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About Amber India - Mountain View

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.

4926 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Jordan & Ortega

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 968-7511

Website:
http://www.amber-india.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for further details

Private Party Facilities:
Full banquet facilities available, able to accommodate up to 175. Please contact Neha for more details.

Private Party Contact:
Neha Sehgal: (408) 591-8724

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

Amber India - Mountain View Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Tapas (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was excellent, service awesome! Thanks

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 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.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Authentic, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 2, 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The service and food was great!

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·Dined on August 6, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The best Indian food in the Bay Area, great Tandoiry selection (esp the Salmon)...

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Good place for Indian food. We have dined here several times. Each time, service needs improvement. Servers are not the most personable. Our glasses of water were served lukewarm (it was a warm day). I asked for ice only to request it a second time from a second server after waiting 15 minutes.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Pricey at dinner. Lunch buffet is great!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great as always, love this place. Delicious lamb vindaloo and chicken tikka Marsala and perfect naan.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Always great tasting and good quality Indian food. We love this place for a nice Saturday night meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This is our go to Indian restaurant on the Peninsula! Always great service and great food...very fresh and spices perfectly balanced!
Never disappointed :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We are gluten and dairy free. They have a good selection and the staff is very knowledgeable. The service if very attentive. They serve the dishes to your plates which makes the experience a bit more special. I'm never disappointed here.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I have always loved Amber Indian but the new location feels so open and bright. We ate dinner out on the patio on a warm evening. Was very relaxing.
As usual the food was great and the service is always fantastic.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Amazing Indian food...you must try the sea bass!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We have been here 3 times and think the setting and food very enjoyable. We were very surprised this time at how few people were dining when we arrived as before it has been quite crowded. We also noticed the the staff at check in was much friendlier which had been a criticism. In fact two or three came around to ask how things were and urged us to come again!
We studied the menus before we came so knew exactly what we wanted to order. One can order too much easily. It was a nice sojourn and we do hope they stay open.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Amber India. The service is great and the food excellent. The new restaurant (across the road from where it used to be) now also has a nice outdoor eating area.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Disappointed. Service was poor perhaps because they had a full house. But they still added 18% tip to the check for our party of five. Much of the buffet food was cold, no heating element was placed under the trays of chicken, creamed spinach, etc.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food and service here is really one of the best in Bay Area for Indian cuisine.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

It lived up to the name.. I had tried amber in SF location but los altos was first time.. Food was authentic as reminded me of South Delhi...(delhities :: I know we are proud about our food).

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

It continues to be our family's go to Indian restaurant. They have so many fresh and varied choices on their lunch buffet and even more on the weekends. They refill the buffet table constantly with freshly prepared items and also bring you as many fresh hot naan to your table through out your meal. The service is efficient and non-intrusive also.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Amber India is truly one of my favorites and their new location is great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Usual high quality. Serving portions are large. Chicken kadhai is fantastic

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Good food. Great service. Comfortable setting. Easy parking.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

By far the best Indian food you will find anywhere and the friendliest, most efficient staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

I'm wondering if they have a new chef. The food used to be great, but on our last visit, it really wasn't all that good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The food is very flavorsome and authentic Indian. A few of the dishes were very hot to a point that you cannot taste the flavors of the dish. It would have been nice if our server had guided us on the portion size as well as the hot /spiciness when ordering. The portions on the Tandoori mix grill platter were quite small and inadequate for sharing /tasting for 4 persons. For 1-2 persons, it would be great to have a sampling / tasting menu so that one could experience the variety and savory tastes that the kitchen offers.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Love the weekend lunch there with pani poori and all sorts of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options on the extensive and fresh buffet. They always refill all their buffet dishes constantly even toward the end of lunch. Great place!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great Indian food, delicious and good service. Some people might say it's on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for, it's worth it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The food is always good and the service efficient and friendly. The chicken tikka masala is delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The new location is much too noisy and feels like a basketball gym. Too open. Our group of friends much preferred the previous Mountain View location where there were three separated dining sections that allowed a feel of privacy. This new location dining room has NO acoustics so is just a lot of noise that destroys the atmosphere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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