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Saffron Cafe

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Downtown Indianapolis
Indian, Moroccan
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62 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 917-0131
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Excellent Ethnic Food

I have been to Saffron many times, but never with my family. This was a real treat and part of our Moroccan vacation preparation. As always Saffron did not disappoint. We started with the Antipasto plate and a bissara soup. Both were very good. Our group shared the Lamb Tagine and Kafta Tajine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Profguy
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Indiana
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I have been to Saffron many times, but never with my family. This was a real treat and part of our Moroccan vacation preparation. As always Saffron did not disappoint. We started with the Antipasto plate and a bissara soup. Both were very good. Our group shared the Lamb Tagine and Kafta Tajine. Again, both were excellent and we used... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After a day of racing at the Motor speedway, our group had a vegetarian in it. That turned out great for all of us! In our group of 12 (this is a smaller place, but they did a great job with us) everyone got different items, and everyone LOVED the food. Beer and wine served. reservations accepted.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

A real gem in Indy. Moroccan dishes and beverages with a mix of delicate, intertwined flavors. Excellent service. The tea with mint and honey is divine as is the lemonade. Some interesting wines from the Middle East as well. Every dish my friends, family and I have had is quite good. The Cornish Hen tajine is my personal "go to".... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I enjoyed the lamb kabobs with saffron rice and mixed vegetables. There were two sauces provided, a cucumber creme and a tomato spiced up with chili paste. Both were very enjoyable.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My husband and I went and really enjoyed a potpourri of flavors. We started with the Pilpil and Harrira which was excellent. We also shared the ginger chicken tagine and although it was good, I would have preferred it done with chicken breasts and no bones. This did not take away from the meal, just my personal picky preference. A... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Heard about this restaurant recently and made it there this weekend. Very nice place. GREAT food ... tajines are stews and they are very very tasty, especially the lamb ones. And the French bread to sop up the gravy of the stew made is extra special tasty. Others in restaurant were asking about rise for their tajines ... stick with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The name is moroccan but the food has nothing to do with the real moroccan food , I'd rather eat at McDonald's . The people who gave 5 stars to this junk food never tasted the real moroccan food .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I have had this place on our list to try for a while now. And we wish we had gone sooner! We started with a amazing appetizer that I couldn't even begin to pronounce, but Who Cares! My mouth was away too busy with all the taste combinations. Orange and Avocado with olives, and a spicy sauce,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It is an expensive restaurant with bad food and service. I ordered grill platter and it was so salty so I couldn't eat it. I let our waitress know about that he didn't do anything. While I was eating my dessert the waitress grabbed my spoon from my hands and packed the contain of the spoon in the box. Finally... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a party of four: two had chicken dishes, one had the seafood paella, and the other had lamb. I will say the lamb was by far the best dish out of the four and I would highly recommend it. The seafood paella lacked the typical flare/flavor of a traditional paella that I have had in travels around Europe.... More 

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Additional Information about Saffron Cafe

Address: 62 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: (317) 917-0131
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Indian, Moroccan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317) 917-0131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Indian, Moroccan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?