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Amber India-Santana Row - 34 Reviews - 377 Santana Row Ste 1140, San Jose, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (408) 248-5401

Amber India-Santana Row

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377 Santana Row Ste 1140 (at Olin Avenue)
San Jose, CA 95128
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Amber India-Santana Row - San Jose, CA

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really... really. awesome.

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So after being told repeatedly that this is the Bay Area's finest Indian restaurant I gave it a try. I was completely underwhelmed. It is average at best. There is nothing a...

Awesome 10/24/2011

really... really. awesome. more

Good indian food place 7/30/2010

I was bored of eating indian food, my cousin and one friend took me to this restaurant. My Cousin placed the order on my behalf. Food was on table within 10-15 mins. Food was looking beautiful, I started tasting it. What to say about the taste AMAZING!!! My mom was shocked that i had INDIAN food in RESTAURANT.. that's called magic of this restaurant. Try and let me know if I am right or ..? more

Nice food 10/1/2009

I love their tasty food.Service is great more

Worst Hyderabad-i biryani i have ever had 7/24/2008

I would say the worst Hyderabad-i Biryani i had ever had. It lacks the basics of Biryani, taste and flavor. I think this is an outcome of an in-experienced cook....... they think adding lots of spices makes food tasty. Finally we had to leave most of the food over there....... Pros: ambience, Cons: quality, service (too slow) more

Go for your WORST RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE ever. 7/5/2008

I am 500% convinced that the positive reviews written here are written by the staff themselves! This has to be WORST RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE.of my LIFE. I'll keep it short and to the point.The food is okie types but overtly prized and the Manager is EXTREMELY RUDE. They are over their head due to making so much money but do not care for customers. If you object to something they are very rude and say absurd things like ""I can challenge you"" and this comes from the manager himself. Being an Indian read more >I am complaining about this Indian restaurant and I feel sorry to say that they are DISCRIMINATORY against Indians. I have had great food and exceptional service at various other Indian restaurants and this was undobtedly my WORST RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE. Cons: Rude manager, Bad experience. will never ever visit again more

A Big No No 6/6/2008

I went there twice both the times i made reservations. First time even after reaching there on time we got a table after waiting for 45 min. Second time again the same thing happened and i left the place after waiting for 30 min. Their waiting area is awefully small and right in front of the restrooms. more

Worst Indian Food (and possibly worst food period) I have EVER eaten! 6/2/2008

I am 100% convinced that the positive reviews written here were written by the staff themselves! This has to be one of the worst restaurant experiences of my LIFE. I'll keep it short and to the point. We ordered Butter Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala. Butter Chicken: Barely average at best. Chicken Tikka Masala was not even Chicken Tikka Masala. They brought out Karahi Chicken! I informed the waiter (one of the 2 or 3 times he visited our table the whole evening) and he said it's ""Punjabi style"". This is complete NONSENSE. It took about 20 minutes for our waiter to come to our table. While we waited we watched as 3-4 waiters were idle and flirting playfully with the cute Hispanic receptionist. Finally, when the waiter did come to our table, we saw him maybe 3 times the entire evening. Finally, the food was so horrible that my stomach was hurting while eating it. The Naan bread was paper thin. The erroneously called ""Chicken Tikka Masala"" was filled with fatty sinewy dark meat that was more connective tissue and cartilage than actual meat. Pros: Cute receptionist. Cons: HORRIBLE food. NOT authentic. RIDICULOUSLY overpriced. TERRIBLE service...Too many cons to list. more

Great service, great food! 2/17/2008

Due to traffic, we arrived late but were seated immediately. We ordered quickly and were served within minutes. Food was wonderful. Service was outstanding. Chai was perfect. We spent approximately 1 hour total and left in time to catch our Cirque du Soleil show. Next time, we'll plan to spend more time enjoying the food, the wine, the ambiance, and the service. Cons: Location. Traffic is so bad in this area. more

Amber India Restaurant combines excellent food... 1/19/2008

Amber India Restaurant combines excellent food with a clean, trendy atmosphere. My wife have been here on... more

Amber India Restaurant combines excellent food... 1/19/2008

musicody Provided by Partner
Amber India Restaurant combines excellent food with a clean, trendy atmosphere. My wife have been here on two occasions, and were extremely satisfi... more

Very Average 9/24/2007

So after being told repeatedly that this is the Bay Area's finest Indian restaurant I gave it a try. I was completely underwhelmed. It is average at best. There is nothing all that unique on the menu. The food is fresh, the seasoning and spices are okay. Service is okay and the ambiance is slightly better than the average Indian restaurant. Basically, nothing at Amber justifies the high prices. I'm sure their rent is high, but that's their problem and I'm not going to pay for it. more

Most delicious buttery chicken 5/11/2007

I think the best food to be had anywhere for dinner in the world right now is in our very own Amber in San tana row. more

best service 1/8/2007

best service ever .they had a long wait but we were finally seated, our server arrived within seconds greeted us and poured water .he was a tall slim good looking guy of Indian decent, neatly dressed .he was back after some time to take our order ,he asked us whether we would like to start with some drinks and appetizers ,he showed us some of his favorites and also helped pick a good pinot. When asked about his fluency in the English language he mentioned that he is a grad back home and he currently studies at City College. Most of the time in Indian or Asian restaurants it is very difficult to communicate with the servers this was pleasant exception. The food suggestions were great and the service extraordinary from start to finish Pros: took time to seat Cons: service and knowdlege of food and wine more

Upscale indian dining 11/29/2006

This is a great indian restaurant for a special occaision or if you're looking for some exceptionally tasty... more

Indian food at its sophisticated finest 11/29/2006

One never has any problems finding indian food in the bay area. If you're looking for a place that has a... more

Upscale indian dining 11/29/2006

M Provided by Partner
This is a great indian restaurant for a special occaision or if you're looking for some exceptionally tasty fare that can't be found at your typica... more

Indian food at its sophisticated finest 11/29/2006

Peter Provided by Partner
One never has any problems finding indian food in the bay area. If you're looking for a place that has a nice atmosphere and high quality food, the... more

Good buffet, more choices 11/23/2006

Had tried ala carte dinner and lunch buffet. Place was not crowded. Good place for going as a group.Buffet was ok, choices seemed limited compared to mountain view. Fodd is not spicy, but some of the curries were creamy. Definitely worth trying. more

best indian restaurant in bay area 9/19/2006

i have been dining in the best of indian restaurants all over the world(all thanx to my travelling job)...when i am in my new home town sanjose amber india in santanarow is my favourite restaurant.my view is this is one of the best indian restaurants in the bay area. Pros: creative cucine, efficient service Cons: noisy more

Overpriced & Overrated 9/17/2006

Many reviewers say that Amber India Restaurant in Santana Row is the Best Indian Restaurant in San Jose and I respectfully disagree. For full disclosure I should state that when myself and 3 of my friends ate dinner at Amber, we were treated to a well decorated but ultimately stomach wrenching experience. Something went drastically wrong in the kitchen at Amber that night, because after dinner, all four of us were left flat on our backs and running to the commode with upset stomachs. However, since everyone else I've talked to about this restaurant says that they've had no stomach problems, I must assume it was just an off night. Pros: Decor Cons: Food & Service more
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Upscale, eclectically decorated Indian fusion restaurant mixes in Western flavors and presentation; features a lunch buffet with over 20 dishes.

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  • Upscale, eclectically decorated Indian fusion restaurant mixes in Western flavors and presentation; features a lunch buffet with over 20 dishes.

  • 6/1/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm Sat-Sun 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Central San Jose
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