Amber India - San Francisco

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$31 to $50
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Indian

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Amber India Restaurant embodies the spirit and essence of fine Indian cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Amber India Restaurant takes Indian cuisine to a new culinary level, while still holding true to its traditional nuances. Much like the ambiance within the restaurant, Amber India’s cuisine is a mix of modern style with traditional roots. The delectable cuisine, the well paired wines, and the exotic cocktails are sure to indulge anyone’s senses. The split-level three-story restaurant can easily accommodate 140 people, with a private dining room in the back for up to 25 people. With its vaulted ceilings, stylish décor, and a constant LED light show behind the bar, Amber India Restaurant is truly a feast for both the mouth as well as the eyes.
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L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I thought the food options for meat were very limited given the price. Also would have liked to see more than one kind of rice.

SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best India buffet in the City even though the quality of some of the items got downgraded. But you must try. And you can bring your non-Indian friends as well, as the spice level is minimum and they have also Gluten-free options.

L
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This Indian restaurant is just okay. If you have no other options, it may satisfy your craving, if you choose wisely from the menu. It has a great location.

p
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great as usual, can’t say much else. When in San Francisco we always eat here at least once.
Food is delicious and service very good.

QE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance all in the heart of downtown SF. Champagne mimosas included in buffet? What else can you ask for? I’ll see you again soon amber!

KK
London
22 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Belinda the server was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. Peahwari naan yum!

MP
New England
48 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner with tasty Indian dishes. Best Somosa ever

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out extremely fast and full of flavor. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. There is a lot of stairs, which is not so good for kids.

AS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is great but the portion size is too small to really relish anything! I really wish they would reconsider their portion size. It's usually never enough for a family of four who might not be willing to order another because of value for money being paid and quantity offered.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not happy with food quality in buffet. Otherwise food is excellent

M
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

None of the restrooms were working, had a hard time with small kids.. as we had to go out in the cold and request other restaurants to allow us to use their restroom. Very poorly managed by Amber. Zero star for hospitality - Restrooms, handwash and poor communication on this.

SS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber has a great dinner and drinks menu. The service is also very good. We were there for NYE and we have a great time. Its good for dates, business meetings as well as family time.

S
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was terrible for the price. We have been to this location in the past and the food has always been of the highest quality.

SP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant if they are looking for a high priced restaurant with good ambience. However the food was just okay.

KC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food. Portion is on the "small" side of things. But, good service and very flavorful.

R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a favorite for us in San Francisco. The menu is top-notch with some unique fusion Indian dishes. Service is always excellent as well.

U
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The food was not up to the mark. It was cold and uninspiring. Not worth the value. I think the management shd take a closer look at operations. Service was good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room and the dishes we had were wonderful. Ambiance would have been perfect except for toddlers and babies either crying or screaming. It wasn’t for the whole time, but often enough to make it disturbing.
I wouldn’t have thought of this lovely place as being ideal for children, but they were there!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

No kids menu. Too spicy. Too fast

L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good but they try to get your meal finished in one hour.

MG
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was average compared to other Indian restaurants in the South Bay. Not a lot of dishes. The single file line made it difficult to get food.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was delicious however it was not hot. It barely made to the table warm. We got tendori sampler so no sauces could make the rice warmer. Over all it was great, a lot of staff, just wish they served the food straight out of the kitchen. Would definitely will go back ❤️

S
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Dal makhani was not good , very expensive breads. Good butter chicken

t
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

G
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked location for a business meeting, great food, great service, very spacious

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, cocktail was superb

OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Took us forever to get seated so we seated ourselves

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was amazing! We tried the cauliflower bezule, lobster in coconut cream, kadhai paneer, pesto naan and laccha paratha. The flavors went well together, including the pesto naan.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Tidy up your washrooms Amber management. They are pathetic in SF as well as Santana Row.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had such a good time thank you so much for your service 🤗😉

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tasty experience

RA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We’ve dined here before and has good experiences. This time food was horrible.

FG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buffet and conveniently located near the moscone center.

CP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch buffet here, while a wee bit pricy, is always outstanding. The stuff of my foodie dreams.

OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very average. Disappointing.

BR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber India is our favorite restaurant in San Francisco.

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BO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about Amber India: food is excellent, very good and friendly service, it is not too noisy and it is very easy to get to on public transportation. What else can you ask for? All dishes I tried there are so good, and I love their various naan breads.

DS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has the most delicious biryani I have ever tasted. Full stop. Get it. You won't be disappointed!

S
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Meh. The food was ok, cocktail list and ingredients ok, and the service was ok. The prices were too high for food and drinks that were just ok. Spend your money in one of the other, better restaurants in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfection. The service