Catering >Amber India
25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411737.785849 -122.404563
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm; 5pm-10pm
Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; 5pm-10:30pm
Sat 12pm-3pm; 5pm-10:30pm
Sun 12pm-3pm; 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: SoMa (South of Market), SoMa, Central East
Overpriced and overly rich Indian food – - Aloo Peas Samosa: Kind of greasy & not very crispy.
- Badam Bhara Baingan: Large slices of tender eggplant w/ a very spicy sauce on top. May order it again, would ask for less spicy.
- Lasooni Saag Panee: Spinach & cheese. Not very interesting.
- Asparagus & Cauliflower Balchao: So so dish; again very rich.
- Dal Amber: Very flavorful dish, full of spices. Unfortunately it had too much cream.
- Kashmiri Roganjosh: Lamb stew, our favorite! So delicious & the meat was not fatty.
- Butter chicken: No kidding about the rich tomato sauce, it was mostly cream. 3,000 cal?
- Sea Bass Kokum Curry: The fish was okay but again…way too rich.
The service was fine, once we got someone to wait on us. We’d go back again & get the lamb & maybe try out a Tandoor dish. The vegetarian dishes here are definitely not that healthy.
Cherie Beasley Review – Amber India is easily the best Indian restaurant in San Francisco. I believe Amber is a chain, but the others are nowhere near as fabulous. The service is excellent, and more importantly, the food is amazing. Try the 4 chili rubbed sea bass--could not be any better. :-)
Chill atmosphere, great cocktails – Was desperatly searching for a decent place for drinks and appetisers around the Market, Powell St. area, and was told by everyone there is nothing but high priced hotel bars or low quality tourist restaurants. Well apparantly they had never been to Amber India! This is a little gem right near the mall in a courtyard just off of Market. AMAZING happy hour deals! High quality cocktails (not a mix) for $5, and excellent selection of dishes also for a great price, and good for vegetarians and meat eaters alike! The bartenders/servers were very cool and made lots of suggestions (I had only had Indian food once before) and I even noticed they gave a small "tasting" plate to a couple sitting at the next table who were having a hard time ordering. I will certainly go here again. Recomend the "butter chicken" with naan and rice. and there was another dish made with puffed wheat and mango--don't remember what it was called, but we all loved it. Spicy sweet.
Great happy hour – Wonderful cuisine, but I loved the cocktails the best! They really know how to mix a smart beverage.
Best Indian in SOMA – The decor is eye catching. The food was spicy and perfect. The service is friendly, and the bar is engaging, and the bartenders are very helpful and fun. Go there!! Couldn't be a better spot for happy hour for Indian or just happy hour. Perfectly snuggled in the middle of the city. Kudos!!
The Yerba Buena outpost of this upscale contemporary Indian restaurant is both business-lunch friendly and hungry-man ready. – The formality of Amber India's polished, multi-tiered, museum-like space of Amber India belies a menu of exotic-but-accessible, pan-Indian cuisine served a la carte or in an all-you-can-eat format. Off the menu come the house specialties (pan fried yogurt and chili-spiced duck skewers, lobster tails marinated in red chili vinegar) that make Amber a critic's favorite, while the buffet's elegant copper vessels are filled with the makings of a food coma: basmati rice, tandoori chicken and tikka masala. Both the spacious bar and the restaurant overlook Yerba Buena Lane at street level, which makes for great people watching, and given Amber's elegant museum-esque interior, plenty of people watching you.
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