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Amber Dhara

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150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631 (High Street)
We are located one block east of the Caltrain statin and local bus depot.
650-329-9644
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Modernized Indian classics

Great updated twist on the Indian classics. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was good too. Not sure why it wasn't as full as everywhere else downtown, but it worked out well for us! Would go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Kelsey L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding flavors, perfectly balanced. Meat and veggie options were superb. Good staff, open seating area, but still quiet Has outdoor seating as well with heaters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Great updated twist on the Indian classics. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was good too. Not sure why it wasn't as full as everywhere else downtown, but it worked out well for us! Would go back!

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Thank Kelsey L
San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We hosted a vegetarian dinner for 10 at Amber Dhara and asked them to prepare a "thali" dinner. Typically in India dinner is served on a 12' stainless steel platter with 10 plus stainless steel bowls containing vegetables, salads, "dals"s, desserts etc. think of a Bento Box with Indian food...but lots more items than in a typical bento box. The... More 

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Thank Samosababa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A very bland Yellow Daal, poorly cooked Koftas and ok types rotis, sums up my dinner experience at Amber Dhara....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

An upmarket Indian restaurant in Palo Alto. Very popular and a good range of quality dishes. The food quality was excellent. The Lamb dishes were wonderful and the Dhal Makhani was very good. The Nan breads were also up there... Service was very good, It was quite pricey for Indian, but hey it is Palo Alto....

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Thank john t
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food was delicious. We ordered a lot of appetizers and entrees. Good service. Everything was excellent!

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Thank Lisamarcelle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife, son and I visited Amber Dhara for lunch to celebrate my wife birthday. Food was excellent and service was also very good. We loved the platters - kebab, lamb and chicken. The restaurant was kind to even serve a small cake for my wife to celebrate her bday. We will surely return to Amber in future

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Attracted by the name Amber from the gorgeous Indian restaurant downtown San Francisco, I decided to try Amber in Palo Alto. What a deception... Nothing to compare in any aspect, atmosphere, service and meal. I would resume in saying that they "do their best" but there is no comparison.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good as was the service. We will definitely return to try their regular menu as it was a holiday pre fixed menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Probably the best place to go for authentic Indian food. Rack of lamb and the chicken biryani were delicious! The yellow dal and okra were very tasty. Would love to go again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
    (High Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located one block east of the Caltrain statin and local bus depot.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-329-9644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?