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“Good Indian food”

Saffron Indian Bistro
Ranked #11 of 141 Restaurants in San Carlos
Price range: USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisines: Indian, Latin
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between W. El Camino Real and Laurel
Transit: Taking SamTrans on El Camino get down on San Carlos Ave/ Holly Street Bus Stop. If taking Cal Train, get down at Holly Street Station (San Carlos) and Walk west on San Carlos Ave to the restaurant on the left, 5 doors from el camino real.
Description: Saffron is a local neighborhood family restaurant located in the heart of downtown San Carlos , serving Northern Indian Cuisine with a commitment to using local and sustainable foods. We feature an ever-changing menu that is sure to please the Meat eaters, Vegetarians and Vegans alike, including items that are Gluten Free.
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I walked in for late lunch and was immediately seated. There was a large buffet with many tasty dishes to chose from. Naan was delivered to my table. Dishes available were rice, butter chicken, Tandoori chicken, lamb, chana dal. spinach, mixed vegetables, marsala chicken, salad, fruits, hot tea and desserts. Very good taste and plenty. Large dining room. I will be back.

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Thank NinjaGigi
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We love Saffron. They have a great lunch time buffet,good service,and not excessively priced.The staff is friendly.Great place for a quick delicious lunch.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was our "go-to" Indian restaurant for the 11 years we lived in San Carlos, and it is still our favorite of all the Indian restaurants we have tried in 30 years in the Bay Area: Head and shoulders above most for variety and cleanliness. Some Indian friends find it less spicy than what they like at home, but it's not as dumbed down to accommodate the American palate as most. Although there is some repetition, most recipes are changed every day so that everything is fresh, and on the occasional weeks when we had the lunch buffet there two or three days in a row, the raita, the vegetarian dishes, meat dishes and desserts were always different except perhaps for the butter chicken.
A couple of bucks more for the buffet than some other decent alternatives, such as Amber India, and worth every penny!

Thank JudgeMendel
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A really nice indian with a range of eclectic dishes
Aloo tikka was especially good as was the spicy cauliflower. Good bread and a range of tasty unusual non alcoholic drinks

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a family or friends get together, 15 minutes from SFO airport, with an awesome taste of Indian food. Service could be better and the toilets. But for the food taste, still a good place

Thank Selvaraj V
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