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150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631 (High Street)
+1 650-329-9644
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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New Delhi, India
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch last saturday and food was good but over priced at USD 19 including taxes and they do have authentic cuisine and it is a good place to eat paneer dish and their desert is good although I wish they would add gulab jamun and rice pudding and maybe replace their suji halwa with gajar halwa. It is... More 

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Chandigarh
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293 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I have had very good experience here but lately their standard has gone down. Their signature dishes- rack of lamb and chicken biryani were very average and the murgh malai kebab was stringy and bland. The peshawari naan was like a dessert- very sweet and the cheese kulcha was like aloo kulcha. Dal was more of tomato purée than dal.... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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340 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Been here twice in a week, for a lunch and dinner. Love the food. They got many diverse plates, all super tasty. Staff is friendly and prompt. Would definitely visit again next time in Palo Alto.

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Great food. Very creative. Excellent service. Good wine list. High quality Indian dishes well prepared We love coming here for great Indian food

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Ireland
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

we found the food good but the menu was very limited. We'd have liked to see a bigger choice. But what we got was nice and well cooked/presented. Ambiance was pleasant but nothing special. Service ok. While it was ok we'll continue to search for nicer Indian food. So overall ok but nothing special for us.

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San Francisco, California
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144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Amber Dhara used to have a 3 course prixe-Fixe lunch. But recently they have a lunch buffet too. The price is reasonable and there are choices for both Ved and non veg diners. They had Tandoori Chicken a lamb curry and a fish as non veg options. And a Dal a paneer curry and a mixed veg curry. The salad... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Amber in SF, Mountain View and Santana Row. Palo Alto Amber is our favorite. Love the food, the dishes are beautifully plated, and spice balance is perfect. The Tandoori Paneer was made to perfection and so were our curries: Okra, daal, fish and spinach. The quinoa beets salad would need some improvement. Hope to see more... More 

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Hayward, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went there a week before Mother's Day for lunch. It was a buffet. The buffet had 2-3 vegetarian curries, 2 desserts, salad, fruits, condiments, chaat, dahi bhalla. Good enough variety. but the food was not at all like other Amber restaurants. The curries lacked flavor, the vada in dahi vada was very hard. The chat was premixed so it... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

When you stay at palo alto one cannot find any Indian hotels and the one close by available is amber dhara. Nice ambiance and the service is good, food taste can be improved and slightly over priced.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding flavors, perfectly balanced. Meat and veggie options were superb. Good staff, open seating area, but still quiet Has outdoor seating as well with heaters.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
    (High Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located one block east of the Caltrain statin and local bus depot.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-329-9644

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