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Ground Level, Dubai Marina Mall | Opposite Five Guys, Dubai 25030, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 399 7357
12:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner here with a friend, and the food was absolutely tasty, the butter chicken and mango chutney were just spot on! Right from the get go, the staff were attentive and super friendly, answering questions about the dishes we were querying about. The service was quick and it was nice to see the chef’s in action when cooking. We... More 

Thank S23k
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Zafran is one of the many restaurants available in the Entertainer book for Dubai so will save you quite a lot of money. The deal consisted of buy one main get another for free. After asking the polite staff what was included in the deal, he informed us that we could pick, for example a main curry dish and then... More 

Thank raaaziz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tasty Indian food at a reasonable price. The restaurant is clean and modern with indoor and outdoor seating with views of the marina. The staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank TheDolphinGuy
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinned with friends...Amazing experience... food was awesome..especially black dal and Sweet mango pickle. Ambiance was very nice...with the view of dubai marina.. Service was added delight..

Thank anishajaiswal
Caldicot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife dined here and it was absolutely perfect! The food was spot on (my wife's Masala was the best she'd tasted!). And a big thank you to our server Babloo who was extremely attentive - served our food at the table, opened and poured our drinks, opened our hand wipes for us after we'd finished our meals... More 

Thank Daniel B
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I have eaten many an Indian dish but never had a green one before. I opted for the lamb saag curry and was surprised to see it come out green. The dish was delicious and everyone on our table were equally satisfied with their dish. I haven't had an Indian meal in Dubai before, so I can't really compare with... More 

Thank Waynegreaves
Weybridge, Surrey
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325 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is on the upper floor of the Dubai Marina mall facing onto the marina with seating both inside and out. Outside seating could do with some candles or lights as it was pretty dark and almost impossible to read the menu without a torch. The food was very good as was the service and the prices reasonable.

Thank Speedbird747
London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I read the reviews and thought it can't be bad. But it was worse. Just had a taste of the starters and cancelled the rest of the meal. It was possibly the worst Indian food we have tasted. Paid and left.

Thank Basilsingh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this fabulous restaurant. Staff welcoming and food was delicious. I most enjoyable evening sitting out on the terrace overlooking the marina. They even made my husband birthday more special by bringing him a cake with a candle. Well worth a visit

Thank kepater
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went for late lunch at Zafran. Beautiful terrace with view over Dubai Marina. Dishes are truly indian and excellent. Service was kind ad attentive. Not to miss their dessert with Zafran and pistachios. Highly recommended!

Thank AstonZ88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$30
Indian, Asian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground Level, Dubai Marina Mall | Opposite Five Guys, Dubai 25030, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighbourhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 399 7357
Zafran is an Award Winning Indian Restaurant that takes its inspiration from the Indian spice Saffron. The menu is composed of a delicious selection of dishes featuring regional favourites from all over India, presented with flair in an elegant and vibrant setting, resulting in a delightful dining experience. Zafran is located at Mirdif City Centre and Dubai Marina Mall, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and in Centrepoint, Salmiya, Kuwait.

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Staying in The Marina

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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