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Zaaffran

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Lvl 2, 345 Harbourside Shopping Centre | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9211 8900
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12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A quality Indian restaurant

We ate an evening meal here while staying in Darling Harbour for a few days. The location is excellent with good views overlooking Darling Harbour. The staff were friendly and efficient. The ambience and decor was well above that found in many Indian restaurants. The food was very good (not the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jacqueline J
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Eden, Australia
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Eden, Australia
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate an evening meal here while staying in Darling Harbour for a few days. The location is excellent with good views overlooking Darling Harbour. The staff were friendly and efficient. The ambience and decor was well above that found in many Indian restaurants. The food was very good (not the best I have had, but certainly no complaints). The... More 

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Thank Jacqueline J
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family group of 6 Adults and 4 children (ages 8 - 19) enjoyed a selected banquet for 10 at a window table overlooking beautiful Darling Harbour. The staff were very helpful, professional and providing attentive service keeping the young ones amused and happy while sharing the abundance of delicious food with the adults. A banquet with dishes to suit... More 

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Thank Sylvia S
South Australia
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family group had a very positive dining experience here one Saturday evening in February. The service was impeccable - all of our favourite Indian dishes were available. My wife is a vegan and had no problem in finding dishes to suit her preferences. The chicken Tikka was moist, flavorsome and quite delicious. The diced lamb curry was enjoyed by... More 

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Thank Wangary
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location overlooking Darling Harbour with good views, attentive and helpful staff but don't expect anything special in terms of the food. We had Sheek starters, a Lamb and a chicken main with saffron rice and a couple of beers and the bill was $140 AUD! Food was edible and reminded me of the curries served in UK in the... More 

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Thank Bill G
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always an excellent evening, our favorite Indian restaurant with fabulous views of Darling Harbour framed by Sydney's cityscape. The food is excellent and service is impeccable, we particularly recommend the chicken tenderloins, they're gorgeous!

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Thank ELFSyd
nsw
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one of the best indian restaurants with great service and amazing views !! have been there several times over last several years...never a let down

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Thank caramello1512
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zaaffran has an amazing attentive waiters adding value to the great food and ambience. I loved their service , it is funny that in Sydney you always can find great food and never good service. Zaaffran was my first experience where I enjoyed both, and I have been living in the city near the CBD for more than 6 year.... More 

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Thank Eva K
Cheshire
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Lovely setting, the only Indian restaurant where the food was decently spiced that we have found around Australia. Poor service, they brought all of our main courses while we were still eating our starters ! Did not ask if we were ready. We gave a 10% tip and the waiter counted the money carefully, walked off without a word of... More 

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Thank kitnsimon
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Had dinner here last night and the food was excellent, I had read some other reviews and quire frankly I was a bit worried. I have to admit I don't mind paying for good food, but paying for bad food and service doesn't sit well. So the previous reviews worried me. However I was pleasantly surprised we had a variety... More 

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Thank Noggy1957
New Delhi
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Darling Harbour according to me is a little overrated after having my meal in the Indian Restaurant Zaaffran. Restaurant closes the kitchen by 9:30 pm, I arrived at 8:45 pm, the waiter comes to take the order, menu definitely looks tempting, i asked him to get drinks and told him to take the order around 9 pm, after five mins... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lvl 2, 345 Harbourside Shopping Centre | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darling Harbour
  • Neighborhood: Darling Harbour
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
  • Cuisine: Indian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Staying in Darling Harbour

Neighborhood Profile
Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's. Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Australian National Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.