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60 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002-4526
+1 215-540-0237
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saffron is a storefront Asian eatery on Butler, the central street in Ambler. Up the next block is the wonderful indie cinema. I had a tasty appetizer, one from a nice selection of Indian finger food.

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Thank rogert450
Margate City, New Jersey
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been there perhaps 20 times since they opened. And will be back.' Go for their specials - typically delicious and not found elsewhere. Always a place where we meet neighbors and have a fun time. One of our go-to places in Ambler.

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Thank Marc_from_Margate
Near Philadelphia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is our go-to BYOB in Ambler often before a wonderful indie film at the Ambler Movie Theater down the street. Great Indian food - the sauces are excellent (and not super spicy). Appetizer favorites include Onion Bhajia, Samosa Chaat, the Garlic Naan (yum!), Ghobi Aloo - We're addicted to the Chicken Tikka Massala and the Korma sauces are great.... More 

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1 Thank SuzanneAlex
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Went with friends after a movie. We shared Papri Chaat which is very good. We followed that with Chicken Tika Masala (love that), Chicken Korma and Chicken Saag. (I would have ordered lamb but one of our group doesn't eat lamb) I hadn't tried the Korma but really liked the sauce it came in. Creamy and lots of flavor. The... More 

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3 Thank SHWall
SD, USA
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Wonderful staff helpful in explaining what each dish's main taste focus is, unexpectedly tremendous diversity of taste options, freshly prepared items (local when possible) ... just so darned comfortable and great flavors .... can't wait to go back again and learn more

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1 Thank IcyWolf
Blue Bell, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very good Indian food and excellent service. Wide variety of dishes and this restaurant will season to the customer's taste.

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2 Thank martinjK4672LZ
Pennsylvania
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151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have enjoyed eating in this cozy restaurant. This time we picked up and brought home for the family. You can also have it delivered by Uber Eats. All was timely, warm, fresh and delicious. Their nan is the best we've had. Other favorites are Chicken Tika Masala and the Lamb Vindaloo.

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1 Thank skardm
Stockton, New Jersey
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had lunch here recently with colleagues - my first visit. Rather pleased that they offer a lunch menu rather than the ubiquitous buffet which can be too much of a temptation to overindulge. Food was authentic, servings generous and the daal was exceptionally good. Look forward to returning to try another selection.

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1 Thank Leslie B
phila
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193 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I'm not the biggest fan of Indian food, but my kids love it. I've been to many Indian restaurants and this was the first one that I actually enjoyed the dinner. All 4 of us thought our dinners were very good.

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1 Thank buddyPhila
Philadelphia
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306 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Reading some of the other reviews I can't help wondering if we came here on a bad night? The appetizers and entrees we ordered were nearly tasteless-- everything needed salt and spice-- meat was tough, and appetizers were lukewarm. Service was lackluster-- we had to ask for water about 3 times, and our servers were a bit sullen. The place... More 

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Thank Snarth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002-4526
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Ambler
  • Phone Number: +1 215-540-0237

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