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Amber India - San Francisco

4.6
4.6
2678 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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 777-0500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Hitesh Gautam

  • Catering

    Let Amber organize and cater your next affair. We cater for all events from intimate meals to corporate parties. Customized menus and personalized packages are available. We will work with you to create the ideal menu for your affair. Your event may also be enhanced with specialty items and an array of colorful lines options.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties up to 30 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ajay Kahol: (415) 777-0500

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    4th & Market

  • Parking details

    Fifth & Mission Parking garage.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,678 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Indian

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  1. TF

    TimothyF

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We have been here a couple of times and took our daughter and her fiancé and they loved it as much we did. My wife absolutely obsesses with the Butter chicken and I love the lamb curry. We all cannot get enough of the garlic naan. For quality Indian food, this is a great find.
  2. s

    scarab

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business meeting with people from NY City & they loved the food!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience here! Service and food were equally exquisite!
  4. JR

    JamesR

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. The lunch crowd was very loud making it very hard to hear my guest.
  5. d

    davelees1

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food & service!!
  6. CZ

    216CindyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best Indian food we’ve ever had. Quiet, upscale vibe with attentive service and excellent food. It was easy to find delicious vegetarian options and all were wonderful! Stop reading - just go!
  7. L

    Lukken

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Came on a buffet day- very good traditional Indian food. Spice overall was mild/medium likely due to it being buffet
  8. JK

    JulieK

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Huge portions. One of the best Indian restaurants I have been to in awhile.
  9. CA

    CleanAirGal

    San Francisco

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here with my husband and best friend for my birthday dinner. As usual, we loved everything! We started with cocktail's (spice route, honey something and an Amber Manhattan) plus papad. Yum! My friend had the saffron lobster, my husband had the sea bass curry and I had the tandoori paneer kabob. We split a few orders of olive oil naan which balanced the meals. We all absolutely loved everything and are already looking forward to our next meal at Amber India! Thank you for another excellent dining experience :-)
  10. N

    Neha

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Food has always been good at Amber but the rest is deteriorating. Went at at night and it was incredibly dark, both server and our party could barely see each other. We ended up leaving early as everyone was falling asleep. The drinks were also way too sweet and when I asked them to lighten it, they dumped out the whole drink, left some raspberries and replaced with club soda. Not great for the cost. The food is usually pricey but given the lack of good Indian food in the city, I would go here. But given all these other issues, this might have been the last time.
  11. c

    cookie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great vegan options.
  12. j

    junepoem

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fast service, nice ambience. We ordered veg biryani, chicken biryani (portion a bit small for 2), chicken tikka, and rotis. All the food was extremely flavorful and portions were mostly good. Went here twice on our week-long trip!
  13. l

    lovetoeat

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tourists -we were visiting from Los Angeles. Food really tasty, rack of lamb tandoori great. Sauces tasty. Curries excellent. The yogurt sauce was the only item not to my taste-too sweet.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    They were extremely accommodating after I had to adjust the reservation time not once, but twice. The food was absolutely incredible, just not as spicy as I’d have appreciated. Either way, it was impeccable. Portions were above par, and every dish came out spaced appropriately to coordinate with our drinks as we socialized. The only drawback was that our waiter only came to the table twice: once to ask our order and once to see if the food was okay. The bussers did ALL of the work and were much more polite with helping our table while dining. Originally I had wanted to leave four stars solely because our server was nowhere to be found. However, due to the extra staff and their accommodations by asking about food and to go boxes and consistently filling up our waters, I rated this five stars.
  15. CK

    ChefK

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Remarkably uncomfortable banquettes and chairs. Ambiance disappointing.
  16. KN

    KatieN

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Went on a Sunday and it was pretty quiet, probably didn't need the reservation. Food was very, very tasty. Service was OK but not great, we had to ask a couple of times for drink menus, for example. On the whole it felt a little expensive for the overall experience. Will definitely go back, though!
  17. AA

    AnanthA

    Dallas

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    overall good
  18. AM

    ArvindM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic a la carte lunch experience.
  19. JC

    JonathanC

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Amazing tandoori
  20. JE

    JESSICA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In spite of the restaurant being quite busy due to conferences in the area, our group was promptly seated in a very nice private room. While others were seated without reservations, I would suggest reservations as they appear to give those with reservations the nicer tables!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the server Loved the food Everything was exceptional
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We have been here multiple time and always loved the food. This time around - All the food was good, except the paneer dish which was overcooked and it almost felt like they had put tofu instead of paneer. First time we are seeing bad quality food at amber, which has always exceeded our expectation
  23. CA

    CleanAirGal

    San Francisco

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I consistently enjoy my meals at Amber India. I brought a friend who had not dined here before and, while he enjoyed it, the prices were too high. He can totally afford it but he probably won’t be back. I’ll be back for sure 😊
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    the servers are a little uneducated on how to serve the table when the table orders family style. they are very good otherwise. we ended up serving our own food from heavy serving bowls. also, the menus were dripping sauce/oil
  25. DV

    DolceVita23

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Zero stars.
  26. M

    Malwai

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It’s been years since I tried their Santana Row location but this one definitely missed the mark. The food tasted “sweet”. Where are the Indian spices? They also can’t make a happy hour cocktail during non-happy hours?? Seriously?
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our go-to after the symphony. Love the samosas to start. I favor the veggie dishes, my husband the lamb and seafood.
  28. A

    Artee

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dishes were beautifully spiced to bring out the flavors of the food without overpowering it.
  29. p

    patrickb

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Food arrived promptly and was very delicious. Had buttered chicken and crispy spinach starter. Pesto nan was spicy but not hot. Mixed drinks were interesting but not my favorite.

    Amber India - San FranciscoResponded on March 13, 2022Hi PatrickB Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is a pleasure to know that you relished the food and service. We are glad you had a great dining experience at our restaurant. Your feedback for the drinks is noted and we shall work on more options. Thanks you again for your review. We will look forward to having you dine in with us soon again. Regards

  30. MF

    ManuelF

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was OUTSTANDING. Great wines, even by the glass, to pair with the spicier foods. The service was very consistent throughout the entire evening.

    Amber India - San FranciscoResponded on March 5, 2022Hi Manuel F Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is a pleasure to know that you relished the food and service. We are glad you had a great dining experience at our restaurant. Thank you agian for the kind words. We will look forward to having you dine in with us soon again. Regards

  31. DG

    DeeptyG

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the buffet! Would def be going there soon!!!

    Amber India - San FranciscoResponded on March 1, 2022Hi DeeptyG Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is a pleasure to know that you relished the food and service, specially the buffet. We are glad you had a great dining experience at our restaurant. We will look forward to having you dine in with us soon again. Regards

  32. D

    Dimitry

    San Francisco

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite (top 3) Indian restaurants in SF. Went twice this week for lunch - very convenient location close to Moscone center. The buffet is great. Plenty of choices chicken , goat, fish and vegetarian . My favorite dish remains butter chicken. Friendly service.

    Amber India - San FranciscoResponded on February 19, 2022Hi Dimitry Greetings from Team Amber India Restaurants! Thank you for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to have you dine in with us. I am glad to know that you relished the food and service. We are glad you had a great dining experience at our restaurant. We will look forward to having you dine in with us soon again to enjoy our Bottomless mimosa brunch on weekends as well. Regards

  33. VG

    VinitaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and hospitality. Papdi chaat appetizer is must have
  34. JL

    JackLondonJon

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I enjoyed the food. My friend and I ordered samosas and the bread basket for the table. And for my entree, I ordered the lamb chops. Everything was tasty. The lamb chops were marinated well and roasted nicely, though I would have liked them to be a little more pink rather than well done. The service was less than stellar. We ordered cocktails. They arrived so late (we were drinking wine and ate the appetizers: no cocktails!) that I canceled my order. Even after the server knew that we were upset that the cocktails hadn't arrived, my friend didn't get his until after the entree came.
  35. m

    manojp

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and delicious food, best Indian in SF

    Amber India - San FranciscoResponded on February 12, 2022Hi ManojP Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is a pleasure to know that you relished the food and service. We are glad you had a great dining experience at our restaurant. We will look forward to having you dine in with us soon again. Regards

  36. N

    Nanokul

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall excellent... Cab wines selection below par in the $70-$100 range...:-(
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    30th anniversary

    Amber India - San FranciscoResponded on February 12, 2022Hi Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is a pleasure to know that you relished the food and service. We are glad you had a great dining experience at our restaurant and were happy to know that you celebrated yuor big day with us. We will look forward to having you dine in with us soon again. Regards

  38. E

    Erlinda

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will come back again. Food was delicious. My second time dining.

    Amber India - San FranciscoResponded on February 12, 2022Hi Erlinda Greetings from Team Amber India! Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is a pleasure to know that you relished the food and service was upto the amber India standards. We are glad you had a great dining experience at our restaurant. We will look forward to having you dine in with us soon again. Regards

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful Sag Paneer and perfect naan
  40. WT

    WillowTree

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

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 4.6 stars by 2678 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

Ready in 25 minutes

Start takeout order

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Google Map for Amber India - San Francisco

25 Yerba Buena Lane San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th & Market

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Fifth & Mission Parking garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Hitesh Gautam

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 777-0500

  • Catering

    Let Amber organize and cater your next affair. We cater for all events from intimate meals to corporate parties. Customized menus and personalized packages are available. We will work with you to create the ideal menu for your affair. Your event may also be enhanced with specialty items and an array of colorful lines options.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties up to 30 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ajay Kahol: (415) 777-0500

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