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25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183
+1 415-777-0500
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (102 reviews)
“naan” (51 reviews)
“vindaloo” (12 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had dinner at Amber with two friends and we all agree the food was wonderful. The Tandorii sampler, a seafood curry and a lamb curry were all richly flavorful and well prepared. The service was a bit slow to start but finished very well....More

Thank Georgesec
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family & I went to this restaurant for dinner on a Friday in the latter part of December 2017 while on holiday in the SF Bay Area, based on TripAdvisor ratings and reviews. We arrived there ~6:25 PM and were seated right away. The...More

Thank SAK_111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place by just searching for 'Indian restaurants' on our phone. Located just a short walk from Union Square, Amber was the perfect way to finish our day of sightseeing in San Francisco. The ambiance is elegant without being over-the-top (plenty of people...More

Thank 173FLYR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not know how can be possible to rate positively this restaurant that of Indian has only the denomination, not even the name. The place lack in everything: taste of the food with no spices , no authenticity, even the menu is phony :...More

Thank 671stefano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to get a 5 person reservation at Amber 45 minutes before we sat down. The place was bustling, most likely due to the holiday rush. Unfortunately the kitchen/dishpit could be heard from the dining room, which diminished the ambience. Standout dishes were...More

Thank Bert F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and service. Easy walk from union square area. The rhogan josh was very very good, extremely flavorful but not too spicy. Tandoori chicken was very nice as well.

Thank Ramesh V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always visit Amber India when in SF. The signature Butter Chicken is just wonderful. And the griller caulifower and broccoli are such a wonderful find - when so often vegetables are lacking at Indian restaurants! Reasonable wine selections are available by the glass. Oh,...More

Thank Lew S
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Mouth-watering menu that combines traditional Indian dishes with new combinations and ingredients. The four-spice sea bass was out of this world. I liked the kick to the spicy naan. The samosas were good, but didn’t taste substantially different from samosas I have tried elsewhere. I’d...More

Thank J05186
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were a party of 8, made reservations well ahead of time and had a terrific meal! Not only did the restaurant go out of their way to make several special dishes for us, the food was fantastic! Thanks for taking care of our party,...More

Thank hazyman
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Although the restaurant offers a good selection of creative indian cuisine, even the most traditional recipes here are way above average. Don’t think that Samosa will be boring, because they will taste better than any you have ever had in your life. Service is fast...More

Thank romanfairy
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27 December 2017|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Amber has a great Bar and the setting. Try and get there for Happy Hour to enjoy great ambiance and good drinks before the dinner. Also, the restaurant is usually packed during week-end and holiday evenings so try and... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
It has a buffet everyday but from my one time experience it was not worth the price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-777-0500
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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