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Amber India, in Santana Row, has an inviting atmosphere that's elegant, comfortable and sophisticated. With traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine, Amber India's menu offers dishes made with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Award-winning chefs, Vittal Shetty and Anish Potdar are Indian culinary delight experts—whose creations inspire endless repeat business in Amber India's friendly dining room, with its visually engaging artwork, lighting and colors. The lovely interior features a realistic "night sky ceiling" with sparkling stars, in keeping with the traditional Sanskrit "amber" meaning sky. Of particular note when dining at Amber India, you can't go wrong with either the Sea Bass or the Lamb Shank. In fact you should try them both!
As the name suggests, Rangoli India Restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine. Located in Cambrian Park, this restaurant gives diners a taste of Indian hospitality, not only through their food but also their pleasant service. The food consists of traditional Indian favorites such as muttar paneer, tandoori chicken, lamb korma, Goan fish, as well as snacks such as samosa, Nizza- a naan pizza, as well as biryanis. One can also sample a variety of Indian breads such as garlic naan, cheese naan, tandoori roti and onion kulcha.
Voted Best Indian Restaurant by the Best of the Bay and awarded numerous other accolades, this is a tried and trusted choice for Indian cuisine in San Jose. If you are feeling adventurous and know your Indian cuisine well, go for one of their unique signature dishes like Tandoori Lobster or Shrimp Peri Peri. However, if you are new to South Asian cuisine, classics such as warm Naan Bread and Lamb Vindaloo are recommended. Your meal is complemented by beverages such as Mango Lassi and Indian Beer.
Chaat Cafe is an Indian and Pakistani restaurant located in Blossom Valley, to the south of San Jose. One can enjoy halal meals here, as their meats are free range and grass fed. The flavors are spot-on without being overpowering or too spicy, with dishes such as chicken tikka, butter chicken, biryani and tandoori salmon on the menu. The menu also leans towards Indian fast food delights such as several kinds of wraps, samosas, pani puri, paapri chaat, pakoras and more. Even the beverages are Indian, and the mango lassi is a must try. The service is efficient and friendly as well.