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“This was baby food.........slimy and tasteless” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Safran
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Ranked #4,378 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
Description: Restaurant SAFRAN an innovative, fresh approach to Indian cuisine, Restaurant SAFRAN offers a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere in which to enjoy the extraordinary, vibrant Pan-Asian cuisine. In over a decade of service, the restaurant has sought to redefine Indian food, decor and service. Restaurant SAFRAN elaborate and extensive menu incorporates the best of Indian, Pakistani and Banglades cuisine with specialities and influences from all over the Asia, often, with a European twist. Rare, unusual meats feature on the menu and Cyrus's. Speciality Menu changes fortnightly to take advantage of the best of French seasons have to offer. All dishes use only the freshest of ingredients, cooked with natural herbs and Cyrus's own spice blends. Restaurant SAFRAN is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and won two 'Environmental Best Practice' Executive Chefs and Experienced Hospitality with full Audio Video inside our restaurant. Restaurant SAFRAN - Speciality of Traditional and Innovative Indian Cuisine.
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“This was baby food.........slimy and tasteless”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Do not go to this restaurant. It is just a "hipster" hookah place for French students. The decoration was tasteful but the food was absolutely tasteless. Go to Samina instead if you are looking for Indian food, which is on the next street. The consistency of the gravy was slimy and tasted like Gerber's Carrots for babies. Anyone who has given this place anything more than terrible knows nothing about Indian food. It was cold and the rice was dry. It was the most expensive Indian restaurant that we went to and it was crap. Again go to Samina or Kashmir, both are 2 minutes from there. The host, waiter, and food can be best described as slimy......... This was the only bad food experience we had in our 8 day stay in Paris.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Rosefs_1
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smzin, Manager at Safran, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
If you thinks that it's baby food then you know nothing about indian kitchen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible service, cold food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Food tasted OK but was luke warm. Vegetarian meel was cold and tasteless. It was sent back and recieved scolding hot.

Service was just terrible with waiter not paying attention or writeing anything down and had to get back and ask what we should have. Waiter standing next to the table jumping like he has to pee?!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pedechr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“For quick bite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Had read some positive and some not so good ones but decided to give it a try. Being a vegetarian, its difficult to find cheap places for a filling meal. Not exactly dirt cheap, but then this is Paris. Me and my brother reached here a little but were greeted very warmly and the service was super quick allowing us to leave in time. Not a fancy meal but it serves the purpose.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank muditkag
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Bad Food, Undercooked Bread, Old Veggies in Salads”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We were done with our visit to Notre Dame and Saint Chapelle and thought of having an Early lunch and found this hotel next to us, we headed in that direction and the boards with Menu looked interesting so we decided to give it a try. However as the last review said "Appearences can be deceptive". I didnt really understand the theme of the hotel in first place, Orange Chiffon cover over the chairs and a Huge hookah on the table which shook horribly everytime we moved the chair, it looks more like a hookah Joint than a restaurant. However i have seen how horrible Indian restaurants go when they to be Ethnic and this was no different or maybe one of the horrible decors i have seen. Neverthess believing in "Appearences Can be Deceptive" we decided to give it a try. Our First order was Onion Pakoda and i have describe the Dih and i am so sorry that i didnt take a photograph of this, it was dripping oil from all sides, it had a horrible carrot designed flower which i dared not touch after seeing a balck covering on the Sides and the Salad below (Lettuce, cabbage i guess) was definitely more than 2-3 Days old. Thinking worst was over we decided to order the main course. The Main Course was like adding insult to the Injury. The Chilli Chicken i ordered was nothing like what i know it tastes like it felt as if there was a 2 day old sauce already prepared which was heated and the chicken was fried and dipped into that sauce. Probabaly the most horrible Dish i have ever tasted. Adding to that the Indian Bread was half cooked i could easily see that and i had that returned and asked to be cooked better, the one that came in after that was ivercooked and burnt. How easy it is to be able to cook Indian Bread when you call yourself an Indian Restaurant ? We didnt had courage to eat the bread again. I think the person attending to us was very nice and helping however this restaurant needs a good Chef very Very Badly and can become a health hazard for some people.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank GlobeTrotterTales
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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“Avoid- appearances can be very deceptive- daylight robbery?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

My husband and I fell upon this very attractive Indian restaurant in the no smoking streets of Rue de la Harpe. The restaurant advertises meal deals and we were initially attracted by the low prices., including a 10 Euro menu. When told it wasn't available that day we didnt quibble because it did seem rather cheap and settled on the 12.50 menu instead. The food was of a poor quality and quantity on the small side. Some may argue we paid for what we got given the area we were in. This rating is based mainly on our feeling that this restaurant were determined to get as much money out of us as possible! First the menu that didn't exist, then by charging for 2 coke's we didn't order. (the place was quiet, cosy and no one in the restaurant had placed an order for coke that we could see). When we brought this to the waiter's attention he provided us with a corrected bill but when my husband then proceeded to complete the card transaction, he noticed the amount was the same and still included the cokes. Not what you would expect and could so easily have been missed had it not been for my husband being eagle eyed. We left with the feeling that this was one of a number of tricks used to exploit tourists and received a weak apology after completing the transaction.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Lancashire999
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