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Saffron Fine Indian Cuisine

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31 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 2122
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In typical South Indian style they don't really use dairy or wheat so perfect if you can't eat dairy or gluten. Beautiful food!! The dosas are amazing and the idli was great too! We had a number of different items and it was all delicious!! Definitely recommend. You leave feeling full but not bloated and the staff are lovely!

Thank JadePeggyLou
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

had the beef varuval and prawn curry, tasty food and friendly service.. finally found. place with south indian taste

Thank meera505
Auckland, New Zealand
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206 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for brunch considering this small restaurant, centrally located, opens ONLY @ 11.00am. The food was piping hot and served fresh. Although a few of the items (when compared elsewhere) were very small in size the quality was above average and price for this limited choice buffet was pretty reasonable. On the downside, charging extra for a second HALF... More 

Thank arby235
Thane, India
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170 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple but good south India food. We had Dosa which was very crispy with Tomato and coconut chutney and sambar. Also Idali and medu wada were on served. For making masala dosa they gave potato veg on side. Though it was set as buffet lunch after first serving they started serving on table. On sweet dish was sheera which was... More 

Thank Ashok2906
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Loved everything! One of the best Indian meals I've had in ages. Service was great. Ended a great girls weekend away here. Thank you.

Thank shonamarym
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Was very surprised no one else in restaurant, it was by far one of the best curries we've had (& I can tell you we've had lots). Restaurant looking a bit tired but was clean and the food was fantastic. The service was great too.

Thank ShellzD
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Tasty food, good service. A lot of Indian people eat here, which to me says it's well prepared. Nice vegetarian options.

Thank Melodycobra
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you like South Indian Delicacies then Saffron is the Best Choice in town as we have been eating here from past 2 years. Me and My Partner are Crazy for their Weekend Brunch. Wide range of selection to offer and do not expect seats if you are not booked in advance. Affordable and must visit place if you are... More 

Thank WanderLust2911
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This place was very quiet for a Thursday night, only us and one other table. We were looking for a quick unfussy Indian meal. The food was awesome and the price was super cheap so cant understand why it wasn't busier? We had an entree and two curries and 4 x wine and the bill was less than $70... good... More 

Thank Sallly123
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It was an Indian dinner evening for all of us, parking was the only difficulty although it was a Sunday. Best place to park is on Hepburn street which is a one way street. (note there's no turning off the main ponsonby road.) The restaurant was warm and there was already another large group dining in, The two staff members... More 

Thank annchand1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 2122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?