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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
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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
Still excellent Indian cuisine

The US does not have many good Indian restaurants but this is one of them. The food and recipes are well thought out and prepared and genuine Indian fare. The lunchtime buffet is very popular and great value but the true qualities of this restaurant shine through with the evening a-la-carte menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
DrDickWarwickshire
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The US does not have many good Indian restaurants but this is one of them. The food and recipes are well thought out and prepared and genuine Indian fare. The lunchtime buffet is very popular and great value but the true qualities of this restaurant shine through with the evening a-la-carte menu.

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Thank DrDickWarwickshire
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was quite good - loved the chicken tikka and the tandoori brocolli and cauliflower - however this place is expensive. I live in SE Asia and i could not help thinking throughout the entire meal that this would cost a much less anywhere else. Frankly, it should not have been so expensive in SF!

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Thank PK88
Eastsound, Washington
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amber was a great find, right downtown, with a tranquil atmosphere and attentive service. They combine traditional dishes with locally sourced foods and fresh presentation. While I'm not vegetarian I strongly recommend the eggplant and the mushroom entrees-both delicious. They treated us very nicely and celebrated our anniversary with a lovely complimentary dessert. I'll definitely return next time I'm in... More 

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Thank Gwen B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here back in 2009 and thrilled that it was still here. The staff is great and the food is amazing! Had a coctail at the bar before dinner that was fantastic, and the dinner was superb. Not really being familiar with Indian food, I went with my waiters recommendations and was not disappointed at all. You should put this... More 

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Thank David A
Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here while visiting San Francisco based on the recommendation of a San Francisco blogger's website. This restaurant did not disappoint! The service, food and atmosphere were all excellent. We made a reservation for 8:30pm that same day and were able to get in despite it being a holiday weekend. We walked downhill from The Fairmont and then took... More 

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bay area, california
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for a team business meal with an eclectic group of omnivores and serious vegetarians. No one left hungry or unhappy. The atmosphere was comfortable, the service top notch, and the food amazing. I usually find Indian food to be heavy and overwhelming, but everything was delicious -- even okra!

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food. Lots of seating. FULL bar--rare to see in an Indian restaurant. One of the best parts of this restaurant. The appetizers didn't seem interesting so we opted to have two naans as appetizers--the pesto naan and the jerk spice naan. They were great. The Entrees were too big. One would have been enough for the both of us.... More 

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Thank Giaphilly
Florence, South Carolina
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Quite the find. Everything was excellent. The shrimp was tender and perfectly prepared. Service was great. We were accommodated without a reservation.

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Thank VRSinSC
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Heard about this place from many friends. Tried it this evening after the theater and was pleasantly surprised. After moving here from the UK where Indian food is the country dish, I have to say, I give this place two thumbs up. Great atmosphere and service and delicious food. Particularly loved the vegetarian Korma and sag aloo! We will be... More 

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Thank NatalieDrew42
Doha, Qatar
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I had the buffet for lunch. Busy place, high turnover and they do it efficiently. The food tasted good, although the meat options were limited to chicken, or chicken or chicken...

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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 - 100
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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