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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 #673 of 5,382 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $16 - $39
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
Cuisines: Barbecue, Indian
Neighborhood: City Centre
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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
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Amritsar
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Hexham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We came here as some friends had recommended it. The food was good but the service was terrible. Waiters who just put food down without explaining which main was which. Burnt naan bread, waiters nearly dropping trays of food on us. Pretty poor service but decent food. The bill wasn't pleasant either.... Would not recommended.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Had heard a lot about Zaaffran for it's Indian & Mughlai cuisine, but the food was very very average, but the view if you get a seat outside is amazing.

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Vevey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place is very stylish and offers authentic Indian food. I had the lamb kebab with some bread and a glass of Syrah and paid 45 dollars. Its ok price for Darling Harbour. Service was excellent and i have been served quite fast. Booking is recommended on weekends.

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Santiago, Chile
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place has a nice location if sitting in the terrace with view over Darling Harbour. Inside the restaurant it is a bit dark and boring. The food is fairly good without being close to excellent. The service is so so and price rather on the high side. Average score.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Of all places, and of all times, we craved Indian food for dinner on Christmas Day. This place came recommended. Started with the manager saying you pay extra A$5 per person premium. For the sake of cravings, we of course did it. Ambience was nice , facing the harbour. Chicken Makhni and Goat curry was excellent (fancier names were on... More 

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Additional Information about Zaaffran

Address: Lvl 2, 345 Harbourside Shopping Centre | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9211 8900
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City Centre
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: Barbecue, Indian

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