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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings
Description: The Best Indian Restaurant in Hampton Roads area.

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    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 flavors!

On a recommendation from locals, we stopped at Saffron for lunch. I was disappointed with the pakora (tiny little balls of mush) but the chicken korma and na'an made up for it.We ordered off the menu even though there is a buffet. The buffet is located in a small corner and seems more like an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
JNetteDC
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recommendation from locals, we stopped at Saffron for lunch. I was disappointed with the pakora (tiny little balls of mush) but the chicken korma and na'an made up for it.We ordered off the menu even though there is a buffet. The buffet is located in a small corner and seems more like an afterthought. The prices were a... More 

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Thank JNetteDC
Mebane, NC
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Excellent food and service. Was here on a Friday night about 6pm, and not busy at all. This is about 2 blocks from the hustle and bustle of Town Center so not far, and totally worth it.

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Thank NorthCarolina621
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I went for lunch, I had been years ago and it was good. There was a good variety of food but every dish was oversalted. I'm not sensitive to salt but it was so heavy it covered the taste of the food. The nann was great. Now the service was dreadful. I had a pile of dished on my table... More 

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Thank Rusty B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We love the food here. We hate the service. We decided to try it again after a very long hiatus (due to poor service) and surprise, nothing has changed. Slow to greet you, slower to take your order, and once the food arrives - good luck getting anyone's attention. Saffron is dead to us.

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Thank kitgoat1
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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114 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I've always loved visiting Saffron for authentic Indian food and the service has always been the negative when I do. But such is not the case when I visited this month. There is such an improvement with the service. The staff is more attentive and food can out fast. Two thumbs up Saffron. Keep up the great service to match... More 

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Thank atm888
Newport News, Virginia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I was hoping Saffron would be different than Monsoon, their sister restaurant in Hampton. But NO!!! It is the same great food and bad service. The service ranges from bad to rude. Next time I will send somebody in for my food and sit outside to eat it. On my last visit their were a bunch of us and everybody... More 

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Thank BruceLayne
Yorktown Heights, New York, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

If you are in the area and looking for good Indian food, give this place a try. I was there for the lunch buffet and there was a good selection of vegetables, beef and chicken. Priced at $10 you can't go wrong.

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Thank Jim G
Chestertown, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Took some Indian folks who were here working on an IT contract there; they had a positive opinion. For an American, this place really presents very different foods, great flavors, wide variety, and outstanding rice.

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Thank Don M
virginia
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Located on the corner of Columbia station, it's a hidden gem in town center area. I almost missed it. The lentil soup was perfectly seasoned and just enough. Unlike the seafood soup, add some rice and it was enough for two or entire meal for one. You can smell and taste the coconut and fresh seafood. I will definitely order... More 

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Thank bevsensualparty
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Food was average but the service is poor. They think that they are the kings of the world. Very rude and ignorant staff.

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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: Business meetings

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