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150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631 (High Street)
+1 650-329-9644
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I went with a group of friends during lunch. The place is quiet so good place to have a conversation. I could not believe the service! What is wrong with you guys? The place was half empty so way enough time to help. When we asked like hot water, the server pretended as if he did not hear it.... no... More 

Thank CaTraveltheworld
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Love the menu - unique fusion of different culinary traditions of India with a modern twist, not your usual Indian Buffet/North Indian same ole,etc. Lovely decor, rarely loud or too crowded, one of my favorite Indians in the area. (Their Amber India in Mountainview/Palo Alto is also great, but more traditional).

Thank jtileston
New Delhi, India
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had lunch last saturday and food was good but over priced at USD 19 including taxes and they do have authentic cuisine and it is a good place to eat paneer dish and their desert is good although I wish they would add gulab jamun and rice pudding and maybe replace their suji halwa with gajar halwa. It is... More 

Thank happyleo123
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334 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I have had very good experience here but lately their standard has gone down. Their signature dishes- rack of lamb and chicken biryani were very average and the murgh malai kebab was stringy and bland. The peshawari naan was like a dessert- very sweet and the cheese kulcha was like aloo kulcha. Dal was more of tomato purée than dal.... More 

Thank NChopra55
Yerevan, Armenia
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387 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Been here twice in a week, for a lunch and dinner. Love the food. They got many diverse plates, all super tasty. Staff is friendly and prompt. Would definitely visit again next time in Palo Alto.

Thank Aram K
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great food. Very creative. Excellent service. Good wine list. High quality Indian dishes well prepared We love coming here for great Indian food

Thank vinod g
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

we found the food good but the menu was very limited. We'd have liked to see a bigger choice. But what we got was nice and well cooked/presented. Ambiance was pleasant but nothing special. Service ok. While it was ok we'll continue to search for nicer Indian food. So overall ok but nothing special for us.

Thank JUACI q
San Francisco, California
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158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Amber Dhara used to have a 3 course prixe-Fixe lunch. But recently they have a lunch buffet too. The price is reasonable and there are choices for both Ved and non veg diners. They had Tandoori Chicken a lamb curry and a fish as non veg options. And a Dal a paneer curry and a mixed veg curry. The salad... More 

Thank Samosababa
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I have been to Amber in SF, Mountain View and Santana Row. Palo Alto Amber is our favorite. Love the food, the dishes are beautifully plated, and spice balance is perfect. The Tandoori Paneer was made to perfection and so were our curries: Okra, daal, fish and spinach. The quinoa beets salad would need some improvement. Hope to see more... More 

Thank Poonam B
Hayward, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We went there a week before Mother's Day for lunch. It was a buffet. The buffet had 2-3 vegetarian curries, 2 desserts, salad, fruits, condiments, chaat, dahi bhalla. Good enough variety. but the food was not at all like other Amber restaurants. The curries lacked flavor, the vada in dahi vada was very hard. The chat was premixed so it... More 

Thank Meena B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
    (High Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located one block east of the Caltrain statin and local bus depot.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-329-9644

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?