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1710 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3179
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:15
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Paw Paw, Michigan
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156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went for Valentine's dinner a little early. We had lentil soup, pokaras as a starter (6 to share). Pokaras are a fritter like item that is served with both tamarind sauce and mint leaf sauce on the side. Yummy. For the entrées we had Very spicy shrimp vindaloo and, to offset the heat, coconut milk based... More 

Thank Ginger F
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The food is good. There are a variety of dishes to sample from the buffet. Especially good for newbies to Indian food.

Thank Gigi T
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Been here multiple times. Everyone had something different every time and loved it every time! The food is full of flavor but not spicy. I would recommend this place to someone who loves flavorful food! The sauces they have in their dishes are so good! The naan bread goes great with any dish! I'm not a huge rice person but... More 

Thank Niko_Palm
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I live in the metro Detroit area where there are many Indian restaurants. Some are enjoyable and others not so much. However a surprise contender for some of the best Indian food I have experienced in recent years is not located in east Michigan but instead in Kalamazoo. I recommend their lunch buffet which offers tasty vegetarian options (also non... More 

Thank shapiro2015
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

My first night in Kalamazoo, my husband and I ordered take out and we're told to arrive in 30 minutes. When we arrived, The restaurant was very busy with a few parties waiting for a table, which I took as a very good sign. We paid and left, but when I checked the order, the naan was missing. I returned... More 

Thank Lydia W
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Saffron has never disappointed. We have eaten at the lunch buffet (which is always changing) and have also been there many times for dinner. I am a fan of spicy food and the Vindaloo is top notch. Coupled with the saffron rice or any of the naan choices we always have great meals. My wife will typically get the chicken... More 

Thank J B
Union City, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Traveling for work and met up with my co-worker for dinner. I've had Indian food (I am from the Bay Area) but this place is really good. The garlic naan is flavorful, biryani is delightful and the chicken tandoori is delicious. The service is also good, water glass is always full, owner even stopped by to ask how we were.... More 

Thank mamibeverly
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Good food and a great place to go on a date if you both enjoy that type of food... Food is very flavorful... Saffron is nestled in a plaza-so there is plenty of parking and it is closed Sunday's... It's is family owned and operated...

Thank Michelle B
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We went for the lunch buffet and were clearly disappointed by the quality of food. The quality of rice was mediocre and apart from the Nan bread there was nothing that could distinctly qualify to be termed as Indian food. It seemed that most wouldn't know and the restaurant perhaps survives on its clientele's lack of knowledge of authentic Indian... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Best Indian ever! As good as any I have ever had. Super friendly service. I had chicken curry at 7/10 heat and it was perfect for me. Basmati rice delicious with peas and herbs. Garlic naan awesome! Loved this meal!!

Thank kaj99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1710 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3179
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 2693819898

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