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Amber India

2178 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2178 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was a very wonderful evening as it was a special occasion. Ambiance, food and the service was very good as expected. It is always one of my favorite places to go for having lunch or dinner. Thank you.

LadyBird (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Champagne buffet Indian lunch for $25/person in downtown SF with lots of variety of both vegetarian and non-veg dishes. This is great value.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The host was rude

ANTONIAA (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous Indian Food! Great service! Fine tables! Will be back!

AnkurG (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 7 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.

Whatsamattayou (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.