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Saffron Cafe

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Downtown Indianapolis
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621 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
+1 317-917-0131
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We went with reasonable expectations but they were belied. Food is not tasty and dull. The appetizers, entrees were below average. Moroccan food tastes far better than what Saffron Cafe served us. The only thing that excited the taste buds was the Mascarpone Layer Cake. Overall, I felt it was not worth the time or money. Much better places in... More 

Thank LalaAcharya
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

fantastic decor and food presentation. The portions were quick generous and staff was very friendly. I would have given it a five , but I found it pricey.

Thank 709ssk
Iowa City, IA
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We thought the food was just good, but not as highly seasoned as we expected from Moroccan cuisine. The food was served just warm. Since we waited an hour to received our entrees, I wonder if thy food sat awhile before it was served to us. Tables were small if the tagines are placed on the table.

Thank IowaCityMD
Management response:

I'm sorry that you didn't like it more. It's our goal to serve the food as fast and fresh as possible -- we certainly don't want to leave it sitting. It sounds like we dropped the ball in this instance, and I apologize for that. Hope that you'll give us another chance to prove ourselves sometime in the near future.... More 

Lake Charles
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016

As a vegan, it is not very easy to find high quality restaurants that offer good vegan options. This restaurant offers the best Couscous ever! The Hummus was superb and the wine excellent! Not to mention the ambience, the food presentation and the excellent service. I love this place!

Thank Fernanda M
Management response:

So glad that you love our place, Fernanda! Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope that you'll come and visit again sometime soon. Best, Chef Sentissi, Owner More 

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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Came with friends after School at the University . Real baguette at the beginning , a surprise. The Harris was very tasty and well executed, at least I loved it . I ordered a couscous with lamb and dried fruit. One of my classmates ordered a Lamb kebab that was also very good . Huge portions of an otherwise very... More 

Thank Jose M
Management response:

I'm so glad that you all enjoyed the food, Jose! Thanks so much for leaving a review. Hope to see you and your friends back again soon! Best, Chef Sentissi, Owner More 

Shelbyville, Indiana, Usa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A friend asked us to go. Having been to a real cafe in Morocco a few months earlier that we loved, had to see how Moroccan it was. The food was prepared and presented in true Moroccan style, and delicious, I might add. Even the wine was from the mother country. Plus, in authentic Moroccan style, it was overly generous... More 

Thank tedw28
Management response:

I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! Our goal here is to make the most authentic Moroccan dining experience -- it's great to hear that we accomplished that! We'll see you again really soon. -Chef Sentissi, Owner More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Joel....YOU ROCK!!! So glad my sister and I tried this restaurant. Your attentive, professional service coupled with great service made for a wonderful dining experience! Thank you

1 Thank Sharon T
Management response:

Thanks for reaching out, Sharon! We'll let Joel know how much he rocks. We're very lucky to have him here. Take care, Chef Sentissi, Owner More 

Frenchs Forest, nsw
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent taste, the honey tajine was a pure delight. A bit disappointed by the baklava, rather dry. Our kids took 2 different pasta dishes that were excellent. The room is rather small but considering the location, not surprising. We had dinner on the terrace, quiet and cozy. Average service. A very nice experience overall. Will go back.

Thank Chris d
Management response:

So glad you had a nice experience, Chris! It sounds like the tajine and the pasta really hit the spot. Thank you for the feedback on the baklava, though. Dry food doesn't sound like us, and we'll work on that for next time you come by. Best, Chef Sentissi, Owner More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

After visiting Morocco, I was always looking to fins the same tastes stateside. I was told about Saffron Cafe through my searching and tried it out. Wow! It was so delicious. It was like I was back in Meknes. I loved the Lamb Tajine. The waiter was very friendly and I met the chef while trying to park and he... More 

1 Thank Chadi B
Management response:

Thank you for the kind words, Chadi! You made a great choice on that lamb tajine. I'm so glad you found the taste of Morocco you were looking for. We can't wait to have you back. Take care, Chef Sentissi, Owner More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

It was a special occasion and that was exactly how we were treated. We have eaten at the Saffron Cafe on several occasions and the food and hospitality of the owners and staff has never disappointed. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon our arrival. Once again the food was exceptional and we were made to feel not only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Moroccan, Indian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-917-0131

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