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Saffron Lounge

#25 of 521 Restaurants in Doha
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Building No 26 | Katara, Cultural Village, Near Intercontinental Hotel, Doha, Qatar
44080808
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Today
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Fri 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Thu 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Get ready for explosive flavors in wonderful presentations

While I love Indian food and have been to many Indian restaurants, I was not prepared for the creativity, flavors and presentations at the Saffron Lounge. Wonderful location and beach views aside, you come here for the food. The variety of menu items leaves you struggling to choose and wishing you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
jfayyad
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

While I love Indian food and have been to many Indian restaurants, I was not prepared for the creativity, flavors and presentations at the Saffron Lounge. Wonderful location and beach views aside, you come here for the food. The variety of menu items leaves you struggling to choose and wishing you can try double the amount of what you could... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went there 2 days ago in the evening, on my first trip to Doha. I have been thinking about the food since then. :) The atmosphere & service were also great, but the food was great. I especially loved the soup in tiny cups (makes it even more delicious), the little kiwi and mint juice and the potato salad... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A friend suggested we try this place because she had a taste for Indian food. Indian food that I've had in the past hasn't been good enough to make me want to eat it. So hesitantly, I agreed. I'm so glad I had a chance to experience Saffron Lounge. The ambiance and decor are great. The wait staff were very... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I went to this restaurant while I was in katara in Qatar, katara is the cultural city in Qatar; Saffron lounge is one of the best restaurants in katara, the food quality will fly you to India. The service is very good and the staff are very friendly and helpful, you can call and book in advance, the decoration inside... More 

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Marwa A, Manager at Saffron Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Khalid A, Thank you for your positive feedback, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant. Regards More 

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Ordered their world famous butter chicken , world famous lamb biryani, potato pomegranate salad, tandoori cheese chicken & cheese+meat Naan. Everything was perfect like always.. Actually even better than last time. I can not visit Qatar & not visit Saffron. I have to proudly admit it's the best Indian restaurant I ever been to! I can't be any more impressed,... More 

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Marwa A, Manager at Saffron Lounge, responded to this review

We are so happy that you like our restaurant and this is an honor for us. We hope to visit us again and enjoy our food. Thanks More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I completely understand how this restaurant has won best indian rest. in doha so many years. It has a great variety of food from around india and the menu breaks it down well. My favorite is the baby leg of lamb!

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Marwa A, Manager at Saffron Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Shannon F, Thank you for your review, We are happy to hear that from you. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant. Regards More 

Aberdeen, Scotland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Saffron Lounge is located in the Katara cultural village, next door to the much larger fish restaurant. Service was prompt, attentive and polite, just how it should be. First impressions are good, with high quality decor and the background music not too intrusive. The menu is well presented, by region of India, and includes a range of mouth watering dishes,... More 

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Marwa A, Manager at Saffron Lounge, responded to this review

Dear JohnMBStewart! Thank you for your wonderful comment about your recent visit at our restaurant! It is comments like these that keep us going! We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again! best wishes More 

Doha, Qatar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Have dined here on several occasions, the cuisine is excellent contemporary Indian, the service is always friendly and very efficient! You are made to feel like royalty, and the lavish decor and sophisticated ambience makes it an evening to remember! Try the lamb chops, biryani and any of the really delicious curries. Various regions of India are represented through the... More 

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Marwa A, Manager at Saffron Lounge, responded to this review

Dear shantsen, Thanks a lot for your feedback.I'm so glad you liked the restaurant and our services. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again. More 

Doha, Qatar
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Dined at the Saffron Lounge last night. The quality of the food was very testy, Service was great, staff really attentive and welcoming, thank you to manager on duty who for look after us and ensured we treated well !! Love the place and waiting to get back again..!!! Well done....!!!

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Marwa A, Manager at Saffron Lounge, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks again for your feedback online. I really appreciate hearing about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Best restaurant in Doha. Butter chicken is unmatched.. . My daughters started eating indian food here... Very friendly staff

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Marwa A, Manager at Saffron Lounge, responded to this review

Dear GhassanBarghout, Thank you for your review, We are happy to hear that from you. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant. Regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Building No 26 | Katara, Cultural Village, Near Intercontinental Hotel, Doha, Qatar
  • Location: Middle East  >  Qatar  >  Doha
  • Phone Number: 44080808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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