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Saffron Lounge

#24 of 501 Restaurants in Doha
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Building No 26 | Katara, Cultural Village, Near Intercontinental Hotel, Doha, Qatar
44080808
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1:00 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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Worth the visit

Excellent Indian food at an amazing location ever dish was good and testy the vindaloo biryani , butter chicken pomegranate and potato salad!! All good

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
OzioQ8
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Excellent Indian food at an amazing location ever dish was good and testy the vindaloo biryani , butter chicken pomegranate and potato salad!! All good

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our first visit to the Saffron Lounge was in August 2014. Since then, we have been overwhelmed by the quality of the menu and superior service. The manager and staff are friendly and courteous, and always ready to accept any special requests. The menu selection is a vast array of specialties from every corner of the sub-continent, creative, authentic and... More 

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

Dear IHarryI, Thank you for your positive feedback, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant. Regards More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I really enjoyed Saffron. We took my MIL (who is of Indian descent) who said this was one of the best Indian restaurants she's been to outside India. She is also vegetarian and appreciated the variety of vegetarian food instead of being relegated to steamed veggies on the last page. We also took our 14mo daughter who sat is a... More 

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

Hi Icie_lynx ! Thanks for your honest feedback. I really appreciate hearing about your good experience and we are happy that you liked our restaurants and services. We look forward to seeing you again soon,,, More 

Doha, Qatar
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Me, my mother and brother went there for a dinner and we where not disappointed from our experience as my mother at first was afraid of spicy food, but the chief make our dishes light spicy and we all enjoyed our dining experience there. The food and service were excellent. We shared an appetizer " Sambosa" and a main course... More 

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

Hello mustafa m Thank you for choosing our restaurant, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant in the future. More 

Doha, Qatar
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great ambience, nice décor, nice location (in Katara) and very well trained and courteous staff. The presentation of the dishes is excellent, portion size is ok. Went with my office colleagues. My colleagues loved the food. However, for me and my Indian friends the food didn't live up to the hype / rather expectations. The food taste wise was very... More 

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

Hi harrisnew ! Thanks for your honest feedback. I really appreciate hearing about your good experience and we are happy that you liked our restaurants and services. We look forward to seeing you again soon,,, More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We went here for dinner.. Wonderful designed restaurant, great service and mouthwatering dilli tiki chat.mango lassi was one of the best I ever had.. Well done

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback about Saffron Lounge! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. hope to visit us again! Thank you More 

Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Appetizers are on point at Saffron!! We had chowpatty chaat, meen pulli munchi, and hariyali jhinga. The hariyali jhinga was my favourite, shrimp cooked to perfection and the herb marinade was not too overpowering. The meen pulli munchi has the perfect crisp to it and such a delicate yet aromatic tamarind marinade. We were suggested the chowpatty chaat and I... More 

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

Dear FoodndTravel ! Thank you for your wonderful comment about your recent visit at our restaurant! We are happy that you like our restaurant and the food. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again! best wishes More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Who doesn't go to an indian restaurant and expects popodums with a little chutney? Well, as the weather in Doha is pleasant now... I recommended friends to try out the restaurant with the film festival going on... We opted to sit outside... waiting... waiting... no popodums OR the lentil soup which was always served (been to the restaurant a number... More 

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

Thank you very much for being very honest and straightforward with your comments. While we certainly regret the fact that the service did not meet our usual standards. Please accept our sincerest apologies. We hope that you will continue to visit us so that we may be able to serve you better. Regards More 

Newport, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

10 of us visited Saffron Lounge on 1st December following some research on Tripadvisor, and what an inspired choice it was. It is located in a nice building in the Cultural Village. We chose the set menu for 210QR per head and it was beautiful. The appetiser was a combination of Bombay Potato, shrimp, shish kebab and chicken. This was... More 

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

Dear Celtic_traveller165! 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 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Undoubtedly Saffron Lounge can be rated the best Indian Restaurant in Qatar..Everything about the place is perfect. The ambience is great - u can have an outdoor seating in the winters to enjoy the weather or take a cozy place inside. The service lacks nothing. They have limited options for people who want to start the meal with a soup!... More 

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

Hi Puneet B , Thank you for the great review of our restaurant! we work hard to serve the best food in a great environment. We appreciate your kind words about our place and food. Hope to have you back soon, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?