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Saffron Indian Bistro

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Northwest Virginia Beach
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4532 Columbus St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6702
+1 757-644-6904
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried the chicken Biryani and it was delicious. Perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Will definitely come back again to try something else

Thank deborah g
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful surprise in a strip mall...Phenomenal Indian food! Excellent service! The garlic naan was amazing. loved the butter chicken - with medium heat it was perfect!

Thank johnvb1212
New Kent, VA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were running late to the Itzhak Perlman Concert this Spring (because of wonderful Tidewater Virginia rush hour traffic), so we had to find something relatively quick and close by. This was a wonderful find - the food was excellent, reasonably priced, and within blocks of our concert. Being our first time here, our waiter Jay, gave us excellent recommendations,... More 

Thank tamoshanter1955
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We ran across this wonderful Indian restaurant while walking in the Towne Center area after watching a show at the Sanders Center. It's a few blocks away from the theater on a corner by itself. From the outside it appeared we might be the only patrons but soon learned when we got inside there were quite a few patrons toward... More 

Thank Scott A
Chestertown, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We've eaten here as a family several times over the year. We have had a variety of dishes, and found the amount of spiciness to be consistent on each visit. I used to eat the lamb, last few times it was more charred than it should be, swapped to something else. Our youngest is even branching out, not living off... More 

Thank Don M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Just had a Chicken Madras with pilau rice and a keema naan; literally like no Indian cuisine I have ever tasted in my life, and I'm no stranger to an Indian restaurant. I had the dish 'Indian hot' which is supposed to be spicy but was actually pretty mild. The sauce was far too creamy, contained coconut and was definitely... More 

1 Thank Allan W
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A couple of my favorite girls to Saffron.I had never had Indian cuisine before so I was ready to get schooled. The waiters were very attentive and very patient. Questions about the menu were explained to us. I ordered the mango chicken and it was very different in a great way. If youd like Big scallops and chunks of mango... More 

Thank TraceyOs4
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food especially the lunch buffet where you get to sample some really great Indian Cuisine. You can't beat the lunch buffet if you are pressed for time.

Thank Foodie_2746
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Saffron has lunch buffet Monday to Friday, and it is conveniently located at the Virginia Beach Town Center, to get a quick lunch. Buffet has a large variety of entrees, both Veg and Non-Veg; salad; Indian sauces; fresh Naan; and dessert. Preparation is good, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a separate room, which I have... More 

Thank 935satnams
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Both our times at Saffron have been on Friday nights, service was great, and the food always came out quickly. We love the naan, butter chicken, tawa chicken, and tikka marsala. PSA: I LOVE spicy food, but 3 (spicy level) was way TOO much for me - still great food though, just ask for extra yogurt (: Will definitely have... More 

Thank Amber L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4532 Columbus St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6702
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-644-6904
The Best Indian Restaurant in Hampton Roads area.

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