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“In a class by itelf” 5 of 5 stars
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Amber India
1140 Olsen Drive, San Jose, CA
408.248.5400
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Ranked #246 of 1,953 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
los angeles
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“In a class by itelf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Simply put, this is the best. The San Francisco branch on Yerba Buena Lane (near Mosconi Center) is a beautifully decorated and very sophisticated location. The food is in a class by itelf. For Indian food nothing comes close in terms of creativity and preparation. Although it is justly famous for its Butter Chicken (great!!) the entire menu is wonderful, creative, delicious and well-prepared. The lunch buffet is an incredible value, and the appetizers on the happy hour menu were wonderful. If you like Indian food, look no further.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
263 reviews 263 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
“Great North Indian food but a little expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This restaurant serves great North Indian food and all the dishes were very fresh and good. The ambience is great as well. However it is very pricy maybe because of the San Jose location and the service is very, very slow especially on crowded nights.

Would definitely recommend it for the food and ambience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Indian food in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The managers know us by name and have our favorite drinks ordered by the time we get seated. The best kababs comparable to Bukhara in New Delhi Sheraton.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best place for Authentic Indian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you want authentic Indian food and atmosphere, you have to stop here!!

Visited February 2012
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Bozeman, Montana
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216 reviews 216 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 80 cities Reviews in 80 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

I enjoyed a delightful dinner at Amber India earlier this week while visiting San Jose. The food was very good and the service outstanding. The location in the Santana Row district was fun. We walked around after dinner and enjoyed the sights and smells of this unique area. Very nice. I will be back to Amber India and the Santana Row area!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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