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Amber India

4.4
2175 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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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
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Phone number
(415) 777-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate parties up to 30 people.
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Private party contact
Ajay Kahol: (415) 777-0500
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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.
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Cross street
4th & Market
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Parking details
Fifth & Mission Parking garage.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2175 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The host was rude

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AnkurG (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good ambience, bad food!! This place is pricey, that is fine but the taste of the food is not even close to indian food. If i heat my togo food the day after, i assume that will taste better.

Ambience is good for an indian restaurant but everything else, including service is bad. I had higher expectations from this place, but it was an utter disappointment. Breads were frozen ( no fresh breads), curries were spice-less and sweet. Not even close to good indian food. Big no, if eating good indian food is on your mind.

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Whatsamattayou (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Delicious, as usual. My only negative is that it's a tad pricey, but I don't mind paying more for excellent food.

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MridulS (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Good Indian dishes with some creative twist. Getting a table took some time past the reservation time but once seated it was a good experience

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Giorgio (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent Indian restaurant, the best of SF. Food is authentic and of great quality, beer is good, ambience is nice.
The Chicken Biryani rice is excellent, same (if not better) than the best restaurants in Hyderabad.
Warmly recommended!

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vipLACanes (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Best Indian food we’ve ever had, and that’s saying A LOT. The wait service was one of the best we’ve ever experienced as well. But, for the first time, we went with a stroller, only to learn that they don’t allow strollers. We had a travel stroller that did not allow the seat to be removed, and our 6 month old is too small for a high chair. They ended up going out of their way to accommodate us, but just be forewarned, don’t bring a stroller in the future.

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Prashant (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Best classy Indian buffet (lunch) in town. They always have a live cooking station, love their appetizers and deserts.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Table was not ready at time it was booked for which in and of itself wasn’t that bad but the attitude of the manager was rude and horrible. I merely asked (so I could weigh my options) how long it would be before the table would be ready and he responded he had no idea, that I should sit down, and that I should consider myself lucky for having a reservation at all, or else I would have had an 1.5 hour waiting time. A small apology for the delay is all that’s required to keep a guest with a reservation happy.

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Anonymus2 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

They offered us the menu per person option
Not good, better a la cart

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GLPSF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent Indian Food and great service! The lunch buffet is the best but dinner was also good

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I go here quite often one of our favorite places for a friends or family lunch..excellent buffet

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ScottJ (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I've been going to Amber for many years and have ranked it high on my list of preferred restaurants in this SF neighborhood. But this time the lunch buffet seemed duller and less flavorful than in the past. The butter chicken was bland, the naan was dry, etc. I trust this was just an off-day and will give it another try. Meanwhile, it wasn't bad, but I was disappointed compared to stellar past experiences.

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SFinsider (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Good spot for healthy vegan food with an upbeat business atmosphere. I recommend the restaurant. I hope that Amber adds more vegetarian and vegan options to the menu.

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vipanon (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

My wife and I have eaten many times at Amber and it is always a pleasant experience. The dining room is well laid out, the menu is varied, the food well prepared, and the wines are fairly priced. This time the only negative aspect was the relay team service. I prefer to have one person introduce themselves at the beginning of the meal and for them to serve our table throughout the meal, not one person taking the order, then another introducing themselves and another bringing the food where upon the first person reappears. Management may think this increases efficiency but it definitely lessens the dining experience.

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vipLee123 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This high end Indian restaurant was delicious and had a beautiful atmosphere. The service was good and the meal was really enjoyed. Great Friday evening dinner!

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vipTylerHofinga (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I felt robbed at 21.95 for lunch buffet. Small buffet and almost everything fried. So disappointed.

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vipsusiek (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The lunch buffet is a great deal and it's really good! A great variety of meat and veggie dishes. The staff is always friendly and service is great.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The best thing this restaurant has going for it is location. But otherwise, it is waaaaay overpriced Indian food. The Indian food is not much different than anywhere else. The raita was thick and flavorless. The naan was flat and basic. Service was good though.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing Indian food. Great for date night or happy hour.

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YumYum (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was my 5th or 6th visit to Amber and definitelky the last one. The service was mediocre and the food was disappointing. The hot appetizer ( duck kebab) was served lukewarm and was too sour, the entrée (butter chicken) was nothing to write home about and the dessert (Panna Cotta) was nothing even close to what Panna Cotta should be. I was actually surprised to see Panna Cotta dessert on the menu in the Indian restaurant and asked the waiter prior to ordering if it was really an Italian style Panna Cotta which he confirmed - a true lie resulting in sending the dessert back...

However the most unpleasant thing was that despite informing the restaurant that this dinner was my friend's birthday celebration no one bothered to put a candle in his dessert ot at least congratulate him on his birthday.

Total failure!

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