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Amber India

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1140 Olsen Drive, San Jose, CA
+1 408-248-5400
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

You can't tell a book by it's cover, but you can tell how good the food is by the ethnic population in the restaurant. At Amber India, we were the minority with the majority of the crowd Indian. We shared three entrees (Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, Lamb Curry) basmati rice and two types of naan. That was overkill for the... More 

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Thank Denise A
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I believe the indian food over all was good, however it lacked the flavours and soul. The severs were friendly, and the management was cooperative. With a bit more focus on authenticity and traditional touches to food it will be a game changer. Wish the team best.

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Thank Jollygoodchef
Plano, Texas
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170 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place for the central location, great food and superb service !! My favorite in this part of the Bay Area. Love going here again and again!

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1 Thank SriniV5
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

The chicken kika Masala is outstanding and the lamb shank vindaloo is world class. They hand many great appetizers as well and the service is very good. Have not been disappointed here on food or service!

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Thank Jim C
San Jose, CA
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch buffet. Food was good, but not great. Variety was just okay. Dosa station is good, but some where burnt, and there wasn't always someone manning the station. Dessert station was a highlight for those in the party who had a sweet tooth.

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1 Thank CasualHockeyFan
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

My daughter got hurt and Manager did not give a crap about it! Food is over priced and they will get you even more on the drinks.

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1 Thank SHELLA A
San Jose, California
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I love this place, the ambiance is great and the food is superb. The buffet table looks so good and clean. They have this stir-fry veggie dish that I love and there's a variety of desserts. Every time I dine here, I eat way too much naan that they bring to the table, you can ask for more.

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Thank trip-4-2-td
Flagler Beach, Florida
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872 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We were at the Amber Restaurant located at 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128, for the Sunday Lunch Buffet. The spread was quite impressive and had a good selection of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Most of the food items were 'North Indian' cuisine. The only 'South Indian' cuisine was Dosa - there was a

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Thank Traveler-O-World
nagpur
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2015

food was nice and tasty the ambience is ok not as awesome as i had thought.also has a private dining area for small parties.

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Thank hibiscusnagpur
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

If you love Indian food, stop in here! I ordered Chana Masala with Naan bread and it was very good. Servings are meant to be shared, so order a couple things and share around the table. We had good service and good food. The Indian food tasted like all other Indian food I've had, not outstanding, but the restaurant is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 Olsen Drive, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-248-5400

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