Amber India Restaurant Review, Mountain View


Amber India Restaurant

2290 El Camino Real #9 (Between Rengstorff and Ortega)

Mountain View, CA 94040


650-968-1820 (Fax)

Amber India Restaurant Website

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Amber India Restaurant Exterior

Mountain View

Amber India Restaurant serves Northern, Moghlai and Tandoori Indian cuisine. Locations in Mountain View, San Jose’s Santana Row, and San Francisco. They have a popular lunch buffet that we have tried at both the San Francisco and Mountain View locations. Our last visit was in the Summer of 2012.

Amber India Restaurant Interior

Mountain View

Amber India San Francisco Interior Decor

San Francisco

Decor, Vibe – Amber India is in a strip mall on El Camino Real in Mountain view. Lots of colorful artwork adorns this location’s walls. The place was filled with Silicon Valley types eating a quick lunch. A fair amount of Indians were present.

The San Francisco location is next door to Downtown’s Ross store on Yerba Buena Lane near Market Street. The interior is far nicer at this location with a cool modern bar area.

Amber India Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)

The menus are similar between location, yet the San Francisco restaurant’s prices are slightly higher.

Website Amber India Menu

Food Picks:

Amber India Restaurant Lunch Buffet 1


Amber India San Francisco Paneer Aur Makhana Ka Khurchan

Vegetarian Dishes – Dal Tadka (Stewed Lentils), Pacharari Stew (Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Sauce and Potato Gravy), Palak Khumb (Spinach and Mushrooms), Paneer aur Makhana ka Khurchan (Scrambled Cottage Cheese cooked in onion tomato sauce)

Amber India Restaurant Lunch Buffet 3

Entrees – Tawa Tayaji Ki Macchi (Swai Basa Fish), Murg Masala (Chicken Cooked with Spices), Butter Chicken (Traditional Recipe of Chicken Cooked in a Creamy Tomato Sauce)

Amber India Restaurant Lunch Buffet 5

Tandoori Chicken with Onions, Mixed Vegetables

Amber India Restaurant Lunch Buffet 2
Deep Fried Dishes – Aldo Jerra Tikki (Potato Cumin Dumplings), Bread Pakoda (Bread Fritters), Saffron Pulao

Amber India San Francisco Butter Chicken

Lunch Buffet ($14,95 (SF), $16.95 Mon-Fri, $15.95 (SF) $19.95 Sat-Sun) had several salads, tamarind and mint chutney, deep fried appetizers, Patta Gobhi Chana (Cabbage split peas), Matar Paneer (peas/farmer’s cheese), sauteed vegetables, Murg Masala (Chicken curry), Tandori Chicken, Signature dish Murg Makhani shredded Tandoori chicken, rich tomato sauce (Butter Chicken), and rice. There bread naan was very good.

Amber India Restaurant Desserts

Fruit, Seviyan (Wheat Vermicelli pudding), and Gulab Jamlin (Cheese balls in sugar syrup) were desserts.

Amber India Restaurant had average service in the area of filling water and clearing plates, we had to remind them to refill us occasionally. The food was slightly higher in quality than most Indian restaurants, and the prices reasonable for a lunch buffet. Variety is not as high as some other Indian buffets, but they concentrate more on quality. They have several vegetarian items, a couple spicy items that keep it varied. If you are in the area and want Indian Cuisine, check this place out.

Also at:

Santana Row
377 Santana Row, Suite 1140
San Jose, CA 95128

25 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, 94103

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Amber India Restaurant Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Hours:Daily 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5-10pm
Parking:Free Lot
Prices:$9.95 - $24.95

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1 Comment

  • Ray
    February 21, 2022 at 10:24 am

    All I can say is don’t go on a Saturday night! We waited at a table for 30 minutes, and no one stopped to get our order, in spite of hand waving. We left and picked up some carry out at nearby InDgo…

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