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Restaurant Saffraan

Oudegracht aan de Werf 146/148, 3511 AZ Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 231 0114
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good58%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cold mezzes” (2 reviews)
“kebab” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
Oudegracht aan de Werf 146/148, 3511 AZ Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent some time in the Middle East and after reading the rave reviews, I was really looking forward to dinner at Restaurant Saffraan. Sadly, however it did not live up to my expectations. The service was unenthusiastic and the meal expensive and uninspiring. The...More

Thank Nikki A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, brilliant service and a perfect location. We had the combination meze which couldn't be faulted. Tasty, good portion and a friendly happy atmosphere!

Thank EvieMartin
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Situated in a prime location at the waterside this Turkish restaurant is very popular at the weekend, although we had a choice of seats on a Saturday night without reservation. The activity on the gracht keeps things interesting, with ducks, canoes, bachelor boat parties, etc....More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you can get a seat outside by the canal, you'll be really happy: about as beautiful a view as you can imagine. We got forced in by rain, and it was a little warm inside, but I had terrific lamb.

Thank MarkyMark967
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The full mezze menu was really good. I can't complain about the food. Unfortunately, the service put a damper on the enjoyment. Despite booking we were shoved in a corner to a table that still had rubbish from previous customers. Very long wait between dishes....More

Thank oribie
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Came here with a large group and the restaurant was able to accommodate all 14 at a long table. Most of us had the meze assortments in two waves, first other cold dishes with six different dips and hummus. The second wave had a nice...More

Thank fred200099
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Restaurant Saffraan is located at Oudegract Utrecht which is the heart of the city. The staff is always helpful even they had some difficulties while we were there because of big crowds. I took 28 Euros menu. The cold mezzes were nicely prepared and presented...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Found this wonderful spot by accident whilst looking for another restaurant in the area! It's situated literally on the canal near a bridge. The interior is fascinating as it's a vaulted cellar but with a Turkish twist!the menu is extensive making choosing your meal virtually...More

Thank Stef H
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Saffraan is one of our favourite restaurants in Utrecht. They serve north-African, Turkish and other Middle Eastern food, which is always tasty. Our favourite is the Mezze dinner, with lots of small bites. Staff is friendly and the restaurant is beautifully decorated.

Thank AvW12345
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The restaurant is located at the water level along the canal. A really cool setting. The interior is roomy and inviting with numerous glass light fixtures straight from Turkey. We were provided with a Dutch menu with English subtitles. It was slightly hard to navigate...More

Thank bluejay377
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudegracht aan de Werf 146/148, 3511 AZ Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 30 231 0114
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