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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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Valentines Day fixed menu dinner was delicious.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Chandigarh
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Portland, OR
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Gurgaon
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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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Mumbai
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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?