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AMBER (Japanese, sushi)

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Upper East Side
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1406 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10021 (Corner of 80th Street)
(212) 249-5020
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Amber Asian Bistro is located in the Upper East Side. We serve Asian and...
Amber Asian Bistro is located in the Upper East Side. We serve Asian and Japanese cuisine.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Repeatedly Fresh Sushi!

We use Amber as our go to for sushi take out, and just recently we decided to dine in for a change, choosing different options from the menu. The raw seafood options - the tuna, the hamachi, the sashimi - were all incredibly fresh and melt in your mouth soft. The sushi options were fresh as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
voyageindesign
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We use Amber as our go to for sushi take out, and just recently we decided to dine in for a change, choosing different options from the menu. The raw seafood options - the tuna, the hamachi, the sashimi - were all incredibly fresh and melt in your mouth soft. The sushi options were fresh as always.

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nyc
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236 reviews 236 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This review is for Amber on Columbus (not 3rd Ave). Net; we both thought the food was average. Nothing special. Granted neither of us had sushi, but the various fish & chicken dishes we had did not 'stand out'. The best part of our meal was the street-view (so; suggest that you sit by the window), and the friendly and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Regardless of which you choose, lunch or dinner, the food is always absolutely delicious and fresh. during the day I would suggest eating at the bar where they have frozen green tea margaritas, and a nice view through the windows. After 7 p.m. Or so it turns into a more crowded fun scene with the sound of sake bombs all... More 

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North Aurora, Illinois
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62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We scouted the neighborhood to find a good spectator spot for my daughter's marathon and since we never in this city , we just asked a local person on the street. It is a very clean, good ambiance, and large portion specialty dishes and fresh tasting sushi. Friendly servers and prompt service. I would go back.

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New York City, New York
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171 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We walked past Amber one Sunday and decided to give it a go for Sunday Brunch. They have several brunch specials on offer, but we were just after sushi. The true test for me is always in the sashimi, and the salmon sashimi we had that day was spot on - melt in your mouth soft and fresh. We had... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I used to be a regular. At least twice a week. Last night I ordered a sashimi de lux. I was charged $4 for another bowl of rice. When confronted, the manager could not be more confrontational. Last time there.

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

... but other dishes are great too, as well as the ambiance and the service. I don't know about the Japanese beer, but one of my friends appreciates it. We loved the place, give it a try.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live in the neighborhood and frequently dined here … until today's awful experience. As "regulars," we had an Amber card that accrued dining points. When we presented it today, the waiter told us that the restaurant no longer offers this promotion. I asked to speak to the manager; each time the waiter left us to speak to someone, came... More 

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New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I frequent this place quite often with my family and friends. Food is presented nicely and pretty good. Drinks are presented nicely too, but a bit weak. The Duck main course was tasty, overfried, and a bit sparce of Duck; a bit disappointing. One time I went, the waiter forgot to returna friend's credit card to the table and not... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stopped in before late night shopping. The sushi was delicious! The service was efficient, but helpful. Very welcoming and inviting ambiance! There was one in the group of four who did not order sushi. She ordered a noodle dish instead and thoroughly enjoyed it. We would definitely visit again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1406 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10021
    (Corner of 80th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 249-5020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Amber Asian Bistro is located in the Upper East Side. We serve Asian and Japanese cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from AMBER (Japanese, sushi) staff and past visitors.
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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