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Saffron Cafe

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Downtown Indianapolis
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62 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 917-0131
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great service

This place is very intimate and has a romantic feel. We had a family dinner here and our server was excellent. The wine was divine ( I recommend the Moroccan Chardonnay). I am not a big meat eater but had the Moroccan Paella so I could try everything and found it flavorful and the portion was huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
RossIndpls
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is very intimate and has a romantic feel. We had a family dinner here and our server was excellent. The wine was divine ( I recommend the Moroccan Chardonnay). I am not a big meat eater but had the Moroccan Paella so I could try everything and found it flavorful and the portion was huge! My mother-in-law had... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I will recommend this place as a local gem. This restaurant hits the check marks on all angles. Food was great, service courteous and excellent ambiance. I wanted a substitution on my tagine and it was not a problem. Food was cooked fresh and tasted great. What I liked most was how the chef came out himself and interacted with... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

It was expensive for what it was. The name Saffron Cafe gave me hopes for a flavor full meal. The space is well done. The food was pretty bland. My waiter suggested in have the cumin chicken as the flavors would great than the ginger chicken I ordered. I went with the suggestion. Started with scallops and shrimp and cilantro.... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Eating at Saffron is one of my high points in visiting Indianapolis. It's small and tucked out of the way, but well worth the trip. If you have never had Moroccan food before, this will make you a believer.The blends of spices in the tajines is quite delightful and the servers are professional, courteous, and helpful.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Terrible service, horrible food and very high prices! Please, don't go! The waiter did bring Luke warm water to the table after we asked for iced water. Food was cooked before we got there and microwaved! Will never go back there!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

we wanted to try something new... and then i found a Groupon..so it seemed to be. from the moment we walked in and were welcomed like long lost friends until we walked out the door... just a wonderful evening. Our waiter was so attentive but not too much, subtle suggestions and wonderful timing. The saffron Mussels were to die for... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First time eating at any Indian eatery...and wad pleasantly surprised. Very good food with amazing ambiance. We ordered an appetizer special - orange and avocado salad that was great! Then we shared the cumin chicken stew and finished dinner with the tiramisu. All was fantastic! Can't wait to return.

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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fabulous food and wonderful service. Friendly and my 8 and 10 year olds loved it. Close to the War Memorial so it worked out very well for us.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great Moroccan- Eastern Mediterranean food, fun atmosphere and really helpful, excellent service. Tagine dishes were outstanding and enough for two meals & sharing- we had chicken and a lamb tagine dishes as main course and so good! .

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Benicia, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We moved across Country and stopped here for dinner. The parking was easy and the restaurant had good ambiance! We tried the Moroccan Tea which was amazing. My husband had a chicken dish that was good and my lamb was awesome! I usually do not even like lamb. The portions were generous and we could not finish dinner. They offered... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?