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Saffron Cafe, Indianapolis, IN

Saffron Cafe

4.1
4.1
64 Reviews
$31 to $50
Moroccan

Saffron Caf� is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and serves Moroccan style cuisine. The interior d�cor of the Saffron Caf� has been carefully selected and brought in straight from Morocco, in order to give diners an authentic experience. The restaurant offers cooking lessons in Moroccan cuisine and a belly dancer as entertainment for private events. The menu featured at Saffron Caf� includes appetizers of hummus, taktouka shrimp, saffron mussels and falafels. Entr�es include paella, ahi tuna with charmoula, chicken parmigiana, lamb honey and tanjiya. Dinners pasta and couscous include saffron fettuccini alfredo, couscous royale and coconut shrimp pasta. Wine list and lunch menus are also available.

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Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Moroccan, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 917-0131

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Sentissi

What 64 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Romantic

  • Indianapolis

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The Tagine Lamberel is advertised as one of the top dishes in Indianapolis and I was looking forward to trying it. I was disappointed with the tough meat and the dish overall lacking in flavor. It was just okay, nothing to write home about. I was also disappointed it came with French baguette on the side. I was expecting a more authentic experience with flat bread or something.

  2. DC

    DollyC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Reunion of 12 women who rode cross country together in 2013.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down the best tajines! The coffee and mint tea was great as well.

  4. DD

    DallasDTDiner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    This place has gone downhill since I moved away eight years ago. This was a favorite - the owner/chef would come out and greet tables, service was spectacular, the food full of flavor. Fast forward to 2022: This experience had extremely slow and inattentive service, food lacked most flavor with some tasting like it had been microwaved, and overall presentation from dirty menus to chipped wine glasses made an Indy favorite an Indy disaster. The previous owner must have left - the love for food, unique flavors, passion for service were non-existent. I feel embarrassed I recommended this restaurant and made my party suffer through a truly forgettable meal.

  5. R

    Rhubarbgal

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The beautiful exterior murals were marred by an unkept enclosed patio. The floor and tables needed attention; some window panels were slashed and so rain-spotted it was difficult to see through them. While the interior ambiance was warm and colorful, fixtures and surfaces needed dusting. We were greeted with a smile and promptly seated. Thereafter, service was painfully slow--even though the dining room was relatively empty during most of our visit. Almond Chicken Tangine was piping hot, but relatively bland and overwhelmed by nearly 3/4 cup of raisins. The divinely-scented Lamb Honey Tangine was well-cooked but cloyingly sweet; further, there was little flesh on the bone. We split Tiramisu for dessert--the best part of our meal, but an unexpectedly small portion given the nearly $9 price. Having read impressive reviews, we were somewhat disappointed with the value of our meal. We are uncertain we will return.

  6. LU

    LegUpSolutions

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent. My only regret is that we missed Annie and Chef during our visit.

  7. JS

    JohnS

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Only one server so we waited for everything—menus, drinks, appetizers and dinner. They were out of multiple wines and several menu items requiring us to re-adjust after ordering apps and entrees. When we finally got our entrees, the kitchen staff started cleaning up and it was so loud it continually interrupted our conversation. Food was tasty except for the hummus.

  8. AA

    AmmarA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Fancy restaurant without the fancy restaurant price.

  9. WB

    WilliamB

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Saffron always delivers, whether it's a kebab, a tangine or pasta.

  10. R

    Robi

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Walk into a quiet ambience that's located in a quirky little building. Don't expect a signature cocktail or a big wine selection. The food makes up for the drinks though. Freshly prepared with lovely flavors. Top it off with their Moroccan coffee and dessert.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff. Authentic Moroccan food that was delicious. That’s tiramisu I have ever had. There was only one chef that evening and our food still came out perfect.

  12. DO

    DOCTORDINK

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spend a very nice dinner with my husband!

  13. KE

    KatherineE

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fabulous, and the ambiance is charming. Be sure to make reservations as the place is rather small and fills quickly. Be sure to order dessert - the marscapone cake is amazing!

  14. RM

    RobM

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Delicious and well-flavored dishes. Courteous and attentive staff.

