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Saffron, Austin, TX

Saffron

4.7
4.7
262 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Saffron serves an eclectic mixture of traditional Indian Cuisine punctuated by the flavors of the Himalayas. Our food stand true to its roots and origin while we source most of our produce locally. All dishes, sauces, naans and desserts are made in house from scratch. We are proud to be the first restaurant in Austin with a dedicated Nepalese menu. Nepal is a land of many flavors, while many of its dishes are indigenous and indicative of its culture and people, while few are inspired by its immediate neighbors, India and China. Our Nepalese menu is a thoughtful mix of both.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Nepalese, Halal

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 241-1732

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kiran Paija

  • Neighborhood

    North Central

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 262 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LM

    LaurenM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Flavorful, well prepared and nicely presented meal options. Service was attentive and friendly. Our dining experience was uncomplicated and we had a very nice experience which met our expectations. Modest decor. We will keep on our list of dining options when we are in Austin again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Was excited to try this 4.5 star spot. Now please understand, I write this review having moved here from Houston, which arguably has the best Indian food in North America. So my standards are super high when comparing to places like Aga's and Himalaya. But I said let's try it. First red flag for any ethnic restaurant - you walk in and NONE of the patrons are of that ethnicity. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Staff were nice enough. But let's get to the food. Chicken tikka masala - sweeter than I'm used to. Almost dessert sweet. Saag Paneer - tasted like blended up onions and spinach. Almost no cream. Baingan bharta - this was OK. Daal makhani - this was ok too. Raita tasted like watered down cream. I definitely will never be going back. And 100% the reviews were written by people that don't know any better - not of the desi background (jeez, I wonder, in Austin, what background they actually were). If you have friends like these visiting you from Missouri or Arkansas, and want to show them Austin has some spice, sure, take them here. But never take anyone that knows any better. You and they will be disappointed.
  3. NH

    NickH

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Came for Napalese; were told they were out of all dumplings, which were the Napalese offering. Rest of Indian food was good; saffron nan was excellent! Veni, our server, was a little hard to understand, with accent and mask...
  4. FX

    FoodieX4

    Austin

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Dined here many times. Food is always well prepared. Service is attentive but not pushy. Order the Momos when you first sit, or they sell out.
  5. T

    Terrific

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Kormas, seafood moilee among our favorites .
  6. AI

    AnthonyI

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire menu asks to be eaten. We reluctantly held ourselves to a reasonable amount of food, but we're dying to go back and try more of it. Samosa Chat is brilliant. It wasn't at all crowded on a Sunday night so the attention and friendliness of the staff really stood out.
  7. J

    Jrizzle

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food!
  8. GS

    GailS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy Saffron reopened for dine-in. Food was fabulous.
  9. CM

    CharlesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A favorite restaurant of ours that always delivers quality service and food. We consistently find the food to be delicious and the serving staff to be exceptional.
  10. B

    Browner56

    Austin

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As with all of our many previous trips, the food and service at Saffron were wonderful. This has become a frequent neighborhood stop for us and we’ll keep coming back often in the future.
  11. F

    Fritz

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Saffron remains our favorite Indian restaurant in Austin. It's not perfect, but it is excellent. (Hint: we avoid the lamb dishes because the fat isn't entirely trimmed.) The Nepalese items are excellent, too, and we usually have at least one of them when we dine at Saffron.
  12. F

    Fit4foodie

    Portland

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The setting in a strip mall was originally disconcerting. The greeting at the entrance of a serving staff saying take any table was offputting. The staff serving meal changed three times by my count.The good news was the food was great. Our final server made some great suggestions about the menu selections. The service staff never let our water glasses go empty.
  13. I

    Idy75

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent as always. Tried recent additions to the menu all excellent.
  14. AD

    AstroDiner

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love Indian buffets in general and the one at Saffron does not disappoint. Good selection of hot dishes. Staff is attentive and friendly.
  15. FA

    FromtheATX

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saffron is always consistently delicious! Everything from the appetizers to dinner to the Naan is amazing. I’ve recommended saffron to several people and they all agree it’s the best Indian in town. If you haven’t been, you’re missing out!
  16. RL

