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“Almost too much for a buffet!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Saffron

Saffron
Crescent Road | Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 426 2626
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Ranked #129 of 5,626 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Saffron presents dining drama within a vibrantly bold, contemporary setting created by award-winning New York restaurant designer Adam Tihany. Asia is a big place and our chefs thrive on the challenge of making sure the twenty theatrical cooking stations at Saffron offer a taste of every region. The preparation and presentation of international cuisine, with an emphasis on Asian specialties, becomes a culinary art form where diners enjoy an interactive dining experience as they sample food from open cooking areas throughout the restaurant.
Paris, France
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“Almost too much for a buffet!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This buffet's choices are endless. But in many ways overwhelming! We never were all seated at the same time as everyone was always going to fetch a drink or some bread etc. I think they do a good job of catering to the variety of guests with many ethnic cuisines. This part is great. Just go there if u r prepared to eat a lot!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Food_and_BeverageATP, Management at Saffron, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.

As mentioned in your review, Saffron Restaurant caterers to a wide variety of guests and we regret that you felt the choices in the buffet were overwhelming.

We thank you for your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Patmore
Director, Food & Beverage
Atlantis, The
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“umpteen varieties of food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Saffron restaurant , Atlantis, The Palm at Dubai offers over 100 types of cuisine in its buffet dinner. one can choose from Japanese sushi,Chinese dishes, sea food like lobsters, fish and shrimps, continental types, sub-continental varieties, Arabian menus,Far eastern delights to European specialties. IN SHORT YOU CAN TASTE FOOD FROM EVERY REGION OF THE WORLD. the quality is simply outstanding.The service is satisfactory. however it is pricy.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Food_and_BeverageATP, Management at Saffron, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to share your kind review on Trip Advisor.

It is truly rewarding to read that you appreciate the wide selection of our food and the quality of food and service in Saffron Restaurant. We have shared your kind words to our colleagues as it will indeed motivate us to continuously deliver the best possible service to our valued guests like you.

Once again, we thank you for your feedback and it will be a pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Patmore
Director, Food & Beverage
Atlantis, The Palm
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“Saffron”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Breakfasted at Saffron once, but found it a little more "hectic" that Kaleidoscope. Same quality and choice of food and the staff were just as attentive, but it just wasn't quite as relaxing.

Visited April 2014
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“Great food, great service!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Me and my wife had a great time and had a satisfying night on the Asia Asia themed dinner of Saffron. Since it's our first time there, we tried almost all dishes and everything is superb! We will definitely come back to try the other themed buffets! And we'll be recommending it to friends and family!

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“Only been for the boozy Friday brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I've only been during their boozy Friday brunch but it was fantastic. Well beyond my expectations and I've been to many brunches in Dubai before.

The food tasted amazing and the drinks were outstanding - very definitely the best drinks i've ever had. Often these places scrimp on food to showcase their drinks but this wasn't the case at all.

The brunch is not cheap but certainly worth every penny. Hopefully, I'll be going back soon!

  • Visited September 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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