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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 #532 of 5,162 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $19 - $47
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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219 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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
71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Went with 3 colleagues for lunch around convention center. Went in bit early to grab some early sit. On arrival as we did not have reservation they said its fully booked, while we could see only two tables occupied. We then requested that we will have a quick lunch and can share a small table. So they gave us a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Attended on a Monday night after work, we were staying in Sydney for business. We were told we had to sit outside as we hadn't made a reservation. The restaurant was empty except for five tables! There were no reserved signs on the tables. We left and dined next door at Thai Foon - delicious food at an indoor table... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had very good service from the time I phoned to confirm my booking. Food was very good and the service was great even though we had a Groupon deal. So pleasantly surprised

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very good food and modest rates not the best service but they were very welcoming. Couldn't understand why the Chef stops cooking at 9:45 PM?

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Lismore, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We got there 30 min late . It was a difficult day with vivid festival at the cockle bay. But we were celebrating our daughter's birthday. We wanted to be seated inside and we were. And we had a super family time with my sisters family (total. Eight) Despite they being super busy on that very night, we we're served... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went to this restaurant for dinner and when we got there, the restaurant was completely empty inside, and the outside was about 3/4 full. For some reason (maybe because we had a baby??) we were seated inside. Fine, I can get over that. The service was very cold...we had about 3 or 4 different people serve us food and... More

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We sat on the balcony on Saturday just before the fireworks at darling harbour. There were a number of vacant tables with better views we requested but they were not able to accommodate. Manager was initially friendly when we were seated. Took a while for a waiter to find his way to our table and even longer to order our... More

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