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Saffron Indian Bistro

#115 of 1,743 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Indian, 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, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Entertaining clients

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Buffet

I love when I enter a restaurant where the smell is so enticing with the rich and beautiful spices that define Indian cuisine. The restaurant is a beautiful space that is conducive to a lovely meal. I hadn't been to Saffron Indian Bistro in awhile and today the beautiful spice seemed to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
DixieJ
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Tucson
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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Centennial, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Saffron is really good! From the greeting to the end this was a really exceptional evening. The food was tasty (medium spice was perfect), tender and plenty to enjoy. Niki was extremely attentive and pleasant. So far my favorite restaurant in Tucson - I will be back.

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Tucson
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130 reviews 130 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love when I enter a restaurant where the smell is so enticing with the rich and beautiful spices that define Indian cuisine. The restaurant is a beautiful space that is conducive to a lovely meal. I hadn't been to Saffron Indian Bistro in awhile and today the beautiful spice seemed to be calling my name and my good friend... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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155 reviews 155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have eaten at Saffron last year. The experience was consistent. Good Service and good food. Some of dishes were better than others. Chili Paneer, Korma, and Patia were excellent. My Chicken Curry was not as good as last year and only a couple of pieces of chicken but plenty of sauce. I sampled the Patia which used lamb and... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Saffron's food was ok. Basically, it was not what we were looking for. We ordered the Matar Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Garlic Naan. The Naan turned out to be the best thing we ordered, but 2 of the 3 pieces were burnt. The Chicken Tikka Masala was ok, but the chicken was dry and I kept getting bites with... More 

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Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had good experiences here when Saffron first opened, but the last time we tried dinner here the pappadoms were soft instead of crisp. Recently we tried lunch, and found the curry choices somewhat lacking in meat content, and the naans all dried up and luke-warm, not freshly cooked at all. We prefer the Indian restaurant in Oro Valley where... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Go for the lunch buffet so you can try many of the dishes. Everything I've tasted was delicious and made fresh. They are very professional as well and its a nice place to go on a date or even take the kids (I'm polite and I only would take them during the day as to not annoy other people trying... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Good food served as spicy as you want. Reasonably priced. Clean, modern decor. Friendly, helpful staff. Tony helped us make our dining decision. Visiting with him he said he played the sitar, a 17 string Indian instrument. After a great meal, he brought out the sitar spending a few minutes playing it. What an enjoyable experience. We will definitely go... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Delicious food Excellent taste The tikki Marsala medium spice is perfect! Great flavor! The cheesy naan was great to dip. The service was good, a little slow to take our order but the food was so good.

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Troy, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Really great food! We tried the lunch buffet...and I mean we tasted everything. It was terrific! I was concerned the food might be a bit too spicy for my liking, but it was simply outstanding. A must try is the hibiscus tea...wow! Such a nice compliment to the cuisine. Excellent service and the atmosphere is well-designed, modern and clean. The... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were greeted by the owner and a hostess, immediately seated and served a glass of icewater on a busy Friday night. All the dishes coming out of the kitchen looked like perfect, so it was hard to decide what to choose. Our server helped us out with some suggestions. We had a perfect dinner in a very modern setting,... 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, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

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