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Saffron Indian Bistro

$$ - $$$
Northwest Virginia Beach
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4532 Columbus St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6702
+1 757-644-6904
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ran across this wonderful Indian restaurant while walking in the Towne Center area after watching a show at the Sanders Center. It's a few blocks away from the theater on a corner by itself. From the outside it appeared we might be the only patrons but soon learned when we got inside there were quite a few patrons toward... More 

Thank Scott A
Chestertown, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've eaten here as a family several times over the year. We have had a variety of dishes, and found the amount of spiciness to be consistent on each visit. I used to eat the lamb, last few times it was more charred than it should be, swapped to something else. Our youngest is even branching out, not living off... More 

Thank Don M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Just had a Chicken Madras with pilau rice and a keema naan; literally like no Indian cuisine I have ever tasted in my life, and I'm no stranger to an Indian restaurant. I had the dish 'Indian hot' which is supposed to be spicy but was actually pretty mild. The sauce was far too creamy, contained coconut and was definitely... More 

1 Thank Allan W
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A couple of my favorite girls to Saffron.I had never had Indian cuisine before so I was ready to get schooled. The waiters were very attentive and very patient. Questions about the menu were explained to us. I ordered the mango chicken and it was very different in a great way. If youd like Big scallops and chunks of mango... More 

Thank TraceyOs4
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food especially the lunch buffet where you get to sample some really great Indian Cuisine. You can't beat the lunch buffet if you are pressed for time.

Thank Foodie_2746
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Saffron has lunch buffet Monday to Friday, and it is conveniently located at the Virginia Beach Town Center, to get a quick lunch. Buffet has a large variety of entrees, both Veg and Non-Veg; salad; Indian sauces; fresh Naan; and dessert. Preparation is good, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a separate room, which I have... More 

Thank 935satnams
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Both our times at Saffron have been on Friday nights, service was great, and the food always came out quickly. We love the naan, butter chicken, tawa chicken, and tikka marsala. PSA: I LOVE spicy food, but 3 (spicy level) was way TOO much for me - still great food though, just ask for extra yogurt (: Will definitely have... More 

Thank Amber L
Silver Spring, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My husband and I were in Virginia Beach during off-season and decided to go into downtown Virginia Beach for dinner. We went to Saffron Indian Bistro. The food was exceptional! This is really a nice restaurant, with a full bar and ambiance--great lighting for couples who want a nice romantic dining experience. The food was delicious. We ordered the goat... More 

Thank MargieDe
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Whether or not you have been exposed to Indian fare, a stop at Saffron would never be a mistake for those looking to explore new eats or enjoy a sensational meal. From their delicious naan (topped with mint sauce, if you desire-and I would recommend!) to their countless perfectly-spiced offerings, dining at Saffron will, without a doubt, be an absolute... More 

Thank jpmorganre
north carolina, United States
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place for lunch, with a wonderful buffet so you can sample their different salads, entree's and deserts. The price is very reasonable, there are several entre' selections, both meat and vegetarian. Service is fast. They bring a delicious basket of hot naan to the table to complement the meal. The chicken tikka, and the tandoori were excellent, as well... More 

1 Thank Martha H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4532 Columbus St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6702
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-644-6904
The Best Indian Restaurant in Hampton Roads area.

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