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25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-777-0500
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Ranked #164 of 5,005 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $100
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
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood:
SoMa
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Although I'd visited this location before, perhaps three years ago, I was eager to return. The atmosphere here is hip and elegant, with a modern decor. Despite a huge crowd at the door I was able slip in to a table, dining solo. The waitstaff was quick and efficient. The food was outstanding. The only real challenge was in selecting... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I've been here a few times in the last month, and I have to say both the food and the service is excellent! I normally am not too fond of white tablecloth restaurants, simply because I prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, but at Amber I get both. And their naan and mango lassies are excellent (crucial parts of all my... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We shared cauliflower to start, delicious! For mains we had butter chicken, paneer and garlic naan. Our server was very attentive and helpful, will come back for sure.

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San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not much gets in between me and a curry. Whenever we visit England or Scotland the go-to meals are always curry shops. Amber in San Francisco is upscale Indian food. Great ambiance, downtown location, numerous and knowledgeable staff unafraid to make recommendations. We ordered vegetable samozas, the Tandoori sampler (a mixed grill of lamb, chicken and shrimp), rice, naan bread,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I went to this restaurant after reading the good reviews. Well I/we were very disappointed. Service was very average. No body came to check if food was ok or any thing else needed at the table. Food is not very authentic.I am from India so well versed with indian vegetarian cuisine. I am just commenting on the vegetarian dishes so... More 

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san francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is my first negative review on TripAdvisors. I am very sorry to report that the I can not suggest eating at this restaurant. Our waiter suggested we order the Sea Bass his favorite dish on the menu. The fish we were served had a fishy taste and was clearly not fresh. (I bought this type of fish from our... More 

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Alameda
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is our fourth trip to Amber and we always start with a Cauliflower Bezule appetizer whose subtle flavors I have failed to replicate at home. We added to this with Lotus Tikki, also novel and with a delectable sauce. We had two main dishes, Kumb Hara Pyaz Kofta and Chicen Biryani baked in a pot with a bread cover.... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

recommend reservations in advance. really good sauces and tender meats and foul . i thought there was too much mixture of dark meat on the butter chicken and chicken tikka masala dishes. maitre d and floor managers do a really bang up job and pick up the flack for inattentive waiters.

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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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