    RayL

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great, down home Indian food. Nothing fancy, just good food and good people.
  17. A

    Alexa

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Achari chicken at a medium spicy level is full of great flavor!
  18. JS

    JohnS

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered 4 items. All were delicious. Great place.
  19. a

    arodnick

    Austin

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A nice neighborhood restaurant with BYOB - an added bonus! Four of us had a total tab of $100 before tip. We always tip 30% since we bring wine, and they don't charge a corkage. Also, they have things other restaurants don't have, like a goat curry.
  20. m

    michaelh

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great meal. One of our kids favorite restaurants so we'll gladly tag along. Great service and the food is consistently very good.
  21. MS

    MarkS

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the selection, service, ambiance and cuisine.
  22. l

    luvs2eatout

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and service. We will be back!
  23. m

    michaelh

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always enjoy Saffron, best Indian cuisine that we have found in Austin. Friendly, accommodating staff and love the BYOB. Very reasonably priced and great value.
  24. LS

    LisaS

    Houston

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Service was a little slow but the restaurant was very busy. The food is worth it
  25. SR

    SamR

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is not pretentious but what they do have is great food and service. I have eaten about 4 of their appetizers and several entrees and have never been disappointed. We eat there several times a month. Only thing is they have no liquor license so you have to bring your own wine or beer if you want an alcoholic beverage.
  26. MA

    MelyssaATX

    Austin

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food, really great staff. We had the mixed grill (recommended by the waiter) and the chicken marinated in orange from the Tandoori specials, and they were both excellent. The naan and the papadums were freshly made and tasty. The lamb rogan josh was also wonderfully rich.
  27. RM

    RobertM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A reasonable, casual eatery, with a good selection on menu.
  28. PS

    PleasantlySurprised

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent Indian food! Garlic naan bread was a bit doughy, but still good. We look forward to eating at the Bee Caves location.
  29. KW

    KathleenW

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Bombay Brussels are AWESOME!! The saffron naan is so delicious order 2.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hesitant when I walked in, as they didn’t have biryani. But our group took some recommendations from our server and we were very impressed. I’ll happily drive past the similar places nearer to my home to get here. Totally worth the drive.
  31. SS

    SaraS

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! So glad it’s in our neighborhood!
  32. NY

    NewYorkTexan

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely Saturday lunch buffet to celebrate two birthdays. I enjoy Indian food often and always find something new on the buffet.
  33. SR

    SamR

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is fantastic and consistently delicious. We have never been disappointed and several family members and friends that we have introduced to Saffron’s agree. Value is very good
  34. RV

    RVV1

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great fusion food 😊 nice ambience, great service. Veggie options ++ Bombay Brussels n portobello mushrooms, veggie monos must try
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Food has the most unexpected and wonderful combinations of flavors!!! We accidentally booked our reservation for a Saffron in Austin , TX. We arrived at 7pm with a party of 6 and discovered my error. The owner was extremely gracious and got us seated even on a fully committed night.
  36. BS

    BilieS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious Indian Food; great service just remember to take your own wine as it is not served here.
  37. EN

    EddN

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding quality and service on a slow night. food--5 stars service--4 stars ambiance--3 stars BYOB policy--5 stars plus !!
  38. J

    Jason

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    There was food stuck on the wall next to our table. It wasn’t horrible, however I’ve had better frozen Indian food.
  39. FA

    FAAR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    after my first time at Saffron i highly recommend this spot and will be coming back again. we had great service. both the server and the manager (i presume) did a great job of checking in on us, making sure we didn't need anything else, kept water glasses full, etc. food was excellent, as well as, fresh. i understand that they have a lunch buffet and i will definitely make it a point of checking that out in the future.
  40. a

    arodnick

    Austin

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This is some of the best Indian food in Austin and at a very reasonable price. I really like that it's BYOB and they don't charge a corkage. Not every Indian restaurant serves brussels sprouts and caulflower as appetizers or a green goat curry, so they get extra points for creativity. Service is pleasant and efficient.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Saffron offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 241-1732.

Saffron is rated 4.7 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Saffron

3616 Far West Blvd, Austin, TX 78731

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North Central

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Nepalese, Halal

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kiran Paija

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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