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Amber

221 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023 40.776111 -73.979687
at 70th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-799-8100 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Japanese/Sushi, Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

amberwestside.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, noon-11:30pm; Sat-Sun, 4pm-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.; B, C at 72nd St.

Prices

$18-$22

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

55th St. to 80th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.

Profile

Amber brings some of the theatricality of big name downtown Asian eateries to the Upper West Side, while offering similarly bold takes on Japanese and Thai cuisines. The space is divided into three sections; there’s a swanky cocktail lounge and sushi bar area up front, and a straightforward dining room in back. Exposed brick walls are painted with jumping horses, and a massive statue of Buddha on a bubbling fountain anchors the main room. Culinary offerings also make a big impact. Spicy Thai green curry features huge shrimp in a complex sauce dotted with eggplant, asparagus, lily roots, and mushrooms. In the Japanese department, standouts include the special sushi rolls like the Angry Lobster, which melds tempura-battered pieces of buttery meat with cooked rice, lettuce, avocado, and cucumber. The accompanying spicy mayonnaise dip is spot on.

Recommended Dishes

Amber baby ribs, $9.25; grilled sake-miso black cod, $13.50; spicy Thai green curry with jumbo shrimp, $21; Angry Lobster sushi roll, $20

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