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25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Ranked #141 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $100
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
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
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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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Fun place, great food, noisy atmosphere which makes it all entertaining if you want an energetic evening. We had to wait for a while but the bar had a great happy hour and we ordered an appetizer there. Waiter recommended a combination of different food which were all good.

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Saint George
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Wow, what I nice, quiet and friendly place. The Cajun and tandoori chicken were outstanding. And the spiced chocolate molten cake was a great way to finish the meal. Our server Belinda was incredible. Thanks for a great night.

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Dothan, Alabama, USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have been to several Indian restaurants ever since 2007, I should say this is the best Indian food ever had in USA. Expensive high end restaurant but it's worth of spending that money. Bar ambiance is amazing. Natalie the serving girl is amazing and highly professional. Went with friends and brother. Except lamb chops I'm happy with all food... More 

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Houston, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Amazing Indian food! Must have dish is the Butter Chicken! Butter Chicken is not found in normal Indian restaurants... different from Chicken Tikka Masala. Do yourself a favor and get the Dal Amber, other vegetarian dishes are also good. Chili naan is spicy! Skip the dessert... it's not their forte. Great service and very knowledgeable staff.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went for New Year's Eve dinner, there was a fixed three course menu for the night. For appetizers we had chicken peri peri tandoori which was really nice, would have appreciated it being nice and hot though. The main course we had chicken shahi korma which was really nice, splendid gravy and succulent chicken with Nan, steamed rice and Dal... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went there with family for dinner after making a reservation through 'Open Table'. The restaurant was busy at 6:45 p.m. Monday evening which was a good indication of times ahead. We were seated immediately to a table for 5, the location of which could have been better as there were some very desirable seating in the restaurant but may not... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food at Amber was superb ! The corn soup was delicious, the mixed Tandori platter was excellent as well as the special cocktails. Service was phenomenal would recommend it to anyone!

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San Francisco
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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is where my Indian friends take me - need I say more? Lunch is a buffet which is very popular so reservatiosn are recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Be prepared to re-mortgage your house in order to eat here. Was attending as part of a group of ~30. For what was a distinctly average curry we each had to pay $120 which in my view was a complete rip off. Being from England, I could get a much better quality curry from just about any self-respecting curry house... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went to this restaurant with quite a sizable group (30 people), reservation was arranged weeks in advance. At the entrance, the owner left us standing in the entrance claiming we were 8 minutes too early (!) and did not let us in until time was sharp on the clock. No apparent reason, as the room was empty, and the... More 

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Additional Information about Amber

Address: 25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: 415-777-0500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 100
Cuisine: Indian

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