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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
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Kalpers
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went on a Friday evening, so it was very busy and overall noise level was pretty high. We couldn't really have a conversation. The food we ordered was good, but portions smaller than most other Indian restaurants serve, especially because the prices are on the higher end (~$13 or more for one dish, rice and bread not included). The... More 

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southwest Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After living in Chicago, I became spoiled over the availability of authentic, ethnic food within arms reach. Kalamazoo is certainly not known for its variety of ethnic food. When a good friend was in town, we decided to try Saffron. VERY PLEASANTLY SURPRISED! The service and food were awesome! The atmosphere was pleasant and we were not hurried through our... More 

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Hyderabad, India
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a good place for our vegetarian lunch and relished the food. All the items in the buffet Lunch were OK except the NAAN which was not baked well and was thicker than we expected. We loved to talk to the cook BABU CHOWDRY and exchange thoughts on Culinary art. This restaurant is located in the busy area and... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?