Saffron Indian Bistro

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$30 and under
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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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LD
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fabulous service. Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There is amazing service at Saffron. My favorite things to order are their delicious Tandoori options, curries, and breads. Just a great restaurant!

JH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh what an amazing place. Food was really delicious. If I would live in Tucson I would return weekly. The best samosa ever!! Also the curry Mughlia and the biryani were great.

TL
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy amazing experience.

JA
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server John was professional and although the restaurant was very busy, John made sure we didn’t lack his attention.

FD
Tucson
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tika Masala is exquisite!

SN
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came home to Tucson for the first time in 20 years. Brought my family to see the best of Tucson and the Saffron Bistro was an excellent experience! Food was excellent and the staff was very friendly! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

J
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner! Wonderful service, friendly attentive and helpful. Food was superb as always. Great night with amazing food!

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Saffron Indian Bistro for all of you Indian foods fans out there. I've been to a gazillion
Indian places in NJ but I've never tried one here in Tucson and I definitely made the right choice. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our server, Billy was a true professional. Make sure you order the garlic naan bread to have with your meal, it is delightful.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food I've had in this state.
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KL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and food.
Friendly waiter.
Will recommend highly

BD
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, charming waitress, good food & excellent prices.

J
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Friendly and helpful. Water glass was Alaska’s full. Food was superb. Wonderful choices and fantastic tastes and experience.

DW
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is without doubt the best Indian restaurant in Tucson. The food is outstanding and the service was professional. The place is obviously well managed and the staff is attentive yet not overbearing. I highly recommend this restaurant. If you try it once, you'll be back again and again. Worth a visit!

IC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad experience at Saffron. Food and service are always first rate. One of my favorite restaurants in Tucson.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love it! We always come here when we come to Tuscon!

KS
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid Indian food, good service. Had better butter chicken but as good as it gets in Tucson.

NN
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dishes that our waiter recommended, he read is right! I love it when a waiter spends time getting to know you to help with making the right decisions when you are not familiar with the menu/food. Shall return soon to enjoy more selections.

CP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If the aromas that greet you at the door aren't enough to draw you in, the service, great food and general atmosphere definitely will.
The buffet was abundant and all dishes displayed were labeled, however, I decided to order off the menu, so glad I did! The portions were ample, flavors of fresh herbs and pungent sauces accented the simple, but tender chicken and saffron rice. Can't wait to go back and perhaps try the buffet, now that my appetite has awakened with the flavors of Indian food.

JP
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant! The Tikka Masala is the best I’ve ever had anywhere. The rice is addictive and so good I could eat that alone! There’s nothing I’ve tried that wasn’t out of the park delicious. Great food for a great price and great service too!

NR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Saffron. The flavors were outstanding though the meat (we ordered chicken and lamb) were cut into giant cubes as opposed to traditional bite sized pieces. The naan I also didnt like, they were very thin, too crispy. But the sauces were incredible. I also felt the food took too long but I am also pregnant and was very hungry.
The overall experience was great but I will stick to smaller more authentic restaurants.

BE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our whole party loved the evening. Food truly dellicious and excellent service.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service is fantastic. Generous portions. It is always a delight to eat here.

A
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Indian cuisine!

GM
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was amazing. He was very helpful when we were indecisive. Of course the menu is quite vegetarian and vegan friendly. We were regulars when we lived in the area. It is nice to know, 8yrs later the food is still excellent!

T
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly, Tucson's best Indian restaurant! Excellent food and service in a lovely environment! Wish it was a bit closer to our northeast side of town, but still we are more than willing to make the drive for the food, service and ambiance!

BS
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good experience. Friendly staff, efficient service and food is wonderful. The prices are competitive. Will definitely go back.

RW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We frequent the buffet several times a month but have only been to dinner twice. We really loved the view and the food was WONDERFUL!!!We especially enjoyed the goat. The dessert of carrot halwa was
excellent. I would like to hear traditional Indian music however. Our server Heather was great and we will definitely come back.

T
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Indian food is the best in town. Large selection of menu items with full bar. It's a long drive for us but worth the trip.

d
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Saffron!

RB
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class service from start to finish. Amazing food and great value. Lovely ambience and spotlessly clean. Thank you.

P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is delicious! They offer a good variety of Indian cuisine. The service is great. We like to eat here when we’re in Tucson.

SP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Nice food, and good service. Having been going to Saffron for several years, and we think it's got better recently...it's now getting close to the Indian restaurants we are used in UK.

a
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saffron is the best INDIAN restaurant I’ve ever eaten in. And I’ve eaten in a lot of Indian restaurants.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and better Indian food than most places I have traveled in the US. Tucson is lucky to have this restaurant.

E
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant itself is very nice. The food was not my favorite Indian food. Paratha not as thick as I like. My chicken curry, Kashmir style, didn’t have a very interesting taste.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the Buffett. The food was delicious, hot, and fresh. The service was outstanding as well. I have already recommended Saffron Bistro to friends.

JP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff saffron has a wonderful staff and excellent service

d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is fantastic, great service, and very reasonably priced. Tandoori mixed grill was great and the Madras sauce is the best we've ever had anywhere, and we have eaten at many Indian restaurants. Special mojito was too sweet with too much ice.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the food here. And the service has always been amazing.

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