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Saffron Indian Bistro, Oro Valley, AZ

Saffron Indian Bistro

4.6
4.6
143 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Saffron Indian Bistro is an Indian restaurant serving healthy and authentic sub-continental cuisine. It is known for bringing a Òtrue taste of IndiaÓ. The ambience of the restaurant is vibrant and the wait staff is attentive and helpful. At Saffron Indian Bistro the lunch buffet is served daily in the spacious dining hall and there are above fifteen Indian dishes from which you can make a selection. Saffron Indian Bistro offers gluten free and vegetarian dishes for the diet-conscious guests. From pakoras as appetizers to curries, seafood, salads, exclusive vegetarian dishes, koftas and various other Indian dishes, the restaurant offers a diverse range of sub-continental delicacies. The bistro also provides catering services to private events, weddings and business meetings.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Buffet Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (520) 742-9100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Harjeet Singh
  • Catering
    We provide catering for all occasions including weddings, business events, private parties and more. Catering is available for groups of all sizes ranging from 10 to 1500, to select dishes visit our menu. For more information contact Mintu or call 520-271-7969, or fill out a form on our contact us page.
  • Neighborhood
    Oro Valley
  • Cross street
    Oracle / Suffolk
  • Parking details
    parking in front and back of restaurant as well
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

143 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always tasty!

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  2. SteE

    New York City

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, the chicken tikka masala was overcooked. The chicken was very dry and difficult to eat. The chicken saag was good, however, and I would order that again. One of the items I ordered as "medium spicy," and it came out very spicy, in my opinion. Service was good, but the waitstaff were overworked. I did my best to be polite and patient. Also, I am disappointed that they discontinued their buffet. I hope they consider bringing it back someday. Overall, the food is what makes the restaurant, and in this case, the food was just ok, so it's difficult to give a high rating.

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  3. PamG

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was only our second time visiting but as before the food was outstanding. They have a really nice wine and spirits selection. We enjoyed the new patio- there are now 2 outdoor patio's. There is no view but that's not the restaurant's fault, just the result of being located in as strip mall. But the food and overall experience makes up for the strip mall location.

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  4. susan

    Phoenix

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After a year of carrying in, it was great to return in person to one of our favorite restaurants. The food was better than ever, the service was excellent and covid protocols were followed very well. We can't wait to return.

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  5. GeneralJ

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice, varied menu. We were very pleased with the attentive service.

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  6. JonDebSchmidt

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service? In a word - Superb! We were looking for a quiet restaurant to have an early Mother’s Day dinner. We are from California and not as familiar with Oro Valley so we took Open Table’s suggestion to dine at Saffron. It was exactly what we were looking. Lots families and local dining - that was key to our dining there. Perfect.

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  7. Timf

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a fantastic restaurant. The food is great, the service is excellent, and the owners have been outstanding at taking COVID precautions.

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  8. Vinoecibo

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot say enough good things. First the owner is there overlooking every derail and is a classy courteous host. Second the food is authentic diverse and lovingly made. The meat in the lamb vindaloo was super tender obviously well marinated and slow cooked. Service was gracious, the waiter knowledgeable and helpful the decor bright colorful and so well curated Truly deserves all the great word of mouth. They also do a terrific job with takeout

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  9. Janice

    Tampa

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Indian food and excellent service

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  10. Adrienne

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The naan bread was the best thing. Chicken Tikka was good flavor but not at the right temperature, kind of luke warm.

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  11. RobertM

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really excellent meal, best of our five nights in Tucson. Excellent service and recommendations on what to order. Only downside, they were out of IPA beer and sauvignon blanc wine.

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  12. Ollie

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful to be back at our favorite restaurant. Ate outdoors (North side). Traffic noise was muffled very well. New menu items -- for us, anyway -- excellent; especially the mahi mahi. We will return!

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  13. Barbara

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saffron is the best Indian restaurant in Tucson! We have probably introduced about 50 friends from SaddleBrooke to this great gem.

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  14. JudyW

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, recommend onion bhaji and aloo Ghobi in particular with Kashmiri Naan

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  15. RaymondK

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great assortment of vegan items for our out of town guests. Prompt, friendly, attentive service. It was just wonderful to return to Saffron Bistro for the in-dining experience! Vegetable Rice Biryani, chicken Tikka Masala, tandoori fish, all terrific.

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  16. Eduard

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty and good sized portions.

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  17. SteveS

    Boise

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. Would definitely go back. Service was excellent as was the food.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Indian food in tucson.

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  19. KimP

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience and great food. The wine pairing was also outstanding. Very reasonably priced!

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  20. Birdman

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely wonderful. Everything we ordered was fresh and cooked to perfection. Nice ambiance. Very clean. Service (Monique) was also excellent. Would highly recommend.

