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Safa

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30-32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3519
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11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit to Safa and will definitely not be my last!! Wonderfully aromatic food (and not too spicy at my request.. Will be more adventurous next time). Very friendly staff. 5 star!!!

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Thank Damian D
Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic selection of Indian dishes, we enjoyed the mixed starter and two hot curries. Great value for money.

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Thank nicola k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited ali safa on Saturday night 4 of us.food,drink and service was really good will definitely be back again soon.

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1 Thank Jim M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went last week with 3 friends after work. We all really enjoyed our meals. Safa never disappoints- lovely, tasty, freshly cooked & presented food. Waiting staff always very friendly too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

im new to indian cuisine and Safa is brilliant as Chef caters for all people. The staff have even persuaded me to try new dishes and glad they did. very nice wine list also

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1 Thank Margarita N
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very happy meal and pint of cobra pre-match Belfast Giants with 25%off the food bill. Friendly staff and excellent dishes. Great atmosphere and will be back soon

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my time here, staff were friendly and the food was really good. I would highly recommend

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my wife visited here in November! We got the Safa platter to start which included lots of different Indian starters, samosas, onion bhaji, kebab etc... it was very tasty. I then got Chicken Pasanda and my wife got the Bhuna with the most amazing naan breads I've ever tasted. I'd recommend the Pasanda if you like Korma. The... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited a few years ago and liked this restaurant above Kelly's Cellars. We returned for dinner between Christmas and New Year but were not too impressed. The food was as good as previously (we had a starter platter to share and then two different lamb dishes which we couldn't fault). However, we were seated in a really cold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant day spent shopping then eating food and friendly game of 🎳 thouroughly enjoyable for everyone and all ages

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 3519
Description
Contemporary Indian cuisine, located on bank street in the heart of Belfast City centre. At Safa we offer authentic Indian recipes and traditional style of cooking. Ali takes great pride in cooking to order and grinding all his own spices so it really is the closest to Indian home cooking you can get. We also have a full bar and incredible wine list.

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