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150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
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Ranked #80 of 317 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: High Street
Transit: We are located one block east of the Caltrain statin and local bus depot.
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English first
Portland, OR
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of my Indian colleagues recently took me here and I was impressed. The atmosphere was comfortable but sophisticated and the quality and flavor of the food was very good. Service is very strong, and delivery of dishes is fairly fast. It's a quite environment, and a broader but not overwhelming menu of tasty options. A good place for business... More 

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Oakdale, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We hosted a meetup event here and he was very accommodating to the extra people came out and he took care each and every one of us really well. I recommend this place to host your next meetup. He has a nice little lounge area where people can first mix and mingle and then sit down for dinner.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Amber Dhara in Palo Alto served most disappointing Indian food. On top of that, the servings were meager and prices very high

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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Have been there twice .. good variety of North Indian food .. their Chefs seem to know the flavors well .. food is hot and adequately spicy .. service is excellent .. in fact, most of their staff has remained the same .. which means their management is also good .. good bar .. see a lot of non-Indian patrons... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I am a Brit who loves Indian food and has been spoiled by London's Indian restaurants. I visited Amber Dhara with friends, not expecting too much. I was very pleasantly surprised. A small interesting menu with some unique dishes. We shared a number of them. The Bass Tikka was perfectly cooked, moist and melted in your mouth. Lamb can often... More 

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seattle, washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

we had an excellent meal here, thatnks to our newphew. Our reservations were honored. Service was perfect, without being rushed, and we loved our curries and tandoor lamb ribs which were generous (5 or 6 ribs) and tender. We didn't really need rice, as we had assorted naan - all excellent. We loved every bite.

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Toronto, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food at this restaurant is excellent (we had a crunchy spinach salad started - can't remember exact name; butter chicken, eggplant veggie dish; garlic and regular nan; white jasmine rice). Everything tasted great - we cleaned our plates and were absolutely full! Portions are big. Nice seating outside on the patio. Service was good, food came out fairly fast.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The place is nice, ambiance is good, but the food compared to price offered is very expensive. The menu options are very limited. Can be a good last option if you are not able find some Indian food around.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Nice place, convenient, good service-- pity about the food. Indian fusion is a tough brief, and having eaten there twice, I'm giving up on Amber. Cauliflower was bathed in cream and bland. Ordering a lamb curry, the waiter warned "its very hot" . . . um its very not; not much taste, not a hint of heat. Stuffed naan is... More 

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Atherton, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The restaurant sits back off the main street. The restrooms leave much to be desired, but the wait staff are friendly and attentive. Prices for the main meals are a little high for what you get, but we highly recommend the appetizers. The sauces served with the naan and the trio palaak paneer hit just the right notes of Indian... More 

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Additional Information about Amber Dhara

Address: 150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
Phone Number: 650-329-9644
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Indian

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