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Safa

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30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL , Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3519
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I were looking for a restaurant for dinner in Belfast. We decided to give Safa a try based on its good reviews. We could not have been any happier with our choice. Not only was the food sensational but the waiters, Wesley and Hasan, were very attentive. Could not recommend this restaurant any higher! Try the dhansak,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on an early quiet Tuesday evening and was very happy, food was very good but the service was great - got chatting with the waiter about their wine selection which had a few interesting options on it. A very pleasant night and good value as well. We will go back - its not big and sort of out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was shopping I town last week with my husband and we called in for lunch. Was rather busy but after a short 5 minute wait we had a table. As usual the food was delicious.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time here now. Still the same old menu not inviting at all frankly. Rushed from our table not even 5 minutes into our dessert. Gave it a second chance. Wont be in a hurry to go again. Sorry but the truth.

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Thank Karl S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Safa is in a good city centre location if in town and on foot. Menu has some interesting and tasty options in addition to the routine dishes available in all Indian restaurants. Prices are all reasonable. (Try the saag wala with lamb if interested in a lighter alternative to a curry without compromising on the depth of flavour.) Staff are... More 

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Thank Neil M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is very bad,nothing gud in the menu. They say dey cook what u say,but u can't Gav more than one bite..very much disgusting..price is too much n which is fixed..Highly INADVISABLE

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They got us in without prior booking Food was fantastic So were they staff Imran and Wesley .............................................................well worth going

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Thank melaniepledger
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The microwavable curry in M&S are tastier and more authentic with more ingredients so just avoid going to this restaurant. Some staffs(female) were not very nice too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just after a fantastic meal at Safa. Staff couldn't have been more welcoming from the moment we got in and the table we were given waS fantastic. Food was the best Indian food I've ever had in Northern Ireland and me and my girlfriend will definitely be back. Thanks to Imran and the rest of the staff there for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This THE best Indian in Northern Ireland and I have tried the so called best. True lovers of Indian cuisine expect heat when they order a hot dish and I was not disappointed with the Lamb vindaloo. Phew! Every seasoned heat seeker is hoping that Indian chef's don't trim back on the chilli whenever customers order serious food. I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 3519
Description
Contemporary Indian cuisine, located on bank street in the heart of Belfast City centre. At Safa we offer authentic Indian recipes and traditional style of cooking. Ali takes great pride in cooking to order and grinding all his own spices so it really is the closest to Indian home cooking you can get. We also have a full bar and incredible wine list.

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