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Saffron Indian Bistro

1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070 · McDougal
(650) 593-4269 · $$ · Indian, Vegetarian
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"591 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Thu11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Saffron Indian Bistro is a family owned restaurant situated in the sophisticated dining destination of San Carlos. We serve Gourmet North Indian cuisine and have been successfully converting nay sayers to lovers of Indian food for over ten years. We feature an ever-changing menu that is sure to please the Meat eaters, Vegetarians and Vegans alike, including items that are Gluten Free.

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Popular menu items

Chicken Tikka Masala · Garlic Naan · Tandoori Chicken · Saag Paneer · Basmati Rice

General info

Business Casual · Casual · Elegant · Family Friendly · Credit: MasterCard, Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 14, 2014 · by Angela M. from YelpChicken Nazimi Curry and Butter Chicken was what was ordered, along with Plain naan and Roti. Loved the good. Service was outstanding. Cute little spot with nice interior and great food. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 14, 2014 · by Ravi S. from YelpEven though we reached there when it was almost closing time we were accommodated very well. Overall it had good food and ambiance. I especially enjoyed the Butter Chicken entree and the Punjabi Murgh Tikka appetizer. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 10, 2014 · by Jihee K. from Yelp2 words. Butter chicken. If you never had what butter chicken taste like, order one from here and you'll get addicted for life. I don't eat Indian take outs that often but when I do, this is the place I go to. People are so nice here and they also have all you can eat dinner on Wednesdays. 5 stars!!! Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 05, 2014 · by S C. from YelpThis place is really nicely decorated and the service was quite nice, but I feel like the pricing doesn't quite match the food.To elaborate, the food is good (and certainly not bad), but I've had as good or better Indian food at other places where it cost notably less. Granted, I understand paying a little more for the … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 03, 2014 · by Zin M. from YelpThey have a fairly large selection for the buffet and I recommend coming here for that. Just be warned that their food runs on the spicy side, as in hot. Both my husband and I started to sweat a little so it was pretty hot. Service is okay, there are a lot of people there but you still have to raise your hand to get … Full review