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Saffron's Restaurant

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131 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 584-7800
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 32
    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 of 5 stars
Excellent GF options

Had an excellent dinner at Saffron's. Staff was familiar with GF options. I am looking forward to a return visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
GFsally
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Louisville, Kentucky
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent dinner at Saffron's. Staff was familiar with GF options. I am looking forward to a return visit.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant in July while in Louisville, LKY. The food was very good and the staff were friendly.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I LOVE Saffrons. I was introduced here about 3 years ago, as a skeptic. After my first experience, I fell in love. I eat lunch here at least once a month, and I always order the chicken kabob. You get a skewer of the best seasoned chicken, the best rice, grilled veg, and relish. I clean my plate every single... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Once a two star restaurant is now the best Persian restaurant in Louisville, KY. In our next chapter of reviewing the best ethnic restaurants of Louisville, we've visited Saffron on W Market. We tried many dishes and they all felt like a comfort food. The lentil soup was rich and have simmered for a long time, the kebabs were moist... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The chicken kabob was tender and well flavored. The side of basmati rice and shirazi salad tasted wonderful. However, they are know for their rack of lamb. It was delicious. Awesome place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I came here on the recommendations from TripAdvisor. I really enjoyed the food and the service was great. I will be visiting again next time I'm in town.

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Fayetteville, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good authentic Persian food. Went with an Iraqi family so they really loved it also. (nuff said?) We had about 8 dishes, and all were wonderful. Some are not inexpensive but the lamb was very good and well prepared. Nothing was spicey but some seasonings are not that well known to the american palate.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was my second visit, the first for dinner. Seated quickly by Allen, the server who seems to actually enjoy his work. The lamb chops were to die for. I cleaned out my plate! So far, my number 1 in Louisville!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We chose this restaurant because it's Trip Advisor's rating. We had the chicken and steak kabob, seafood stew and mahi mahi which were all delicious. Curious to try the homemade vanilla, saffron, rose water and pistachio ice cream. It was certainly a different experience that grows on you the more you enjoy each bite. We'd recommend the visit. You won't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a must visit restaurant for anybody wanting to sample Persian cuisine or just wanting to get a good meal in a welcoming environment in the downtown Louisville. The food is well prepared, the service is fantastic and the staff is friendly. The restaurant owner and staff make you feel like you are part of the family. My wife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (502) 584-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?