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Saffron Cafe

621 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
+1 317-917-0131
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“baklava” (15 reviews)
“tagine” (52 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
CUISINES
Moroccan, Indian, Mediterranean
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
621 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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1 - 10 of 160 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of my last review still stands. My food was warm not hot and the flavors did not pop as much. I am wondering if they tried to dumb it down for Americans. It was still tasty though. As always the service was intermittent. The...More

Thank homeless-dancer
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We went with reasonable expectations but they were belied. Food is not tasty and dull. The appetizers, entrees were below average. Moroccan food tastes far better than what Saffron Cafe served us. The only thing that excited the taste buds was the Mascarpone Layer Cake....More

Thank LalaAcharya
Reviewed 12 April 2017

fantastic decor and food presentation. The portions were quick generous and staff was very friendly. I would have given it a five , but I found it pricey.

1  Thank 709ssk
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We thought the food was just good, but not as highly seasoned as we expected from Moroccan cuisine. The food was served just warm. Since we waited an hour to received our entrees, I wonder if thy food sat awhile before it was served to...More

Thank IowaCityMD
Management response:Responded 4 January 2017

I'm sorry that you didn't like it more. It's our goal to serve the food as fast and fresh as possible -- we certainly don't want to leave it sitting. It sounds like we dropped the ball in this instance, and I apologize for that....More

Reviewed 22 December 2016

As a vegan, it is not very easy to find high quality restaurants that offer good vegan options. This restaurant offers the best Couscous ever! The Hummus was superb and the wine excellent! Not to mention the ambience, the food presentation and the excellent service....More

Thank Fernanda M
Management response:Responded 27 December 2016

So glad that you love our place, Fernanda! Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope that you'll come and visit again sometime soon. Best, Chef Sentissi, Owner

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Came with friends after School at the University . Real baguette at the beginning , a surprise. The Harris was very tasty and well executed, at least I loved it . I ordered a couscous with lamb and dried fruit. One of my classmates ordered...More

Thank Jose M
Management response:Responded 8 December 2016

I'm so glad that you all enjoyed the food, Jose! Thanks so much for leaving a review. Hope to see you and your friends back again soon! Best, Chef Sentissi, Owner

Reviewed 18 September 2016

A friend asked us to go. Having been to a real cafe in Morocco a few months earlier that we loved, had to see how Moroccan it was. The food was prepared and presented in true Moroccan style, and delicious, I might add. Even the...More

Thank tedw28
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! Our goal here is to make the most authentic Moroccan dining experience -- it's great to hear that we accomplished that! We'll see you again really soon. -Chef Sentissi, Owner

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Joel....YOU ROCK!!! So glad my sister and I tried this restaurant. Your attentive, professional service coupled with great service made for a wonderful dining experience! Thank you

1  Thank Sharon T
Management response:Responded 18 September 2016

Thanks for reaching out, Sharon! We'll let Joel know how much he rocks. We're very lucky to have him here. Take care, Chef Sentissi, Owner

Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent taste, the honey tajine was a pure delight. A bit disappointed by the baklava, rather dry. Our kids took 2 different pasta dishes that were excellent. The room is rather small but considering the location, not surprising. We had dinner on the terrace, quiet...More

Thank Chris d
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

So glad you had a nice experience, Chris! It sounds like the tajine and the pasta really hit the spot. Thank you for the feedback on the baklava, though. Dry food doesn't sound like us, and we'll work on that for next time you come...More

Reviewed 27 April 2016

After visiting Morocco, I was always looking to fins the same tastes stateside. I was told about Saffron Cafe through my searching and tried it out. Wow! It was so delicious. It was like I was back in Meknes. I loved the Lamb Tajine. The...More

1  Thank Chadi B
Management response:Responded 21 September 2016

Thank you for the kind words, Chadi! You made a great choice on that lamb tajine. I'm so glad you found the taste of Morocco you were looking for. We can't wait to have you back. Take care, Chef Sentissi, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-917-0131
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