Always very good
Great local Indian food. We've been there many times and love it!
2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really tasty food. Great menu.
Really tasty food. Great menu. Good service. Definitely recommend and will return.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
5 star Indian food...
THe food here is amazing, the best Indian food I've had in the bay area. I have eaten several times. This visit I went with a party of 6 for a birthday dinner. They added in tip on our party, i guess because of the size? Neither the open table reservation process nor restaurant made mention of this policy. I would have given a better tip, but they decided to tip themselves a lesser amount. This policy should be noted during the reservation process.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, the
The food was excellent, the service was excellent. The strange thing is that they allowed someone to come in to do a "magic show for the kids" that turned out to be a demonstration of a mobile phone's ability to keep a signal underwater. I don't like sales pitches when I go out for dinner, especially when the prices are on the high side. This put my husband and I off so much that we decided not to return. By the end of the meal though, the food was so good that we changed our minds.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amber has excellent Indian food with unique flavors. The service was perfect and the dinner was relatively inexpensive for the quality of food.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers' Day Brunch - Very Good
We arrived early (11:30 AM) - shortly after opening and were seated immediately. All the food we had was very good. Food was on the spicy side for my wife but perfect for me. A couple of the dishes weren't labeled - a minor point. They had a server at the appetizer bar who could advise on the spiciness of the dishes and describe what each were. Tandoori chicken and the curry dishes were excellent.
Definitely will go there again and would not hesitate to recommend to it to our friends who like spicy Indian food.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
worth a return visit
Amber is the real deal. We had an excellent meal presented by friendly but unobtrusive staff. There was a large group near us, but noise does not echo around because of the nice furnishings. If you're looking for well-prepared, authentic Indian fare, Amber is the place. You will pay a little more than other places, but the value is worth it. I only wish they had some vindaloo!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family has been dining at Amber India for years. We consider it the very best Indian food in the Bay Area.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine white table cloth Indian food
The service was superb. I had the Vegetarian Delight. I did not know how to eat it. The waiter spent 4-5 minutes teaching me the Indian way. It was delicious. My wife had Butter Chicken and she rates it very good. Her salad was "ho hum". The desert, some kind of rice concoction, was not to our taste.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
highest quality food
the quality of the ingredients shows in the taste, texture of the dishes. They are not overwhelming with spice, and the dishes are not greasy. one of the best Indian restaurants in the Bay Area.
5/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Peninsula's high end Indian food
Awesome! The decor and host welcome immediately indicate that the restaurant is like no other in the area. The location deceives one's sense of the style and atmosphere of this restaurant. The restaurant is much more expansive than the front room and bar that one first views upon entry. The ease one experiences due to the attention and quickly assist with entree choices makes one feel comfortable. Lamb curry and butter chicken melted in your mouth!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend here for a birthday dinner and we had a really good experience. The food was really good. We ordered a Paneer Dish, a side of okra, naan and a shrimp dish. I would order all of them again besides the shrimp (it was a curry one). I've been dreaming of eating the okra again. The wine list was small but good enough. I will definitely go back and order some takeout from here.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot
This place is an ideal lunch spot because of the buffet. You could be in and out of there (provided you get there early) in less than an hour. The food was excellent quality, which for me, says a lot because I typically do not like buffets. My only complaint is that once the restaurant filled up, it got pretty loud inside.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
ALWAYS AMAZING FOOD!
YUMMY FOOD! The food is always delicious. Kudos to the chef.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Indian food!
Went for my sister's birthday--the food was amazing and every single employee was great.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff is organized and prompt even when the restaurant is full. Our food was served within 20 minutes. I liked the mushrooms & peas.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is always too cold. They need to fix the air conditioning.
Food is great. Service is so so.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian food on Peninsula
Go and try the lamb saag - excellent. Butter chicken is always great.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought a client here for lunch on an out of town business trip. I wasn't clear going in that it was a buffet only lunch situation, and i would have preferred it to order, but it was tasty and the client enjoyed themselves. I would recommend for lunch. Lots of options! Very quick to be seated and servers were nice and left us alone.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Taste of India
We enjoyed our dinner...The food was tasty and the service was great.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Bite to Remember
Attentive service, a softly lit dining area, and excellent food make Amber India a solid choice for dinner. While on the pricey side, Amber absolutely delivers in quality and quantity. Amber is very conversant with specialized eating styles, and dietary needs, and quick to offer knowledgeable suggestions regarding the menu.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Excellent service and Am
Certainly, a must visit place at least once... Food is excellent but a bit expensive as the quantity served is very less and does not justify the price... But yes, great ambience and taste...!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
food is always good here.
food is always good here. my favorite Indian restaurant
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Indian Buffet
Year after year, they provide great food at the Mountain View location. I believe it's the best of the group of locations that are in the area.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian in the Valley
Great food, great service. Place is a bit cramped and can be quite noisy if a large group is near. Prices are high, but the food is outstanding.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, quick service,
Great food, quick service, low prices. Interesting takes on Indian classics. You know a place is good when there's lots of local 'to-go' traffic.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Not the run-of-the-mill north Indian restaurant. Everything was delicious. Rogan Josh was outstanding, the lamb was very tender. Butter chicken was delicious. Some nice dishes not on the standard menu at other places. The prawn biryani was a little too spicy, although we didn't ask for extra hot food.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good traditional Indian menu
We enjoy Amber and its offshoot Amber Dahra in Palo Alto for high-quality Indian food, more traditional at Amber and with surprising and delicious dishes at Amber Dahra. Our last visit was with friends to celebrate our wedding anniversaries--Amber has been our favourite place to go over several years.
We appreciated being put in a nice quiet corner where conversation was actually easy--a rare plus when most restaurants think high decibels are a sign of success.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of best indian places in bay
This is one of the best indian places in the bay area in my opinion.
The ambience is classy.
The food is delicious too.
For vegetarians : Do try their hara bhara kabab, malai kofta
For non-vegetarians : Reshmi Kabab (Chicken) is a must try.
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Indian food I've had
I've been to great Indian restaurants in both London and Mumbai and can tell you that Amber is right up there with the very best Indian food you will ever taste! Be sure to make advance reservations!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amber love this place
Very few indian restaurants happen to maintain there
Standards in Bay Area. Amber is an exception.
I have never been disappointed there food and
Service has been fantastic over the years.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food took a while
We ordered palak paneer, chicken tikka masala, and seabass. Food was great but it took a while to get to our table- around 20 minutes I think.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM