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Amber India - San Francisco

4.6
4.6
2692 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

9:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Dining areas

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 2,692 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Indian

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  1. EE

    EssEffMD

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I have dined here several times both pre and post COVID, sadly, the restaurant seems to be slowly declining. The cocktails are noticeably smaller than they were previously and K was dismayed to hear that they don't have steak knives for their patrons. I got quite an arm work out sawing through my lamb entree with the butter knife that I was forced to use. Needless to say, I won't be returning anytime soon.
  2. DI

    DIDIERH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food very tasty Very efficient and attentive staff
  3. MK

    McKayR

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The service was absolutely terrible. We had to ask for naan and also drinks. We then had to track down a different server to get our check. It was just a joke all around when it came to service which ruins everything about the dining experience.
  4. CN

    CynthiaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Sunday Brunch. There were lots of options including our favorites, dosas and butter chicken. We are planning to come back!
  5. MC

    MCSF

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous dinner at Amber India! Excellent food, service and ambiance.
  6. DW

    DanW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In town for a vacation weekend. Amber is still just as good as it always was. Only complaint was that they didn’t have any background music playing and the menu they have on opentable was not updated with their current menu. Other than these nits a fantastic place to get legit Indian.
  7. GK

    GauravK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, good price. Overall, an enjoyable experience for a buffet lunch.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food that deserves all the points and praise. A little tight to other tables for my comfort.
  9. WS

    WouterS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday brunch buffet is really an excellent way to try all the delicious dishes the restaurant has to offer at a great price. Quality is high and it includes bottomless mimosas. Friendly and attentive staff. We will be going back here.
  10. MR

    MelissaR

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    said the wait was 30-45mins. hopped on opentable and secured a table for 15mins. Got seated right away. Hostess was not very friendly or accommodating. Never got a text on phone from them saying our table was ready. So, make a reservation even if it is only 15mins in advance.
  11. G

    Guilhermedico

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I were delighted to see that Amber India, a previous favorite, had survived the pandemic and had a full complement of diners on a Friday evening in July 2022. The fusion Indian cuisine served here continues to be superb. As appetizers, we enjoyed the Cauliflower Bezule and the Malabari Shrimp. Our main courses consisted of a tandoor baked Malai Salmon and Butter Chicken in a cream sauce. Sides included the Garlic Chive Naan and, in lieu of rice, the Trio of Quinoa Pilaf. All dishes were amazing. Amber India offers several artisanal cocktails. We ordered the Call It Curry, a wonderfully spicy take on rum, and the Ras Bahri, a refreshing, fruity drink based on vodka and sparkling wine. Four desserts were available during our visit to the restaurant. We ordered the Amber’s Yomo, a yogurt mango parfait. Service was excellent and each course arrived at appropriate intervals. My only complaint is that tables at Amber India are too high relative to the seats. We thought that this might be peculiar to the window booths, where we were originally seated. But we experienced the same large gap when we moved to a center table. Essentially, the table ends up being level with your upper chest. We are men of average height, so perhaps taller patrons will not be as aware of this gap as we were.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Indian food, great service and cool atmosphere. Would recommend.
  13. U

    Unknown

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was very nice Beautiful ambience with good vibes Nice people
  14. SF

    SFDiner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I've been here for brunch buffets on the weekends and regular lunch - great selection of vegetarian options. Attentive service. A little pricey but worth it!
  15. b

    bobfaircloth

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat here every time I have a chance. This visit was no exception to the wonderful experiences I have had dozens of times, but an old dog can try new things and the Lamb Korma + Shrimp Biryani was as delightful as my usual Butter Chicken. I’m already looking forward to the next visit.
  16. CA

    CleanAirGal

    San Francisco

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved coming here as we always do. My husband brought his colleague here for the first time yesterday and he loved everything! He especially loved the manager coming over to explain how the spice preparation process is done every morning with whole spices ground fresh each day. He was blown away by the food and plans to bring his wife here for dinner. My husband absolutely loved the baigan bartha (spiced eggplant). I always love everything and am so happy to see the restaurant doing well. I’ll be back soon with more new friends.
  17. JK

    JamesK

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian Restaurant we have found in S.F. Not inexpensive, but worth it.
  18. TF

    TimothyF

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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.
  19. o

    ooraeoo

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Weekend brunch is always delicious as always
  20. 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!!
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. d

    davelees1

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food & service!!
  24. 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!
  25. 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
  26. JK

    JulieK

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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.
  27. CA

    CleanAirGal

    San Francisco

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 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 :-)
  28. 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.
  29. c

    cookie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great vegan options.
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. CK

    ChefK

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Remarkably uncomfortable banquettes and chairs. Ambiance disappointing.
  34. 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!
  35. AA

    AnanthA

    Dallas

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    overall good
  36. AM

    ArvindM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic a la carte lunch experience.
  37. JC

    JonathanC

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Amazing tandoori
  38. 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!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the server Loved the food Everything was exceptional
  40. 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

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 2692 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Amber India - San Francisco

25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103

Dining areas

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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