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Saffron Indian Bistro

1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070-2417
+1 650-593-4269
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“chai” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Pakistani, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070-2417
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

All ages from 9- 55 enjoyed each dish we ordered and shared. We had lamb, vegetarian and chicken. All in succulent sauces. The nan complemented the food without taking front stage, The raita smooth the food in the end. Oh yes, the mango lassi was...More

Thank TRAVELERVIAJERO
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of eight of us went to lunch recently on a Saturday. The buffet was not only really attractive but the selection of dishes was plentiful, appeared and tasted freshly cooked. Selection of vegetarian and meat dishes, salad, dessert and chai included in the...More

Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a mid-evening business social dinner with clients who are themselves experts in Indian cuisine. Two of us are vegetarian and we had terrific selections. One had a chicken biryani and was pleased with it. We had chutneys, bread, and wine. All very good. We...More

Thank Jennifer Gale J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked in for late lunch and was immediately seated. There was a large buffet with many tasty dishes to chose from. Naan was delivered to my table. Dishes available were rice, butter chicken, Tandoori chicken, lamb, chana dal. spinach, mixed vegetables, marsala chicken, salad,...More

Thank NinjaGigi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Saffron. They have a great lunch time buffet,good service,and not excessively priced.The staff is friendly.Great place for a quick delicious lunch.

Thank Tiredmom20142014
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was our "go-to" Indian restaurant for the 11 years we lived in San Carlos, and it is still our favorite of all the Indian restaurants we have tried in 30 years in the Bay Area: Head and shoulders above most for variety and cleanliness....More

Thank JudgeMendel
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A really nice indian with a range of eclectic dishes Aloo tikka was especially good as was the spicy cauliflower. Good bread and a range of tasty unusual non alcoholic drinks

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a family or friends get together, 15 minutes from SFO airport, with an awesome taste of Indian food. Service could be better and the toilets. But for the food taste, still a good place

Thank Selvaraj V
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I love Indian cuisine and this place is consistently OUTSTANDING. I live in New York City but come out here for a few weeks every year. I discovered "Saffron" a few years ago and I’ve had their delicious lunch buffet many times – I highly...More

Thank Bev_NewYorkCity
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We have been taken there by our Indian friends for a dinner. They had a buffet option, though they said they will offer a la carte. I had the buffet and it is okay. It is not the same taste as we get in India....More

Thank Gopal_Ramanan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070-2417
    (Between W. El Camino Real and Laurel)
  • Public Transportation: Taking SamTrans on El Camino get down on San Carlos Ave/ Holly Street Bus Stop. If taking Cal Train, get down at Holly Street Station (San Carlos) and Walk west on San Carlos Ave to the restaurant on the left, 5 doors from el camino real.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-593-4269
Description
Saffron is a local neighborhood family restaurant located in the heart of downtown San Carlos , serving Northern Indian Cuisine with a commitment to using local and sustainable foods. We feature an ever-changing menu that is sure to please the Meat eaters, Vegetarians and Vegans alike, including items that are Gluten Free.
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