Less adventurous diners probably wouldn't give an Indian restaurant a second look. That's a shame. Both of my experiences at Saffron took place during the lunch buffet. While not as extensive as some I've seen, even the pickiest eaters would find at least a few things they would like--provided they give the place a chance.
Buffets are notoriously difficult to operate, as the quality of most hot food deteriorates quickly. Saffron addresses this by making small batches, and updating often. The beauty of the buffet here is, diners have the chance to explore in small bites. The most mainstream item, the reasonably-tasty Tandoori Chicken is surprisingly the weakest item available. Maybe that is because the other choices are so good. My two favorites were the Chicken Tikka Massala (chunks of white chicken in a mildly spicy yogurt-based sauce), and Goat Curry with very tender meat in a rich brown sauce which is curry based, though not overpowering. On my first visit, I sampled two other chicken dishes: Butter Chicken-- small chicken chunks in an orange-colored sauce of garlic, ginger, tomato and spices, and Chicken Karahi--larger chunks of white meat in a somewhat spicier brown sauce. Both were delicious, as was the Beef Curry which had more curry flavor than the Goat, yet still not over the top. BTW: Plenty of vegetarian choices are available, like Saag Paneer (spinach with home-made cheese and spices), Yellow Dal (lentils in some unidentifiable yummy yellow stuff) and Veggie Korma (peas, carrots and tomato in a brownish sauce), all of which were surprising good, even for a carnivore.
Fact is, even if the hot buffet wasn't available, I could live on the naan (Indian flatbread) with any of three of the pepper sauces (from hot to damn hot) or the scrumptious cucumber-yogurt sauce Raita, to cool things down. The latter wasn't spoiled by cilantro, though the first batch of naan this visit, was polluted with the nasty green herb. I asked for cilantro-free naan, and it was no problem. Oh yeah, don't miss the Vegetable Pakoras, which are akin to Jeno's Pizza Rolls, if Jeno had graduated Le Cordon Bleu.
The staff is very friendly, and while the dining room is what you would expect in a strip center, nice touches like water goblets and linen tablecloths provide a more upscale feel.
Figure on a $13 tab for the buffet with a soft drink, AND figure on a major food coma for the rest of the afternoon, as you will likely stuff yourself well beyond the comfort zone. I know I'll be in exquisite agony again, after my next visit.