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Restaurant Saffraan

Oudegracht aan de Werf 146/148, 3511 AL Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 231 0114
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good57%
  • 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 AL Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Our family group chose Saffraan based on past experience and had a very happy return. Because of weather, we sat inside and were quite comfortable. Appointments are attractive. Service was attentive and comfortably paced. Most of our group had tanjines with chicken and vegetables and...More

Thank Jim4892016
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I never had dinner before, but i was having dinner in a close restaurant and suddenly somebody threw a whole bucket of bread in the cana before closing!! I think this is inacceptable!!!

Thank Blanca201
Reviewed 1 September 2017 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 22 August 2017 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
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudegracht aan de Werf 146/148, 3511 AL Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 30 231 0114
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