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Zaaffran

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Lvl 2, 345 Harbourside Shopping Centre | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9211 8900
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Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gold Coast, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having dined here 2 years ago and had a magnificant meal it was time to return. We had the Banquet meal and asked for it to be hot as we like spicey food. Well what a disappointment this turned out to be. The hottest thing was the spicey sauce on the plate served with the entree. Note for next time... More 

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Canberra
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised to be able to walk in during the busy lunch period and were welcomed and shown two options for seating either in or outside. We immediately felt we were at a five star restaurant. the detail to cleanliness and service was impeccable and this was wholly attributed to Yogesh; not over or under done. we had the... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for my daughters 19th birthday and if I could give them a score higher than five I would. My wife and I have travelled a lot and we were both treated to the best meal and service we have experienced for years. Thank you for making our night so special.

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Thank Daveyboyoh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went out for dinner at Zaffran. Since they apparently had vegan options among their vegetarian ones, we considered the place vegan friendly. When we got there we saw multiple vegan options for entrees and side dishes. But the only dairy free main dish was a salad, and, as health conscious as vegans are and as crazy as it... More 

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Thank Samira S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I stopped by Zaaffran after circling the restaurants of Darling Harbor two times (had to get my steps in). It has an upstairs location with an absolutely beautiful view. The night I went was a perfect 72 degrees at 8pm with a cool breeze. One of the outside table next to the railing was wonderful. I was in Sydney on... More 

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Thank Matthew F
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

It was a special occasion and when we decided to go to Zaaffran I was excited!! I had heard so much about it n wondered if it would live up to my expectations...? As we entered the shopping Center at Darling Harbor we worked our way up the escalator to the first floor and there it was- a very unpretentious... More 

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Molokai, Hawaii
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Fantastic spices, perfect location and very good service. This is among the best Indian food I have had outside India and the Middle East. Absolutely superb and highly recommended by one (me) who is extremely fussy about Indian food.

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Thank wandering_bob231
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We loved this restaurant despite a wait for our food. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful. The food was way better than the typical butter chicken and tikka restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Thank Ed S
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I did enjoy my meal here but was quite shocked at the end to see a $9.50 charge for water . When asked at the beginning, he said "would you like sparkling or still water?" - we said still, assuming tap. Nope. A small bottle cost us almost $10! ridiculous. I thought Sydney had laws where they are supposed to... More 

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2 Thank iamrobyn8
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

One of its kind in Sydney for Indian food. Had just vegetarian food. Pure Indian flavour. Not to be missed.

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Thank KAMAL K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $38
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lvl 2, 345 Harbourside Shopping Centre | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 8900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Darling Harbour

Neighborhood Profile
Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's. Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Australian National Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.