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Amber Dhara - Palo Alto

4.1
359 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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Amber Dhara (meaning "sky" and "earth", respectively) is the brand new concept from Vijay Bist. Here, his long time dream of opening an Indian restaurant in downtown Palo Alto come true. The vision for this restaurant is to create seasonal, regional, sustainable, and unique menus paired with an extensive wine and cocktail list with friendly service. Chef Vittal researched and compiled a contemporary menu which has fresh look while using the traditional recipes; the age are followed to the core using layers of spices with nouvelle cooking techniques.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday through Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday 12:00Noon to 3:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday through Thursday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm to 10:30pm
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Phone number
(650) 329-9644
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Let Amber Dhara organize your next party. We cater for all events from intimate meals to corporate parties. Customized menus and personalized packages are available. We will work with you to create the ideal menu for your affair.
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Private party contact
Navin Kashyap: (650) 329-9644
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Catering
Let Amber organize and cater your next affair. We cater for all events from intimate meals to corporate parties. Customized menus and personalized packages are available. We will work with you to create the ideal menu for your affair. Your event may also be enhanced with specialty items and an array of colorful lines options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
High Street
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Parking details
Street parking is available as well as a parking lot directly behind the restaurant and a garage on the opposite side of the lot.
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Public transit
We are located one block east of the Caltrain statin and local bus depot.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 359 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AbeS 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The place should be full every night. Maybe some soft Indian music? Maybe a mix of waiters, with some women?

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vipSteve (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

What a wonderful restaurant. We reliably have great food and a wonderful time there.

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BhavyaN 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was average. Starters were good. Main course is expensive with average taste. There are other good restaurants below average ambience serves great food.

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vipAnonymous (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious food and excellent service!

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AraR (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Went for a lunch, it was buffet, very small. Limited options, especially for a vegetarian. Would not go back for lunch...still need to try dinner. I hear it’s good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Although the restaurant is busy with a holiday office party, our waiter who served them too tried to be accommodating. He was friendly and did not have to apologize to us for the delay in our order because we just wanted to sit there and enjoy the food. It was my son (who turned 15 that day) who asked us to try their restaurant because he went in there one day to ask if he could buy a soda and they were so nice and accommodating to this teenager that it made a good impression on him.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was good and the service was good. We were at this location several years ago for Indian food and it was a busy, buzzing, delicious, elegant place. It’s far more ordinary now, despite it’s great location.

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vipBDubbaU (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food, good service but very slow night. I think it’s an Indian holiday. Had the butter chicken, lamb shank and cauliflower appetizer. Everything was delicious!

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vipSteve (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

I am consistently happy with essentially every aspect of the experience I have dining here. The food is interesting and always excellent. The service is attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant is quiet - the tables are well spaced - so that conversation is possible. (The coffee is not distinguished - that is my only complaint.)

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

Had a birthday party there for a handful of friends. The buffet was very good with many choices for everyone including a friend who's gluten friend, and another who's a vegetarian. Everyone was happy with the lunch and with the service and ambiance.

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vipPadredechompers (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent food and service, as usual. Sag paneer was a little too blended for my taste, but otherwise quite good. Amber Dhara is a solid performer if you desire good Indian food in an elegant atmosphere.

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RosesRRed (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

Dining at Amber Dharma made our daughter's birthday inner simply INCREDIBLE!! Even true Indian Food fans can love the scrumptious, healthy, and locally sourced food this place offers. My personal favorite was the SAAG! I could have eaten the whole bowl all by myself! Try this place. You'll go back again and again.

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ArtieP (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

nice and clean, good food choice, not loud, easy access

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vipPeggy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

I loved the food and the waiters were extremely polite and helpful.
I would suggest that when dinner time arrives the steam table set up for the buffet lunch be put away and disguised as an ornament arrangement. It's disconcerting to arrive and walk into empty food vessels right at the front door. Otherwise the place did very well.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 6, 2017

Awesome dinning experience as usual - great food, good service, very flexible chef.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on March 30, 2017

Out with my neighbors. Waiter was very helpful. Food was excellent and delivered hot.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 6, 2017

Great service. A bit pricey for Indian food but some good dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food and cocktails! It is definitely a cut or two above most Indian places. the decor and ambience is uneven and could use some attention to design and details.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

The food is really below average compared to the other Amber locations. Not impressed. Too pricy for what it offers.

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vipMichel (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

Food is pretty average and without options for those who can't eat spicy, but mostly the place has no character and service lacks professionalism. Probably decent for lunch if you work in the area, but not a good option for dinner.

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