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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Amber India - Santana Row.
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Amber India - Santana Row

842 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (8)
  • Spicy (8)
  • Fit for Foodies (6)
Located in Santana Row, San Jose, Amber India has come to represent an inviting atmosphere of modern elegance, comfort and sophistication. An inspired menu boasts delectable Indian Cuisine. Traditional and contemporary dishes made with the finest and freshest ingredients.

Award-winning chef, Sandeep Basrur strives to create food options that are authentically Indian with seasonal Californian influence.

Exquisitely presented menu options, delicious dessert temptations and friendly, enthusiastic service ensure a memorable dining experience.

An eclectic display of artwork, lighting and colors set stage for an unforgettable evening while you tantalize your senses with an exceptional selection of fine wines and cocktails paired with delicious light fare.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Happy Hour
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Last Reservation on Weekdays 9:30 pm
Last Reservation on Weekends 10 pm
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Phone number
(408) 248-5400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sandeep Basrur
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Private party facilities
Private Party room available for Lunch/Dinner
Lunch Minimum 40 buffet (Adults) to make it exclusive .
Dinner Minimum $ 2000 plus tax and gratuity on weekdays
Dinner Minimum $ 2500 plus tax and gratuity on Friday & Saturday
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Private party contact
Sonia : (408) 248-5400
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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 options.
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Cross street
Winchester Avenue & Olsen Drive
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Parking details
Free public parking lots on Santana row and Olsen drive.
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Public transit
VTA stop at Stevens Creek (Valley Fair Mall).
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 842 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was it first time here, and we had heard many lovely things about Amber. The food definitely delivered on flavor, which is my number one criteria. It was a prix fixed menu for Valentine’s Day, and I wish we had known that ahead of time - this wasn’t clear when we made the reservation, and I would have liked to have tried some other dishes. The meal was meat heavy and could have used more vegetable options. The restaurant and art detail is beautiful, however I think the lighting needed to be more dim to heighten the ambiance. Music would be nice too! The service was, in fact, lovely, however, and we will return soon!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great presentation of food ! Delicious and unique dishes!Servings were kind of small!

pwcislo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Our party was totally amazed by the flavors of the dishes we had. It was the best meal I've had in the South Bay in a long time. We had the Tandoori chicken, a shrimp dish, a chicken appetizer. Just lovely.

Suesue (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Outstanding tasty food with good service. A little noisy at times but worth it for the great food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Always delicious and the service is good. Wins the approval of visiting Indians and local Indian food lovers.

5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great ambiance and the servers were fantastic. The food was delicious, a bit spicy for me, but I ordering yogurt on the side and it was an amazing combination of flavors that came through.

I am inviting my friends to experience "customer service" and "great tasting food".

OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Amber is way past its glory days. The food was sub par. The table was completely stained and made the experience unappetizing. The paint was chipping at walls. Sadly not a fine dining place any more.

Johnnybopbop (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely as always

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

When I booked I let the restaurant know it was a birthday celebration. It was never mentioned. That was disappointing.

vipFoodman (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This is an excellent Indian restaurant. The lunch buffet is terrific. The ambiance is very attractive. It is more expensive than most neighborhood Indian restaurants but, in my opinion, well worth the price. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the South Bay, and I am not Indian or Asian.

The sister restaurant, Amber India, is in Mountain View. Very good food. The ambiance is not quite as nice, but fine.

Tamarillo (Munich)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

One of the best Indian I ever went. Butter chicken like !

viprwarkov (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Too much money for over salted food. Expense account only. $120 for dinner for 2 (2 drinks, three dishes, tax & 20% tip.) There are literally dozens of better Indian restaurants in the area.

vipFolsom (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Poor service, over priced food, marginal taste, limited menu, run down ambiance.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

We ordered a vegetables dish, butter chicken and a paneer dish. All dishes seemed to be cooked in the same sauce. No one came by to refill water, and overall a very disappointing experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

We were dissapointed with our experience. Arrived at 1:30 PM. Several of the items in the buffet menu was gone with no sight of any refill. Most of the food in the buffet was finished and we had scrape through to get a few bites. Same with dessert.
I will NOT recommend this place.