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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Upmarket Indian in Palo ALto

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
john t
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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