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Saffron Cafe

62 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
(317) 917-0131
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Ranked #75 of 2,007 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
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
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Fargo, North Dakota
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My husband and I recently had a wonderful dinner at the Saffron Café. The tajines were delicious, the atmosphere was relaxing, and the service we received from Joel was exceptional. He even ran after us as we drove away from the restaurant to return a jacket I had stupidly left behind! We can’t wait to return for another Moroccan feast... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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142 reviews 142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This place was so good, if you love Moroccan food or just want to try something different, this is the place to go! Highly recommended!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I had forgotten how incredible this restaurant is. Although rather expensive, it is well worth it if you are looking for a fabulous meal (Moroccan or other). When it is crowded (as it frequently is), the service is understandably slow, but the food is worth the wait. We had one of the best meals we have had in Indy the... More

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