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Saffron Indian Bistro

1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070-2417
+1 650-593-4269
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“naans” (12 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Pakistani, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070-2417
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

somehow i didnt like the food there. staff is also not supporting., i was there alone for dinner and they were giving more importance to people who were there in large group. i ordered a dal which was pathetic, inspite of my feedback they didnt...More

Thank Akshat2308
Reviewed 20 May 2014

That's really all I can say about Saffron. If you are craving for Indian food and you are in San Carlos, then it is a ok choice, otherwise I wouldn't drive too far to come to this place for Indian food.

Thank JimiYek
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I went to Saffron with a friend's family for a lunch buffet. All of us are Vegetarians, and we could find a lot of options for us right from the starters to deserts. And every single item was carefully cooked, very tasty and presented nicely...More

Thank pkhari
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We live in San Carlos and have been eating at Saffron for many years. We still eat in now and then but this is the first place I go to when ordering take out. Have never been disappointed with any of their dishes. Why 4...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 4 March 2014

My husband and I love their lunch buffet and were eating here once a week until we decided we needed to lose some weight. I brought my vegetarian sister here for lunch and she was very surprised and pleased with the many vegetarian options. I...More

Thank KarenB_California
Reviewed 18 January 2014

This place is incredible. One of the best meals we have had recently and certainly the best Indian food in a long time. Great northern Indian cuisine and a remarkable range of dishes. Helpful, knowledgeable staff make the experience perfect. You cannot go wrong -...More

Thank Nathaniel H
Reviewed 7 December 2013

I was in town on business and had their lunch buffet. There was a huge variety of food, and I sampled nearly everything and found it all to be delicious. The wait staff kept our table stocked with fresh, hot Naan which was also amazing....More

Thank xantippy
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We enjoyed the lunch buffet and everything was excellent!!! The place was crowded and had a short wait but it was well worth it!! Our favorite was the Butter Chicken, the Naan, the rice pudding and Chia tea!! We look forward to returning on our...More

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Almost a year ago I wrote a review of Saffron that was, well, gushing. And I know that they say that you cannot step into the same river twice, but being in the neighborhood I decided to stop by and see if they'd keep up...More

Thank Benja764
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

The buffet, definitely the buffet. A variety of authentic food to choose from, all with wonderful spices and textures. The naan was fresh & hot, as was the chai. The atmosphere was respectable inside with a more casual cafe style seating outside. Attentive waitstaff. A...More

Thank Cheryl W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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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