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25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Ranked #103 of 4,857 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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85% Recommend
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The food here was delicious, but pricey. I haven't tried other Indian restaurants in San Francisco, but compared to similar quality where I am from in St Louis, this place was definitely overpriced.

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Lake Charles, LA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I enjoyed a meal at Amber last night - chosen based upon other good reviews. Unfortunately, dining alone, I could only taste a few appetizers and entrees. The atmosphere is upscale modern. The samosas were flavorful and the pastry crisp and thin-skinned. I would have liked more aggressively spiced tamarind and cilantro chutneys. The fried spinach appetizer is unique -... More

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Concord, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This Is an upscale restaurant serving both modern and traditional Indian cuisine with a number of dishes that are not often seen, including a number of vegetarian offerings. It is near Yerba Buena center but is not a touristy restaurant. It is on three levels with several different dining areas and a bar. It is very popular with locals and... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It may be because of our exchange rate, but I think this restaurant is expensive even in dollar terms. There is no doubt the food was great and service good, but it really was overpriced. The restaurant was full, however, so clearly patrons don't seem to mind!

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Camarillo, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

but I don't know why it was so expensive. Lots of great Indian restaurants and you don't have to pay these prices! This restaurant is popular right now, but I don't know how long it can get away with charging these prices. The food was great, but not special. I wasn't particularly impressed with the atmosphere either. It looked like... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Based on the good reviews on Tripadvisor, I and one of my friend went to have dinner at this place. The place was super expensive, as expected, since it's right in the heart of downtown. A regular curry was like $25. What irked me was that we had to pay separately for rice, which is expected to be a part... More

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Amber is a great Indian Restaurant. Prices are high, however the food and service are excellent. Nice ambiance and friendly staff.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

What a great find. This restaurant serves great quality food at an acceptable price. The service is excellent and the food is the best Indian style I have eaten in the USA.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The food here is very good. Came to sfo for a wedding and had lunch here as a part if a big party. The service was excellent. The butter chicken I would recommend. The crispy greens salad was unusual but extremely tasty

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Prague, Czech Republic
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The quality, presentation, variety and the taste of the food is just fantastic. Ambience is really good. However I felt that the service could be improved but it was still better than many other restaurants. Would definitely love to come back and dine. The only thing that puts me off is the price. It is an expensive restaurant, dishes are... More

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