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579 N Ventu Park Rd Ste A, Newbury Park, CA 91320-2751
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Ranked #25 of 79 restaurants in Newbury Park
Price range: $0 - $14
Cuisines: Indian, Tapas, Nepali, Organic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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70% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Saffron was an unexpected surprise for us as we were looking for a new food adventure. Plenty of natives eating which is nearly always a good sign. I tried the mango curry because I love mango and the sweet-spicy blends. Ordered it with chicken because I thought it pairs well with mango... and this was indeed a great pairing. Wonderful... More

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Eastern Sierra
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This Indian restaurant in a suburban shopping center was an unexpectedly pleasant find as we were staying at a nearby motel and had no idea what restaurants were nearby. We happened across Saffron by chance and are glad we did. All the dishes (vegetarian) we tried were very good ... I've eaten at many Indian restaurants and I'd say that... More

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Houston, TX
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Canned veggies, dry chicken, nothing fresh, tasteless. A disgrace to be called Indian food. Not recommended.

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Franksville, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I visited this Indian theme rest for the lunch buffet while on a business trip. The food was good, plenty of selection. I have been to lots of similar buffets and I found the quality at Saffron to be about average for these types of buffets. I would recommend it and would go again.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The food was incredible at the lunch buffet. Beautiful to see, smell, and taste, and an excellent variety of choices. The service was a bit spotty at bill-time, but did not diminish the experience.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Amongst many Indian Restaurants I have visited in Ventura County, Saffron is definitely amongst the better ones. This is a family owned business - must haves here are the chicken curry and chicken vindaloo - authentic Punjabi and Goan tastes. The Roti bread here is the softest I have had in the US - freshly cooked and brought hot and... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

As an Indian food lover - I loved this restaurant. The food was excellent and tasty, the service was very good - and if you love Indian food - this is the place to eat. The restaurant was at full capacity, which is a good proof of good food.

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Burlington, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This place is right near the hotel I was in so decided to try it one night. I like Indian cuisine but am not experienced with all the various dishes so its a bit of an experiment for me. I ordered a dish that offered various flavours and chicken called Saffron non vegi Thali. It was quite good with curry... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We sampled several flavors of naan, and though all were tasty, the garlic naan was the best; however, the sole reason to visit this restaurant is the butter chicken. Seriously, try the butter chicken. Even the leftovers were tasty.

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Beverly Hills, California
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I would drive from Venice Beach just to eat here. This is the best Indian restaurant around - and I've eaten in many, including those fancier ones in LA, Chicago, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica. The food is served piping hot from the oven, delivered with fresh naan, greaseless dishes (which is a problem in many restaurants) and super flavors.... More

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