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1710 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-381-9898
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11:30 am - 9:15 pm
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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

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    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
Great food & service!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • Families with children
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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236 reviews 236 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It is a small restaurant with 6-7 boths and about a dozen tables. The food is authentic, but unlike some others, it is mainly NOT overspiced. The lunch buffett is wonderful: tandoori chicken, basmati rice, and saffron rice. It includes a variety of other dishes: Spinach with chickpeas, lamb stew, wonderful Nam, Homemade yogurt and fruit salad. It is a... More 

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Three Rivers, Michigan, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I and a friend tried Indian food. We loved the vegetables! My husband had a vegatian entree and the sauce was absolutely great, we also all put in on the rice. I really like the naan. But although the food was good, I have decided that I am not a great fan of this type of food.

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Vienna, Austria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Food was quite good though not exceptional by any means, but was of a good quality. The salad was a great appetizer to start with, and also the samosas. The breads (naans) were really good. The meat curries were more value for money and also more tasty than the veggie curries. Didn't try the desserts but the lassi was excellent.... More 

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Corning, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I recently moved to MI and visited quite a few Indian restaurants in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids area and strongly recommend this restaurant to any Indian food lover. They have nice ambiance and good food quality. The buffet was very delicious, but I was not very impressed with their Chicken Biriyani. Give it a shot and you'll not be disappointed.... More 

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Monclova, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were in Kalamazoo for a dog show and friends itook us to Saffron for lunch since they ALWAYS go there when in town and were we glad the did! We arrived at noon on Sat. when they opened and there were already hungry people milling around so that's usually a good sign. We were seated and told that lunch... More 

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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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