Nice restaurant but would
Nice restaurant but would have liked better vegetarian choices in the thali
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food is very good. The
the food is very good. The hyderabadi biryani was superb. The Bombay fish Masala was a bit spicy.
The service was good. Downtown paloalto parking is scarce so add extra time to find parking.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner - butter chicken, really good okra & onion, naan. Half way through dinner we ran into friends and the restaurant happily added a table and served our friends.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us in deep conversation. The waitress was there when we needed her and not intrusive when we wanted to talk.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flavorful Indian food, well
Flavorful Indian food, well prepared and well presented. Our first time there but we will definitely return!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific food but over priced.
Terrific food but over priced. Love the Saag Paneer. Tandoori Oven has great food too, for less, but without the sit-down dining experience.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional service and wine list!
Unexpectedly good wine list, and a delicious variety of different signature Indian dishes. Some of the meats were a bit more well-done than I would have liked, but overall, the spices, flavors and different textures were a good representation of higher-end Gourmet Indian fare.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Indian Food!
After having dined at Amber India in Mountain View for many years, the opening of Amber Dhara so much closer to home and office is FANTASTIC. Same amazing food with phenomenal flavors, good size portions and attentive service make this a favorite. Also, it's a great place for a clien lunch, as it is not packed (and can actually be very quiet). Lunch specials provide a compelling value. A+++
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Indian food for gourmet
I love Indian food and its traditional comforting flavors, but I love really how Amber Dhara reinvent it to create new interesting tastes. As most gourmet restaurant, there is more creation in the appetizers list then the entrees, but the butter chicken had a very interesting mango taste and need to come again to try all the rest.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and AMAZING drinks!
Had been eyeing this spot for a while when I finally took my fiance' there for dinner last night. I wish we had tried it sooner! The waitress was bubbly and very informed, the food was perfectly spiced and an excellent take on classic Indian food, and the drinks were beyond phenomenal. The drink special was something with rum and coconut milk and muddled mint, and it was perfect with the spiciness of the food. Will definitely be back!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. The service had moments of slow and fast (between courses) but the server was wonderful - very friendly, went out of his way, answered lots of questions.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner at Amber Dhara and will definitely go back. We were a party of 10 which the restaurant handled very well. Our waitress was both knowledgable and helpful in suggesting menu items and quantities to eat family style. We all left full and happy. Favorites were the Butter Chicken, quinoa dumplings and lentil salad. A fun and delicious evening!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not able to tell about the "gourmet" part, but the food was delicious. The service could have been slightly more attentive.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
If you want a satisfying dining--not just eating--experience, this is the place. We had valuable suggestions for--to us--a not easily understood menu, excellent food and beverage, with equally fine service, that resulted in a delightful dinner. We will certainly come again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Change from the typical
Our goal was to have a wonderful, quiet, romantic birthday/anniversary dinner for two. We were happily satisfied with Amber - the noise level allowed us to easiily converse across the table, the food was beautiful presented, the service was prompt and un-obtrusive. The only drawback were the tables for 2 are very close together and small. Loved the tandoori paneer and naan sampler. Enjoyed the lamb shish kabob, but didn't feel it was outstanding. Chutneys for the paneer and lamb were excellent though! For an entree we shared a vegetarian korma, it also was middle of the road- the veggies were fresh the sauce could have been more flavorful. We will go back for appetiziers and maybe try the biryani that the couple next to us where sharing!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, portions small for $.
The overall experience was a positive one. I found the portions to be a bit small for what we were being charged, but still enjoyable.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu changes with season and once again full of delightful surprises.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute reservations...
We picked Amber Dhara because we needed a place that could seat 8 on a Saturday night with very little lead time. Given that it wasn't busy, we were impressed with the quality of food -- everything was very good (some things were excellent), and the prices were reasonable (we ate well, albeit without much alcohol, for about $40/person total). I quite enjoyed it!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Novel Indian Food Mecca
The menu is truly novel and the implementation superb, This was a great meal and quite a modern twist on North Indian food. The sautéed spinach appetizer was a big hit as was the tandoori chicken tikka and the tandoori sea bass.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food/Watch your wallet
Good food, but much more expensive than it need be, compared to other south bay indian restaurants
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took my husband here for his birthday dinner. Everyone loved the butter chicken! Excellent service, delicious food. Thanks Amber Dhara!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, though a bit pricey. We had the lamb curry, butter chicken, and scallop appetizer, along with two cocktails. Everything was absolutely delicious! If it were more affordable, I would come here all the time.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Place for Food+Ambience+Service
Ok, so if you are looking for a place to go or take your out-of-town-friends that has great food, good ambience, and great service, then do not look beyond Amber Dhara in Palo Alto. I have always found the food non-traditional and there is always something new to try making it worth coming back again and again. But then the service is always outstanding. Combine it with good wine selection, and you are all set for the evening.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM