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Posted by Leah on 07/09/2006
My husband introduced me to his sushi obsession, and since we live uptown Amber seemed our next logial stop. The atmosphere is dark, sexy and inviting-- a great date place with spectacular drinks. I had their version of the mojito and was knocked, ahem, off of my feet from the very beginning! My husband ordered the duck, which I could not keep my chopsticks out of. Delicious! We also ordered Miso soup (sparse on the tofu and scallions) and sushi. The sushi was terribly fresh...I mean, it is truly some of the best I've had in the city. The only downsides: the waitresses were hover-y, which was annoying! Also, our seat was in the rear of the restaurant , which is a really sultry area...except for the huge window that overlooks a dry cleaners on 80th street. We asked if they could drop the curtain that was there and they refused. Once in, though, you could forget that you were on the UES. Overall, this place was EXCELLENT. Oh, and about the bathrooms-- they really are very cool!
Posted by el on 07/01/2006
I recently went here for a friends birthday and it was great. The food was really flavorful and the specialty rolls were different from those at most sushi restaurants. This is a little weird, but...the bathrooms were GORGEOUS. My only complaint is that the air conditioning was up way too high.
Posted by brandyalexander on 04/15/2006
To date this is the best place for sushi in the city. The food, vegi's and fish are always so very fresh! The spicy mayo has such great kick. It's a little pricey, but definately worth the extra few bucks; Dinner for two with drinks about $120.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/25/2006
This restaraunt was amazing, the food was out of this world. Not to mention, the bartender. Go there for the food and the gorgous staff.
Posted by Lou on 02/07/2006
Amber is a must-go-to! It is one of the best asian fusion cuisines on the upper east side and is an all around delight. The food is very tasty and exotic; I definitely recommend the sushi and chicken dishes. Although the service tends to be a tad slow, the sizzling forest-like atmosphere makes up for it. Don't miss out on the wonderful samari martini! I can't wait to go back again!
Posted by Yummy Boy on 02/01/2006
I've been here at least five times already. It's a great place for that first romantic date. I suggest the larger dining area in the back. The staff is friendly. The drinks here can be hit or miss depending on who is bartending. The sushi is top-notch served with a fun and hip presentation. I've tried the Chilean Seabass. It's yummy served with a nice zesty sauce. The crispy duck is also good too. The latest dish I had was the chicken and shrimp dish. That was excellent with a yummy sauce.
Posted by Stevie L. on 10/16/2005
I fear there will come a time when i'll have to call a month in advance for a friday or saturday night reservation-it's that good. I wouldn't compare it to the other sushi places on the UES because to call it a "sushi place" would be shortchanging it. The sushi/sashimi/rolls were awesome but the other dishes like the sake cod,crunchy crunchy crunchy appetizer and sea bass we great as well. While i've always been a big fan of the omakase at Gari and never really thought atmosphere mattered to me-I now know that it does and will be frequenting Amber more than Gari. Has a hip, buzzing front room and the back room is Nobu-esque. Drinks are dynamite, service is top notch-a real winner for the neighborhood and will be there often.