Benares Previously Saffron

4.9
94 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Saffron is bringing fresh, authentic, modern Indian food to Northern New Jersey. We're excited to showcase diverse culinary traditions from all over India in our new home in Wyckoff!
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4.9
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4.6
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4.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBillD
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service. Our go-to Indian restaurant in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was fine except for the little fruit flies that were flying around and landing on the walls. Made

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vipBillD
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and incredible service. Our favorite Indian restaurant in the area. We bring all of our friends here and they love it as well.

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MelanieD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious and the portions were worth the cost. the samosa and cauliflower apps were to die for.

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Trainer
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a wonderful restaurant! Food is fabulous and the service excellent. My favorite restaurant!!

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vipSunshine
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Loved our fish pakora & both the lamb and chicken korma. The staff there are all great!

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vipBillD
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Our favorite restaurant in the area.

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vipBernie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Benares. If Anis is around ask for him. We got stuffed on a meal of Appetizers , all but two were on the Vegetarian Appetizer part of the menu. Some recommendation's:
Eggplant Chat , Pani Puri , Bhel Puri, Khasta Gobhi , Kashmiri Tikki ( Beet Cakes ), Aloo Papri Chat. Above all don't miss the Chicken Tikki appetizer , marinated in Yogurt and cooked in the Tandori Oven , it is a delicious and juicy piece of chicken !! Don't forget to order their Naan ( Garlick for us) and the Roasted Onion Kulcha ( stuffed Naan). TAme the heat with a Mango Lasse and ask them for the Orange Peel Dessert !!!!

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MarkL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Benares was a wonderful experience for my wife and myself. This was the first time we dined indoors at a restaurant since the pandemic. Our service was impeccable. Anil explained all of the delicious details of our courses. Our food was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and our server was great ! The prices are very reasonable. Over the past three days I have recommended Benares to my co-workers neighbors and extended family. We plan on returning again soon.

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dinegirl1
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always delicious from appetizers to dessert. Will go again. And again.

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Trainer
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent, as it always is. It’s my favorite restaurant!

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ErikaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Indian food we've ever had. And the service was phenomenal. We will definitely be going back.

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LisaM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tandoori chicken was the best we’ve had anywhere!

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vipMark
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Might be the best Chicken Tika appetizer ever, but the Mulagatawney soup missed the mark. For the most part, very fresh and flavorful food. The atmosphere is clean and neatly kept but not it is not a focus here, and if a loud bunch comes in, everyone in the place hears it. Service was very good, lots of attention. We will come again.

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Tomo59
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place the food was fresh and very authentic..
Thank you for the experience!

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NadiaM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food,was amazing and prices,are very fair for the,quality food provided. Loved it!

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RomaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional service. A perfect evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

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dinegirl1
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Chat is with wonderful. Tried salmon Tikka and will have it again. The korma is just wonderful as is all the food including desserts

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CindraE
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return to Benares for several reasons. Supporting local businesses is very important now, and the service and appreciation of our being there is evident. There is a very extensive menu. They are always willing to suggest and also to alter the spiciness of any dish. The presentation of each meal is lovely. Their breads are delicious. And the complimentary dessert is amazing and refreshing.

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Jojokell97
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, amazing food!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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vipSunshine
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chicken Tikka, Lamb Korma & Lamb Saag and they were all delicious. The owner and the staff were all fantastic. Highly recommend!

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vipEstherC
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is consistently good. Service is prompt and genial.

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vipFrequentDiner
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dinner. Food delicious as usual.

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vipToddM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible the staff was very nice helpful and attentive

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vipGary123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent had eggplant chart and salmon curry, both delicious. Hubby had lamb korma, just perfection
Staff courteous and helpful. Highly recommend this restaurant

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CindraE
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined here twice prior to our Covid shutdown, and were anxious to dine outdoors with them last week. While the ambience was not as sophisticated, the service and graciousness of the staff more than compensated for the fact that we were outside adjacent to a parking lot. We were greeted and led to our table which was quite private. The complimentary "starter" of dips was delightful. I use the word gracious again, as the service is so polite and caring at once! It is difficult to decide what to order, as each menu description makes you salivate. That said, we were happy with our selections of both appetizer and main course. Each dish was perfection, with enough spice to wake up your taste buds but not to drown out the flavor. Although it was complimentary, the refreshing orange dessert was so very welcome to cleanse our palettes. You can tell the management is happy you are here and wants you back again. And we will return most likely for lunch in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from beginning to end. The owner was wonderful and engaged. The wait staff was attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. Plated beautifully and tasted great. The owner heard us talking about rosemary or garlic naan and he suggested having rosemary garlic naan (said it was his favorite). The best naan I have ever tasted. I drove an hour from New York and I will definitely be making that drive again.

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BeccaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible, service was friendly, prompt and enthusiastic. The waiter helped us select dishes and we were thrilled with all choices!!

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Moni
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food and outstanding service!!

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vipJohnB
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was really good to get back to eating at this restaurant. As yet only outside tables next to the parking lot - but they had done their best to make it work. Food was very good - we particularly enjoyed the lamb with sweetcorn appetizer. The main courses - Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Jalfrezi - were both very enjoyable, and were served in generous portions. The service was friendly.

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Peachy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian food!
Large menu with lots of delicious choices. The owner and staff were very attentive and professional.
Our new favorite “go to”.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We ordered the malai kofta and paneer makhani and asked for both to be very mild since our kids were eating it. They were both spicy even for me. I asked for yogurt and someone came out of the kitchen to tell me it was mild and couldn’t be any milder. Even with yogurt, my kids had trouble eating. It was also very salty and paneer makhani has a very tangy taste. The food came out super fast which tells me it was all pre-made. We ordered one roti, one plain naan and one garlic naan without butter. I’m not sure why all of the roti/naan had no butter. They were not apologetic at all about the spice level being too much for the kids. They never offered to remake it or provide anything other than what I asked for (yogurt). The service could have been much better. Overall, this was a terrible first experience here and won’t be returning.

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OluwafemiA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS FANTASTIC. WORKERS WERE FRIENDLY, ACCOMMODATING AND POLITE.

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Dani
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benares did a great job for Valentine’s Day with complimentary Rose Lassi Starter and a DELICIOUS beet and coconut vegan complimentary dessert. As usual, the food was so good and service is so attentive. One of our favorite neighborhood go-tos!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Sat at 6pm, and was not served our meal until 7:30pm and only when we complained to our waiter. Tables that arrived after us we’re served before us. Not excuse, apology or gesture to make it right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. We have little experience with Indian cuisine and so allowed our server to guide and select a dish for us. He was spot on and avoided any up-selling. Indeed, he suggested we not order a third dish. He was so right. The amount of food was perfect. We both left feeling fully satisfied. We can’t wait for our next visit.

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Trainer
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and staff friendly and accommodating.

FAQs

Benares Previously Saffron does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Benares Previously Saffron also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 904-2222.

Benares Previously Saffron is rated 4.9 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.