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Saffron

#728 of 3,769 Restaurants in San Diego
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3731 India St Ste B, San Diego, CA 92103-3780
+1 619-574-0177
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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San Diego
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This has indoor and outdoor seating. You order at the counter and it is more casual dining. But don't let that fool you. Quality food at reasonable prices. The owner is the real deal and even appears on a local cooking program.

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Thank DynamicDeebytheSea
San Antonio, Texas
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Fast food style joint where chicken is dry, tasteless and nothing special. Bathrooms are filthy. If you want Thai food, this is not the place. The most authentic thing here is a portait of Rama 5 hung above the water station.

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Nettlebed, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The Thai fried chicken which is the signature dish really is just fried chicken, but the noodles with various sauces are very tasty, with plenty of choice for vegetarians. This is a simple canteen-style restaurant, so not for a special night out, but a good place for when you're bored of fish tacos.

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Thank EJGulland
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Great value Thai food, had the Pad Thai noodles for lunch, the serving was large, the price was small and it was tasty. What more can you ask for? It got very busy just minutes after we made our order, so obviously popular with the locals as well.

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Thank Adam L
california
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

I really lucked out in respect to parking, but definitely worth hunting a parking spot. The ambience is similar in setup to a fast food joint but that's the ONLY thing they have in common. Delicious food and large portions, even my sister enjoyed her lunch and she's never had Thai food!

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Thank cheaptravelhunter
Anchorage, Alaska
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161 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

We enjoyed sitting outside and eating the delicious Thai food even the "brain" food. I personally loved the Pad Thai with chicken, but the curry was very good too. The service is quick and reasonably priced meals.

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Thank Lynne A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

It's all about the Thai food. The format is cafe style where you get in line and order up. They also have some grab & go items too if you're in a hurry. Low prices and great flavors. The sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves was the best I've had anywhere.

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Thank NEwhereNeTime
San Diego, California
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58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

You can sit dow or run, but I recommend, SIT DOWN. The food is great, the service good and quick. Order the chicken, it just falls of the bone. Check out the rotisserie next to the restaurant. You will thank me later. Cheers.

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Thank Tony E
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

wonderful experience tasting thai cuisine - really good food, large portions and deserts with unusual twists (we have squash in warm tapioca pudding - oh so good)

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Thank Aloha2010Lisa
San Diego
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great prices and great flavor.... love it! I've been there several times for lunch; delicious flavor for a great price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3731 India St Ste B, San Diego, CA 92103-3780
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-574-0177

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