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Saffron 685

685 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4907
+1 415-863-2285
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
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“falafel” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
685 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4907
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful tasting Mediterranean and Turkish food. Kabobs and falafel were outstanding. The red pepper dip was the best. We were waited on by amazing staff. Would come here again:)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dshaystennessee
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

While in San Francisco for a conference, I arrived a day early to spend time in the city. I was craving dolmas, so my search for Greek/Mediterranean food pulled up Saffron. Not only was the place extremely cute, but the waiter/chef gave me recommendations on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wander714370
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

My third trip to this establishment, you can not go wrong, super fresh healthy treat, the tapas, meza sampler plates are my first pick, entrees were delicious and nicely presented, portions are big but the prices are fairly reasonable for the quality, service super friendly,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Aida S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The BEST. Absolute best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food in SF, period end of story. My partner and I drive all the way from Ocean Beach (30 min drive) to devour all the delicious, fresh, organic eats. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ahnak5
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This is more a fine dinning Turkish place, what a lovely time we had, food was divine, it is more as a lounge place, waiter was super friendly and he gave us all the time to answer many questions we asked him. It will be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bendi Y
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely dinner, the spot is a hidden gem, freshly prepared food & budget friendly! Not many good Mediterranean Turkish restaurant in San Francisco, so many dips to choose from, spicy green pepper dip and the lamb kebabs melt in your mouth. Amazing!...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank happyerkin
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The place is a gem food was very tasty and service was grest. Prices are cheap for san francisco. Will be coming back soon.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Linh T
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The place is great, food was made with love, service was wonderful and waitress was funny, sure one of my favorite destination for Turkish food.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mukhatovaaidana
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

It was a very cute venue with good food, and the owner was incredibly friendly and helpful, talking with us at length.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 629rileyb
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Had a reservation for ten-great atmosphere with good service and very delicious food for a reasonable price. Everyone loved the kabob plates and manesh bread. Good house made desserts as well. Do recommend.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Emily B
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4907
    (8th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-863-2285
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