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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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
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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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
Wonderful luncheon buffet

I'd only enjoyed dinner here before but decided to try the luncheon buffet. It far exceeded my expectations. There were stations for salads, soup, multiple main courses, and desserts. Waiters make sure you can get the beverage of your choice and bring a basket of naan. Everything was kept well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
roxieontheroad
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I'd only enjoyed dinner here before but decided to try the luncheon buffet. It far exceeded my expectations. There were stations for salads, soup, multiple main courses, and desserts. Waiters make sure you can get the beverage of your choice and bring a basket of naan. Everything was kept well stocked despite the large number of people passing through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great authentic smooth flavours. The butter chicken as the best ever, coming from the UK we've had a few curries in our time! The wine was also really reasonable.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Cauliflower dish great. Tandoori sea bass excellent. Chicken murgee just ok. Restaurant was very good, food was great. Service also good,

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Bronx, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The first thing we noticed was that their were lots of Indian patrons - always a good sign when you are branching out into ethnic cuisine. Loved the decor - and the food. I choose this restaurant after a web search for Flash Fried Spinach - one of my fav dishes at an Indian restaurant in Philly (Indeblue) that I... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

One of the best Indian fare, I hv come across in the US. Quality is top notch, but comes at a price. DO try the Fried Palak, a unique take on Crispy Spinach. There is a inside dinning room for 20-30 people, where you can order a Pre-Fixe at 65$/75$, offers a good but costly option.

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Valencia, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Arrived at Amber 15 minutes before last call, the hostess never batted an eye but ask us to please wait while she checked to see if they could accommodate us, which they did. We were not rushed to place an order and our waitress was just as lovely to us as the hostess. The food was divine! My husband loves... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The hostess was a mess - very unhelpful and rude, but the service and food far made up for her initial hostility. The lamb vindaloo was absolutely phenomenal.

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Phx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This restaurant was right outside the door of our marriott marquis. We were supposed to go to the Press club, but they screwed up the res so badly we said screw it and went to his place instead. I had never been to a high end Indian restauant before this. The service was outstanding! The wine bottles were reasonably priced.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was here last Friday night with 3 others and we had an incredible experience. This is the best Indian food I have had in SF thus far. We arrived at 8:00 (right on time for our reservation) and the hostess allowed us to have a drink first so we appreciated the flexibility. The cocktails were great! We sat down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This place is a bit pricey for an indian restaurant but they make it up by serving high quality food. Went here for the lunch buffet and left more than satisfied. The only problem was that the buffet ran out food all the time and they didn't restock it fast enough. Would probably come back again!

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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>  > SoMa
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 to $100
Cuisine: Indian

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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 to $100
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

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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  • 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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