  15. DS

    DianeS

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The people were lovely and very cool ambiance but the food was not that great. A bit bland in my opinion.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We’ve enjoyed this restaurant multiple time pre COVID. Our recent experience was not favorable. First there was minimal heat. The majority of guests were eating in winter coats! Second the food was sub pair… with very poor use of typical N African spices. The service was extremely poor… but this has become expected in many restaurants with difficulty finding staff. Very disappointing!

  17. VB

    VickieB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, & great ambiance. Large portions. Parking is in the back which I wasn’t aware of so would be nice to know the first time showing up.

  18. R

    Ricoop

    Indiana

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    This was our third trip to the restaurant and we were both looking forward to the food. We enjoyed the food and the service provided by Amelia. We were a bit disappointed that the restaurant was out of all of the red wines on the menu. I hope that isn't the case the next time we visit.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took our family for dinner. Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Best desserts and Moroccan mint tea to top it off. We left so full and pleased with every delicious bite. Also the staff are so kind and wonderful. Service is excellent. We will be back soon

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For only two people working in the entire establishment they took good care of us. They were slow but that’s understandable when you literally have one waitress/hostess and one cook/dishwasher. They did very well and the food was amazing as always

  21. KC

    KyleC

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Nasty food, service was poor, there card readers where broke

  22. LS

    LukeSaysMoo

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The tajines are amazing.

  23. SD

    SavvyDiner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Moroccan paella was absolutely outstanding!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very good. Portions were shareable, and we still took home a box. Limited though on wine selections.

  25. NB

    NancyB

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding. Quiet cozy environment. Server knew menu really well and made excellent suggestions.

  26. D

    Djkindy

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    As always the food at Saffron is magnificent! Albeit you have to wait a LOOOONG time to get it. Was approximately 45 mins from ordering to food being set on table .

  27. H

    Harvey

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food unique environment one of my favorite spots

  28. g

    gmccuen

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our experience. Great food. Friendly service. Comfortable chairs. Warm atmosphere.

  29. AT

    AndrewT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the only legitimate Moroccan restaurant I’ve found in the Midwest and it is fantastic. If anyone has never tried Moroccan food and wants to this is the place to go. Chicken that falls off the bone, vegetables cooked to perfection, and exquisite flavors are just a few of the things that make it special. It is also incredibly affordable. A meal for one is quite massive but will only cost $15-25. There is also convenient and cheap parking ($5 for the day) since it is a bit away from the middle of downtown. There is no better place in Indianapolis that covers all the bases.

  30. P

    Pammadryden

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Birthday request. Great meal

  31. BB

    BobB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is a small intimate place. You should make a reservation. It may look empty, but it fills quickly once reservations arrive. Food is robust in flavor and there is a nice variety. We had mussel appetizer and almond tanjine. Both were wonderful. Waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. Adult beverages are just wine and 2 beers. We can't wait to go back and try something else.

  32. JM

    JimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent, and the service and ambiance outstanding. We WILL be back. Thank you, Saffron.

  33. M

    Michele

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Arrived for our reservation and dinner and the restaurant was closed. No sign on the door, no mention of closure on their website.

  34. p

    pgybnk

    Indiana

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    They were closed . No note or sign . might be closed permanently???

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant was not open but I was still able to make a reservation on Open Table and then later change it to a later time. We walked over a mile to find it closed. It looked nice though.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant was not open.

  37. t

    thesinglegourmand

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was closed for good. It was closed for good. It was closed for good.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This restaurant is closed- what looks like permanently

  39. R

    Ricoop

    Indiana

    99 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    When we arrived at the restaurant there were other people trying to enter the building for dinner but the doors were locked and all the lights were off. So obviously we were unable to eat at the restaurant as it appeared to be closed.

  40. V

    Veronica

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This restaurant is closed. Would have been nice if Saffron Café notified OpenTable about this so people will stop making reservations to a restaurant you can't eat at.

FAQs

Saffron Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Saffron Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Google Map for Saffron Cafe

621 Fort Wayne Ave Indianapolis, IN 46204-1306

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Moroccan, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Sentissi

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