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Saffron

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1710 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-381-9898
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Lunch buffet is diverse and tasty

The lunch buffet, around $10 w/o drink is diverse and provide multiple Indian dishes that are delicious. Curry Chicken, not offered everyday, is my favorite. Lamb, also not available everyday is my second favorite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Bryon G
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Kalamazoo, MI, United States
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Kalamazoo, MI, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The lunch buffet, around $10 w/o drink is diverse and provide multiple Indian dishes that are delicious. Curry Chicken, not offered everyday, is my favorite. Lamb, also not available everyday is my second favorite.

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Macatawa, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the style here. Best fruit salad! Extraordinary food and service. Love to eat lunch and dinner here!!!! Nice lunch pricing too!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I went with work colleague here who never had Indian food. Being of East Indian origin, I samples their appetizers and asked the owner of the restaurant to advise on their specialty. I did not get a proper response and was told try the lamb. The appetizers were over cooked (don't refry the samosas and pakodas!, the chicken tikkas were... More 

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Portage, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

No, really. It's VERY good, and changes daily. After some of the hotter dishes, cool off with a fruit drink, salad, or rice pudding. But try everything, and pay attention to the labels. If you like something and want to have it the next time you're there, asking for "lentils with brown sauce" doesn't narrow it down much. Saffron is... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in town. Really great Indian food, some of the best anywhere in the US.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We took our son here for his birthday dinner this past Saturday. The service was exceptional. The food was terrific. It wasn't very busy when we first arrived but they began to fill up quickly, which tells me a lot of people enjoy eating here.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went there for lunch and happy I came in exactly at noon to get a table because by 12:15 p.m. The place was packed! The buffet offers a wide variety of Indian foods and all of them were delicious. Food was fresh, hot and plentiful. Will go back for dinner as the Chicken Tika Marsala was excellent! You can tell... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went there today for the first time in years, because I have too many little kids that I rarely can get away from for lunch. But today was my lucky day and Saffron was as delicious as ever. I ate so much that I havent even eaten dinner tonight. The naan is so good. And the cheese/pea dish is... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you are in the Kalamazoo area, you have to go to Saffron. The best time is to go during lunch when they have the buffet. All of the food is intense and very favorable. A lot of people I know like to go here a lot and it fills up fast. We always try and get there right when... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great Indian food. I was impressed. The food portions are a bit small, but they are very delicious. The service was great. I would definitely try it. They have a lot of food choices.. so there will be something for everybody.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1710 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-381-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:15 pm

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