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Amber Upper East

4.4
318 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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Amber Upper East is located on the corner of 80th and 3rd Avenue. We serve Japanese and Asian cuisines.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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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
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Phone number
(212) 249-5020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Bo Lee: (212) 249-5020
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 80th Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 318 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.1
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4.1
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A friend and I shared a sushi/sashimi combination. It was incredibly fresh and delicious, and I was stuffed when I left. The service was extremely nice and personable. A really great experience. I highly recommend it.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

good for neighborhood sushi and nice having staff know what you like

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Enjoy this local sushi restaurant, however, the service on our last visit was NOT GOOD! We were only 1 of 2 tables in the restaurant and everything took FOREVER. The table next to us ended up sending part of their order back as it took so long and then asked for their check and left, quite disappointed.
This is our neighborhood sushi place, so hopefully, this was just an odd/off night for them.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Best appetizers of this kind on UES. Usually the sushi is amazing but for the first time in the so many times we have been there I was disappointed. The sushi was cut thicker than usual which made it chewy and uncomfortable. Fresh sushi has been the hallmark of Amber’s menu but this batch didn’t quite work for me.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Decent Japanese on the upper east side. Not the best, but certainly not the worst. Stick with appetizers and hot dishes. The rolls are not great all the time and the sushi is cut very, very thin and many times not too flavorful.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great neighborhood sushi standard. Nice to walk in and have servers that have known our family for years, know what we like to eat, and treat us well. Always look forward to some good sashimi & sushi.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

always very good food, service, etc. much better than other neighborhood sushi restaurants

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My friend and I enjoyed a selection of appetizers - duck, spring rolls, scallion pancake, shrimp, etc. - for dinner before going to see a performance at a nearby community theatre. I was disappointed in the slow service; other than that, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and we enjoyed our meal.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great sushi place!! Plenty of food and very good price.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Sat in back room— quieter. VERY varied menu. Rolls (Spider and Oyster) were very good!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wife and I were walking through Central Park and needed some food nearby. This place was great, service, food, atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Very bad sashimi Chef,s choice
It looks like that chef doesn’t feel Japanese cuisine

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Have been coming here for many years. There's something on the menu for everyone, no matter how picky they are.
Awesome Lychee martinis.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The Sushi was great, the wine per glass was also fine, the service impecable:) Will come back!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

The service was so great! And we enjoyed the food there.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Amber simply serves best sashimi in NYC. Broad, flat slices of fresh fish (instead of the usual thick clumps more commonly found in other sushi restaurants), laid artfully against a bed of shredded white radish. Delicious -- the flavor explodes in your mouth. The rest of their sushi menu is impeccably prepared and just as tasty. I know there are other, more ballyhooed, sushi joints in town, but try Amber. I have a feeling you'll agree!

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Good, not great sushi. The food & decor are getting a little boring & maybe not quite as good quality as before. We go to have sushi. Needs a little more creativity, but generally a good neighborhood place for fairly reasonable sushi.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We've been to Amber several time and the food and service is always spot on.
They have something for everyone! The team that works there are really nice.

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1.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Got sick off the tuna in sushi

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Great fresh sushi
Great rolls
Appetizers felt like they from another place (eg tartare felt pre made too long ago)

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1.0Dined on October 16, 2017

got spoiled uni

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food great value! lunch special had many choices.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

The food there was delicious and service was so good!

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

I have never had a bad meal here! The staff is friendly. The sushi is great! The appetizers are not to be passed over!

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2.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Was a too destination for us in the past. Unfortunately food quality has come down tremendously. A shame it happened, but like anything, competition will pull us away to their sushi locales. Fish in the sushi insipid, bad quality, even the edemame was old.

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4.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Our local neighborhood favorite for sushi. Servers all know us & what we like to order.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

I have never had a bad meal here. Friendly staff. Equally friendly patrons. And best sushi on upper east side!!!

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

I went with two friends and we loved the ambiance, the service and the food. One of my friends got the drunken noodles, I got the spicy roll combo and my other friend got a sushimi platter. Everything was excellent and served very tastefully. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

This was a promoted restaurant. Service was good, food for price and creativity wasn't as high a quality as I would have expected.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Good tasting Sushi platters at reasonable prices. Service is also good. Will definitely repeat.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Still a great experience, we have been coming back for years. Good sushi and the tangerine chicken is our favourite!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Love this place especially the back room and of course the food fragrant and tasty.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

We dine here frequently. Excellent food and service.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Very enjoyable service very good. Will recommend friends to go and will go back again

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Everything here is great. Excellent food and service!!!!

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2017

Remains best sushi around. Relaxed and reasonably priced.

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2017

i ordered combination fish ceviche.. what came out was completely something different..
When i said : this must be mistake, this is nothing close to ceviche.. had one shrimp and in fact the vegetables were pan fried/sauteed ..
The establishment insisted that it was ceviche and kept arguing..
I know a ceviche.. i asked them : define for me what ceviche is or look up in Wikipedia.
They could not.
When the restaurant doesn't know what they are doing and then goes on to argue with customer... it's never a winning combination !

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Always reliable sushi and asian food specialties. Good service and friendly vibe

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Interesting, large and eclectic menu, combining sushi-centered Japanese with Asian Fusion and some original dishes. The rear dining room is beautiful, with high ceiling and skylight.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Excellent food

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