    excellent sushi, sashimi, grilled fish. Everything I've eaten has been very good to excellent. Seats near the windows are terrific for me. Quiet and peaceful, but can be hard to get. Inside it can be noisy. I love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • consistently good. never
    theirfanVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    consistently good. never a bad meal. well managed.. pleasant and attentive staff.
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  • Amber is my go-to spot for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Amber is my go-to spot for sushi-fresh fish and ample size rolls. Always appreciate the complimentary edamame from my favorite waiter! Thanks for another great dinner- we'll be back at Amber soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always friendly and efficient.....b
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    always friendly and efficient.....bar like atmosphere at the front, much more relaxed in the back part of the restaurant....fine asian fusion food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Very limited menu. This is
    ReenaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    Very limited menu. This is our 2nd time here and I've eaten everything I would ever want. The back room is very dark, difficult to read the menu or see your food. Just as we were finished a family arrived at the next table with a crying infant. We were gone. We will not return.
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  • Good food, nothing special,
    ejanszk
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Good food, nothing special, but it was a quick and tasty meal before going to the movies. No complaints at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • The meal was very good, our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    The meal was very good, our waitress was very helpful and recommended some really good sushi rolls. She was very freindly and helpful and made the restaurant meal that much better. The restuarant was quiet but nice, we sat at the front of the restuaurant and we were not disappointed in the meal. I was recommended this restuaruant by a friend and was not dissapointed in the experience. I went with a friend and for just two girlfriends out for a dinner it was a bit quiet but the food more than made up for it. I would definitely recommend it to others especially for a more romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • An abundance of selections
    mamamia
    Dined on 6/26/2012
    An abundance of selections satisfied the varied tastes of our party of three. The food was beautifully presented and was prepared with fresh ingredients. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. Happy hour prices were great. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Awful awful service
    theirfanVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    What on earth is going on with that guy bartender? And all the other bar staff??? Had to ask for water FOUR times.. Would not give me a menu for food. It took ten minutes fr the menu twenty for the water. I understand he liked his baseball game but jeez... Don't try to order food or drink and certainly not water.
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