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Amber

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25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103 (4th & Market)
415-777-0500
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Amber India Restaurant embodies the spirit and essence of fine Indian...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 202
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrific Indian Food

I absolutely love Amber Restaurant right off of Market in San Francisco. Great location, easy to walk to. Food is the BEST Indian Food I've tasted and the drinks are also fun. They will make the spices to your taste and the staff is very pleasant

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
debbieScottsdale
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scottsdale
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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scottsdale
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love Amber Restaurant right off of Market in San Francisco. Great location, easy to walk to. Food is the BEST Indian Food I've tasted and the drinks are also fun. They will make the spices to your taste and the staff is very pleasant

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Bellevue, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went for Saturday Lunch Buffet and had to wait a bit for the seating. I loved the mimi uttapmas as the guy was making them fresh and serving right from the pan. There was a good choice of vegetarian and non vegetarian food and everything tasted very nice. I dint get a chance to eat the dessert as I... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Had Sunday brunch here today. The place was packed. The food options were plentiful and delicious. We were not hassled over the time we held the table. A great meal which was reasonably priced. Loved it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I thought I was in fast food restaurant no wine manners of properly tasting the wine before pouring food brought cold it give Indian food bad reputation

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
775 helpful votes 775 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Excellent food, great ambience and authentic fare. Tasty and well proportioned as well as great service and a great staff attitude. Right next to Marriott Marquis SF downtown. Steps away. Definitely needs a reservation, sometimes as early as the previous day! Jam packed at all times.

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Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There are lots of Indian restaurants; however, this one stands out in particular because the food tastes completely homemade. The food has a cleaner taste and is delicious! It was exactly what I wanted.

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Denver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I went there in mid-Feb and it was OK. No wait, and in fact when our table turned out to be very wobbly, they immediately moved us to a more stable one. Good food with a decent selection, but nothing extraordinary. It was indeed expensive, more than necessary, and I thought it was chintzy that you had to order and... More 

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Richmond Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

There is a wave of gourmet Indian Restaurants popping up and this one should be at the top of the list. The Food and Atmosphere are fantastic. Not the typical dishes or presentation. Try the fried spinach--it is crazy good. The staff is wonderful. Make sure you have a reservation. Everything on the menu looks good. It is easily the... More 

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Boston, MA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I visit San Francisco a few times a year on business. I always try to fir in a visit to Amber India. The main restaurant is just great if I'm there with colleagues and the small bustling bar area provides good service if I'm alone. Note that you might need to wait to get a place to sit there but... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There was not a huge variety on the menu, but the dishes that we ordered were generous and well-prepared.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103
    (4th & Market)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 415-777-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 100
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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?

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Neighborhood Profile
SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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