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Saffron

1710 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-381-9898
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Ranked #16 of 285 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:15 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Holland, MI
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I always enjoy Saffron when visiting Kalamazoo. The noon buffet has many options, many of which I usually don't order at Indian restaurants. This was my wife's first visit, but she didn't find it particularly tasty, which made me wonder what it was I was enjoying. (I think she just had an off day with her taste buds!) Nice atmosphere,... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Saffron seems very popular here in kalamazoo. Perhaps because it's the only Indian restaurant around??? Excellent tandoori chicken, moist and flavorful. Excellent Nan selections.... A little different variety than usual Indian restaurants. Pakoras were slightly burnt. Chicken tika masala was very weak. Good sauce. A bit redder than I'm use to. The chicken pieces in it were not tandoori chicken,... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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155 reviews 155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had the lunch buffet on a summer Saturday which was not busy nonetheless the hostess did attempt to seat us in the smallest table in the house located between the bathrooms and the kitchen. The restaurant was more than half empty and it was past lunch hour so I asked to be moved to a better table of which... More

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wow! Never had eaten Indian food so I can't tell you how it compares to other Indian food. But I like good flavor and am quite a "foodie". I was extremely happy while eating at the buffet at Saffron. It is a simple sit-down restaurant. Buffet, at least at lunch. I had a little bit of an idea of what... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food was very good! I had the vegetable samosas, chicken tikka kebab, naan and rice. It was a very tasty meal with many great flavors! The staff was very friendly and attentive.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Lunch buffet is great, a nice way to try a lot of Indian food without paying a lot of money. No issues with service, but the buffet only called for a waitress to bring us drinks. Haven't been for dinner, but I enjoy the atmosphere at lunch time and imagine dinner would be just as enjoyable.

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LaGrange, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I were on a business trip last Saturday in the Kalamazoo Michigan area. We thought we'd go to one of our favorite places, but found it didn't open till 5:00 p.m.(don't get there often but love the place). We were told to try the Saffron. And were we glad we did. Very flavorful India cuisine. This day... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

"Best lunch buffet in town. The palak paneer and gobhi kaju are the best I've ever eaten." - Yvonne Z.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Best lunch buffet in Michigan. Fresh chicken, warm naan, lots of traditional Indian spiced entrees, and a rice pudding dessert that's the perfect finisher. If you miss the lunch buffet, the chicken tikka masala is a great option to split with a few appetizers for two.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The lunch buffet is great if you want to try a variety of items. The individual entrees are also excellent. The masala chai must not be missed.

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