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Amber Dhara

150 University Ave. (High St.) Send to Phone
650-329-9644 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
This location of the Amber India restaurant chain serves updated versions of Indian classics.
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Amber Dhara Restaurant Review

: Most Amber restaurants in the Bay area serve traditional Indian cuisine, but Amber Dhara in Palo Alto strives to update the classics. Illuminated stone tables and dual big screen TVs dominate the bar where patrons can order oversize signature cocktails such as liquor-rich basil peach tea. The dining room offers high ceilings, big windows and an easy atmosphere where dinner guests can partake of a $35 three-course tasting menu (plus amuse), or choose from the seasonal à la carte menu. Venison with cranberry chutney makes for a pleasant start. Naan is available in flavors that rise a bit above the norm, including a manchego-stuffed version. Hyderabadi chicken biryani --- chicken on the bone with basmati rice and garam masala --- is baked in a ceramic dish sealed with naan and presented tableside: a flavorful attention-getter. Desserts favor familiar Indian preparations, such as kala jamun.

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