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Amber

#100 of 3,839 Restaurants in Kolkata
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11, Waterloo Street, Esplanade | Near Paradise Cinema Hall, Kolkata 700006, India
+91 33 2248 6520
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Kolkata, India
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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.

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Thank Sanjay J
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8 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.

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Thank alokc874
Pune, India
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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Thank mdharmesh
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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292 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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 

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kolkata
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327 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

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Thank MOLOYB
New Delhi, India
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189 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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.

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Thank Arvind_Meera
Kolkata, India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Delicious cuisine with awesome interior appearance. Very fast and polite service. I have been going to this restaurant since more than 12 years. Very good if you want to relax and want to have good time with family or loved one's.

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Thank sarawagiakash
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

What a place chicken malai kabab or the chocken tandoori or the chicken seikh kabab are the best in the world in the main course have the chicken bharta and lacha paratha and top it up with large tuti fruti icecream At around 750 rupees per head i think its a deal

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Thank uttambir
Delhi, Delhi, India
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341 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is located in the waterloo street and seems quite popular amongst the located. The restaurant is located on the first floor, and the ambience of this is quite dull. I found that it is not well lit. The food that we ordered: a paneer dish was just OK, nothing great about it. However the service was quick. Overall an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?