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Lvl 2, 345 Harbourside Shopping Centre | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+61 2 9211 8900
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Ranked #582 of 5,235 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $18 - $45
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Indian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: City Centre
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

loved the different twist and lighter feel to all their dishes. Definitely more expensive than your average indian restaurant but i think its well worth it. Do check kitchen opening hours.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I went time Zaaffran for a friends birthday dinner and we were all very happy with our meals. My partner and I shared two vegetarian mains being the Subz Biryani and the Sorak. Both were exceptionally good. We sat on the balcony area overlooking the harbour where the atmosphere was fantastic. They also had a good range of beverages which... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Who will make a vegetable biryani with winter vegetables? We are surprised to see broccoli, baby corn, zucchini etc in our veggie biryani. The biryani rice was made to the point but it lacks authentic flavours to be honest. Entrees were fine, the paneer was hard that we are convinced the chef didn't get enough time to defrost the frozen... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food is great, the restaurant staff are very courteous and the view from the restaurant is amazing..

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I have dined here dozens of times since Zaaffran opened over 15 years ago. In all that time, we could not recall at our lunch there again today, even one bad experience. In fact most of the time, the experience has been excellent and today's lunch was no exception. Unlike most Sydney Indian cafes, Zaaffran use first... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've been coming to this restaurant for years now, brought friends and family here, and it is one of our favourite places to go. Not only does it have a beautiful location at Darling Harbour and gorgeous views, but the food and service are also amazing. Really nice ambience whether you want to come as a couple, with family, or... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I have been coming here for years, and we rate it as one of our favourites. In all of this time, the food hasn't suffered at all, it is still totally delicious (especially the beef spare ribs, do yourself a favour and have these!). It pains me to say this though that I feel the service is... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Solo diner as my wife was away. Sampled two entrees the fish and tandoor chicken. Both were nicely presented, tasted of what they should have done and arrived in a timely fashion. The bottle of Sem/Sauv helped the experience but staff were both friendly and cheerful which is not always the case in prime tourist areas. I will be back... More

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Sydney, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Beef ribs were burnt and the curries were very watery and plain :( I actually feel quite bad to give negative review for Zaafran because the owner was so kind and friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited Zaaffran on a Friday evening, taking advantage of a Groupon voucher ($59 for seemingly endless courses and a bottle of wine).The on-line booking was easy and painless despite our request for a premium time slot. We asked for an all-vegetarian meal (an option which was not originally presented within the deal) and they were happy to accommodate our... More

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