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Amber Dhara

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150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
+1 650-329-9644
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
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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...More

Thank Meena B
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.

Thank chandse
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.

1  Thank gregnx
Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Great updated twist on the Indian classics. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was good too. Not sure why it wasn't as full as everywhere else downtown, but it worked out well for us! Would go back!

Thank Kelsey L
Reviewed October 23, 2015

We hosted a vegetarian dinner for 10 at Amber Dhara and asked them to prepare a "thali" dinner. Typically in India dinner is served on a 12' stainless steel platter with 10 plus stainless steel bowls containing vegetables, salads, "dals"s, desserts etc. think of a...More

Thank Samosababa
Reviewed September 25, 2015

A very bland Yellow Daal, poorly cooked Koftas and ok types rotis, sums up my dinner experience at Amber Dhara....

Thank darora123
Reviewed August 5, 2015

An upmarket Indian restaurant in Palo Alto. Very popular and a good range of quality dishes. The food quality was excellent. The Lamb dishes were wonderful and the Dhal Makhani was very good. The Nan breads were also up there... Service was very good, It...More

Thank john t
Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food was delicious. We ordered a lot of appetizers and entrees. Good service. Everything was excellent!

Thank Lisamarcelle
Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife, son and I visited Amber Dhara for lunch to celebrate my wife birthday. Food was excellent and service was also very good. We loved the platters - kebab, lamb and chicken. The restaurant was kind to even serve a small cake for my...More

1  Thank Foodieno72
Reviewed March 12, 2015

Attracted by the name Amber from the gorgeous Indian restaurant downtown San Francisco, I decided to try Amber in Palo Alto. What a deception... Nothing to compare in any aspect, atmosphere, service and meal. I would resume in saying that they "do their best" but...More

Thank Denis F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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