Just found out that the owners of Amber India opened up a casual dining place down the road on El Camino near Castro in Mountain View (600 W. El Camino; 650-968-1751).
Went there last night with a few friends and had the samosas ($3.99 for 2), aloo tikki ($3.99), chole bhature ($6.49) and lamb indian pizza ($7.49).
I have heard a lot of good things about Amber India (regular sit down restaurant) but have only been there once because of the high prices (this was years ago and I thought the prices were ridiculous even though the food was good).
I was fairly unimpressed with the food at Amber Cafe. The samosas were the only thing that I felt stood out - and it seems like not a good value at $4 for 2 (I'm comparing to something like Vik's in Berkeley).
1. Any thoughts on how the food at Amber Cafe compares to the food at Amber India? (I'm wondering if the food is vastly superior at the full-service restaurant and I should give the lunch buffet a chance)
2. Any suggestions for good, cheap chaat around Mtn View? (like Vik's)