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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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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“naans” (8 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
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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
Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good as was the service. We will definitely return to try their regular menu as it was a holiday pre fixed menu.

1  Thank Ocean2016
Reviewed January 29, 2015

Probably the best place to go for authentic Indian food. Rack of lamb and the chicken biryani were delicious! The yellow dal and okra were very tasty. Would love to go again

1  Thank NChopra55
Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of my Indian colleagues recently took me here and I was impressed. The atmosphere was comfortable but sophisticated and the quality and flavor of the food was very good. Service is very strong, and delivery of dishes is fairly fast. It's a quite environment,...More

1  Thank DougcpW
Reviewed January 14, 2015

We hosted a meetup event here and he was very accommodating to the extra people came out and he took care each and every one of us really well. I recommend this place to host your next meetup. He has a nice little lounge area...More

1  Thank diamond8181
Reviewed December 13, 2014

Amber Dhara in Palo Alto served most disappointing Indian food. On top of that, the servings were meager and prices very high

Thank Vijay P
Reviewed December 10, 2014

Have been there twice .. good variety of North Indian food .. their Chefs seem to know the flavors well .. food is hot and adequately spicy .. service is excellent .. in fact, most of their staff has remained the same .. which means...More

1  Thank gauravs09
Reviewed November 19, 2014

I am a Brit who loves Indian food and has been spoiled by London's Indian restaurants. I visited Amber Dhara with friends, not expecting too much. I was very pleasantly surprised. A small interesting menu with some unique dishes. We shared a number of them....More

1  Thank redsars88
Reviewed October 22, 2014

we had an excellent meal here, thatnks to our newphew. Our reservations were honored. Service was perfect, without being rushed, and we loved our curries and tandoor lamb ribs which were generous (5 or 6 ribs) and tender. We didn't really need rice, as we...More

1  Thank NWroamer11
Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food at this restaurant is excellent (we had a crunchy spinach salad started - can't remember exact name; butter chicken, eggplant veggie dish; garlic and regular nan; white jasmine rice). Everything tasted great - we cleaned our plates and were absolutely full! Portions are...More

Thank adrijanak
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, 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
  • E-mail
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