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Zaaffran

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 #535 of 5,199 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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76% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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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
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225 reviews 225 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 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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sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 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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9 reviews 9 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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Sydney
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Sydney
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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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