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Restaurant Saffraan

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Oudegracht a/d Werf 146/148, 3511 AZ Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 231 0114
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 impossible 😜so we opted for the cold mezze followed by a hot mezze. We were... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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194 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saffraan is one of our favourite restaurants in Utrecht. They serve north-African, Turkish and other Middle Eastern food, which is always tasty. Our favourite is the Mezze dinner, with lots of small bites. Staff is friendly and the restaurant is beautifully decorated.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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166 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The restaurant is located at the water level along the canal. A really cool setting. The interior is roomy and inviting with numerous glass light fixtures straight from Turkey. We were provided with a Dutch menu with English subtitles. It was slightly hard to navigate the menu as the translations were somewhat off. We had the grilled fig and goat... More 

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We came with 2 American friends. English menus were quickly provided and the service was friendly and efficient. We shared 2 mezzes "reis door het Midden-Oosten" between the the four of us and that was enough. We each had a different main course and everybody was pleased with what they had ordered. Would certainly go again.

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Thank Stephen C
Beograd,Serbia
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Location is good and interior is nice. Cold appetizer was tasty but nothing special, not worth 10€. Warm apetizer (sucuc) was OK. The biggest problem was that after more than one hour waiting we did't get our main courses, they forgot them!?

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Thank aniratak
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I had a nice dish with aubergine,potato and meat.The decoration inside is very nice.With good weather you can sit outside.It is a nice restaurant with a good price quality balance.

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Thank Darlene F
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is just ok for me. Food is not bad , nothing extraordinary. Location is beautiful, in Oudegracht. Very nice for a special occasion and a nice set menu with many different things to try in small portions. Not cheap.

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Thank Pedro M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Really bad experience as the portions were tiny and the food not good at all. I am definetely not recommending it.

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Thank eleninjaki
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

After reading some reviews decided to go for Saffraan. We took the Mezze menu 2 sides for 26,95€ pp. Worth for its money. All kinds of stuff in the first round with fresh bread. Nice open diningroom with a little to much tables when all occupied. Reservation through internet is easy to make. We did like the restaurant around the... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by a friend about this restaurant and we were not disappointed at all. We found a nIce Restaurant with friendly service and got very good Food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudegracht a/d Werf 146/148, 3511 AZ Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 30 231 0114

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