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Amber

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25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183 (4th & Market)
+1 415-777-0500
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My in-laws took us to Amber for lunch. It was an all you can eat Indian buffet full of a wide variety of well prepared Indian cuisine. The large number of customers of Indian heritage was my indication that the food must have a very authentic quality. Although I am allergic to a large number of items typically used in... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for dinner and had one vegetarian dish + a sample of several meats. Nice presentation, good food and generous portions. Highly recommended!

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Oakland, California
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I associate Indian restaurants with a certain vibe and 3rd worldiness. So the first time I saw Amber it looked too slick and I decided against going there. An Indian Lyft driver, when I'd ask him to recommend a resto in SF, had said that Amber was the best. Tonight, however, I gave it a chance and definitely understand why... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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189 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for dining solo. Sat on the side, facing a wall which wasn't so great. I ordered the butter chicken and papadum. The chicken was nicely done but had flecks of bone with the meat being a bit dry and stringy. Service was harried (not hurried) but timely overall. Price to quality was average. The papadum were nicely done... More 

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Thank Ann S
Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This place has amazing Indian food. Great service. A little pricey but worth it. The chaat was awesome.

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Los Angeles, CA
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

A great experience if you are staying in DTSF. Food is great. Staff is attentive. The bar has a great happy hour menu as well.

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New Delhi, India
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The food is really good but slightly expensive. The staff is very nice and friendly. We arrived when it was almost the closing time but they didn't turn us down. They are really quick. We ordered and the food was on our table in 10 minutes. The place is small and cosy and we had a really nice time. Good... More 

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Thank JainShipra
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

I really did not expect what I got. Great smell when I entered the restaurant. Nice location which much smaller than it was at the end. But still feels cosy because of the way it is build. You sit a little bit low for my feeling on the sofas. Food was very good although we only had a little bit.... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Food was excellent, as was the service. Great ambiance and very reasonably priced. We try to go on every trip to San Fran, easy walk from the St. Francis where we usually stay. Go, you won't be disappointed!

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Doha, Qatar
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing, rude manager and stuff , very very bad service , racist ,the worst experience ever on my life , save your time to enjoy anther restaurant better than this

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $100
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183
    (4th & Market)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-777-0500
Description
Amber India Restaurant embodies the spirit and essence of fine Indian cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Amber India Restaurant takes Indian cuisine to a new culinary level, while still holding true to its traditional nuances. Much like the ambiance within the restaurant, Amber India’s cuisine is a mix of modern style with traditional roots. The delectable cuisine, the well paired wines, and the exotic cocktails are sure to indulge anyone’s senses. The split-level three-story restaurant can easily accommodate 140 people, with a private dining room in the back for up to 25 people. With its vaulted ceilings, stylish décor, and a constant LED light show behind the bar, Amber India Restaurant is truly a feast for both the mouth as well as the eyes.

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Staying in SoMa

Neighborhood Profile
SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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