Amber is an Asian restaurant that specializes in Japanese and Asian fusion cuisine. The restaurant also boasts its own sushi bar which offers fresh sushi daily. The appetizers on the menu feature Asian classics such as spring rolls, pan fried dumplings, tempura and also a Vietnamese roll and Indian pancakes which come with a potato curry dipping sauce. Amber�s wok and grill dishes include items that appeal to vegans and meat lovers both such as steamed vegetables, Tangerine chicken, duck and whole red snapper.
All of the main dishes come with a choice of sides which include plain white or brown rice, ginger, spicy mayo and hot sauce. Besides appetizers, diners also have a choice between three traditional soups at Amber namely miso, seafood soup as well as a shrimp and pork wonton soup. Salads come with their own dressing and are made from fresh ingredients.
For $17 you get a wonderful entrée, miso soup, salad, rice and mini rolls AND two free drinks - wine or Bellinis. The price of two drinks alone is worth the $17. Excellent food (Thai-Japanese, Vietnam kind of menu) and great views through the font windows of Columbus Avenue.
Very good sushi, nice sixe portions in a comfortable setting. Good value too. Nothing to complain about.
Hadn't been here before, but was very pleasantly surprised! The sushi was fresh and delicious, the service was very friendly and courteous, and the prices were reasonable. I would definitely go back!
Amber West was the perfect choice for my going away party Saturday night. I'm glad I made the reservation for 8 ahead of time. The food was delicious. My friends and I had a lovely time.
Had a quiet dinner. Service was very prompt and courteous. Good portions of sushi. Very reasonably priced.
Not our first visit but perhaps our last. No lights on the tables so it was impossible to read the menus. We had to use the flashlights on our phones. Our server was either ignorant of the whiskeys available or thought we were too ignorant to notice. We ordered a specific scotch and a specific bourbon. The scotch was watered down and a different brand and the bourbon was a cheap replacement. Turns out the restaurant didn't stock either brand we ordered but she never bothered to check. Or if she did, she didn't bother to tell us. The food was good, but playing us for fools made it clear we won't return.
The food at Amber is consistently delicious. It is one of our favorites. The Sangria Duck, Pad Thai, and California Rolls are the best. However, no matter what you order, you cannot go wrong.
After having some both very good and relatively poor, American-ized sushi in NYC, I figured I would give a few places in upper east side a try. I was pleasantly surprised by Amber West. They had a great location and the venue itself is very good. My server was prompt and the food was excellent.
When making a reservation, request to be seated in the back room. The sushi was solid but not spectacular. The waitstaff seemed annoyed to answer questions so weren't as helpful as they could be. :-/
Having have dined several times in the front/street side section of the restaurant I was pleasantly surprised to discover the large, comfortable, and well appointed back dining room. Our New Year's Eve dinner, for a party of four, was thoroughly enjoyable. All the dishes were well prepared, and the service was attentive. I would go back to Amber West for a quick dinner or special occasion.
We have enjoyed Amber on numerous occasions. It's an ideal spot for a quick dinner prior to taking in a movie nearby at the 68th St and Broadway. Last Friday, new Years eve, we came by at 6PM, ordered our appetizers which came in minutes. We then ordered our entrees and waitred. After 15 minutes, we told the sever we were trying to make a movie. Fifteen minutes later, still no service. We told them to pack up the dinner to go, paid the check and left. This was the first time the service was poor. Hopefully, it won't happen again.
always reliable and dependable for delicious 'Asian fusion fare and drink at decent prices with
Sushi comes out quickly, appetizers are OK but often not generous in size or quantity. The place is usually crowded. Momoya, further uptown on Amsterdam, is much, much better (but they are NOT on OpenTable - boo-boo!).
We will be back again the next time we are in town.
I was so pleased with the food and service at Amber. Discovered they have a great lunch special. A must visit during the week!