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Saffron Indian Bistro

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Northwest Virginia Beach
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4532 Columbus St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6702
+1 757-644-6904
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Description: The Best Indian Restaurant in Hampton Roads area.
Good for:
Casual Dining
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, decent portions, underwhelming prices

Loved our meal here, wished it was a bit cheaper. I ordered the Peshwari chicken which was really very good. Restaurant is smack in the middle of Town Center, and the promotional "Monster Coupons" book that you see for free everywhere has a $5 coupon in it for this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
MNataro
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Loved our meal here, wished it was a bit cheaper. I ordered the Peshwari chicken which was really very good. Restaurant is smack in the middle of Town Center, and the promotional "Monster Coupons" book that you see for free everywhere has a $5 coupon in it for this place.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have always been a fan of Saffron. And yes they always have great food. I could have rated 5 but the service in this last visit was subpar. Got there with only one customer in the place, got seated but waited 15-20 minutes before someone finally decided to ask for our order. Disappointed that the service has been inconsistent.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

as an Englishman living in USA, a good curry is important to me and the Saffron Restaurant meets that need. Food was very good, shame they did not provide papadums (crispy chips instead) as you sit down. Only negative was the service, as we arrived we waited five mins or so to see anyone even though they were empty. Then... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Met a friend for lunch and did the lunch buffet. Ok, understand buffets can be less than great, but this buffet was containers of what looked like prison food or cafeteria food. Not fresh, not appetizing. The chicken wings were great, everything else was just a huge disappointment. The reason we haven't returned to Saffron again was the spotty food... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lunch buffet includes bread, salad, main course, and desert. Excellent variety of entrees to chose from, and really good food.

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va beach va
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Good food, able to get a reservation quickly…service is usually challenged. Not sure what the deal is…never quite sure who is our server. But this meal was good. They really need to rearrange their bar/entrance area…very uninviting to get to the dining room. That bar area has potential…but nobody in there! Add bar tables, get rid of the booths…nobody wants... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was extremely disappointed with the food quality here. Service was still fine, but the food quality was a deal breaker. I will never visit this restaurant again.

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Waldron, Indiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While this was my first trip, I was in town visiting friends, and this is one of their favorite spots. The food was excellent, the decor was lovely, clean, and modern, and while I can't say the service was on my list of memorable experiences, we were attended to promptly, our food was correct, the waiter was at least perfunctorily... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I've noticed the service going downhill, and our last visit will be just that. The host was rude, the server only came by to take our order and deliver food, an item was forgotten (again), and the portions are smaller. We like the food, and Saffron is the closest Indian restaurant to us, but I cannot imagine returning. We spent... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I will not speak on the food aspect because unfortunately I didn't get the opportunity to taste the food. It was a Saturday afternoon and I had a craving for some Indian food, and by doing my research I landed this place. Let me just speak on my short experience . A older couple came in minutes before us and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4532 Columbus St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6702
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-644-6904

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

The Best Indian Restaurant in Hampton Roads area.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?