About Amber Dhara
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.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00Noon to 3:00pm
Sunday through Thursday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm to 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Street parking is available as well as a parking lot directly behind the restaurant and a garage on the opposite side of the lot.
We are located one block east of the Caltrain statin and local bus depot.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Navin Kashyap: (650) 329-9644
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
Amber Dhara Ratings and Reviews
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.)
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.
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.
Amber Dhara recently started offering a lunch Buffet and I tried it out. There was a decent selection of 4 non veg dishes..including a fish which was excellent and tandoori chicken which was good. There was rice and dal and 3 veg dishes. There was fruits and raita and a quinoa salad and onion fritters. Dessert was fruit salad and a sooji halwa. Thet served fresh and hot naans at the table. All in all a very good lunch and a very good value
The buffet food was disgusting. We had been 6 months and itwas pretty good. That is why we went back onFather's day. Ihad called ahead tofind out the menu for buffet but was toldthat been decided. That was fine, but I alsoasked if Icould order from the menu, the person on the said yes. Thatwas notthe case. Thatwas a shame because all 6 of us paid 19.95forthe most tasteless food. The naan were cold and dry, seemed to only be reheated everytime we asked for hot ones. They also charged us 18% tip, which is a ripoff for drinks and naan. I will never go back
I love Indian and this restaurant used to offer a modern, eclectic version. It has changed hands and become, in an area of the country with many fabulous Indian restaurants, an average representation. Quick service and ready to please, still a comfortable and better than average environment. Just not "special".
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