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Amber India - San Francisco

4.4
2732 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2732 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Sag Paneer and perfect naan

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WillowTree
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was really bad. For the amount that is charged, the menu felt ver plain, food was cold and few dishes it was over soaked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fun time w buffet. Butter chicken and chaat were great

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SunilM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Not sure if this restuarant changed hands, but it is not the Amber of old. The lunch buffet, was very standard like any other restaurants. The fried fish was dry and cold. The butter chicken had old hard rubbery chicken. The deserts ( used to be amazing) are now reduced to cut fruit, one indian sweet, and a cold Costco ( perhaps) bread pudding chopped into bite sized pieces. Soooo disappointed!!!

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Rocket
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with this Indian restaurant. They've been my go-to for takeout and delivery and this was my first time dining in. They serve all the classic recipes with high quality ingredients. Service was fast and efficient. The decor is very nice so you can have a casual or a more special occasion-focused dinner. Definitely recommend them.

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xavierm
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Estamos muy juntos en las mesas, poca distancia de seguridad! Muy poca luz!
El resto bien

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vipEmily
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and environment. Always enjoy going there!

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VandanaL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The quinoa pilaf was not upto expectation at all. I've had it before many times but this time it was poorly made.

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vipDAVIDM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We weren't too hungry so just ordered some appetizers as we thought these would be 'small plate' style dishes. They were quite a lot bigger than we expected! They were very good though. We just had quite a lot to take home!
The service was a little patchy, but I think we confused them by just ordering appetizers.
Rather expensive as well - nearly $20 for dal?
Very good though and would go again.

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vipYummy
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The citrus sea bass is delicious BUT you only get three teeny measly square pieces that were more like a tiny side dish. Or something on a small skewer. It’s not enough for an entree was really shocking how tiny for the price! Where’s the rest of the fish?!!!!!

It was like a portion on a sampler platter of many things. Really laughable.

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Amym
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food is good. Service not so much. The waiter kept rushing us even though we’ve sat down for less than an hour. It was annoying.

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MaeveR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Very cold indoor

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FoodieMarie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch buffet, good variety of dishes and very well served. Food is delicious!

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Resh
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavor, unique items. Loved the variety at Sunday Brunch! Will definitely come back.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed eating at Amber India. It's clean, the staff is nice and the food was great! I highly recommend Amber India!

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JSed
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've fallen in love with this place! Definitely the most elegant Indian restaurant I've ever been to, and the food and service were both superb. We ordered a lamb stew, a Chilean sea bass, a cauliflower appetizer and a soup - all fantastic and, while still recognizably Indian, quite different from the standard fare one usually finds in more ordinary Indian restaurants. I also absolutely loved the decor: the place is huge, with high ceilings and interesting sculptures on the ceiling, lots of underlighting and backlighting to provide a warm intimate glow, beautiful artwork, and comfortable seating. This is a great place to take a date because it's very romantic. The wait staff were also super competent and helpful, and not intrusive the way servers can often be in American restaurants. Absolutely a five-star restaurant in my book, through and through!

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star. We are glad you relished our food and service . It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. We take pride in our food, team and service and we are happy to know that we were at par with your expectations. Thank you for all the kind words, helps the teram stay motivated to do better each day with a smile. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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vipPamelaT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

This used to be our go to place for Indian food while in San Francisco. Last night was a disappointment on many levels. The service was not good. Food has changed for the worse. Don’t think we’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have been going for years there pre-pandemic. But with the newer staff, service was not as good as before. We loved the bottomless mimosas, but our glasses were always empty. It took forever for a refill. Eye disappointed. Not sure I will be back again. It’s a shame. This place uses to be my favorite place for weekend gathering with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal Indian food. Yes, a little pricey compared to your average Indian food, but this is worth the treat. I rarely get Briyani, but the Lamb Briyani was great and delivered in a huge bowl covered by a piece of naan. Never seen that before!

The chicken tikka masala - which I didn’t see on the menu but we asked if they had it - might have been the best I’ve ever had. The tandoori chicken in the masala was cooked to perfection, the spice was spicy but not overbearing. We also got the Bharta (smashed eggplant) which was very, very good. Samosas we’re good, nothing to scream about, but the mint chutney to dip it in was fantastic.

Overall, we’re definitely coming back. It was very enjoyable.

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star. We are glad you relished our food and service . It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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Frogford
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, drinks, & service all above par. Highly recommend the Lobster in Coconut Sauce as well as the Butter Chicken.

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AnneMarieK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for a team celebration of completion of a successful work event. Buffet was delicious as usual. Staff very helpful and accommodating. Restaurant very clean. Following Covid protocols. Everyone had a nice time.

The vibe in downtown SF is still a bit depressing given Covid but hoping it comes back to normal energy soon.

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi AnneMarieK Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you relished our food and service . I am glad you relished the buffet spred, it is one of our USP's. It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wide selection of Indian cuisine. Our party of 6 was seated at a high top table in a slightly higher traffic area. Enjoyed my chicken tandoori, which was flavorful but not too spicy. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. We seemed to wait an unusually long period of time for the check, but maybe the staff didn’t want to appear to be rushing us out the door ;-) I will definitely dine again next time I’m in San Francisco.

