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Amber India - Los Altos

4.6
605 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Good Vegetarian Options (9)
  • Spicy (7)
  • Authentic (6)
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Amber India in Mountain View has earned the reputation of the best Indian Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inside the restaurant you’ll find that owner Vijay Bist strives to provide a cozy, relaxing, ‘walk back in time’ environment influenced by traditional Indian artwork and décor.

An extensive vegetarian and non-vegetarian North Indian menu explores the moghlai cuisine and tandoori cooking.

To complete a perfect dining experience, you will find an exceptional selection of cocktails, beers, fine wines and traditional Indian drinks along with friendly, courteous service.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 968-7511
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Full banquet facilities available, able to accommodate up to 175. Please contact Neha for more details.
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Private party contact
Neha Sehgal: (408) 591-8724
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for further details
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Jordan & Ortega
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 605 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVBatlas (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food is always good, but if you can't handle too much spice, you need to tell them "mild". Even with that, I find the food is sometimes too spicy!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a great valentines dinner in the downstairs private area with great good and perfect service!

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melissaw (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I will never go to Amber India again for a special occasion. They looked to be staffed well but service was slow. Also, the room was cold, crowded, noisy, and definitely not the experience we were looking for for Valentine’s Day. The food was mediocre too. When our food came, we hardly ate since we were full after waiting so long and picking at our appetizers. And our food got cold quickly. Very disappointed.

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vipPolarBearMom (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Amber is a cut above the average north Indian restaurant. The service, the menu, the creative/traditional flavors. I don't know what they're doing in the kitchen, but everything just tastes better at Amber. The spinach paneer is luscious and rich and delicious and -- spinach. The malai kofta is spicy and warm and tomatoey and wonderful. I ate the leftovers for breakfast.

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vipAASM (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food is exceptional; staff pleasant and attentive. Great Indian food on the peninsula

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vipAmyA (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

My Tandoori chicken was cooked just right, succulent, yet fabulous taste! We loved each dish so this will be our new favorite restaurant!!

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vipJodi (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Lovely space. Attentive staff. Nice location off the main road. Wanted to love the food. The raita just wasn’t spiced right. The lamb in my meal didn’t taste fresh. It tasted old. I had high hopes but what I ordered was just not that good.

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vipMokearney (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Good for everyday dining as well as for special occasions. Service is great. Full bar and wines by the glass. Peshawari Chicken Tikka and Paneer Elaichi Pasanda were delicious!

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vipFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

My husband & I enjoy Indian food occasionally and we find this new Amber India delightfully attractive. Ordering takes some skill & it would be nice if the staff was more helpful in explaining portion size etc. . It is often quite empty in recent visits & we hope it’s ok.

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ms63ct (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Not bad but not awesome. Some dishes like the lentil dishes didn’t do it for me.

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

Vegetarian dishes were good but the meat was bland; service was disappointing and price was high. This used to be out favorite place but the quality and service has been inconsistent

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verygood (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious food. Service was very friendly, thoughtful and quick.

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vipYaeyae (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Good as always and enjoyed all the dishes we ordered.

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vipGizmoLover (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Tandoor and Dal was great. The Rasgulla was not spongy at all. Paneer was mediocre

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

I️ was disappointed. Amber was a favorite. It was my “Go to” for delicious Indian food. This was my first time in their new location. I️ feel the menu was not what it used to be. The food —paneer, cherry bread and samosa was ok. Sadly,
I️ will not be returning. It was quite expensive—I️ want it to be a treat for that price. I️ prefer other Indian Restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, good service, nice ambiance.
Our daughter wants to go there every birthday!

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vipdp13 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent, service awesome! Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

We love Amber and, even though we live over 60 miles away from this restaurant, go there several times a year. But we thought the food was well below its usual standard of excellent.

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vipHLC1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Amber is simply the best! If you like Indian food, you will love Amber. Great people and excellent cuisine. Friendly, cordial, hospitable, all the adjectives. I recommend it highly.

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Uday (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Very nice place to have quality Indian food in a good environment. The service is friendly and fast. Very good vegetarian options. Went to celebrate a birthday with two young kids. It was well worth it.

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SF4483 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Really good food, great ambiance (especially the patio) and great service. The only thing I thought could be better was the prices...they're a bit on the pricier side.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Great location for sophisticated Indian food. Pricey but they can tweak the spice level to your tastebuds. Top notch service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Great food, fast service, comfortable table placement, and attractive decoration with lots of natural light.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

The service and food was great!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was OK but the service was way too fast! We barely had time to swallow our last bite of appetizer that the meal was on the table. We were there for a birthday party and wanted to enjoy the evening. We ended up ordering, eating and paying within 55 minutes for 4 people. Food was OK, way too much cilantro in some dishes (for my taste) but the low rating is really due to the speed of the service NOT the quality of it. Quality of service was great.

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GinaA (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Buffet food was excellent (as always). Great selection and considering the high quality, not overpriced.

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vipelaineKOA (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

Amber is always reliably good for the quality of tasty food, generous portions and attentive service. We look forward to an evening meal with friends at Amber.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Lovely dinner n the patio before the theater. Excellent service and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

My favorite Indian restaurant. Chicken tikka Marsala & lamb vindaloo with naan is always perfect. Service is always excellent and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

There's only one issue, the head waiter was wearing too much cologne which can affect your palette.

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