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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

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (30)
Authentic (29)
Good for a Date (25)
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Special Occasion (24)
Spicy (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Business Meals (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Great for Lunch (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Vegan (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Romantic (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Casual (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 6 hours ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Birthday

An early dinner finished a perfect afternoon after seeing Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet at YBCA and the Robert Rauchenberg exhibit at SFMOMA

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I requested a quiet table and was really pleased that the request was honored. Our server was great! He managed our small group arriving at different times very well and was attentive without being obtrusive. The atmosphere is pleasant and the location great from the parking and public transit viewpoint. It is a good reliable downtown restaurant, though a little pricier than I had remembered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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·Dined 5 days ago

My sister's favorite place to go when she visits me from Los Angeles.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Phenomenal food, to-notch service and wonderful ambiance. A most memorable dining experience!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a great high end Indian restaurant near popular union square area. Love the butter chicken, tandoori, and dal. Naan and roti are a must have.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Spicy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Garlic Nan and Butter Chicken are musts!! I order butter chicken MILD, but that is just me. The sea bass was also a cut above!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Marriott Marquisに宿泊したら必ず行きます。ホテルのすぐ裏にあります。味もおいしいインド料理で、少しお高いですが、外れのないお店です。

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

evefyone at the table agreed it was some of the best tasting and most flavorful food we'd had. So good!

Tags: Tapas, Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I've been eating at Amber India for many years and always been impressed by the food. This meal was, unfortunately, quite disappointing. They seem to be just coasting on their reputation, as the food was really not very good. I like spicy food, but not at the expense of flavor, and there was very little flavor in most of the dishes other than chile.

Please note this was for the lunch buffet. I cannot comment on their dinner or a la carte service for lunch.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really terrible service from Dan, incredibly rude to us. Food was good but not worth how uncomfortable our waiter made all four of us feel.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Large portions. Food prepared well. Dan, our server, was excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I have eaten at Amber many times, and this is the first time the food was mediocre. I had the lunch buffet. There were fewer selections than on previous visits, and nothing was above average-even the butter chicken, which is one of the specialties.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

It is probably my tenth trip to Amber in 2 years and I have never been disappointed. They continue to maintain their standards whether it is the lunch buffet or the dinner menu. Probably the best North Indian food in San Francisco city area in my opinion. Every one of my guests wants a repeat performance there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food not that good. Not flexible with seating. Not good service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food here is upscale Indian and delicious and the restaurant seems to draw a mainly Indian crowd. There are things on the luchtime buffet (which is so much better than any of the other Indian buffets I’ve been to) that sometimes are too spicy for my gringo taste, but there are things on the menu that aren’t too spicy. My favorite appetizer is the palak chat, flash-fried spinach served with tamarind sauce. It’s my go-too place for birthday lunches.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful authentic Indian cuisine with a modern touch

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Upscale Indian food. Chicken tikka was amazing, tender and flavorful and their version of baingen Bertha is not to be missed. Real gem. Pricier than usual Indian but reasonable. Party of 3 with wine was $150.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been at Amber India on several occasions. It is high end and delicious Indian food. Also very convenient place to meet friends coming in from the East Bay - only a few steps to the BART Powell Station. We will return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was good but too quick. Looked like we were being rushed. Food was tasty but on the heavier side. Good Indian to go from time to time but allow 24 hours for post meal digestion.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

What can I say? It was just a dinner with a friend - the food was delicious, the beer was cold, the service was timely and polite! In other words the evening went smoothly and I would gladly recommend this place for anyone who wants to have a pleasant meal!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amber deserves its fantastic reputation. The food is succulently delicious with wonderful spices and flavors. The service is impeccable; our waiter was amazing and was very nice about dealing with my food intolerances! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We've eaten here several times and always enjoyed it. This time we brought three other couples and had one of the best meals that we've ever had here. Great appetizers were cauliflower, and lentil bites. Entrees we enjoyed were lamb chops and mushroom kofta among others.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great buffet choices and really attentive service. The buttered chicken is outstanding. Best location near shopping.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful as always, our go to celebration restaurant!
Service and food were just fantastic! It's become already a tradition, every year we go to Amber - hubby favorite's restaurant in the city - to celebrate his birthday :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We both really enjoyed our meal here. Definitely the best Indian food I've had outside of India. Would recommend to anyone wanting to experience a high quality meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good, waitress was very condescending. Spoilt our evening

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delicious Indian food in a beautiful setting with great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Third visit... Food more exotic than some other Indian restaurants but beautifully presented, and delicious! This time service slow. Otherwise, a great oasis off often overwhelming Market Street.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Amber has the best Indian buffet lunch I've had, and there are a lot in the Bay Area. All you can eat for $20!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Amber India provides the right mix of delightful food, excellent service, and great ambiance for an event. Tarun, Restaurant Manager, and Suleiman, Bar Manager, were extremely courteous and very hospitable. They made the evening a delight.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

A fun cocktail list and a delicious selection of appetizers at the bar would always be a good option after work or if waiting for a table. The butter chicken was excellent as was the sea bass and lamb dishes. The service was very good despite the restaurant being very busy and somewhat loud. Definitely going back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good Indian food. Enjoyed various vegetarian options available. Very conveninent location from Moscone west and near powell street train station.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Vegan, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The flash fried baby spinach salad with pomegranates was awesome!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food quality deteriorated from the past 2 years, Lunch buffet used to be attractive but this time found most of the food cold, items were running out. long lines to get your turn to the buffet caused people to filled up their plates more than their limit results more wastage.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Waitress missed sympathy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Lunch buffet is $20 per person. Selections are limited. Not worth it. Will not try buffet there anymore. But dinner menu is nice. Appetizers, curry, desserts are all good to try

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Top quality classic Indian restaurant with good service and relaxed atmosphere.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I'm in San Francisco on business four to five times a year. Amber India is always a dinner priority, especially when meeting new clients or treating friends

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food. The presentation was great too. The service was outstanding. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Spicy, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tapas
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