Saffron Indian Cuisine
Saffron Indian Cuisine

Saffron Indian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.saffronwalnutst.com/
  • Phone: 215-546-2009x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Sunday Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Sunday-Thursday Dinner: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday Dinner: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Global, International, Vegan
  • Executive Chef: ravinder siwach
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: minimum catering 25 people
  • Entertainment: weekend live music soon
  • Special Events: Friday . Saturday and sunday special menu 25 per persion five course

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12 and 13 walnut
  • Public Transit: 13 walnut bus stop 12 market train station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Across the street, additional street parking along the road.
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Saffron Indian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Great Buffet
    LoveYum
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The buffet at Saffron was great, it provided a wide variety of high quality choices. I always have trouble deciding at Indian restaurants, and I didn't have to!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 12 reviews are from the Saffron Indian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Saffron is the best Indian restaurant in the area (of which there are many). Their food is always great and the service prompt and helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky Find
    Toaster79
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    My colleague and I were in town for a meeting and we were looking for something different for dinner beyond American Cuisine. We found Saffron via Open Table -- the reviews looked good. We were not disappointed. We didn't know it was BYOB - the owner directed us to a State Store 2 blocks away. The service was outstanding--- very attentive. The place settings - white china, nice flatware; dishes arrive in traditional pots. My colleague had a vegetarian dish with lentils - delicious. I had a traditional chicken dish - with the red sauce - incredibly flavorable. The rice was done just right. The decor is clean and fresh - high ceilings gives it an airy feel. We would definitely go again --
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambler fave
    LinnyVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We've been regulars here since Saffron opened & once again were not disappointed. Will certainly be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So-so experience
    HCPEVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I think the food was reasonable. However, the service was poor. They never asked us if we wanted dessert, tea or coffee or anything after our meal. Our check just showed up before we even had a chance to talk about it. The place was empty, so it wasn't like they were trying to rush us out to seat anyone else. There are better Indian restaurants in town - both in terms of food and service. I don't think we'll be going back there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty food
    VPMDVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Food was fresh, hot, tasty. Naan was actually quite good as was malai chicken.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I came not too long ago, and
    susanp
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I came not too long ago, and decided to come back for my birthday! Once again, I was not disappointed. I enjoyed my birthday here at Saffron Indian Cuisine. I decided to bring my group of friends to celebrate and they also loved it as well. The relaxation of this place brought peace and comfort to all of us. The dishes were marvelous. We ordered chicken makhani with just the right spice level and others at the table ordered tandoori mixed grill! It came out with a perfection look to it. We all loved the staff and how they welcomed me with a candle and sang happy birthday! The service was well-timed and everything was affordable. I would definitely return not one more time but many more times after.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While only open a few months,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    While only open a few months, the food was very good. Our host (and owner) was very attentive and made some great suggestions for us. Looking forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant
    susanp
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    When I think of authentic Indian food I think of Saffron Indian Cuisine. My husband and I were craving some Indian food but were afraid that we were going to be let down, however, that was not the case! I had the best experience ever here. The food was perfectly displayed and tasted so delicious. I definitely recommend the chicken tikka masala. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. It is completely affordable and has a beautiful interior design. I definitely recommend this place!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Indian food locally!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Saffron Indian Cuisine turned out to be a real surprise! We have a need for authentic Indian food in the neighborhood, and Saffron doesn't disappoint. Sandra, the owner, is incredibly accommodating and friendly, but it's the food that is the real champion here. I've tried the buffet on one occasion and ordered a la carte on a second occasion. The food is fresh, authentic, and delicious. I really recommend a visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Menu
    PensAreFun
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We ate at Saffron the day after Valentine's Day, yet the only menu available was the limited special menu. The garlic naan was some of the best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basic Food for Great Price
    IndianAmerican21
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant is average.You can substitute tofu for meat, which is unique for Indian restaurants, awesome! The samosas were dry and dull. The mango lassi was excellent,a true lassi compared to other restaurants that serve "mango juice" or "mango smoothie" instead. Overall, this restaurant offers food that is good enough for those looking to try Indian. I went on Valentine's Day for their 5-course dinner mainly because it was only $25. The service was pretty bad. It was the first day for all three waiters. We didn't get plates or silverware to spoon out the entrees for many minutes, and had to send back our naan because it had gotten cold. The waiters were very nice, but not knowledgeable about Indian cuisine or how it is to be eaten.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy accident
    Sara
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We arrived looking for a Mexican restaurant that used to be in the same space..... lucky us, the food was even better! The dinner buffet is $9.99 and is an amazing deal full of really delicious choices. The staff is friends and accommodating and it was a lovely evening, all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate