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Amber India - San Francisco

4.6
4.6
2730 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 777-0500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Hitesh Gautam

  • Catering

    Let Amber organize and cater your next affair. We cater for all events from intimate meals to corporate parties. Customized menus and personalized packages are available. We will work with you to create the ideal menu for your affair. Your event may also be enhanced with specialty items and an array of colorful lines options.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties up to 30 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ajay Kahol: (415) 777-0500

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    4th & Market

  • Parking details

    Fifth & Mission Parking garage.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,730 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Indian

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  1. A

    Anaa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Food was very very average this time. Veggies were bland. Taste, quality, service etc were way lower than usual Amber buffets. it might be due to thanksgiving weekend and staff shortage etc. We love Indian food and were sad to experience their lower standard this time. Hope its just one off thing! I will say to a friend... go and give it a try; but keeps your hopes not very high!
  2. K

    Kimk

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive and kind service, authentic.
  3. PA

    PedroA

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Thanksgiving Day buffet, it was wonderful!
  4. LG

    LucG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent Indian cuisine. Not easy to find, also very elegant seating. Best food we had in San Francisco on this trip. I’ll definitely come back here and would warmly recommend this place.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Nothing special and quite transactional.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Buffet items were cold
  7. MM

    MsfbbM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service, no communication by the team members as to seating arrangements. Very rude, non accommodating. Loved the food the first time but the second experience was horrible
  8. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Indian food! Great service I definitely recommend it
  9. SK

    SabitaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    The food was below average quality for the price. After requesting and explained allergies to the waiter, gave incorrectly and not told us the truth. I got sick very badly and suffered whole night. I wouldn’t recommend anyone who has food allergies and wants real Indian food. It’s like frozen ready to eat meals with decent presentation .
  10. TP

    TracyP

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and matched very nicely with the excellent meal. We started with coconut cream shrimp which was spicy and delicious. We then moved to nalli vindaloo, saffron rice and organic roti. We were looking for spicy and they delivered. We would have gladly ended with dessert but were way too full. It was a fabulous evening of delicious food and topped off by the expert attentiveness of our server.
  11. AT

    AnshumiT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in San Francisco Area really enjoyed food, service and ambiance 👌👍💕
  12. M

    Marin

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Indian buffet in SF. The ambiance of the restaurant is beautiful and very peaceful. The food is fresh, has incredible nuanced flavor and the selection is broad. It is an absolute treat to come here for a special lunch in the city at a pretty good value. I highly recommend Amber India for a special occasion or just a great lunch.
  13. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Indian cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere.
  14. a

    alysonl

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were amazing and each dish was better than the next. Can’t say enough about the incredible food!
  15. c

    cherry

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    In town for conference (work)
  16. I

    Intentionaldiner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Luckily this was one of the few restaurants in the area open on a Sunday night. I love Indian food and this did not disappoint. Also a very comfortable and upscale environment. The entire staff was so welcoming, professional and kind. The food is fairly pricey, but worth it, hard to not overeat.
  17. f

    fredarep

    Sacramento

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is amazing Indian food. Everything was done perfectly. The crispy spinach side dish is something I've never seen anywhere else.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious flavors excellent service big portions
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Great experience until we got the food. We ordered the samosa chat which was delicious, but definitely not fresh. Moving on to the main course, we ordered Dal Makhni and Signature butter chicken. Daal makhni was delicious, however the butter chicken was below average. The butter chicken not only tasted like a completely different curry, it was also clearly not fresh made as well. Even though we sent the feedback to the chef, neither him or the management acted upon the feedback. We ordered Rasmalai which was very hard in terms of consistency, so clearly it had been sitting in a fridge for a while. On top of all this, the restaurant missed packing our leftover butter chicken. While the ambiance was good, the food experience was below average for a $180 bill for a couple. The management should consider how to improve the food quality. Also, before I end the review, the restaurant manager was talking down to a server right behind us. My wife felt very uncomfortable seeing how the servers are treated at this restaurant. A big no for giving this restaurant another shot
  20. F

    Fungster

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and place to meet up and good food and cocktails
  21. RS

    RobertS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Indian food in an elegant setting. A very good choice before shows at the Golden Gate or Curran theaters.
  22. T

    Traveler

    Los Angeles

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience Excellent service The team was very attentive the sea bass was a bit small great selection of entrees very flavorful
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Server changed our table to a worse one and refused to give us our original table back even though no one sat in it during our meal.
  24. N

    Nickm007

    Vancouver

    232 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Nothing special to warrant a $28 rogsn Josh. There are more authentic great places charging $14 for the same dish. No evidence of higher quality ingredients than an average curry house..I’m Indian.
  25. MA

    MarkA

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All of the food dishes were outstanding. The service was excellent too. We enjoy the atmosphere at Amber but thought it was very warm with little air circulation last night when we dined. Next time we’ll probably sit outside. We dine regularly at Amber and recommend it.
  26. MS

    MegaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food quality has dropped a lot. Not worth the price
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, ambiance, service and most importantly food. I had the butter chicken and it didn’t disappoint. Highly recommended and well placed for the Union Square hotel area.
  28. SL

    SuzanneL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service. Delicious food and large serving. I had the Butter Chicken, Saffron rice, and Garlic Naan. I would highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Reservation was easy. I will go here everytime I’m in San Fran
  30. M

    Mstrong73

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always high on my list of places to stop when I'm in town. The food is consistently excellent. The lamb vindaloo is my favorite dish. It manages to hit all the heat you expect but its balanced out with a ton of flavor. I've never had a bad meal or experience at amber
  31. NN

    NathaleN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took the whole family to Amber on a Saturday night, it was a great dinner. My son who is usually very picky enjoyed his chicken tandoori and naan breads very much. Highly recommend the biryanis, the butter chicken and the kebabs!
  32. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved returning to Amber after three years for a birthday celebration. We found everything as we remembered it, and the chef prepared a little dessert for the birthday person that was delicious. The staff at Amber are amazing, and the food is the best buffet anywhere. The vegetarians in our party were especially pleased with their options.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waiter suggested the chef’s tasting menu for our group of 5 and we couldn’t have been happier. the Appetizers were all amazing and they brought us more of one which we particularly liked. Entrees were varied and all had great flavor - grilled sea bass was particularly well done. With a vegan and gluten free diner in our group, chef and waiter went extra mile by bringing small portions of diet friendly versions of the items in addition to the family platters. If there were any low points might have been the desserts - well executed but just not as outstanding as rest of the dishes.
  34. j

    janeyo

    San Francisco

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers were big and shareable as well as delicious. Cocktails complemented the food seasonings very well. A fine dining experience with empty dishes picked up promptly, clean silverware at each course, and we’ll-timed server check-ins. This level of service was nice to encounter, as more places adapt to fewer workers.
  35. J

    Jodi

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was super sweet and gave us wonderful recommendations. The Biryani was outstanding and so was the fried spinach appetizer. The butter chicken was also excellent. We look forward to dining here again.
  36. PR

    PatriceR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Amber used to be our favorite Indian food. What a disappointment it was last night. The food we are was not nearly as good as it used to be.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The all you can eat buffet was awesome!
  38. RW

    RichardW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    All in all a good experience, nice to have Indian buffet in SF again (one of the few restaurants that server buffet.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food but the desert is a pistachio predicament I didn’t work too well
  40. MR

    MichelleR

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and an overall fabulous dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Amber India - San Francisco does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Amber India - San Francisco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 777-0500.

Amber India - San Francisco is rated 4.6 stars by 2730 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Amber India - San Francisco

25 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th & Market

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Fifth & Mission Parking garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Hitesh Gautam

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 777-0500

  • Catering

    Let Amber organize and cater your next affair. We cater for all events from intimate meals to corporate parties. Customized menus and personalized packages are available. We will work with you to create the ideal menu for your affair. Your event may also be enhanced with specialty items and an array of colorful lines options.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties up to 30 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ajay Kahol: (415) 777-0500

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