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1406 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0404 (Corner of 80th Street)
+1 212-249-5020
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We went into the restaurant after an afternoon in the Met. It is walking distance and we were in the mood for Japanese. Don't. Just don't guys. My husband ordered a chef's daily special sashimi plate and the scallops are so far from fresh it literally smelled like a public bathroom. I got a Green Dragon specialty roll and it... More 

Thank Carrie L
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Since the closing of the restaurant with sushi on conveyor belt across the street, this is the most visible restaurant for sushi within 2 block view. It's owned by Malaysian Chinese with Mandarin speaking waitstaff and Spanish speaking support staff. When going to the bathroom, I hear staff in kitchen speaking Mandarin, Cantonese and some Manglish/Singlish (M'sian/S'porean vocabulary). The sushi... More 

Thank KKua
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Solid option for Asian food on UES. Nice service, good choices, good pricing. Sit in the back room which is more comfortable. If you are in the neighborhood, this is a good option.

Thank nycfamilyt2013
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice varied menu with sushi and wide assortment of asian dishes. Nice service. Outdoor seating is nice, but noisy on avenue and by garbage, etc on side street.

Thank renelle06
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Location great and night was beautiful by the open door, server was slow n very unattended... they don't even offer tea... n when I asked for tea it was only green tea, which I don't do cause I'm a caffeine free person!! Luckily I had my own tea, but wait it gets better. I was served HOT WATER IN A... More 

Thank Madeline H
Eynsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We ordered Sushi for our family. Friendly staff, good choice, very fresh and delivered quickly. Quite pricey but in keeping with the location and quality. Will definitely return.

Thank Peter M
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2015

We use Amber as our go to for sushi take out, and just recently we decided to dine in for a change, choosing different options from the menu. The raw seafood options - the tuna, the hamachi, the sashimi - were all incredibly fresh and melt in your mouth soft. The sushi options were fresh as always.

Thank voyage_in_design
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2014

This review is for Amber on Columbus (not 3rd Ave). Net; we both thought the food was average. Nothing special. Granted neither of us had sushi, but the various fish & chicken dishes we had did not 'stand out'. The best part of our meal was the street-view (so; suggest that you sit by the window), and the friendly and... More 

Thank burnsinny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2014

Regardless of which you choose, lunch or dinner, the food is always absolutely delicious and fresh. during the day I would suggest eating at the bar where they have frozen green tea margaritas, and a nice view through the windows. After 7 p.m. Or so it turns into a more crowded fun scene with the sound of sake bombs all... More 

Thank Scotto S
North Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We scouted the neighborhood to find a good spectator spot for my daughter's marathon and since we never in this city , we just asked a local person on the street. It is a very clean, good ambiance, and large portion specialty dishes and fresh tasting sushi. Friendly servers and prompt service. I would go back.

Thank billp422

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1406 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0404
    (Corner of 80th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-5020
Amber Asian Bistro is located in the Upper East Side. We serve Asian and Japanese cuisine.

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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