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  21. Bocce69

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my 2nd visit in 3 days as I wanted to check the driving time as well as the ambiance service & quality of food. On Friday I had one of the lunch specials & the food was tasty, the portions ample & the price reasonable. The service, however, was slow. On Sunday I returned Sam, our waiter was aware of our time frame & he expedited our meals. My only complaint was the price of bottled beer. Two 12oz bottles of Beck's non-alcoholic beer was obscenely priced @$6.50/bottle!

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  22. Juv3001

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food nice atmosphere

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  23. Kirky

    San Diego

    248 reviews

    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening enjoying some amazing food! (Chili Pakoras, Saffron Shrimp, Bhindi Do Pyaza, Tandoori Lamb Chops, Shrimp Tikka Masala, Lamb Tikka Masala, Garlic Naan, Saffron Rice). Sam, our server, was fabulous as always. An absolute must visit for us when we are in the Tucson area!

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  24. VictorS

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious. Service was great. What more can I say.

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  25. Trixie

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious.....this has been one our favorite restaurants for the last 5 years! Service is impeccable

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  26. DebbieJ

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner was so nice and helpful. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was excellent. Thank you.

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  27. KevinB

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always excellent service very good, social distance spacing of tables. Music would be nice

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  28. Waterloo

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress Lauren is amazing. Very courteous and knowledgeable with the food choices. Additionally, the dishes were all wonderfully prepared. My daughter ordered the tandoori lamb, I ordered the mahi-mahi tikka, my wife saag paneer. All of us loved our meals. Service is excellent. Give my highest recommendations to Saffron Indian Bistro!

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  29. JayW

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal with great service in a lovely, clean, modern restaurant.

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  30. LindaM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent great food and great dining room

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  31. PatB

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Although there's not much ambience when entering. The mouth watering aromas soon bring focus to the main event. Try the signature items if unfamiliar. The chicken tikka masala and signature naan won't disappoint.

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  32. KelleyC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and portion sizes were huge! Service was outstanding and the atmosphere very hip! Loved this place.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Will definitely go back!

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  34. HungryRosalie

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff couldn’t be more attentive, anticipating all needs; outstanding service, excellent quality and very reasonably priced. It’s our new go-to for date night! Thank you for the fabulous meals!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrific food, inexperienced but attentive service. Very reasonable prices in the middle of nowhere. We will return. 👌

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  36. Scrimpets

    Tucson

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was extremely pleased with Saffron Indian Bistro! My wife and I just wanted to try a dining out experience with COVID-safe options and gluten-free options. That is no small task. I’ve ordered take-out from Saffron before so I figured I’d like the food since it was excellent then, and it did not disappoint! First of all, the service was outstanding. Keidan was our server and he just did a fantastic job! He had really good knowledge of the menu so he was helpful in guiding (my wife) through the gluten-free options - and there are PLENTY of them here, which is awesome. He was also very pleasant and personable, and he checked on us to see if we needed anything - in a COVID-safe way, keeping his distance, wearing masks and gloves (as did all the staff there). And he wasn’t offended when we pulled up our masks whenever he approached. He was just a great server and helped make the experience really enjoyable. Secondly, the food was top notch! I appreciated that they can make it any spice level you want. Had the chicken Biryani and the saag paneer. Both were excellent. Plenty of chunks of farmer’s cheese in the saag paneer, delicious saffron rice. Loved the flavor of the Biryani dish including the tender pieces of chicken. Not only that, but the Naan was excellent, soft and warm, and even the basket of starter lentil crackers was really tasty!! Really good wine selection as well, especially for an Indian restaurant, and we tried the Indian white (Sula white) and it was really good. This was a really fun and pleasant dining experience and we’ll definitely return. We felt totally safe from a COVID perspective, and with great service, great food, and great value, you can’t beat it!

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  37. billd10

    Portland

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Indian food. Nice selection of beers. Naan bread was good and everything we had seemed authentic. Generous portions as well.

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  38. SuzanneG

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always, great service!

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  39. IanC

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new outdoor space. Makes dining out in these difficult times a more pleasurable experience.

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  40. Loving8comas

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super Indian food

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Saffron Indian Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Saffron Indian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 742-9100.

Saffron Indian Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Saffron Indian Bistro

7607 N Oracle Rd #101, Oro Valley, AZ 85704

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oracle / Suffolk
  • Neighborhood
    Oro Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Buffet Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    parking in front and back of restaurant as well
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Harjeet Singh
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (520) 742-9100
  • Catering
    We provide catering for all occasions including weddings, business events, private parties and more. Catering is available for groups of all sizes ranging from 10 to 1500, to select dishes visit our menu. For more information contact Mintu or call 520-271-7969, or fill out a form on our contact us page.
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