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Saffron

1710 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-381-9898
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Ranked #12 of 285 restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Best Indian food in town. It has a unique atmosphere and a great food selection. The wait staff is courteous and helpful. This comes in handy when you are a first timer and don't know what to try.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

One of my favorite places. Food is good day and night, but if you have any qualms about trying Indian food, go for the lunch buffet. I'm not one who likes buffets, but this one is excellent with a nice variety and good price. The atmosphere is pretty bare bones, but we don't go here for the atmosphere.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The decor, aroma, and food is exquisite and the selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items are great during the lunch buffet.

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Kalamazoo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Well prepared with fantastic flavor and the temperature can be adjusted to your taste. One of the most flavorful Indian restaurants I've been to. The atmosphere of the restaurant is relaxing and homey----not too loud. Family owned, so the service is attentive. Try the fabulous buffet for lunch.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was one of the best Indian lunch buffets I have ever had. Everything was delicious! They have a special salad that is phenomenal. If you are in Kalamazoo you have to try this place. I am definitely going back next time I am there. WOW!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went for the lunch buffet. The food was very reasonably priced and the service was good. We got there right before they closed and they were very welcoming. There was a nice mix of vegetarian and meat eaters options on the buffet. The Saffron Special Salad available on the buffet and on the regular menus was for the me... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whenever I am trying to decide where to eat I think, "Would I rather eat at Saffron?" The answer is usually yes.

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Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The lunch buffet was delicious. The Naan was so fresh and delightful with all of the hot sides. The rice pudding was a great palate cleanser after all of the spices. Nice change of pace.

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Otsego, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

All the food is fresh, the decor is bright and inviting, servers are helpful and know the food so if you don't know or are new to Indian food they make excellent suggestions. Price is very affordable. My favorite is the Pappy Malai Kofta...so creamy and full of exotic flavors. I ate here once and to my enjoyment and surprise... More

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Novi, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Not sure how much and where everyone has eaten Indian food, but this place is very Americanized. The ingredients used are high quality, but the recipes are not so desirable. Ate the lunch buffett here. Everything was overly sweet, seemed like the cooks reached for the wrong spice tin and added sugar instead of the curry mix. Indian dishes are... More

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