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3.9
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3.7
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSharonH
New York Area
408 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wish they were still on Open Table.

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vipHeleneC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi! Always consistent! Definitely a neighborhood gem!

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vipNana
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I haven't been to Amber in a while, and I must say I like the new look. It makes it a lot more spacious, with an airy vibe and open spaces. It makes it look more inviting, although I must admit the bamboo that split the space was super cute and I wish it was still there. That being said, the menu is still the same, the staff is still as friendly as ever and the sushi station is still present. The food tastes great, the shumai is super fresh and I love their pineapple fried rice. Their sizzling hot plates are also really good. They have great service so I will be back again soon.

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vipNEIGHBOR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!! excellent food, excellent service a very pleasant place to eat!!

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vipebnyc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere for lunch. Lovely service and a great bargain.
Pretty place. Glad I discovered it.

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vipJaes
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good to very good neighborhood sushi place. I come here regularly, only once did they disappoint me. Usually, very reliable.

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vipSharonH
New York Area
408 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Alway good. Fresh sushi and friendly staff. It’s a go to!

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vipShelley
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the experience. Good very good service excellent

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DianneG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food, lovely ambience. The air conditioning was a little cool. The wait staff were lovely; just a little slow in getting the bill to us. Highly recommend.

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vipBottega
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food , creative and never disappoint recommend to everyone

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vipAmanda
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good sushi, would have again. Could have been more flavorful but I'm a foodie. This would be really good sushi for most people. Will continue my search. The service was excellent.

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vipKaren
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fresh fish
Friendly, efficient service.

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vipJoelG
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At Amber, the food is consistently excellent and the service is terrific. The sashimi is always fresh and the portions are substantial which is much appreciated. The shumai, the miso soup, the teriyaki dishes - all are excellent. As for the service, we are always greeted with a smile and made to feel welcome. Marshall, one of the servers, is especially great. He is knowledgeable, responsive, professional, friendly, and helpful. In all, dining at Amber is always enjoyable and we intend to keep going there regularly.

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EPW4
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely in the back room. Food was delicious and fresh.

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William
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

What a fantastic vibe at Amber! I love a sushi environment that's contemporarily adorned but comfortable, with real candles and TVs for catching a game—or in the case of last night, the NBA draft. When the weather's nice, the space opens in many ways to become delightfully airy.

The sushi and service are as alluring as the atmosphere, with reasonable prices for an all-around excellent value. My only complaint is that a side of steamed veggies requires a full entree.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time in about a week. great neighborhood restautant !

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vipDanielaR
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good sushi and great brunch and neighborhood vibe

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

good food. good servers. but interior and atmosphere could be improved. it can be higher standard restaurant with that.

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vipmarissymar
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance and good food. Service was attentive and friendly. I will sure go back

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vipUESider
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice variety of Asian food. Delicious appetizers & sushi. Fun place to eat!

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MarvinL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good I will go back

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vipBottega
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amber has delicious food and always has great rolls
The service is also good.

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vipJaes
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good - good sushi in a nice neighborhood place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The pad Thai was yummy and moist. Sushi was good too

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ColemanG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipParis4
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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vipParis4
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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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vipSharonH
New York Area
408 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipMAGS
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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vipParis4
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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vipalbertw
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Wendy
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service2ambience4

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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vipMERRJR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipMartha
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

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DateNight
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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

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AKW1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, helpful staff, enjoying dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJinmei
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Amber Upper East offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 249-5020.

Amber Upper East is rated 4.1 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.