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Saffron Indian Cuisine

20 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly

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Saffron Indian Cuisine serves authentic, traditional Indian dishes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It offers a lunch buffet throughout the week, making it a suitable spot for a break during a busy workday. The takeout and delivery options make it easy to enjoy these flavors at home, and catering services make planning private events convenient.

Saffron Indian Cuisine offers a full menu with plenty of favorites. Select from entrees like chicken malabar, lamb seekh kabob, fish Malabar and kadai chicken. For those guests who do not eat meat, there are also numerous vegetarian dishes available at Saffron Indian Cuisine. These include the bhindi masala, kadai paneer and vegetable jalfrezi, among many others.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Indian, International
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(215) 546-2009
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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minimum catering 25 people
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Cross street
12 and 13 walnut
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Parking details
Across the street, additional street parking along the road.
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Public transit
13 walnut bus stop 12 market train station
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weekend live music soon
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Special events & promotions
Friday . Saturday and sunday special menu 25 per persion five course
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFlea (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

If you are hungry and want quick, hot good food this is the right place for you. But if it's cold outside you will get a cold breeze throughout
your meal as people come in and out. The items on the buffet were good but limited. The waitress was pleasant but never brought my mango lassi, even after being asked twice. Also didn't pick up used plates in a timely fashion.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

I've been eating Indian food now for a few years and must say this restaurant really adds to their great culture of food. Not only was the food great, but overall the place is very nice-well kept & the staff was extremely kind. I took my girlfriend there on Vday where the setting was charming, but it can also be the perfect casual grab a bite to eat spot.

Sprat1120 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

This spot was a last minute valentines day find and it was great the owner checked up on me and my date during the night the staff was great and the food was good overall we had a good time

vipRusset (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

The lamb was very delicious and very tender.
Unfortunately the staff was overwhelmed by the amount of guest (but it was on Valentine's Day) so I would give them a mulligan and try them again on a non-holiday.

But I would recommend trying the restaurant out!!!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

We went before a show on Valentine's Day. The service was awful; no water, no menus, and the food came very, very slowly. Plus the vegetable soup and chicken masala were way too salty.

vipKris (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2014

Best chicken tikka masala of my life. Very attentive service. I debate driving into Philly just to get it as takeout. Amazing. BYOB but that's OK

Sandy (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2014

Went to Saffron before a show. The service was good, menu offered a great selection of dishes.
Would recommend before going to the theatre as it is very close.

LoveYum (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 7, 2014

The buffet at Saffron was great, it provided a wide variety of high quality choices. I always have trouble deciding at Indian restaurants, and I didn't have to!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2014

Saffron is the best Indian restaurant in the area (of which there are many). Their food is always great and the service prompt and helpful.

Toaster79 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 1, 2014

My colleague and I were in town for a meeting and we were looking for something different for dinner beyond American Cuisine. We found Saffron via Open Table -- the reviews looked good. We were not disappointed. We didn't know it was BYOB - the owner directed us to a State Store 2 blocks away. The service was outstanding--- very attentive. The place settings - white china, nice flatware; dishes arrive in traditional pots. My colleague had a vegetarian dish with lentils - delicious. I had a traditional chicken dish - with the red sauce - incredibly flavorable. The rice was done just right. The decor is clean and fresh - high ceilings gives it an airy feel. We would definitely go again --