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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sydney verses Alice Springs

Very nice cuisine. Staff very polite & helpful. Food was nice. Compared to Hanimans in Alice, Alice wins easily. Views over Darling Harbour superb. That's for a relaxing evenly of hot Indian foods.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Ross U
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Tremendous Indian mughlai food especially the kebabs. And the best part is you are sitting practically on the first floor overlooking the harbour. Waiters are really polite-most are South Asians- and very warm. Ensure you are well in time to get a good table

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Dublin
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118 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We ate a delicious buffet dinner. A great use of flavouring and spicing complemented with great yoghurt type sauces and relishes. Fro start to finish each course delighted us. We were quizzed in advance as to what we liked, disliked and favoured. The service was very good, polite and helpful. We have eaten Indian food at home but this was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Finally found another Great Indian Restaurant today after 20 years and Zaaffran wins hands down. Food was exceptional, Staff courteous and View Fantastic. I also enquired about Weddings and Functions and there prices were unbelievable. Going to have my party here before I die so I can celebrate my life with my friends while we are all still alive.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very nice cuisine. Staff very polite & helpful. Food was nice. Compared to Hanimans in Alice, Alice wins easily. Views over Darling Harbour superb. That's for a relaxing evenly of hot Indian foods.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I love coming to this restaurant because of the view and the setting of the restaurant. I love indian food as well. The service is usually quite good except that it seems the staff are less attentive than before Otherwise it is great !

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Yes only good part of this restaurant is location. I understand that during vivid Sydney view was important they ask cover charges but table given to us was not in view. That would have been ok if food was average. Chicken was red meat made in full cream and tandoori dishes were warmed . Probably they do all grilling early... More 

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

i have been to this restaurant on weekend....along with friends.....good ambiance, decor.....good food.....but most important is....location & location....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you are looking for classy dining experience, Zaaffran is the place to go. The location overlooking darling harbour is wonderful. They have seating indoors and outdoors. The authentic Indian food served here is of top quality and taste. The staff is really friendly and courteous. It is a bit on the expensive side, but then, seeing the location and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Firstly this place is popular so making a reservation in advance is definitely something you should do, especially if you want a table on the balcony with a view over the harbour. The food has a genuine Indian flavour and it was interesting to note how many Indian people there were eating in the restaurant which indicated to me that... More 

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Lane Cove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Good food; venue --- great view of Darling Harbour. Service a little slow but pleasant. Reasonable priced.

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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 14 to 36
  • Cuisine: Indian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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?