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“Incredible food, atmosphere and owner!”
Review of Saran Essbar

Saran Essbar
Ranked #193 of 690 Restaurants in Salzburg
Cuisines: Asian, Austrian, German, Indian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Eine warme und mannigfaltige Atmosphäre. Könnte man in Worten beschreiben, was es heißt, Atmosphäre zu fühlen? Was ist die Ursache dieses Wohlgefühls, das wie selbstverständlich aus dem alles verbindenden Flair eines kleinen aber einmaligen Erlebnisses emporsteigt? Die SARAN ESSBAR liefert darauf die einfachsten und zugleich facettenreichsten Antworten, ohne auch nur ein hör- oder lesbares Wort darüber zu verlieren, denn es ist ausschließlich die warme, elementare Sprache der Sinnlichkeit, der Gastfreundschaft und des Genusses, die in der SARAN ESSBAR ihre Heimat gefunden hat und durch ein bloßes Erleben voll und ganz begriffen wird. Eingebettet in das so malerische Bild der Judengasse, im Kern der Salzburger Altstadt, und aufwartend mit einer bewusst klein gehaltenen, aber vorzüglichen Auswahl an exzellent zubereiteten landestypischen wie internationalen Speisen, bietet das sympathische Lokal die Bedingungen, die es braucht, um das Konzentrat eines fünfsinnigen Moments in eine atmosphärische Empfindungswolke zu zerstäuben, die alsdann, leicht und voll zugleich, wie eine laue Briese übers verwandelte Gemüt streicht.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

My family and I stumbled upon the Saran Essbar while walking down the Main Street in Old Town. Rick Steeves also recommended it, as we saw from the board outside. The owner was SO friendly and the food was the best we've had in all of Europe, and we've been to Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The menu was small, but diverse, including delicious sounding vegetarian meals. All prices were very reasonable, especially given the quality and portion sizes. Between our family, we had the schnitzel with potatoes, Austrian sausage platter with potatoes and chicken curry with vegetables and balsmati rice. It was all incredible. We also shared the apple strudel with ice cream. I loved Saran and wish I was close enough to go there all the time. It's definitely worth the trip if you're near or in Salzburg. Thank you for the great food and your kindness Saran!!!

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Thank dodipooh
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S S, Geschäftsführer at Saran Essbar, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2013

Dear customer,

we thank you for you visit at the SARAN Essbar Salzburg and we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at our restaurant.

We hope that you visit us soon!

We wish you meanwhile all the best!

Best regards your SARAN Essbar Team

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

The food was so good, have diverse options. One thing that was great was that they had the menu in English, German and Italian. Saran the owner was really Nice, food came out fast. Prompt service when you get there.

Is located in a small lane way that is away from noisy streets. Would recommend this place over and over.

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Thank MelJLC
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Loved the spicy Indonesian fried rice dish with vegetables and coconut curry! Nice, small restaurant with fast and friendly service. English spoken very well by the staff. Cooked fresh. You should go!

1  Thank kinx81
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We came across this restaurant while walking along the main street of the Old Town. They advertised and Indian/Austrian/Italian menu. We felt like Indian and noticed that the owner appeared to Indian which would mean the the food would be authentic. We both ordered the Indian Chicken Curry and sadly it was awful! It was lukewarm, the chopped coriander looked dead, the curry tasted like packet curry powder, the vegetables tasted like they were out of a freezer packet and the rice was so salty! We left most of the meal on our plate and the owner didn't seem one bit interested. Would definitely not go back here.

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2  Thank smbsstt
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Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

My husband, parents and I spent 14 days in Europe. We all agree this was teheran single best meal we ate. The fact that it was a great value was an added bonus. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mbelford
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S S, Geschäftsführer at Saran Essbar, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2013

Dear customer,

we thank you for you visit at the SARAN Essbar Salzburg and we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at our restaurant.

We hope that you visit us soon!

We wish you meanwhile all the best!

Best regards your SARAN Essbar Team

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