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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 60
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Great lunch buffet.

I've been to Saffron many times both for business lunches and with my wife. The buffet is reasonably priced (under $12) and always delicious. It usually has a nice selection of vegetarian and meat dishes, two kinds of rice, and the most fantastic almond rice pudding for dessert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
JMB-NLY
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to Saffron many times both for business lunches and with my wife. The buffet is reasonably priced (under $12) and always delicious. It usually has a nice selection of vegetarian and meat dishes, two kinds of rice, and the most fantastic almond rice pudding for dessert.

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Thank JMB-NLY
Traverse City, Michigan
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Flavorful food with plenty of options for everyone. Save the salad for last. Very fresh and a great finish to the entrees.

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Thank Joseph L
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

With a meat (chicken and lamb) and vegetarian variety, what is not to like. It is a standard, excellent, consistent lunch favorite suiting all tastes.

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Thank LorettaCD
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I love a good Indian meal but not at this restaurant. I was totally underwhelmed by everything including the presentation of the food and the drab ambience of the place. The chicken in my tikka masala was evenly cubed and rubbery in texture. The full portion of rice was small and greasy. Was that butter they slathered on top? If... More 

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Thank Mari M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We visit often and enjoy their vegetarian offerings the most. Paneer Husaini and Navraton Korma are a couple of my favorites (sorry on the spelling). They use excellent spices, but watch for an occasional hull etc. Awesome options for sweet and savory indian food We will return often!!

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Thank Ted1255
North Street, MI
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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Wanted to eat away from the busyness of downtown on a Saturday night and we love Indian food, so this place, in a strip mall, met both requirements. Please note: make reservations if a weekend dinner, the place fills up quickly. We were, fortunately, early enough to get a table without much of a wait. Tables are somehwat close together... More 

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Thank 206JanF
Indiana
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I love Saffron, it's one of my favorite restaurants ever, anywhere, in my life. They serve an amazing buffet at lunch 6 days a week for around $12. It's not a nasty buffet like some of the Chinese buffets or the big buffet style restaurants where everything thing tastes the same like it's watered down or something. It's classy and... More 

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Thank Apryl D
Elgin, Illinois USA
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stayed nearby and had dinner at Saffron. The service was quick and friendly. We had the Chicken Biryani which was delicious and enough for two. The Chicken Korma was also creamy and delicious. The interior was very nice and the prices were reasonable for an Indian Restaurant.

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Thank Janhuss
Kalamazoo
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is the best Indian Buffet I know, and currently my favorite restaurant. (I had been only a casual diner of Indian cuisine until I was introduced to Saffron by my friend Ramesh). The buffet is served Monday through Saturday during the lunch hour. I never thought I'd eat vegetarian, but the buffet line has both a meat side and... More 

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Thank Mark K
Plainwell, Michigan
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Saffron has a great lunch buffet, that changes slightly throughout the week. The food is always delicious and they keep the fresh naan coming! It is a bit expensive for lunch I think, but it is so worth it.

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