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Amber

25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-777-0500
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Ranked #104 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Clarksville, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We happened upon this restaurant and we were SO glad that we did. The atmosphere was very cool and hip. We didn't have a reservation so we had a drink at the bar. They were handmade with care and were so tasty. For dinner we had the butter chicken which was to die for, the Mango scallops, also amazing, but... More

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Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A friend and I happened upon this place and were amazed at the how good everything was. The depth of flavor in all of the dishes was truly outstanding. Service was amazing. Next time I'm in San Francisco I will definitely go back.

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atlanta
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A friend of mine recommended this meal and it was superb. Please try the butter chicken! We also had the samosa and garlic naan! I think this was the best butter chicken I've ever had! Service was excellent!

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I had just landed In SFO after a 6.5 hours flight and I was famished. The best thing a hungry Indian likes is Indian food. I searched it up the net and it was right there on the main street. They had the lunch buffet which made my eyes shine!! Indian food buffet OMG I was in heaven!!! The food... More

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Tustin, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This Indian restaurant is outstanding. The flavors of India is so outstanding. Looking around and seeing so many Indian families, is a good indication that this is the place to eat. The butter chicken was far better than I anticipated. Would definitely recommend anyone wanting true Indian food to visit Amber.

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New Delhi, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Cant make up my mind if I am more impressed with the food or the service. too bad I cant recollect the name of our server who was kind enough to add a portion of dal makhni complementary to our order. was staying at Marriott marquis and visited amber with family since it was the nearest Indian restaurant. turned out... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Tastefully designed restaurant in Union square area serving North Indian cuisine. Amber has enough vegetarian options. we started with the the fava bean tikki that was deep fried lacked flavour. For mains we ordered kadai paneer and Ferry Market Subj Chettinad .The paneer was soft and well flavoured .Ferry Market Subj Chettinad which was a mix of Asparagus, Green Peas,... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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188 reviews 188 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

When dining here my friend and I chose from the 2-week special Dine About Town 4-course menu for $36.95 that allowed us to sample several, smaller portion items. It actually enabled me to try some items that I might not otherwise have ordered such as the dal which was earthy, mildly spicy, and delicious. I asked if I could substitute... More

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Camby, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We loved this place and although my husband likes Indian food, I am not always a fan. I thought the food was delicious, cooked just right...not dry like some Tandoor and was presented elegantly. The restaurant had a very nice ambience, gorgeous bar, great service and clean restrooms. I would go there regularly if I lived in San Francisco. I... More

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Lafayette, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great food in a wonderful ambiance. We went for a weekend lunch and had the buffet option. It was so much food and such a great value. Delicious flavors and wonderful service.

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