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Saffron Indian Bistro

1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 593-4269 · $$ · Bistro, Indian, Vegetarian
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"583 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: 2.0 out of 5"by Alfonso L. at Yelp User Review4/8/2014Word of warning: prepare for some serious sticker shock when walking in here for the lunch buffet. Yes, you're in San Carlos and the place next door has outrageous prices for their Chinese lunch specials, but really: $14.95? So when you add a soft drink to the meal your order goes over $19, then they … More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Shannon L. at Yelp User Review4/5/2014We went to Saffron Indian Bistro for lunch on a weekday. We all got the buffet and ate all we could!The buffet had lots of meat and veggie choices and everything seemed fresh. My favorites were the chicken tikka masala and the butter chicken. Both were really tasty!I love buffets and Indian food so I will definitely return someday.Overall grade:A More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Just M. at Yelp User Review4/2/2014Excellent service and food!!! More
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"by Peter B. at Yelp User Review4/1/2014We ordered 3 plates plus naan:Tandoori Vegetables(were not edible. Some what of a sour taste to them.)Lamb Rogan Josh( WAS the only thing we enjoyed and how I managed to give it a 2 star.)Fish Curry Madras(Just ok )Garlic Naan (Standard)Plain Rice(Exciting)Plus water should not be a $60 tab?I'll stick to Peacock's Koriander Indian Cuisine in Belmont... More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by B T. at Yelp User Review4/1/2014I've been here on a regular menu night and on buffet night (Tuesday). The food is tasty, and service reads your mind. On a regular night, if give this four stars. On buffet night, it gets the full five stars.The selection is broad.Each dish is distinct in flavor and is beyond your typical Indian buffet offerings.This is hands down the best Indian buffet I've been to. More