Saffron Indian Bistro - Virginia Beach

Saffron Indian Bistro - Virginia Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saffronvabeach.com/
  • Phone: 7576446904x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm & 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday : 11:30am - 2:30pm & 5;00pm - 11:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Indian, Vegan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Saffron Indian Bistro - Virginia Beach
At Saffron Indian Bistro, we are committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you walk through our door. Each dish on our extensive menu is prepared to order using only the freshest and highest quality of ingredients.

We bring you a blend of traditional methods and modern techniques to serve you the finest Authentic Indian Cuisine. Our chefs are committed to make the food enjoyable with the right blend of spices & herbs to each & every delicacies. All dishes are made per your choice of spice level, to let you really enjoy your food. Mild, Medium, Medium Hot, Hot, Indian Hot.
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Saffron Indian Bistro - Virginia Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.5
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (5)romantic (4)neighborhood gem (4)late-night find (3)good for groups (2)fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Convenient and good Indian Food
    roxyvb
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We like to eat here after a movie. Very convenient. Good food, quiet atmosphere. A nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saffron is the best in service.
    GTBATEIF
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Saffron is definitely an Indian Bistro. I wanted to take my son, who was visiting from the D.C. area, and celebrating his birthday to a unique Indian restaurant. Saffron fit the bill. The real problem was me because I could not eat spicy, any, spicy foods. But Saffron came to the rescue sending one of their more experienced waiters over to our table to explain the dishes I might be able to enjoy and why. He kindly and patiently named the different ingredients in each. By working with us, I decided on the chicken in a cream sauce that was outstanding,and I was able to tolerate the spices this dish contained. In the future, when my son visits, we can both enjoy a wonderful evening at Saffrons. Thank you again. GGW
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    JayW
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is our third visit to Saffron. We really love their food, it's always delicious and served just right. Our meal was Butter Chicken with naan bread.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Indian Food
    KidsdocVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Saffron is always consistently excellent with wonderfully spiced selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Indian Food
    BritFoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was the first time that we had visited Saffron although several of our friends had recommended the food. As we come from UK, Indian food is a great favorite. The first impression was not great, although the main dining room was fine, and the service was a little slow, even though the place was not full. Unfortunately, the menus had large pieces of food on them and there was no bartender to make non-alcoholic drinks for my daughter....so not a great start to the meal. When the food did arrive the portions were excellent and the food tasted great.....if only the restaurant was as good as the food!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Town Center gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was nothing to write home about, but this place has the best Indian food around. Good location with lots of free parking. Always our stop when we come to VB Town Center.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Adventure to Remember
    Reviewsbyragu
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We enjoyed the variety of food. There was a language barrier with some of the servers. It was very clean and had a great view of the park. This restaurant has the potential to be an upscale Indian food restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good curry!
    BruceincharlotteVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Good curry in a fancy establishment with linen tablecloths and comfortable seating. They have quite a bit of upscale competition in this neighborhood. Chili garlic naan for the win. Sure, there's naan. And then there's garlic naan. But have you ever had a naan with garlic and cilantro and green chilies? Try it, you'll love it. I had a simple chicken korma in a medium spice and it was tasty with plenty of flavor and lots of chicken. Scooped onto the rice, it was an excellent and quite filling meal. Not quite enough to share between two but enough to take home for lunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Saffron Indian Bistro - Virginia Beach reviews archive.
  • Great Choice for Indian
    rsm13
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food has such an amazing level of spices and unique flavors. I will go several times a month for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Indian food!
    FlavorloverVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food was excellent, enjoyed my appetizers and main meal. If you are looking for good Indian food, thats the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is always delicious but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    service was extremely slow. It was a bit busy for a Saturday night. The restaurant should be prepared to accommodate larger crowds on the weekends and have more staff. We waited over an hour and a half for our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Heather
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We dined with a large group and the service was decent. Though my glass of wine was cleared from the table before I finished it, I still enjoyed the dining experience. The food was fantastic and very flavorful. I would absolutely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night out with friends
    DavidR
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    It's been a while since we visited Saffron for dinner, but went there on a Friday night with another couple. Many of the tables were filled when we arrived at 6:30 so we were taken to the "back room". Service was great throughout the night, food was great as it always has been and even with a full restaurant the noise was minimal. Our server recommended a veggie appetizer, something I hadn't considered, and everyone enjoyed it. And there is always too much to eat in one sitting, so we each had enough to take home for a light lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carry Out Only from now on
    VBValerie
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Seated for 10 minutes before any service at our table of 3 on a January Monday 6pm, 38 minutes for our order to get to the table with no staff attention at our table during the wait-very poor service-the food itself was very good and I would enjoy eating it again but only as a carry out order. There were only a handful of other tables to be waited on and yet there were 4 visible staff, no excuse for such poor service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    DCBoxtera
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    way too much delicious food....not that that is a problem. Mixed grill and butter chicken made a fabulous pair that served as 2 dinners. nothing to want for...delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fantastic and so
    Chris757
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Food was fantastic and so was the service. Our waiter made some great recommendations and seemed to enjoy serving us as much as we enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The rude service killed it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Rude and/or indifferent service ruined this experience. I'll stick with Nawab or Rajput for Indian cuisine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Very tasty! Great service! Going to go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The food was amazing and the service was top notch. The only con I would say is that we did wait longer than expected to be seated. This will in no way hinder me from coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time !
    Joan
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    This was the first time we tried an Indian restaurant. I must say it was amazing. When we first walked in the door, the smells were wonderful! I am not a fan of spicy foods, but the mild variety was ok. The portions were huge! We had enough leftovers for dinner the next night. I look forward to returning to try something else new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saffron in Town Center
    OVLady
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We had company from NYC visit lately. We wanted to take them somewhere with an interesting menu. Saffron is it! The menu has loads of choices of beautifully prepared indian food. Everything was outstanding-from drinks to dessert. Great place and the free parking next door makes it very easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not your average indian!
    guysmiley
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    i have eaten here twice, and both times the food was excellent. a wide variety of foods: some traditional, some modern, but all delicious. i highly recommend the crab biryani.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food…poor service.
    roxyvb
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    They appeared to be overwhelmed with too many diners and not enough servers. We watched a guy clean off a table while we were sitting there waiting to be noticed! When we finally were approached by a waiter, the food was very good and hot! So, great food, poor service…by the way, this is not the first time this has happened to us here….unfortunately!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed it
    Suziwilson10VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We dined at saffron on sat with a group of 8 people. We tried a variety of dishes and especially loved the lintels, rogan josh, and butter chicken. We had great service, and even my 3 year old loved it. Our server brought her fig and cashew ice cream as a treat. It was a really fun night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good. Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Food was good. Atmosphere and overall experience has been lost since the restaurant was made bigger. When restaurant was smaller, more individual attention was received. That no longer applies.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet