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“Delicious Persian Food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saffron Restaurant

Saffron Restaurant
424 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #381 of 2,222 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Persian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Somers, New York
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174 reviews 174 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Delicious Persian Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch here recently: what a nice place! Service was friendly and fast, food was delicious, with large portions and overall excellent value. For appetizer, we tried the mast-o-moosir, a thickened yogurt with shallots. It was delicious, and one order was plenty for the 4 of us. They also brought us a large pitcher of home-style doogh (a yogurt-based drink), not on the menu, but a traditional Persian drink. The entrees we tried were also quite good: I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. Overall, a very enjoyable experience. We walked over here, but it seems like they have free parking in the back, if you want to drive.

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A restaurant not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

One of the best restaurants we've experienced after 7 months of living, working and travelling throughout various provinces in Canada, this restaurant outshines almost all others for the quality of the food. The chef has approached cooking as an artform, capturing the subtle flavours that are distinctly Persian. The meal was cooked to perfection and was a uniquely healthy Canadian eating experience! Very helpful and friendly staff made this restaurant visit even more pleasurable. If you want a good meal that will not only make you feel good, but very satisfied and where you will get incredible value for money, you need not look any further. The restaurant meets all the criteria of a top restaurant experience. It was more than worth the effort of navigating through the roadworks to find this restaurant gem in Ottawa.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new york
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“delish in Ottowa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stumbled into this restaurant on our first visit to Ottawa and were delighted. The waitress was charming and friendly, and the dishes we ordered were excellent -- a delicious eggplant appetizer with an unusual topping -- like yogurt, but interestingly different -- and vegetable kebabs. There was quite a crowd at 9 pm, many families dining together, but our food emerged quickly. Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“grate Persian kebabs and Rice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

If you like to get a test of real Persian food and speciality pastry you should try Saffron restaurant
I have had great meal called KOBIDEH with rice shirazi salad and must o mosir , and after finishing my meal the lovely and very friendly staff helped me with zulbia ,bamiyeh and tea, oh boy I have never had such a tasty pastry in my life ! I also got some spacial Gluten free cookie for my dad , and my dad keep asking me to get some more !!!
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  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great food at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The menu is Persian, so you get variety of kebabs and rice dishes. I used to work near the place and it was a usual lunch/dinner spot for us. The plate of onions and parsley is always served at the beginning, a nice touch. The kebab has always been consistently good. The rice is good too, sometimes the portion is a bit more than usual, not sure how can someone finish all that rice! But you can get the half-and-half option, where they substitute (at no extra charge) half of the rice with salad. I personally find the desserts a bit too rich in sugar, but the tea is very good! The decor is nothing to write home about.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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