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10417 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-3704
+1 757-223-9978
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lamb kabob” (6 reviews)
“rice” (24 reviews)
“eggplant” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10417 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-3704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I cannot handle any kind of spicy food, I am often hesitant to go to ethnic restaurants where I don't know what to expect. I wasn't sure what "Mediterranean" food meant, but decided to take a chance on Saffron. I am very glad that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Aibutiej
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I had driven by a thousand times and then finally I stopped. This space had been several other restaurants before it was Saffron and I had not given it much thought until I had two friends highly recommend it in the same week, so I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mckimw
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Noticed this restaurant on the way to the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, and on the way back to the hotel decided to stop and give it a try. It was fabulous. Everything that the three of us ordered was delicious. The appetizers, main courses...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Bob-a-Link
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I keep wanting to like this place but after 2 tries I give up. I ordered take out, this dish: GHEIMEH-Lentil stew with braised beef and dried limes topped with fried potatoes $10.50 / $14.50. As you can see from the menu description I was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FoodTheBestMedicine
Reviewed April 24, 2018

The host/owner was wonderful and the lunch was delicious. I highly recommend visiting this hidden gem.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Amy S
Reviewed March 13, 2018

The food here was amazing. After a sampler of wonderful Mediterranean appetizers and a salad starter, we had a sampler of the delicious lamb and chicken kabobs, the delectable lamb shank, and the spinach and eggplant entrees to share. Each plate was an explosion of...More

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank Tarana F
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Ordered a beef kabob and it was excellent! Sides were two different types of rice with grated carrots on top, appetizer was a Persian bread. Ordered the rose tea again too. It cost me $20. Saffron is one of my favorite restaurants here! Service was...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Sailor_G_USN
Reviewed March 1, 2018

You probably didn't go to Newport News to eat in an excellent Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant, but if you are here, why not try? We found the place by chance and loved it! The staff show the real love for the food they make...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank Felipe P
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We found it by chance, very friendly staff, delicous food from all around the mediterranean. They have lots of vegetarian and vegan options, we definitly would return!

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank SusannaTG
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I really wanted to like this Mediterranean restaurant, so much so that I drove an hour to get there for lunch. I wasn't totally disappointed: the four varieties of rice were excellent and, in general, the flavors were quite good. I was disappointed that the...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank JaneCutler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10417 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-223-9978
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