Amber India - San Francisco

4.5
2536 reviews
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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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SW
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was overpriced for what really was served at the table. Would you believe that one order of tandoori chicken was four small pieces of chicken with no vegetables or other sides for $25.00?

The physical appearance of the dining room indicated a need for some scrubbing and repair work to be done on the furniture.

It was an embarrassment to take our friend and his wife there to celebrate his 91 st birthday.

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Third time at Amber India and the food has been excellent every time.

MV
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The chicken curry we ordered was watery & lacked flavour. The sweet lasso was 90% water. I have never had such pathetic lassi ever.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Tandoori wasn't great it was tough seemed over cooked, naan was really good

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food is not bad, but VERY expensive for Indian food. Paid like $40 per person for lunch...

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, service, and ambiance. Expensive, but well worth it!

SR
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place. Friendly service. Delicious food.

JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and welcoming service, delicious foods, great atmosphere and tremendous value. Very happy we came!

w
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was wonderful. ..fish dinners for my companions, vegetarian for me. Everything was perfect!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Uchhi Dukaan; Phike Pakwaan!!

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JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was full to capacity. The noise level was fairly high. I would have liked to see a lamb dish or two. The fish was excellent As was the eggplant and potato dish.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Very loud. Seated beside another guest who spoke loudly and constantly making it impossible to talk to my husband or to enjoy our meal.

N
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this elegant place! Actually just stayed in the bar and ordered the yummy appetizers...and drinks
My fav is the pesto nan! ❤️

BN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

It’s all hype! Food was crap for the price paid. It’s definitely not authentic!!! They need to get a better chef! Complete rip off!

R
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, probably the best Indian food in the world !!

R
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service !!

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfort food with a modern twist. Service was exceptional. Highly recommend the palak chaat as a starter.

MP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food, as always was excellent, the service Martin and colleagues provided impeccable, but the sound made conversation very difficult. Also, the stairs going down into the main dining area need to be better lighted.

HS
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice tasty food and wonderful service.

A
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great spot for a work lunch or dinner, or a nice dinner with friends.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The quality of food has gone down drastically in the past couple of years. Not what it used to be at all. Extremely stuffy and smelly inside.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was grear

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flavorful food

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and absolutely delicious food!

RS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great, service was friendly and quick. It was around 7 pm and it felt like we were being hurried a little bit, in order to accommodate others :)

B
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant - delicious food, great service and lovely, quiet ambience

RW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The butter chicken with the panner stuffed naan is my favorite meal in Amber. It is a cool place to have lunch and dinner

OM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Visiting from out of town. Food was ok. Seemed pre-cooked well in advance. Saag Paneer was dish. Do not get the Tandoori Sampler. Had to ask for chutney.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The overall experience was good. We felt a bit rushed and the service a tad sloppy. It could have been just that one day. I would definitely return though.

s
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Over priced
Fish not fresh
Disappointed

K
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been coming to Amber San Francisco for over a decade now.

Most of the time we are here from dinner. The a la carte food and menu is simply amazing.

But the Sunday lunch was really lacking flavor and soul. We did feel we got good value from our $43 per person buffet.

I recommend this place for dinner only. Not for weekend lunches especially if you are vegetarian like us.

VV
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It may have been an off night ...both drinks and food .... Not as I remembered ....

PS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Amer India, and the tikki sauce is a religious experience

JU
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is absolutely delicious and unique. It is the best Indian food we have had outside of India The sea bass main is exquisite. We had the mushroom based curry bowl and were astounded by the richness and variety of its flavors. We will come back every time we return to San Francisco And our waitress was both attentive and helpful.

HC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amber's food was excellent and great value for money. The portions were large--I was by myself and ordered my standard meal: dal, naan and chicken biryani-- the food came and it was enough for two people. The waitress was attentive without being over bearing. I will definitely return in the future

e
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good selection in lunch buffet

TS
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent service from Belinda. Delicious food and a great restaurant to visit.

PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There was smoke in dining area, causing irritation and pain in eyes. The lady in front named “Dolly” was rude and insensitive to the situation.

MM
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall a pleasant experience. The weekend lunch buffet was plentiful and attractively displayed. The service was good, but due to the rush (wait staff tried to impart as much information as possible in the least time possible,) one of my guests (who had never been to Amber's lunch buffet) was very confused as she had heard less than half the information. All the stairs were a bit of a challenge.

HT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Indian food that I had in USA. Must visit place in SFO , though slightly expensive but good food comes with price.. super like it. Thanks

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