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Safa

#6,735 of 17,109 Restaurants in London
#7,218 of 17,987 Places to Eat in London
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22 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8QU, England
0872 148 0588
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Terrible

I had a terrible evening cold food miserable quality and service. However food exceptionally good but would prefer it hot as everyone would. Might go here again doubt it but the food was great I will miss if only they did a better job

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Samantha H
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London, United Kingdom
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had a terrible evening cold food miserable quality and service. However food exceptionally good but would prefer it hot as everyone would. Might go here again doubt it but the food was great I will miss if only they did a better job

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Ordered takeaway at this restaurant for the first time, delivery was excellent with no delay at all, and foods - wow one of best takeaway foods ever. I had lamb shank and a biryani rice, they were a rather large portion but they were delicious. Great value for money and will use this restaurant for takeaway again. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was our second visit after popping in on a Sunday when it was unexpectedly half price! We went on a Friday night and when we arrived the waiter (possibly the manager) was attentive with poppadoms and drinks orders. A new waiter suggested portion sizes and the starters were the best I've had in an Indian restaurant. The service was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant / takeaway was taken over quite recently & it certainly does not live up to the previous owners. Literally the worst curry imaginable & totally tasteless. Ordered a madras (supposed) hottest curry out there - not only was it lacking in heat, but flavour too - a soupy type red gravy is the best way it can be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have come here a number of times, but only recently ordered food and picked it up, as opposed to staying in for dinner. Having been told that there was new menu, we decided to try our old favourites. The Lamb Jalfrezi is still the best, and amazingly tasty as ever. But chicken shakooti not as good as usual. Service... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

sometimes you find yourself craving certain flavours and with few alternative Indian restaurant's close by my partner and I decided that despite the premises being empty we try out Safa. Upon it was clear the place was impeccably clean and fairly well organised and one of the waiters swiftly seated us and took a drinks order. Drinks and poppadoms arrived... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A group of us went here at the weekend and we did not need to book. That in itself would usually make me wary but it was fine. The food here is very good; the menu is decent and even if you want anything off menu it does not seem to be a major issue. All the dishes that we... More 

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Kinver, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Modern, trendy and refreshing décor, and not traditional curry house theme. Service was friendly, and food quality and presentation were fine. Do not accept credit cards, which was a nuisance

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After a long journey back home we decided to go here for dinner. It was exactly what we needed. Had sharing plate to start, and then the slow cooked lamb. It was all delicious, and the service was wonderful. We had 3 courses and two bottle of beer, came to £60 with service

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London, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Was invited to this restaurant with a large party and we all raved about it. A tastefully decorated place with attentive service. Food all came out the same time, no awkward waiting you usually get with large groups. I had the shank, melts in your mouth with a tasty sauce. Mmmm. All of the other meals were huge and looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 0872 148 0588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 23
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?