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30 - 32 Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3519
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Rhian M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 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 over charged on the bill. Was such a shame.

Thank LauraP19944
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 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
Troon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 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
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 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 I am honest as there were only two other tables dining. Menu had a great... More 

Thank Pmasto
N. Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 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 Safa, and intend to visit again.

Thank Celia Felix Pet... S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely night out in the company of friends at Safa last night. Good menu with well matched wine list. This place is a hidden gem tucked away above a pub in Bank Street. From the moment we arrived the ambience and warm buzz emanating from the restaurant said it all - a place filled with happy diners. The... More 

1 Thank Eamonn M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Lovely meal at Safa last night. Starters were particularly good - pakoras were light and crispy and full of flavour. As a vegetarian, I was delighted to see a lot of paneer options as well as vegetable versions of most dishes. Everything tasted great, and service was friendly and efficient from start to finish.

1 Thank cliftonville
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We got a gift voucher for a present and thought well we may as well go and use it, this was by far the nicest Indian meal I have had, it took a while getting served but this just proved how much time and effort is put into serving excellent fresh food. The staff were also amazing, friendly, professional and... More 

1 Thank sammiekelly
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Easy to miss- although we had checked on the map where it was ( close to side entrance to castlecourt). Very friendly staff, best indian restaurant I have ever been in, great authentic dishes (kulfi made from cashew, almond caramelised milk and mango worth trying)

1 Thank Nonie_454

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 21
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?