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150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
650-329-9644
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Ranked #74 of 312 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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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Food was great, fresh ingredients, quite authentic, service good. Lunch menu was good value for this area. We had the non vegi thale for lunch, good variety of dishes. Also try the Bombay ginger ale, made with fresh ginger and raspberries.

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Santa Monica, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We were very impressed with the service - knowledgeable helpful, there was no pressure to hurry up and choose or even to vacate the restaurant even though every one else had left. The okra dish was particularly good, the butter chicken was a bit too sweet for our taste but overall it was very good and we'd go again.

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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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