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“Pay for the view, food and service disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Zaaffran

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Ranked #299 of 5,833 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: US$15 - US$38
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pay for the view, food and service disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

We sat on the balcony on Saturday just before the fireworks at darling harbour. There were a number of vacant tables with better views we requested but they were not able to accommodate. Manager was initially friendly when we were seated. Took a while for a waiter to find his way to our table and even longer to order our mains. After we initially ordered drinks the waitress brought only one of two back and when the second one came it wasn't correct. The entrée of chicken tikka and the Zaaffran rice were nice, but the mains were very lacklustre. For the price, I would have to say that they definitely did not live up to expectations. The food wasn't terrible but I think it would have been a close equivalent to the food court Indian place downstairs. The service was also a little disappointing as it was downhill from the friendly greeting upon arrival. At this place you are definitely paying for the view.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“time and money wasted!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

our family decided to go for dinner on mother's day to make it special for mom.it turned out to be big disappointment and waste of money..booked table for 10 and chose banquet of $52 per person..the menu for banquet option was quite confusing ..it was three course with appetizer..we asked wait staff do we need to choose from the menu they told all dishes will be served so we waited for our meal they started with paani poori..which was like 1piece person..started were like 1piece per person again..n for main course 10 person were served with four bowls to share..it was obviously not enogugh food for 10persons..we asked waiting staff but they couldnt explain clearly n said you have to ask to top up (canteen style)wots da point of service when u hv to ask to top up ur food during having meal..anyways it was our 2nd and last visit...

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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120 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“good indian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

located in darling harbor. we ordered take away on april 28th. food was good and was very close to taste back home.

Visited April 2014
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Chicken biryani is highly recommended it is delicious ... chicken butter is good and creamy ... located in darling harbour the place is magnificent and over the river

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Unforgettable Biryani”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is hotel serves best Indian Food in Sydney at very good location.The staff was very friendly and food served was full of aroma and taste.
I had a lovely and enjoyable evening.

  • Visited May 2013
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