Even though Amber India isn’t a new restaurant by any means, this place is poppin’ due to its location in San Francisco and tasty straightforward Indian cuisine.
I first came here almost three years ago and haven’t been back since! Like most Indian restaurants, Amber India has a pretty large menu including vegetarian, meat, and seafood dishes.
We started off with the flash fried spinach which needed a little more seasoning for my liking but I loved the tangy yogurt dressing and tartiness from the vibrant juicy pomegranate seeds.
The vegetable korma, a mouthwatering vegan dish, was an assortment of market vegetables such as broccoli, peas, asparagus, and carrots, swimming in a heavenly creamy cashew nut sauce.
The badam bhara baingan was a delicious vegetarian eggplant dish with soft pieces of sliced baby eggplants in a spicy tomato sauce with ginger, tamarind, onion, and topped with almonds. The eggplant had a bit of a kick to it so if you’re not a fan of spice you might not enjoy this.
The cajun chicken was cooked in the tandoori oven giving it that slight beautiful char. The chicken itself was marinated in yogurt and various spices making it very tender and delicious.
Of course with any Indian meal, we had to order some naan and rice. The garlic and chive naan were tasty but not the best I’ve had and the brown basmati rice was a nice change to the typical white grain rice. Some of their signature dishes include butter chicken (tandoori chicken in a tomato sauce) and chili rubbed sea bass.
Overall, I really enjoyed Amber India for yummy Indian food so my rating is a 7.5-8/10.