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Safa

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30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL , Northern Ireland
02890 233519
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Off royal ave between. Tesco and primary

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant service and great food

Booked a table as we'd tried to get a table here before without success. Well worth a visit. Only disappointment was that there was no goat, which I was going to order and I wasn't advised of this when we received our menus. That said, the waiter, Balil, was brilliant, great repartee and menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Mrsmiggns
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Booked a table as we'd tried to get a table here before without success. Well worth a visit. Only disappointment was that there was no goat, which I was going to order and I wasn't advised of this when we received our menus. That said, the waiter, Balil, was brilliant, great repartee and menu knowledge. Ordered the mixed starter to... More 

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Belfast
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the food at Safa. I don't like peppers (they don't like me) and the waiter was able to check with the chef which dishes they could be left out of. Good service and great food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went in for a bite and a beer with a buddy of mine. Service was friendly, waiter was efficient and smiled, the food was decent, nothing special but I enjoyed my time there. Don't think I would rush back but also wouldn't have any problems with returning. All in all, pretty decent.

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Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The lunch my wife and myself obtained here was fresh and delicious. Everything was prepared from scratch and the taste was to die for. We will be back with more of our friends and family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Meal for four without a reservation. Very friendly and engaging service: the food was good too. Lives up to its ranking.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went to Safa about 18 months ago and had an amazing meal with friends. Now hoping to repeat the experience I returned with my fiancée last week and I am happy to report that it was better than last time! Wesley the server could not be more helpful and polite. He answered any questions we had about the food and... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband and I, and my parents were visiting from the US. We hadn't quite adjusted to the time and didn't head out for dinner till 10pm. We were so please to find this restaurant still open and pretty busy. 3 of the 4 of us had never tried Indian food. We asked for their recommendations based on our vague... More 

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Ashbourne, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Fabulous food. Fabulous service. Fabulous atmosphere. Fabulous staff. What more can I say apart from ..... Just Go!

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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I can not understand the terrible reviews this place has received. I was on a day trip from Stranraer and like a "good Indian" which is not to be found in Stranraer, so I used the NI guide book for food and found Safa. The decor is neat - although dimly lit. I went for the two course offer of... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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122 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had a very nice indian here a few weeks ago, it was pretty late when we got here and it was still open. we were the only people in the restaurant so the atmosphere was a bit strange. We had the set menu which was very nice. That came with a bottle of wine and they did bring us... More 

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Additional Information about Safa

Address: 30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL , Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 02890 233519
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
Cuisine: Indian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL , Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: 02890 233519

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Off royal ave between. Tesco and primary

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