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#109 of 3,907 Restaurants in Kolkata
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11, Waterloo Street, Esplanade | Near Paradise Cinema Hall, Kolkata 700006, India
+91 33 2248 6520
11:00 - 23:00
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Kolkata, India
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a must visit in kolkata for lipsmacking tandoori items alongwith their naans which are kolkatas best served.a bit too costly but for great food you have to pay a little more to experience lovely cuisines.go once i m sure u will like it.

Thank ayubj0har
Level Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Amber because it had good reviews...and I was disappointed. Food was very average, the place was cold and unpleasant and the staff eager to get as much money as possible out of me.... Maybe just a question of personal taste but I did not go back.

Thank Chris T
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Our guide recommended Amber, trip advisor reviews (almost all from Indian's) raved about it, so we decided to try it. First impressions created a degree of nervousness as to the suitability for our sensitive western digestive system - we were the only non-Indians eating there. The decor is rather stark and worn and could have smelled fresher. The crockery shows... More 

Thank Andy G
Kolkata, India
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I first visited this restaurant probably 50 years back. Since then, I have had meals there a numerous times. This was the best place in Kolkata to have Punjabi Tandoori food. The only problem with this restaurant, even ten years ago, was the long waiting in a queue for a table. Even if you made a prior reservation, you would... More 

Thank Savison
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This joint is one of the oldest in Kolkata, located near Esplanade. They still manage the same quality what they served 25 years back(since I have been visiting).If one is found off North Indian food, it is the right place. I love eating at this joint but the only thing which I find irritating is the sweeper in Toilet.

Thank Sanjay J
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Amber is one of the old favourite of mine with a number of North Indian delights. The paneer butter, Chana masala is out of the world. The desserts are great indeed. This old restaurant has not changed the menu much. It is located in office area and parking is an issue.

Thank alokc874
Pune, India
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The restaurant seemed to be old, I was recommended this pace by a friend.. I must say i was surprised with the service , the food... just perfect ...nothing better i could have asked for... looks old but has great taste of food.

Thank mdharmesh
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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326 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This restaurant seems to have been established in 1945 making it a very old business and for it to be still going means they must be doing something good. Well, the décor was good on arrival and so was the service. We were lucky to be seated immediately as afterwards the place really got busy. The food was excellent with... More 

Thank hoosainnarker
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326 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is all time favorite and famous for fish item specially CALCUTTA BHETKI. The other items are also good.

New Delhi, India
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196 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

At Amber if you stick to the signature dishes you just cant go wrong! The chana is absolutely delightful. The Indian breads are made more like western breads and have their own amazing taste. The dal fry is so much different then the regular Urad Dal Makhani. An absolute delight to eat this signature food.

Thank Arvind_Meera

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11, Waterloo Street, Esplanade | Near Paradise Cinema Hall, Kolkata 700006, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata
  • Phone Number: +91 33 2248 6520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?