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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
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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Shelbyville, Indiana, Usa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Jim W
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

A great place to eat Moroccan food, delicious flavorings on the dishes, good service, very helpful, friendy. We will visit again!

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Thank j g
Fishers, Indiana
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277 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We had our dinner at Saffron Cafe for the first time. This was a relatively large (party of 10) on a Saturday early evening. Though it took some looking around, there was plenty of street parking on the street behind the restaurant (free on weekends). Since our reservation was at 6 PM, the restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived.... More 

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Thank N_and_R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I took my oldest daughter to Saffron Café for dinner. We had a lovely dinner: Chicken Tajine, and Moroccan Paella. Good service. Very nice Moroccan Red wine paired well with Paella. Also enjoyed the Sweet Moroccan green tea- hot.

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Thank Barry F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The food is good but you have a 50/50 chance of them having your car towed for their own gain along with Last Chance Towing which is right behind them. Avoid this scam unless u take a cab, the bus or bicycle

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Thank LearnFromMyMistakes
Indianapolis, Indiana
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Took my daughter and her best friend out for dinner at Saffron Café. The waiter was very attentive and informative (our first time) and made great suggestions like the Moroccan Hot Tea- delicious. We ordered the Saffron Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp, the Shawarma (Gyro) sandwich plate, and the Tajine Tanjiya. Everything was very flavorful and perfectly cooked. We took some... More 

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Thank Barry F
Management response:

So glad you loved everything, Barry! Leaving room for dessert is always a smart move. I'd love to have you and your daughter back for another tiramisu! Hope to see you again really soon, Chef Sentissi, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Moroccan, Indian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?