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About Amber India - Santana Row
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.
San Jose, CA 95128
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
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Last Reservation on Weekdays 9:30 pm
Last Reservation on Weekends 10 pm
Winchester Avenue & Olsen Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Free public parking lots on Santana row and Olsen drive.
VTA stop at Stevens Creek (Valley Fair Mall).
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
Private Party Contact:
Sonia : (408) 248-5400
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
Amber India - Santana Row Ratings and Reviews
We love Indian food, but often aren't happy with the service or how greasy some of the dishes are. Amber fixes all of that- the service is professional and friendly, the food is absolutely wonderful and we even had left-overs! A great place. Generous wine glass pours as well
My 2nd visit to Amber San Jose was disappointing - some of our dishes seemed to be warmed up - one was tepid at best - the food quality is good but its way over priced so OK if you are expensing your meal - probably 50% higher than restaurants just as good - entrees should at least include rice/nan at these high prices - not sure I can make a 3rd visit to be honest
High score for tasty Indian food, prepared with high quality ingredients. The spice is toned down to serve a broader clientele, but the taste is retained. The buffet is well priced for what's on offer. The live dosa counter is a nice touch.
Pretty much everything on the buffet menu tastes good, though some of the non vegetarian stuff has a common taste - could do with some variety in flavor.
The restaurant is nice and quite, which i like however the food was not spicy enough for me. Ti understand that they can not keep spicy food on menu because most of their customers may not like it but at least they should ask for spice level which taking the order so that People like me can get authentic india food with indian spice level and not American Indian
I have been here many times and am never disappointed. As a plus, there are plenty of yummy and interesting options for vegetarians (several included among family and friends!) . It has become one of my favorite places to dine because the food is something that I wouldn't cook at home. That makes it a treat to go here.
1) service was really slow bad-they did not even refill our water- had to call several times- we had made a reservation and even though restaurant wasn't very full we were given table in the middle of the room- waiters passing by bumped into our table several times
2) veg options really limited - only 5
3) food wasn't good for what we had been charged
NOT value for money - At least for dinner
I actually got the date wrong. I booked for 11th when I should have booked for the 12th. Turned up on the 12th, no reservation but they seated us anyway. Plus, I asked at the end for a less spicy dish (2 in our party hinted they wanted something less spicy), rest of the party said no need, but restaurant brought us a small sampler anyway. Excellent service!
Worst of all Amber India locations. Terrible food and consistently so over the last 6 months. When I spoke to the manager to give this feedback in person saying even the basic dal isn't made right and the meal costs average 50 per person, the attitude was such that the cost is nothing in Bay Area for a good dinner and we make good food (quite some humility huh!)
Amber Santana Row food taste has gone downhill in the last few months. The amount of salt being used by the new chef (likely) is Horrendous to put it mildly. Even the marinade in the kababs is too salty. We had to return the appetizer and the fish tandoor and order something different.
I have been to this restaurant several times and have always loved it. However this time it fell short. They do change their menu occasionally and this time there was a preponderance of chicken and lamb dishes. Yes, they had other things...some fish and vegetarian but I felt like the proteins were sparse and uninspired. The service was good, however, which will bring me back one more time.
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