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Amber

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25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183 (4th & Market)
415-777-0500
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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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Los Altos, California
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four of us arrived without a reservation, on a week night, and they greeted us warmly and took us to a table right away. It was around 6 PM and very busy, which I like. I won't go into a restaurant that is nearly empty. i enjoy the ambiance of a crowd of happy foodies. Says a lot about the... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had their Sunday buffet. I love Indian food and this place met my expectations. Lots of variety, including a goat meat dish. The decor was nice. Service was a bit slow. On Sunday unlimited Mimosas or sparkling wine is included.

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Thank Lady_Sadie
Winston-Salem, NC
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband was at a meeting nearby and only had an hour for lunch, so we tried Amber. It was delicious. The food on the buffet was hot (unless it was supposed to be cold....and then, it was!). There were lots of people, so turn around was quick, but I recommend a reservation. They screwed up my husband's wine (brought... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is on a pedestrianized lane and a bit hard to find. The sign is quite high, and easy to miss as you walk past looking for the door in. We have a number of Indian restaurants in a couple of cities that we like to return to from time to time, and I would add this one to... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been craving a curry since we arrived on our US tour 3 weeks ago and this certainly hit the spot. Wonderful menu, excellent food and lovely atmosphere - there's nice seating a tables, booths and high tables. Do make a reservation - it's very busy.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here before and ate there again with my family. Once again We were not disappointed with the food at all - a tasty, well prepared and broad selection. The only let down is the service, which seemed a bit chaotic - our cocktails arrived after the food, for example, and the server seemed in a hurry for us... More 

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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have found the restaurant by accident 3 years ago, while in vacation in S.F. and I visited for dinner again this week. Still the food is amazing! I had the butter chicken with curry and as I dessert the creme brulee mango. The restaurant is a bit expensive but worth it! I would recommend booking a table in advance,... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been very disappointed many times searching for good Indian food in the States but last night my search was over. Finally a fantastic Indian restaurant - albeit an expensive one. All the food we had last night was great - the lamb chops were very tender and the tamarind sauce really good. My wife's lamb pulau was equally good. Was... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by Yerba Buena park and decided to have lunch there. We had the buffet and it was the best Indian we have ever had. Almost all menu dishes were presented on the buffet and all were excellent with perfect seasonings. Included salads, main entrees, and dessert. Good value for $20.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was simply delicious. We started with Garlic Naan and Somas (sp?) and both were delicious. We then had two chicken dishes, both delicious, along with rice and more Garlic Naan. We were completely stuffed! We might have been able to do without the second chicken dish, but we wanted to dry different flavors. The restaurant smells unbelievable,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $100
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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: 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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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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