Amber Dhara coming in May

It seems like this place has been boarded up for years, because it has. The restaurant, which shares a name with an Indian TV show about conjoined twins who share a liver, will finally open this May. According to the sign seen above.

Apparently the same people have a spot of the same name in Palo Alto. I asked my friend and collaborator, Palo Alto resident Tanuj Chopra, what he thought about it and he said the food is fine and they have a solid reputation in the peninsula. About the style of their temporary sign he said “it’s interesting as the spots here are not graf or urban or edgy – feel like that’s just a temporary look or maybe a different marketing direction for SF.”

Well, they wouldn’t be the first to welcome themselves to the neighborhood by throwing up some “edgy urban artwork”. And maybe it does capture the feel of the establishment, according to the owner, this outlet will be a “high energy” 200 seat Indian tapas restaurant and bar. I guess we’ll see in May.

12 Responses to “Amber Dhara coming in May”

  1. kiya says:

    This is Amber India, they have a restaurant in Yerba Buena Gardens.

  2. gibby says:

    And the food court-ification continues!

    • Ben says:

      a restaurant appeared in a space that was boarded up for years? the mission is so OVER!

      • gibby says:

        I’d rather have that space remain boarded up than have *another* restaurant move into the Wharf, I mean Valencia St. Indian tapas? That whole concept seems so wrong, but I’m sure it’ll be a hit with all the new money Mission kids.

  3. MrEricSir says:

    Speaking of Indian joints on Valencia, Gajalee opened recently. It’s the same menu as Udupi Palace but with meat and fish. Prices are with reason and nothing pretentious about it.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Oh man, I love me some Udupi Palace. Cheap and delicious, the perfect combination.

  4. Old Mission Neighbor says:


  5. batman says:

    i have pissed at that store front many a times :)

  6. chriskalani says:

    My friend Jonathan Matas did that:

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