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Safa

30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3519
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

In recognition for winning the 2016 Yes Chef Award, proprietor Ali Safa threw open the doors of his restaurant Safa on Saturday night after evening service. It was an intimate affair. On arrival there was a refreshing glass of Prosecco and after mingling there were...More

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Aali3032, Public Relations Manager at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Ali takes great pride in his food, as you can tell by all the awards Safa has won. We can't wait for the festivities to kick in. Hope you catch that visit! Best regards, Ali and his team :)

Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Good special at lunchtime.Food nice. Steep stairs to restaurant which would be a no no with mobility or pram/buggy. So so.More

Thank Hilary K
Aali3032, Owner at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2015

Hi I'm just following. Our last response to you , our building over 300 years old. We have approach city Cuncil regarding mobility access to Property unfortunately we could not get a lift fitted.becuse. it's a listed building , I hope this help explain It...More

Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Had a delicious meal in Safa this evening. Got poppadoms, onion bhaji and then paneer pasanda and dhansak for the mains with pilau rice. Excellent food, nice atmosphere and music and good service. Will definitely be back and would be more than happy to pay...More

Thank Evan1987
Aali3032, Public Relations Manager at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Hello, thank you for your lovely feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to your next visit. Kind regards the Safa team

Reviewed 3 November 2015

First time in Safa and will definitely be back! Restaurant has modern décor and is spotlessly clean Food and service both excellent! Wide and varied menu and great wine list

Thank Margaret M
Aali3032, Public Relations Manager at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Thank you for your kind feedback. We take great pride in are wonderful wine list so look out for are new wines added. Best wishes the Safa team :)

Reviewed 28 October 2015

Love this Indian restaurant in Belfast city centre - the food is delicious and the staff are lovely and the service is excellent - highly recommend.

Thank JennyF87
Aali3032, Public Relations Manager at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2015

Hi thank you for your feed back , we are happy that you enjoyed your Visit at Safa , hope to see you soon , kind reg Wesley

Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Had a nice meal here last weekend with my wife very tasty service very good with a good central location next door to the famous Kelly's cellars pub.It looks quite new inside everything very fresh and new. Total cost £60 for 2/starters/mains rice naan &...More

Thank Jimmy D
Aali3032, Owner at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2015

Thank you for visiting Safa it's great to. have a feed back help us to improve , hope to see you again soon at Safa , have a merry Christmas and happy new year, kind reg ali

Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Beautiful food lovley atmosphere. Stuff are so helpful. Big shout out to ali well done on a lovely spot to eat.

Thank Michaela R
Aali3032, Public Relations Manager at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear customers have enjoyed their experience with us. Look forward to greeting you again. Best regards Ali and his team :)

Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We went here for dinner on Sunday evening, our last night in Belfast. The restaurant was nicely presented and the staff professional and friendly. I particularly liked the style of the menu, which listed the details of the dish, focusing more on the spices and...More

Thank Louise M
Aali3032, Owner at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2015

Thank you for visiting Safa. We take all Feed back seriously as its help us to improve Hope to see you next time your in Belfast ,kind reg ali

Reviewed 22 October 2015

Went to Safa 21/10/2015 with a LivingSocial voucher, it was beautiful and very filling. Food was just amazing, I would definitely recommend and be back. The staff are lovely too, very friendly and attentive, but not overly so that you can't enjoy your meal.

Thank Louise S
Aali3032, Public Relations Manager at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Thank you for you lovely feedback . Keep a look out for more great offers on living social. Best wishes , the Safa team :)

Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely time,the food was Excellent and the Service was Brilliant. Thanks to Chef Ali and also f&b service Wesley.

Thank saviodias30
Aali3032, Public Relations Manager at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Thank you for your feedback, always great to hear customers enjoyed their experience with us. Best wishes Ali and the team at Safa

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weecleo
15 May 2016|
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Response from Aali3032 | Property representative |
Hi sorry for getting back to you late , We fully licensed
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chrisstewartdj
14 September 2015|
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Response from Aali3032 | Property representative |
Hi , thank you for the review is much appreciated , Hope to see you in Safa soon , kind reg ali
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 3519
  • E-mail
Description
Contemporary Indian cuisine, located on bank street in the heart of Belfast City centre. At Safa we offer authentic Indian recipes and traditional style of cooking. Ali takes great pride in cooking to order and grinding all his own spices so it really is the closest to Indian home cooking you can get. We also have a full bar and incredible wine list.
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