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Saffron Indian Bistro

#41 of 1,539 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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7607 N Oracle Rd, Oracle Crossing Shopping Center, Tucson, AZ 85704-6352
+1 520-742-9100
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tucson, AZ
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 1st time eating Indian food: I can no longer tolerate spicy food. A friend recommended we try Saffron. What a tasty meal. You choose how spicy you want your food. Our waiter, Sam, guided us through the menu. They have an ipad that has pictures of the meals, so one has an idea of what to get.... More 

Thank TucsonTraveller2
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was a delightful surprise. Authentic Indian food in a sophisticated setting. Great and attentive service.

Thank Jake S
Portland Oregon
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My parents took our family out for Saffron's buffet lunch. I'm normally not into buffets, but this food was varied, flavorful and fresh. They make thier own yogurt and blend thier own splices...the hot Naan is made in thier own tandoori oven and was amazing. The service was also great and the space was open and hip...very clean. I can't... More 

Thank portlandtripper
Tucson, Arizona
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180 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Saffron on a week day night. The restaurant is one large open room, and on the night we were there, it was busy and consequently on the noisy side. The seating is comfortable and the views out the window are of the strip mall where the restaurant is located. Unlike other Indian restaurants I've been to,... More 

Thank Ira S
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of enjoying their lunch buffet with several coworkers who introduced me to Saffron. It was delicious. Each dish was better than the last. The sauces were amazing. Every dish was delicious. Must eat here!

Thank Helaine M
Oro Valley, Arizona
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I went back to Saffron for dinner last night for the first time in several years. I go there for their lunch buffet every few months; the buffet offers very good food and the price is right. However ordering off the menu was a completely different experience! I ordered lamb in madras sauce (hot) and my wife had Shahi Kofta... More 

Thank Al_Bnn
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179 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

I usually get the great buffet at $10. Lots of choices. Today I tried one of their saffron & chicken, vegetables, and rice dishes -- a house special. I wish it had had more saffron in it. I really couldn't taste it. It was good but I think I will go back to the buffet as it is a good... More 

Thank Val E
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We saw this restaurant and as a lover of Indian food we stopped. They have a buffet but we skipped that . Had chicken vindo moderate spice with a bread. The bread was very tasty. As for the food spot on. Well spiced fresh

Thank tazmania630
Queensland Country
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The service and food was EXCELLENT. It was genuine Indian, not American Indian. EVERYTHING we ordered was PERFECT and we also scored $5 martinis!!!! Although the prices were a little bit above average, the service, atmosphere and overall quality made it very good value for money.

Thank crowyman
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Being a misplaced Brit I like to think that I know good Indian food and this place has it. Great portion sizes and lots of flavours. I can't remember the last time I had a curry that was this good. And the chicken was obviously good quality. Sometimes I feel restaurants use all the spices and sauces to 'hide' poorer... More 

Thank Lee M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7607 N Oracle Rd, Oracle Crossing Shopping Center, Tucson, AZ 85704-6352
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-742-9100

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