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Saffron Indian Bistro

#44 of 1,607 Restaurants in Tucson
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Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
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7607 North Oracle Road, Oracle Crossing Shopping Center, Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 742-9100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful lunch buffet

A friend and I had lunch at Saffron yesterday and were just delighted. We each tried almost everything from the buffet and everything was wonderful. The wait staff was courteous and attentive and while it is not an elegant place to eat, it is a very clean and pleasant spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Lynne O
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Tucson
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

All the way at the south end of a strip mall area is this hidden gem. We were there for lunch and the wait staff was attentive and helpful in choosing what to order (I know NOTHING about Indian food). The buffet was well stocked and the food tasty. The Lamb dish I had was excellent with tender meat and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Professional service and fresh food all the time. Waiters willing to explain the plates. Will make special orders when needed

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great Indian food! There were six of us and we had all been here before. We ordered vegetable pakoras (fritters) and vegetable samosa (stuffed pocket bread) for appetizers. For dinner we all ordered Tiki Masala - 4 chicken($13.95) and 2 lamb($14.95) and of course garlic Naan (flat garlic bread). The "doggie bags" fed us again the following day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A friend and I had lunch at Saffron yesterday and were just delighted. We each tried almost everything from the buffet and everything was wonderful. The wait staff was courteous and attentive and while it is not an elegant place to eat, it is a very clean and pleasant spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

So good, eat all of it. Was going to take a pic of the food, but I ate it. Service and food is top notch, servers know their menu and make great suggestions. Perfect for date night.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have been searching for a good Indian place for a while and thought there wasn't one in Tucson. Previously I resorted to a drive up to Tempe, which has a few amazing Indian places, but after eating at Saffron Indian Bistro I no know I can get high quality Indian food while staying right here in Tucson. My husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We decided to try something new and was delighted with the service, loved the food and atmosphere. We will make this a regular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were in the mood for Indian food, and so checked with TripAdvisor -- Saffron Indian Bistro came highly recommended. I will add my Excellent rating to the list. First, we had a great server -- Sam, a personable young man with great table side manner. We asked for recommendations, and he made several with good variety. We chose from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

On my recent visit to my hometownn of Tucson, I discovered Saffron Indian Bistro on Northern Oracle. I was skeptical, because I usually just go with the standby: Indian Oven on Campbell ave, but boy was I surprised. Saffron, is modern and delicious. The service is impeccable, and the food is creative and traditional at the same time. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

A great place for lunch or dinner. One would be hard put to find a negative about Saffron even if you were looking for one! Their lunch buffet is excellent value and it would be a great way to start. Once you've checked out the buffet, you know what to order at dinner time Ala Carte and enjoy a wonderful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7607 North Oracle Road, Oracle Crossing Shopping Center, Tucson, AZ 85704
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 742-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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