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150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
650-329-9644
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Ranked #92 of 313 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
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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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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Gurgaon
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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Mumbai
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
130 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I always frequently visit Amber restuarant whenever in bay area. they serve nice indian food. their daal makhni is good along with garlic naan. must try for a change if you want to have indian food.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Enjoyed a variety of tastes and flavors eating with a moderately sized group. Well prepared but unremarkable appetizers and entrees left us content. Good mix of cocktails offered though they seemed smaller than what you'd typically expect. Service was a little rushed and uncoordinated but I'll write that off due to the crowd we were with. Definitely willing to try... 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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