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Amber India
Indian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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2290 West El Camino Real #9 Mountain View, CA 94040, United States
2290 West El Camino Real #9USCAMountain View94040
$$Indian Restaurant, South Asian Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
South Asian Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
In 1994, Vijay Bist acted on his immense passion of Indian cuisine & hospitality by opening his first restaurant in Mountain View, and the rest as they say is history.  Bist introduced Indian hospitality, service, wine selection & menus which were unknown in the Bay Area and set a high standard for Indian food, which he follows till date. Impeccable service and authentic Indian food not only had a huge fan following but critics and reviewers alike noticed this restaurant.  Amber India in Mountain View earned the reputation of the best Indian Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
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Branch of an upmarket Indian chain offering spicy specialties & staples & an extensive lunch buffet.- Google
"Great staff and fantastic butter chicken (chicken tikka masala."
"Great Indian food, attentive service and a nice atmosphere."
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Annie Shin
4 months ago
Food, interior, service, and everything was great. My friend and I ordered samosas and the butter chicken with rice and garlic naan, and everything tasted amazing. We both got very full from what we shared, so I would say the portions were just enough! The restaurant is clean and nicely decorated, although it may not look as classy and cool outside. The workers were also super attentive and nice, so I felt like I was at a $$$$ restaurant! I'll definitely come back!
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Amy Ravit Korin
11 months ago
Pretty average Indian food, not nearly as flavorful as some of the places I frequent in Chicago. We came here with a large group (about 25 people) and were seated at three tables scattered in a section, which I suppose was the best they could do - but made it hard to talk to everyone without getting up and switching seats. The menu was very meat heavy and although the samosas and naan were good, I would have liked to see more vegetarian friendly options (note: i am not a vegetarian).
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Alyx Barranger
8 months ago
Honestly, not a fan. Had the food here and I was pretty underwhelmed by the experience. I had heard great things about this spot and it missed the mark. There are tons of awesome indian restaurants in the South Bay, and this one definitely has a nicer ambiance than others (which may be why it is so popular). The food was just not that good. Got the butter chicken and it tasted like chicken cooked in campbells tomato soup. Not a fan.
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Samiksha Batra
a year ago
In the name of Hydrabadi Biryani, they sell rice in red chilly powder.. No flavor of biryani at all, chicken is so hard. Disgusting.. The price is toooo high and food is pathetic. This is my first review about anything, just thought to let people know so that they should not waste their money
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Michael Andrews
5 months ago
Excellent restaurant, great ambiance, excellent food with good flavors. Highly recommended.
Charles Du
10 months ago
this indian buffet has the best selection i've seen anywhere. they had at least 15 different dishes that were waiting to be consumed by me. ultra high props for the lamb curry. the sauce was thick + full of flavor and the meat was tender. i also liked their vegetable curry. you get what you paid for and this place (around $20 per person) definitely delivers!
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Meg Smith
a year ago
As with everywhere in Mountain View, the food was just okay. Curries were on the heavy side and while decently spiced, none stood out as particularly bright or flavorful. Decor is dated and drab. Service was friendly but forgetful and needed to be reminded repeatedly for basics (more glasses, etc.). I reserved a room for 35 people and paid for the priciest prix fixe menu options available, yet we were forced to share the room with two tables of strangers because the restaurant didn't want to turn away the business. Not the treatment I'd give someone spending upwards of $3K on dinner.
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Gill Dear
a year ago
Indian isn't my favourite cuisine, but I thought Amber served up some decent dishes. I really enjoyed the samosas and naan bread, and sampled a little bit of all the dishes from the set menu. None of them were overly memorable, but I can't recall any issues either. They accommodated our large group well, although service wasn't too attentive, needing to ask for extra glasses and follow up on orders a few times. The staff were lovely though.


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