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Saffron Indian Restaurant & Bar

31 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 378 2122
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Ranked #365 of 1,190 restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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16 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have just had dinner in Saffron tonight and would recommend it to everyone. Delicious food (just like we could enjoy it in Malaysia) and great service for a truly reasonable price! Well done :)

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We had our Sunday brunch, served unlimited. Dosa & Wada were very very tasty, but Idly was not up to the mark, may be that day. Better try it with chilled beer. The coffee served was simply fantastic, but the tea was totally opposite. Parking is problem, rest is fine.

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Auckland, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Brunch served in weekends, south Indian regular items, are very testy. Idly,, vada, dosa, poori bhaji, oopma etc. Do not expect items like idiappam, pongal, also no non-veg incl. in a brunch. Tea not at all good, but yes, coffee is very good. Pro - Very good southern taste. Con - Tea, Parking.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Had a meal here last night with friends. Not many other customers but you still got the sense that they particular about the service. Food was very good with the range if flavours and quality meat able to be tasted.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The spread of the brunch is good but beware as the customers increase the refilling gets bad, waiting time is high on the weekends so book your table

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Armidale, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with good rich flavours. The mixed platter is a great entree. Naans, samosas etc all tasted clean and fresh. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I'm a HUGE fan of Indian cuisine and last night's visit to Saffron (Ponsonby Road) did not disappoint! Arrived around 8:45pm and the place was nearly empty and I actually considered it a good sigh as I was ravenous! Anytime I can find a Meat Thali on the menu and jump at the chance to give it go. The spice... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Great South Indian food. Can be a crowded over the weekend when they have this South Indian Vegetarian Buffet, but the food is really good, wide variety and absolute value for money. Gorge on the authentic South Indian Idlis, Vadai, Bonda, Poori Bhaji etc, enjoy the Kesari and Halwa and round it off with a Filter Coffee... Bliss... The service... More

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Monterey, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

A very very good Indian restaurant. The owner has amazing sense of service and food quality and when I asked for a slightly less sweet curry (some can tend to be) it was no problem. Having been to Calcutta many moons ago I can attest to there being nothing as good as this in that shambolic Indian city!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011 via mobile

Owner dinesh is very nice person his service is world class.Complementry mango lassi is amazing i enjoy a lot.

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