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30-32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3519
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“vindaloo” (13 reviews)
“pilau rice” (24 reviews)
“curries” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30-32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,083 reviews

Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a great diner at Safa tonight. A great resteurant near the Ibis Hotel. Great food and very nice people who go the extra mile. They made me a mango lassi which was (as far as I could see) not on the menu.

Thank ger1971
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

I love this restauront, I ordered the Vindaloo and it tasted amazing. It has a really nice cosy ambiance too, I would defiantly recommend this place as I feel its the most authentic Indian I have tasted.

Thank Foodyaddict
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Interior is lovely but the food does not reflect this, had high expectations and it did not deliver. However this could be because of my selection of the dish but would not try again as price not worth it.

Thank andrewpiersonba
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited with a large group at lunchtime. Firstly you'd think the restaurant would be glad of a full restaurant at lunch & look after us....but no. Firstly, The group was spilt all over the restaurant. Secondly, to service was poor. Lastly and most importantly the...More

3  Thank LucyRJ2013
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

After walking in the rain for 1/2 an hour the local take us there it's had to find,only to find it's closed - bugger

1  Thank Rhian M
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Staff were very welcoming, the restaurant was nice inside. Starters were really flavoursome but the main course let the meal down. All four curries we had were very watery and lacked any real flavour. Naan breads were thin and crispy and rice was cold. Also...More

1  Thank LauraP19944
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

very enjoyable meal with friends at safa. always trying something new. looking forward to the new restaurant opening in May. good luck

Thank Margarita N
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Perfect no more words to say! From Glasgow was home of the curry not now! I would honestly recomm5to everyone I know!

1  Thank John21a14
Reviewed March 6, 2017

First time visit to Safa at the weekend (Friday night) and most certainly will not be the last. Pleasant welcome from both servers Hasan & Wesley, who brought us to our table. I expected it to be a lot busier for a Friday evening if...More

Thank Pmasto
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We visited Safa last night (Saturday) having read good reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. The welcome was warm, atmosphere good, and the food wonderful. I deliberately tried something different, including the goat tikka which was very succulent and tasty. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank Celia Felix Pet... S
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May 14, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Aali3032 | Property representative |
Hi sorry for getting back to you late , We fully licensed
Chris S
September 13, 2015|
Response from Aali3032 | Property representative |
Hi , thank you for the review is much appreciated , Hope to see you in Safa soon , kind reg ali
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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