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#127 of 3,603 Restaurants in Sydney
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PRICE RANGE
USD 14 - USD 36
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Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Breathtaking Views
1. Breathtaking Views
"The view from their balcony is absolutely stunning."
Exploration746359
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2. Fireworks Every Saturday Night
2. Fireworks Every Saturday Night
"Perfect location right in front of the fireworks darling harbour"
Federico Q
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3. Vegan, Vegetarian & Halal Food
3. Vegan, Vegetarian & Halal Food
"Outstanding vegetarian food with attentive friendly service"
jakartaboy
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Reviewed 10 January 2021

Beautiful authentic Indian food, with a magnificent setting over Darling Harbour. Good value for money, with very friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

First time visiting Zaaffran. The food, service, prices and portion sizes were great. Highly recommend the Butter Chicken. We enjoyed our dinner on the balcony overlooking the harbour.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

Before going there I checked the reviews online and they were absolutely correct. I would say best customer service we ever had. Food was amazing, nice location and views and top of that we received surprise cake as it was our marriage anniversary. We all...Loved it and had good time at Zaaffran.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Zaaffran, Owner at Zaaffran, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2020

Hi Rajesh, Thank you for your kind words and review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and that the service was exceptional. We're pleased to hear you celebrated your anniversary with us. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to welcoming you again....More

Reviewed 12 February 2020

dined here alone during my visit to Sydney. The location is really beautiful.. The food was awesome and very good service too.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Zaaffran, Owner at Zaaffran, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you for mentioning that our food was delicious and that service was great. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Great location, lovely staff, amazing view. The food was way too oily, even for Indian food. I even asked for less oil to be used and it was like they added extra to spite me lol. The service was great, and I would highly recommend...the entree mushrooms which were spot on.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Clean and inviting restaurant, friendly and helpful staff. Very good and tasty Indian food. The best Indian food that I have ever had.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Zaaffran, Public Relations Manager at Zaaffran, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Thank you for mentioning that our food was delicious and that service was great. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks...More

Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

Saturday Night Dinner with Friends. First visit for one couple and the other couple had visited many times. The online booking was not available, so we telephoned to make our booking. We were of the understanding that there were limited tables available. However when we...arrived there wasn’t a single person inside the restaurant, only diners on the balcony. They told us that there was no availability on the balcony during the booking but there were tables available in the balcony when we arrived. We asked for one of the balcony tables but were told they were booked, given it was 8:20pm we doubted they couldn’t squeeze us in. After some delays they were able to seat us on the balcony. No one else really arrived Afterwards, so not sure what the problem was. The entrees were all lovely and mains also. Alcohol was expensive, more so than others in the area. Not sure that I would be running back there.l, as there are definitely others I would try first before returning.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 December 2019 via mobile

Amazing food with delicious spices. This place is a favourite of ours which we don’t visit often enough. Generally we dine when we have a show at the Lyric Theatre. This visit the show started 7pm and the restaurant on a Wednesday doesn’t open until...6pm which is quite tight for a pre-theatre dinner. We got there early and decided what we wanted from the menu out the front so we informed them of our show and ordered as we were seated. They were so accommodating. Food came out quickly and we were out the door at 6:35pm. Very rushed, but yummy and so worth it. Really loved the Kasturi Kebab (chicken, chose spicy level) and the Khasta Hara Mahee (semolina crusted barramundi, with a selection of dips). Also ordered the Fort Kochi Moilee (mixed quality seafood in a coconut broth) which my partner loved but was a little too sweet for me, and Beef Vindaloo which I loved, but my partner not no much as not much of a beef lover. All comes down to a matter of taste, but we’ll definitely be back to try more. Tip: We ordered the above with a serve a rice and it was a heap of food for two. I’d do a half serve of the barramundi next time or leave it off altogether. Entrees are quite large. The curries are very saucy and I love mixing leftover sauce with rice but we were too full to take advantage of this. I should add the service was very attentive. High quality restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Zaaffran, Public Relations Manager at Zaaffran, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your experience Peter. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us, and we could accommodate you before your show. Thank you for mentioning that our food was delicious and that service was great....More

Reviewed 10 December 2019

We enjoyed their special vegetarian and non veg Thalia's which included variety of delicious items. Restaurant is located in Darling Harbour side area so if you sit in the balcony you can enjoy a great view of the harbour and fireworks if you go there...on Satureday...staff is very courteous, very good service too. We all had a wonderful time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Zaaffran, Public Relations Manager at Zaaffran, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your experience here at Zaaffran. We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us, and thank you for mentioning that our staff was great. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks Zaaffran

Reviewed 8 December 2019

I was here twice this month because I had to come back again after my first time. The food is great (I recommend the samosa), the views on the harbour are very nice (if you sit outside) and the employees are very friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Zaaffran, Public Relations Manager at Zaaffran, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your experience here at Zaaffran. We appreciate your support and are pleased that you always enjoy dining with us. Thank you for mentioning that our service was great. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

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Zaaffran is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4