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Saffron - Norfolk

24 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Indian, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday : 11:00 AM to 02:30 PM
04:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday : 11:00 AM to 02:30 PM
04:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday : 11:30 AM to 03:00 PM
04:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday : 11:30 AM to 03:00 PM
04:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(757) 321-7005
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
E. Freemason St.
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Parking details
Street Metered Parking, Parking Garages
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VaBeachfoodie (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

We made our reservation using Open Table. When we got there, they said that "Open Table never works" and that they didn't have our reservation. "You should call us directly." Then they told us that we'd have to wait until a table opened up. They were very rude and acted like we'd done something wrong. Too bad. I love their food, but won't go to a place that doesn't want my business.

KW2004 (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on August 20, 2014

Very nice staff and good Indian food! However, I felt that the food was quite pricey for the portion size.

vipPete (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on August 6, 2014

After several visits to Saffron, we still find it the best and most reliable Indian restaurant in Norfolk. Very good food that fits anyone's taste.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2014

The husband and I were feeling adventurous and decided on a whim to go try Saffron. Never had Indian Before. Upon our arrival, we informed our waitress it was our first time ever, and asked for recommendations. From appetizers to dessert, she gave us an amazing experience full of great choices and recommendations. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place!! Love it!!

xusmc (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2014

Alright, here is the scoop, if you are a couple, one should get the chili chicken the other cucumber salad for appetizers, then share FANTASTIC.
The house wines are generous and not inconsequential, Standard Indian fare is fresh and high quality: Curry Chicken, Nan Bread, etc.
Some dishes are offered as Hot, Very Hot, and Indian Hot so be careful.
Be sure to have the Kheer for dessert, made in house daily and best in the city.

Divaqt (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on July 11, 2014

First experience and I loved it! Great food, awesome flavor and great service!!!

Hardtex (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on June 30, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our dinner there. The food was different from other Indian fare. It was fresh and creatively prepared. Ambiance was minimal but food and service made up for it.

TXAg82 (Austin)
4.0  Dined on May 30, 2014

Several vegan options, although they ran out of samosas a minute after we got there. Food was hot and tasty.

vipPete (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on May 20, 2014

This was our second visit; the first was a wonderful dinner that would have been hard to beat. In this case the restaurant appeared a bit too frenetic and short on wait staff. We must have waited nearly five minutes at the front desk to simply be recognized and seated...with a reservation and restaurant barely one-third full. Saffron remains a very good Indian restaurant (perhaps the best) in Norfolk. But they need to smooth out and stabilize their service capabilities.

Roberta (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2014

We ate at Saffron before a performance at Chrysler Hall which is around the corner. The lunch buffet was fabulous--great food and well-prepared! Try it!