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Lvl 2, 345 Harbourside Shopping Centre | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9211 8900
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So expensive

The food was fine, but really not that special. It was so expensive compared to other indian resteraunts we have eaten at.. We were in and out very quickly, we were there early and they were obviously expecting a busy night. The food was all served long before we had drunk our bottle of wine

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Kate S
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was fine, but really not that special. It was so expensive compared to other indian resteraunts we have eaten at.. We were in and out very quickly, we were there early and they were obviously expecting a busy night. The food was all served long before we had drunk our bottle of wine

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The service was professional, attentive, and efficient. The food was incredible, we had a banquet, and samples a variety of amazing dishes. Delicious

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We didn't make a reservation, and the member as staff was very rude and advised they're was no seats available. Looking in there was over a dozen free tables. Wasn't able to put us on a reservation list and just dismissed us. Won't be trying here again

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Johannesburg
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247 reviews 247 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was on 2-week business trip. Ate here at least 7 times. Every meal was excellent meal for both of us. Favorite dish was the fish one with yellow gravy. Nothing on the menu I would call traditional Indian restaurant food. They cook the dishes differently. Present with a twist. And tastes are amazing. Service was average to good. But this... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Every thing was great the moment we saw the name of this Indian Restaurant at Darling Harbour, Sydney. Though we were not looking for an Indian Restaurant, but the name inspired us to eat there. We had Veg and Non Veg Special Thali and Prawn Tandoori. The portion, variety and quality of the food was very good. The place was... More 

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Amritsar
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Being an Indian myself, I'm not too keen on exploring Indian cuisine when on vacation overseas, But there's always a day when you wanna have Kadhai paneer, dal makhani with tandoori roti. And this infatuation made me climb those stairs leading to the restaurant,Zaaffran . But, Disappointment, should be the right word when I shall be describing my experience. India... More 

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Kununurra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Wonder fresh naan enjoyed while overlooking Darling Harbour - great way to spend an evening, but only if on the balcony. Inside is a bit bland and bright lights. We enjoyed the food and wine, which was a bit pricey but not expensive. Service was a bit hit and miss - but no disasters! If there weren't so many other... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food was just OK - not what I'll think as typical Indian food - more kind of American Indian Food. Pricing was in the high end compared to the quality of the food. Service was OK.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great Indian food overlooking darling harbour . The staff and manager are very accommodating and attentive contrary to some reviews here. They go out of the way to assist you. The food is authentic Indian and delicious.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very tasty Indian cuisine served efficiently. We had a tasty seafood coconut curry and zesty beef vindaloo. Both meals were excellent. Courteous wait staff. The view looking east over Cockle Bay is outstanding from this second floor restaurant. Recommend.

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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
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?