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Amber India - San Francisco

4.5
2700 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
What 2700 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SharadB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Horrible food. Nothing authentic or traditional - please skip

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Reikimama
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people served and interacted with us , the food was amazing.

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rana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This used to be our goto place. Visited here the first time after COVID and the dishes we used to love did not taste good. Will come back again to make sure this was a one-off but our experience was not great.

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PratikP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing Indian food - especially Organic Dal Amber and Samosas/Samosa Chaat.

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vipFOODGRAZER
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Absolutely delicious.

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LaurieT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails, outstanding menu that delivered beyond expectations, gracious service. This has been one of our first forays into indoor dining since the pandemic, and it was a great choice.

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billbob
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It's part of getting back up to speed but Amber was short of staff but not in the kitchen since the food was as good as always. It's one of my favorite restaurants but is now too close to the techies and AI people who aren't always the politest or most respectful of others.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good. A bit overpriced but I do not like the 6-7% added charge in the city for employee benefits on top of the high sales tax and tip. It all almost adds up to 30-40% above the food bill.

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vipJames
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I normally have the Lamb Chops but, tonight I had the Sea Bass. It was Dining for India night and the food was amazing. The service is always top notch. I look forward to joining you again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Indian food! Fantastic service! Thank you Santos!

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vipFrank63
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quality Indian cuisine in a dated setting.

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vipKosherDave1369
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!
Xlnt service
Quite a Memorable experience

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SarahJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the recommendation from the waiter! I got a glass of red wine (I believe it was a Rioja) sea bass curry and the Punjabi samosa chat for the starter. I had a really lovely dinner!

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IvyY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is amazing! They have the best butter chicken ever! The restaurant seems a little short-staffed but overall good service! It would be nice to have more space between the tables.

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vipTomk
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out in a year. The restaurant adhere to all safety procedures. The food was excellent as well as the service. Would definitely return to this restaurant.

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vipJames
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Right on point . Lamb Chops out of this world.

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duaneger
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite Indian restaurants in San Fran.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was awesome

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vipRAHRAHRAH
London
29 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food exceptional. Sea bass curry very very good - extra spicy please. Inside restaurant is dark and dingy, spoils the experience: that said, the food quality is top notch. Service is eclectic.... rather quirky! Nice

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vipBenP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. A bit pricey but unique menu items and very tasty.

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vipZahra
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Last times I visited this restaurant in 2019 and 2020 they were good, the food and drinks were good too.

In 2021, the tables looked like they were falling apart. The water came in glasses with insects in them... the food had flavor but the fish was over cooked and the nan was hard.

The drinks were bland and the lychee drink tasted like cough syrup.

Really disappointing

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vipcharlie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was bland, meat was tough, and for the price ... :(

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Great service but my lamb chops where not as tasty and good as usual. Very disappointed 😩

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, cocktails and service!
Being outdoor was a bit cold but the heaters helped a lot.

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dhruvg
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was fine but I believe the expectations I had in my mind were a bit too high. It seemed a bit too overpriced for what the entire experience was.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Awesome service! Tables outside were socially distanced (with heaters available). Would recommend for high quality Indian food!

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pinkyK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spinach chaat was amazing. The rest of the meal was very good too, and so were the cocktails

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AbhinayN
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

we were served frozen stale food, definitely one of the worst dining experiences I have had, surely not visiting them again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! Open for a late lunch, some of the best Food I've had in SF! The server made fresh chai for me when I ordered it. What a wonderful experience. Nice warm heaters for outdoor COVID-mitigated dining.

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vipSabz
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was great and ambience was wonderful. However, the food was subpar for the price. Tasted old and was greasy and just not palatable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Karwachouth special dinner date - the overall experience was good.
Few things to callout:
1. Tomato taste was overpowering in Kadhai Paneer curry. Too much of tomatoes which had suppressed the actual taste of curry.
2. We have ordered Rasmalai in dessert and it was an average dish. The main reason is the stuffing which was supposed to be soft but it wasn’t as expected. Additionally it’s taste quite a different and texture was also different.

Apart from above callouts, other things were extraordinary. Tandoori Paneer starter/entree , Butter Chicken curry, Butter Naan, Mango lassi, Ras Bahri cocktail, Gulab Jamun. This place serves One of the best Mango lassi in Bay area.

We have requested to make Butter Chicken curry on spicy side and it was damn good. It was full of flavors- slight creamy and sweet and then burst with spice.

We loved the food, thoroughly enjoyed it and definitely recommended for yummy-delicious indian food.

Overall: 3 1/2 stars (deducting half star due to 2 callouts else it would have been 4 stars)

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Aseke
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amber never disappoints. a great place to try quality Indian cuisine.

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vipSFFoodie
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Quality ingredients, well prepared. Staff very good about COVID precautions. Outdoor patio was comfortable.

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Diamond
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambience!! always great food . I hope they can bring back the charm they had before

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Did a great job with wearing masks, social distancing and still serving great food!

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vipJFK2SFO
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have opened up an outdoor patio, which helps for social distancing dining.

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MichaelM
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a nice location. Not the cheapest or best cocktails, but the food was amazing. The preacher on the cross street was annoying as he was on a PA. I guess there is no decibel code in SF? The Staff was great and friendly. Proud of their quality food.

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vipJames
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Relation after work some outdoor dining .

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 4.5 stars by 2700 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.