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25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183 (4th & Market)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Amber while in town for a conference. It was next to our hotel so it was a quick walk to lunch. They serve a buffet that was excellent. My favorite item was the butter chicken.

Thank Adam C
Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my employees is from India so I asked him to take ua to the most authentic Indian restaurant in SF. This was his choice and it was a great one. Highly recommend the butter chicken.

Thank Mac D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here was terrible. And pricey. By a lot. Everything wasp we spiced so you couldn't taste the underlying meat or vegetables. This used to be a good place but unfortunately is now like just any Indian restaurant at three times the price.

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st. paul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting, modern decor and a comfortable space welcomes you at Amber. The staff are very attentive and friendly. The menu includes a creative approach to Indian cuisine. For example quinoa accompanies some dishes rather than rice. We enjoyed Bagan bharta but it was not the usual recipe. The Korma was chunks of tasty vegetables instead of the usual formed balls.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I found Amber by chance, while searching for a place to have dinner around Powell and Market streets. We had the Tandoori Sampler and a wonderfully delicious mushroom dish. Best Indian cuisine we ever enjoyed. The restaurant was quite busy on the Friday evening of our visit. Reserve your table to avoid long waits.

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Hermiston, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I often find ourselves craving Indian food. The flavors and spices are like no other. On a recent trip to San Fran we were overwhelmed with all the restaurant selections since we are from a small town. We were on foot in union square and happened upon this place near our motel. This could be the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lunch buffet here before a matinee at Golden Gate Theater. Buffet was an elaborate spread of all their best dishes including various sauces & fresh Dosas made to order. Everything was delicious, including chicken tandoori, vegetable, eggplant, and seafood dishes. Wish I could remember the names of everything we sampled, but it was all fragrant, fresh, perfectly spiced,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times in recent years, this is still the go-to place for good Indian food and great ambience in downtown San Francisco. The food was good, as always, and service was great. I would have given 5 stars but the lacchaa paratha was a bit undercooked; Service was great, Gulaab jamun was perfect and decor, excellent.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Indian food but it's difficult to find a place with great Indian food and ambience. Amber has both. Dimly lit, romantic atmosphere. Friendly service. We started with samosas and they were flaky and crisp, with wonderful flavor! I chose the seabass with a coconut curry sauce and my boyfriend had the butter chicken. We ordered saag paneer to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot go wrong at amber. Nice place, food is excellent brócolis are the best. Korma is really good, garlic nan bread, samosas, scallops and Nali Vindaloo wow. You need reservation if you are planning to go later on the venting the place will get busy. Centric location 5 mins walk from center SFO. A place to be.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $100
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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
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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