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££ - £££Indian, Asian,
30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3519
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Lovely meal at Safa last night. Starters were particularly good - pakoras were light and crispy and full of flavour. As a vegetarian, I was delighted to see a lot of paneer options as well as vegetable versions of most dishes. Everything tasted great, and...More

1  Thank cliftonville
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We got a gift voucher for a present and thought well we may as well go and use it, this was by far the nicest Indian meal I have had, it took a while getting served but this just proved how much time and effort...More

1  Thank sammiekelly
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Easy to miss- although we had checked on the map where it was ( close to side entrance to castlecourt). Very friendly staff, best indian restaurant I have ever been in, great authentic dishes (kulfi made from cashew, almond caramelised milk and mango worth trying)

1  Thank Nonie_454
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We went on valentines night and had the set valentines menu. I love the interior of Safa and the ambience of the place, it's so relaxed and the environment created is one where you can truly unwind and enjoy your meal. On top of that...More

1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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...More

2  Thank Eoin W
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank BayVista
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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.

1  Thank ced1243
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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.More

Thank Karl S
Aali3032, Owner at Safa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Firstly I would like to sincerely apologise for the service you riceved I assure you that this will not happen again in the future. I would like to take the time to Thank You for your custom and feedback. We at Safa Belfast place high...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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

Thank Sowmyakl
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14 May 2016|
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Response from Aali3032 | Property representative |
Hi sorry for getting back to you late , We fully licensed
13 September 2015|
Response from Aali3032 | Property representative |
Hi , thank you for the review is much appreciated , Hope to see you in Safa soon , kind reg ali
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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