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#624 of 3,833 Restaurants in San Diego
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3731 India St Ste B, San Diego, CA 92103-3780
+1 619-574-0177
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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San diego
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saffron continues to offer great Thai food at reasonable prices. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the service is relatively quick. The only criticism I have is that they don't offer Tom Ka soup (coconut & basil) or Panang curry. With that said, the Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles are consistently tasty.

Thank Joe A
Level Contributor
47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Tried their Pad Thai and Fried Rice and was pretty under impressed. Neither my wife nor I finished our meals... and we love Thai food, so there it is... Other reviews seem very positive, perhaps there is more than 1 Saffron (not sure if the address for this one is the one in the airport). Regardless, for "Airport Food," it... More 

Thank RoadGuyVTX
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

It was such a nice surprise to find good healthy food at a decent price at an airport. The woman at the counter helped me find the right dish with the right amount of spice and to accommodate my allergies.

Thank Kevans32
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Order, pay and seat yourself. Not fancy but food is fantastic. Service a bit dicey. All of our meals weren"t served at the same time.

Thank casalamone
Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

mom had seen a tv interview with the chef, so we headed up to the end of India Street (which at some point includes Little Italy) to find a 'counter service' restaurant with a set of choices of 'healthy' thai food. we were NOT disappointed - there's a roast chicken feature which includes any number of parts of chicken, rice,... More 

Thank Keoki250
Mantorville, Minnesota
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303 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is restaurant serves average noodle dishes. My family found the food to be ok at best. The service we encountered was very poor. We waited with nobody in front of us for quite a while at the counter. One of the clerks was taking phone orders, but several other workers just watched us wait. We will not be going... More 

Thank Bill K
San Diego
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This has indoor and outdoor seating. You order at the counter and it is more casual dining. But don't let that fool you. Quality food at reasonable prices. The owner is the real deal and even appears on a local cooking program.

Thank DynamicDeebytheSea
San Antonio, Texas
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Fast food style joint where chicken is dry, tasteless and nothing special. Bathrooms are filthy. If you want Thai food, this is not the place. The most authentic thing here is a portait of Rama 5 hung above the water station.

1 Thank kipukatrading
Nettlebed, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Thai fried chicken which is the signature dish really is just fried chicken, but the noodles with various sauces are very tasty, with plenty of choice for vegetarians. This is a simple canteen-style restaurant, so not for a special night out, but a good place for when you're bored of fish tacos.

Thank EJGulland
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great value Thai food, had the Pad Thai noodles for lunch, the serving was large, the price was small and it was tasty. What more can you ask for? It got very busy just minutes after we made our order, so obviously popular with the locals as well.

Thank Adam L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3731 India St Ste B, San Diego, CA 92103-3780
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-574-0177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?