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25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Ranked #108 of 4,937 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 4th & Market
Description: Amber India Restaurant embodies the spirit and essence of fine Indian cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Amber India Restaurant takes Indian cuisine to a new culinary level, while still holding true to its traditional nuances. Much like the ambiance within the restaurant, Amber India’s cuisine is a mix of modern style with traditional roots. The delectable cuisine, the well paired wines, and the exotic cocktails are sure to indulge anyone’s senses. The split-level three-story restaurant can easily accommodate 140 people, with a private dining room in the back for up to 25 people. With its vaulted ceilings, stylish décor, and a constant LED light show behind the bar, Amber India Restaurant is truly a feast for both the mouth as well as the eyes.
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318 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Morristown, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The food was excellent. We started with cocktails from their list of house concoctions. The food portion was just the right size to fill you up without making you feel stuffed. Everything tasted wonderful. Main dished are al a carte.

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoyed brunch at Amber which included a broad variety of Indian dishes. Particularly remarkable dishes were the dal, raita, butter chicken, and chana dal. The mango lassi was super fresh and yummy. The chai on the other hand was not. Tried my first mango mimosa which was nice. All in all a very nice meal!

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Top Contributor
327 reviews 327 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Amber is a terrific choice for Indian food. The restaurant has a nice modern feel, and the service is quick, friendly and attentive. The food is superb, with many vegetarian choices for those seeking such food. I especially recommend the Dal Amber, a lentil dish that is really great.

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is located in downtown SF near Four Season hotel and ROSS. The ambience was great much better than most of Indian restaurants abroad. The veg food was very good. One Saturday when we went for lunch it was buffet. An Indian waitress was little indifferent. Before we could decide for a soft drink she just walked away. After 2... More

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Miami FL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Located right behind the Marriott Marquis on a cute alley, my daughter and I enjoyed a truly excellent Indian meal with friends. The place is beautiful and the menu was loaded with exciting choices. Everything we ordered was excellent (especially the butter chicken). Plenty of fine dishes to order, even if not too familiar with Indian fare. The service was... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This restaurant is situated in Down Town San Francisco. The accessibility is good. They serve very tasty authentic Indian food. The service is good. However sometimes the restaurant tends to get quite crowded and you will have wait for sometime before you get a table.

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Perhaps dinner would have been better. Did not accommodate mobility issues, and the food did not come close to Viks. The wait staff was pleasant, the front desk was not.

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I took the lunch with my colleagues in Amber as it closes to the conference centre. They have buffet or set meal. Quality is good and the taste fits the tongue of Asian guests.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We have eaten at Amber a number of times, but the dinner on July 5th was so perfect. They had appetizer for my 3 year old which was mildly flavored and she loved it. We had the butter chicken with naan and rice. The rice is very flavorful and I definitely recommend ordering it. The naan and butter chicken were... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Based on reviews of Trip advisor my wife and I decided to finish our city trip of SFO with Amber as we both love spicy Indian food. This restaurant is not your 'typical' Indian restaurant but is set out in a very modern style of restaurant. We booked for Sunday evening and the place was very busy, happy we made... More

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