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Dorisboo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Amber - our friends now frequent there as well. Always great!

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vipJFK2SFO
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good at an excellent value for Sunday brunch buffet. Wonderful to have indoor AND outdoor heated patio dining options. Great service.

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HARRY
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, and excellent service.

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vipInternationalFoodie1
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

We visited on Sunday; buffet day. All the food I tried, 90% of spread, was super tasty. We highly recommend.

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on December 4, 2021

Hi InternationalFoodie1 Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star. We are glad you relished our food and service on the Sunday Brunch. It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining at Amber but my first time after the pandemic. Absolutely loved it! The food, the service, attention to detail! Highly recommend this to anyone looking for authentic Indian food with an excellent ambience! Cant wait to come back!

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hi Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star. We are glad you relished our food and service and wlecome back to Amber. It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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Deepak
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Amber used to have great food, but now the quality has gone way down. For the price I don't its not worth any more.

Amber management, please step up and go back to your old quality.

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sass
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We reserved to have Diwali dinner, but when we went there, they told us they are out of it a day before! A big disappointment as we took a friend from out of state and we have to order out of menu. Food was good but missed the festive dinner!! They should inform people, when it was advertised 2-3 weeks in advance.

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Zmbn
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Went specifically for the diwali offer and they said they ran out. The food was overpriced and their quality has dropped of late.

I do hope they take this feedback to improve again!

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vipMarleneS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely the most creative and delicious Indian food I have ever eaten, even considering many restaurants in India!

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on November 6, 2021

Hi Marlene Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star and for the beutiful words of appreciation. We are glad you relished our food and service. It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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vipVandana
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular and love everything about Amber India. As a vegetarian, I love having so many excellent options! I come here for Diwali every year and the special Diwali brunch is outstanding! I am so happy to dine here again and missed my regular meals here during the pandemic. The food is as excellent as always which is not the case at so many other restaurants. I highly recommend dining at Amber India often.

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on November 6, 2021

Hi Vandana Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star and also for taking the time to describe everything so beautifully. We are glad to have guests as loyal as you who make Amber India inspire to do better each day and keep working on our menu and creativity. I am happy to know you relish our food and service. It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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knowingfood
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

it was a beautiful rich display of Indian food for Diwali. i am not Indian. i was very unwell 6h. it was spices and something w milk that my
digestive cant digest.
it would b better for Amber to consider its customers and not everyone tolerates their spices and or their use of milk

judy g

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on November 6, 2021

Hi Judy I am sorry to know about your health. We at Amber take pride in our Food and Service. The Chefs have designed the menu in a way that can suit diversified palate and dietery restrictions. Most food is not spicy at the restaurant and the team is available for assistance, having said that we can always make certain items mild if asked. Also, thank you for appreciating the spread. We are glad you liked that. We will look forward to having you back soon. Regards

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NancyJP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber has excellent food and cocktail choices. Indoor and outside dining available with great ambiance. Food was great and service was excellent

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on November 1, 2021

Hi Nancy Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taknig the time to review us with a five star and also for sharing your feedback and appreciation. It is always a pleasure to know that our greats relished our food and service. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation for the team. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, nice decor, convenient location, great food. I ordered the Farmer’s Market vegetable korma. They vary the veggies as to what’s seasonal. Cocktails excellent also. They are adding a second patio soon.

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on October 30, 2021

Hi Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star. We are glad you relished our food and service. It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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BradleyFlynn
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. The Butter Chicken is one of my favorites but everything is good.

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hi Bradley Flynn Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star. And also for writing down it in detail. We are glad you relished our food and service. It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. Your Feedback is precious. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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BriannaB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had such a great time here. Our server was so kind and thoughtful, it made our visit even better. The food was so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it; will be back

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hi Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star. We are glad you relished our food and service. It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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DinerGirl
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on October 21, 2021

Hi DinerGirl Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star. We are glad you relished our food and service. It is always a pleasure to know our guests had a great experience. Your Feedback is precious. We will look forward to have you dine in with us soon again. Regards

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DonnaR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for our anniversary. I had dined here about 10 years ago when I was in San Francisco on business. First tine I had Indian cuisine. It was so good.
So we decided to go to San Francisco for our anniversary and I wanted to go back to Amber
It was amazingly! The food and service are exceptional. It was the first time my husband had Indian cuisine and he loved it too.
They even did a gluten free desert for us that said happy Anniversary
I definitely recommend amber restaurant

Amber India - San Francisco
Responded on October 20, 2021

Hi Donna Greetings from team Amber India! Allow me to thank you for taking the time to review us with a five star. It is always a pleasure to know that our guests had a great dine in experience. We take pride and happiness in what we do and we beleive in ensuring that our guests not only just dine in with us but also take happy, pleasant memories. We will look forward to seeing you soon. Regards

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FAQs

Amber India - San Francisco does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Amber India - San Francisco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 777-0500.

Amber India - San Francisco is rated 4.4 stars by 2732 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.