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About Amber India

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.

25 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:30pm

Cross Street:
4th & Market

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 777-0500

Website:
http://www.amber-india.com/SanFrancisco/

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.

Parking Details:
Fifth & Mission Parking garage.

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate parties up to 30 people.

Private Party Contact:
Ajay Kahol: (415) 777-0500

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Amber India Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (37)
Authentic (35)
Good for a Date (30)
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Fit for Foodies (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Spicy (22)
Business Meals (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Casual (11)
Romantic (11)
Vegan (11)
Cozy (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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Live Sports (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing service, even better food! We felt tended to the whole night, and they provided food like Chicken Tikka Masala despite it’s not being on the menu. Wonderful place!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Waiter ignored our request for menus twice. Finally had to walk out. Have had previous good experience at Amber but I guess they just want to push the expensive high margin buffet at lunchtime...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Service abysmal. Took 30 minutes to get a bottle of wine. Food worse than the service. Duck appetizer dry and chewy. Lobster main course in a nutshell: left lobster on the plate for the first time ever. Maybe the worst dining experience ever in SF. Hard to be believe it is highly rated. Had two Indian colleagues at dinner and they both agreed the dinner experience was sub-standard.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Pricey but unbelievable food. Best Indian food I’ve ever had

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amber is a lovely restaurant space, easy to get to on BART and staffed well. But the food was uniformly undistinguished. For four of us, we ordered two starters (Duck Breast and Cauliflower,) four mains (Butter Chicken, Lamb Chops, Chicken Biryani, and a seafood clay pot,) plus two sides and rice. Our lovely server endorsed our order as including many of her favorites. The food was pretty, arrived hot and at a good pace, but was too much alike. The flavors across the range of dishes were too homogenous. I was very disappointed and will not return nor would I recommend it.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was good but we were rushed to leave the restaurant as they had table reserved for other guests immediately after us. So if you want to eat with family and have a relaxed dining experience this is not the right place.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there for the weekend lunch buffet. Everything was great! Just wish there were better vegetarian curry options. But they change it from week to week so I would still go back!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were early for 5:45 pm reservation by 20minutes so we asked the Manager if we could be seated or wait at the bar. He said no problem we can seat you. The hostess took us to our table in a corner where there were guests seated on either side of our table. All other areas of the restaurant were empty so we asked to be seated in the middle of the restaurant and not be confined in one corner with rest of the guests. The hostess said she was explicitly told to have us seat there. I asked to please request and check with the manager again. She came back with the same answer that the sections are divided by servers. I went to the Manager and asked to be seated somewhere else and he said that’s all the seating he has or we can wait at the bar. So we waited at the bar and in less than 15 mins our table was ready and he called us to be seated. For just 15 mins of this behavior from the Manager I am giving them low rating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

we really enjoyed our time there and the food was really yummy....oh, so were the cocktails. we could hear each other talk, which is important!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Was here about 4 years ago and enjoyed it very much. Amazing food and great service. Returned to it December 2017 expecting the same and was disappointed.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We have always liked Amber, but feel that the food for cost is not as good as it used to be. The buffet seemed to have fewer choices this time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always a great meal with lots of flavor. Butter Chicken is the best. City fav!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Really disappointed. High prices for ordinary food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner with family after the theatre

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas Eve and everyone really enjoyed the food and the experience. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have eaten at Amber several times and will continue to go regularly. I can always count on them for delicious fresh Indian food and excellent service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

For Christmas eve lunch - there was a special price with 15% tip already added for party of 4. If they are going to do this they should let folks know ahead of time. Usually restaurants add tip for larger parties.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We love Indian food and this was great! Fun location. They had some issues with our cocktails but fixed them right away. We ordered the saag paneer and the butter chicken with lots of naan. There were 3 of us and this was plenty of food and was wonderful! They also gave us a light and refreshing sorbet at the end. We all would recommend this place and will be back!

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was slow and disorganized. Food good but not outstanding (especially considering the price). We will likely not return.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

#1. Definitely not for vegans. #2. Very limited menu, not the usual wide range of foods. #3. My particular dish was execrable, some sort of jalapenos in a gloopy, tasteless gravy (like gravy for mashed potatoes. But over jalapenos.) No other vegetables. Ick. It's hard to screw up Indian food but this place did it. #4. Cocktails were good. #5 Waiter was inattentive and impatient. #6.
#ThisPlaceSucks

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent buffet. Also great al la carte dishes for dinner. Beautiful restaurant.
Have fun and fine cuisine!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is our go to restaurant every Dec before or after the theater or ballet in the city. The korma is excellent and the kids love the virgin cocktails. This time around we tried the sea bass clay pot and it was a bit too oily but everything else was flavorful and well prepared. The cauliflower appetizer is a must.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love this place! Never fails to please fans of Indian food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Order a starter (Spinach) which was excellent that arrived very promptly, followed by the Tandoori chicken, which came after over 30mins. It was very dry and the chicken and did not taste as good as previous times when I ordered it.

Wine was ordered by the glass, but had to wave the waiter numerous times to get his attention.

A discount was made on the check for my comment about dry chicken, which was a nice gesture. But the fact that it happened makes me feel like they are inconsistent.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was decent, server, Prem was also soft spoken. Overall pretty good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was mediocre, the service was bad but the mango lassi was great.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We are new to SFO. We went there with a lot of expectations after reading the reviews. However, it turned out to be a very bad experience. We didn't like the food at all. This restaurant seems very non-vegetarian biased and I could be wrong, but none of there vegetarian dishes impressed us, cocktails were okay. Not a good value for money we spent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had an amazing holiday get together of friends. We loved the cauliflower in coconut creme and the flash fried spinach. The butter chicken might just be the best anywhere. Service was friendly and helpful, ambiance was just right for catching up. Location right downtown feels special. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fathers birthday dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Most unusual Indian menu. Each dish was wonderful...Sea bass was phenomenal! Lovely artistic decor, and great service. What more could anyone want?

Tags: Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Without question, the best Indian food I've had in the United States.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food arrived hot but I received the wrong meal at first. They apologized saying they were unusually busy. When my meal finally arrived it was good but not among the best Indian I have had. There was very little depth to the flavors. The Naan was definitely not very good. It reminded me of an overdone pita more than a Naan, dry and flavorless.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Menu is unfriendly for single diner. U can choose only one dish and bread to go with it. Staff very unhelpful in suggesting combination, expect you to order2 full dish’s and waste food. Finally I did NOT get to eat what I wanted.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is my second time in Amber. First time was mind blowing. This second time, just good. I don´t know why they don´t say anything about the Buffet on Saturdays. Anyway, good fod but I really was especting much more.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of the few amazing Indian restaurants in the city.
Highly recommend their weekend brunches and ala carte menu during the week.
Good is unique, tasteful and amazing!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was superb! We’re always so pleased with the food and service here.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

the kicker was with the bill; two for brunch on a reservation, without notice, a mandatory tip on a prix fixe banquet brunch. first time, last time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Love this place. I can take anyone here and they love the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Birthday lunch for a girlfriend. Food was great and it was nice they brought out a birthday dessert. But it took 10+ minutes to get a servers attention for the check and then even more time for them to pick it up and return with receipts to sign.

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