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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.31mi
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About Amber Upper East

Amber Upper East is located on the corner of 80th and 3rd Avenue. We serve Japanese and Asian cuisines.

1406 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10075
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Asian, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Corner of 80th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 249-5020

Website:
http://www.amberuppereast.com/

Private Party Contact:
Bo Lee: (212) 249-5020

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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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Amber Upper East Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
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Healthy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Got sick off the tuna in sushi

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·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food great value! lunch special had many choices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food there was delicious and service was so good!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We dine here frequently. Excellent food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Remains best sushi around. Relaxed and reasonably priced.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Excellent food

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

amber is our go to place for excellent ues japanese/indian fusion.

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Always enjoy Amber East. Good food, excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Amazing staff great food. Very quiet atmosphere. Duck was amazing and so was the sauce.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Took my kids for dinner and we had a great meal. Quite expensive but totally worth it! Great choices for sushi rolls, some of which I'd never seen before. We sat in the back room, which was nice but I wouldn't say there was any ambiance. It was nice though and service was good. I would definitely go back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

your basic sushi joint trying to go a little up scale... food was fresh and fine.... if you're in the hood and need some basic sushi and a glass of wine, you'll be happy...

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Food is very tasty, service is outstanding, value for money!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was way too spicy. I basically left my entire meal, because I didn't feel comfortable sending it back.

Tags: Spicy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Relaxed date and cozy spot. Went on a Wednesday night and we almost had the place to ourselves. Attentive wait staff and quick service. Based on the ambiance, I believe the prices were a little high and would have thought that there would have been a happy hour, but all in all a nice night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We thought the food and green tea are delicious!! And the restaurant is beautiful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Amber is our go-to for pan-Asian food. We have been going regularly since we discovered it I've a year ago and have never been disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Amber is a congenial neighborhood place. The servers did a good job and were pleasant and responsive. Prices are quite reasonable. Beer was good. TVs are great. Cooked food was alright -- BUT the sushi was disappointing. If this is truly among the best sushi on the UES, then we need some new entrants. Atlantic Grill, which is not "Asian", serves much better sushi.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Comfortable, convenient Upper East Side location. Nice service. Good food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Great happy hour ! 6$ wine/beer and sake. The sushi was fresh and tasty. We had a wonderful time !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Lovely place to relax and people watch, especially when it's raining

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Excellent service. Food was delicious. Would come back.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Always a sushi treat! It's our regular go to.

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