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Saffron Indian Restaurant & Bar

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31 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 2122
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very surprised no one else in restaurant, it was by far one of the best curries we've had (& I can tell you we've had lots). Restaurant looking a bit tired but was clean and the food was fantastic. The service was great too.

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Thank ShellzD
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty food, good service. A lot of Indian people eat here, which to me says it's well prepared. Nice vegetarian options.

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Thank Melodycobra
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you like South Indian Delicacies then Saffron is the Best Choice in town as we have been eating here from past 2 years. Me and My Partner are Crazy for their Weekend Brunch. Wide range of selection to offer and do not expect seats if you are not booked in advance. Affordable and must visit place if you are... More 

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Thank WanderLust2911
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This place was very quiet for a Thursday night, only us and one other table. We were looking for a quick unfussy Indian meal. The food was awesome and the price was super cheap so cant understand why it wasn't busier? We had an entree and two curries and 4 x wine and the bill was less than $70... good... More 

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Thank Sallly123
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It was an Indian dinner evening for all of us, parking was the only difficulty although it was a Sunday. Best place to park is on Hepburn street which is a one way street. (note there's no turning off the main ponsonby road.) The restaurant was warm and there was already another large group dining in, The two staff members... More 

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Thank annchand1
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Went to saffron for Saturday brunch. The food was very good but what put us off was the horrible customer service. There was this waiter a big dark guy in his late 30's who practically yelled at me for pulling my toddlers chair closer to me to feed her. He said that I should not have moved the chair from... More 

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Chennai, India
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

we are happy to have a good non vegetarian lunch ,chicken gravy with naan very tasty .even vegetarian items also good .next day dinner also tasty . the lighting ambiance look good

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Thank anbu333333
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We love coming here for a delicious BYO meal. One of the only places in Ponsonby with a reasonable BYO charge! The food is consistently good and the staff are so lovely and friendly. It is a great location. We ordered a few favourites and shared - the medium butter chicken was my favourite, but everything went down well. The... More 

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Thank kiwilulu007
Auckland, New Zealand
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

I have been here 5 times the last six months as I love Indian food. This restaurant is in Ponsonby Road and is good value for money compared with other restaurants in Ponsonby. I like the Seekh kebab entree as it is not available at some of the other Indian restaurants in Auckland. The mains are all good and made... More 

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Thank Petermct61
Auckland, New Zealand
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189 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Been a regular here for more than a year now. Love the weekend lunch buffet. A typical south Indian meal full with idlis wadas and dosas. Amazing value for the money. Try once for sure.

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Thank Kiran K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 2122

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