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Amber

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130 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TD, Scotland
+44 141 339 6121
Today
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
bad service

we booked for 8.30 0n Friday night ,arrived 10 mins early place was very busy ,waited 20 mins for a drink !! & told would be another 20 mins for the starters,,very poor !!! food was ok ,nothing amazing though ,wouldn't hurry back .

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Tricia C
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

we booked for 8.30 0n Friday night ,arrived 10 mins early place was very busy ,waited 20 mins for a drink !! & told would be another 20 mins for the starters,,very poor !!! food was ok ,nothing amazing though ,wouldn't hurry back .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Amber was really just so disappointing. We telephoned an order, and phoned back after 45 or so minutes. It seemed they had forgot it existed - saying that it was just going in to be cooked now. These things happen, but after another 1/2 an hour it still hadn't arrived. We phoned back again, this time they said it... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Saturday night and probably the only place on Byres Road that didn't need a booking at 1900 for a table for 4. The staff looked busy but the service was slow. Who knows what half of the dishes are and the differences between them? Certainly not the staff! A place for a takeaway rather than a sit down meal.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The food was ok, as was the price. The place was half empty on a Saturday night on Byres road, which I guess says a lot. The service, considering how quiet it was really wasn't great. They were not sure about what some of their dishes were, and admitted to having oyster sauce in some of the vegetarian dishes which... More 

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Scotland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Welcome return to this venue after some seven years. Has not lost any of the charm that first attracted us. Service perhaps not quite so good but very friendly. Food well cooked and nicely presented. Good table by the window to watch the busy goings on in Byres Road. Certainly worth a visit especially since the menu, although not very... More 

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Edinburgh
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Came here on a Tuesday night. Place was quiet, not empty, but the kitchen was still incredibly slow. With five adults and two kids we waited ages after we had ordered (note the older waitress doesn’t take prisoners!) to get our starters and then – aghh! glaciers move faster – hours, it must have been hours! - to get our... More 

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Glasgow
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Sunday night, it wasn't that busy, but the service was painfully slow. This seemed to be due to inadequate staff numbers. But the food was great as usual and the staff were pleasant despite struggling to cope. Noticed on the way out a sign on the window advertising for staff, so hopefully normal service will be resumed soon.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I mean just when you think they can't get any worse they outdo themselves once again! We placed an order for delivery tonight at 6:45pm, now we have come to expect at least a wait of an hour and a half... 9:29pm exactly the order arrived. Cold, unapologetic and unappetising. I only feel sorry for the girl who had to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited for a takeaway. Food was awful - chow mein was over cooked and full of grease and my partner's food was just as bad and ended up going in the bin!! Will never return just a waste of money!!!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food was ok. The sesame king prawns on toast is really really good. I didn't like that much the szechuen beef (too chewie) and the hong Kong sweet and sour prawns are not my type. Best part of my amber experience was pretty sweet Reem who was the only one checking on the guests, smiling and interacting. Well done Reem.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 141 339 6121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm

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