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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

Owner haven't review their prices on line, Buffet on line price is showing $12.90 but when we went their price was $17.90. and even not properly filled the dishes. so many times we have to asked for the refill. When we asked for the price...difference reply was oh web site was not updated. making people fool.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Got takeaway for myself and partner and kids. Partner going to Bengaluru in few months for work so thought would introduce her and kid to regional food, they not know what is like at all. I love Indian food and chilli but ordered mild for...the others. Food was amazing some of best South style I've had in NZ. Only small problem "mild" was still pretty spicy and have one 10 year old who doesn't want to go to India any more ☹️. More leftovers for me 😊More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

Great dinner spot for night out. Loved the food, ambience and service. Very tasty food. Hats off to the chef. Saffron will become my regular favorite place to eat. Highly recommend. I have to try their South Indian buffet, which they have every Fri Sat...and Sun.,for brunch.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

Breakfast time 11 onwards not ready went inside at 11.10 no problem happens till 11.35 am everyone in there sitting not ready hence had to leave . Once you become a known place they don’t care of punctuality taking customer for granted

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

Dined in here for a 5oth birthday event of a family member. The restaurant was full of families and friends, kids all around, music and laughter that you would expect in a family get-togethers. The restaurant was setup to cater to normal everyday guest but...obviously we had to change it to make a big family table. My already Long story short, Stuthi the manager In charge was just outstanding. It isnt easy working in an Indian restaurant where everyone comes with a lot of expectations but Stuthi made it happen with ease single handedly. I am only writing this to give a big shoutout to Stuthi for trying her best to be as good at her service as the food tastes.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022

I am from Nepal and when i visited Auckland last time i visited this restaurant for my lunch. It was above the expectation. Food were so tasty and i i have tried South Indian dish for the first time. I love the buffet food. Staff...were very friendly and i love the enviroment. Must visit if you are in Auckland.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Worst butter chicken I have had. Naan was doughy and small. No value for money. Place needs a upgrade and looked dirty. The server was unfriendly. Will not be returning

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2021

Had a great evening at this South Indian restaurant. Food was excellent, well seasoned. Looking forward to going again soon

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2020

Lovely crispy dosa, tasty lamb curry with plenty spicy meat in a rich sauce, wonderful attentive service with free nibbles to taste, and all within the restrictions of level 2. Great place

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

Sunday lunch with my family. We enjoy so much in saffron ponsonby which is my favourite south India restaurant the do weekend lunch special so good and masala dosa India tea with sweets. Definitely recommend ....!!!! Thanks

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 14 June 2019

This place has such great potential, it's in a great location and the food is really tasty. Unfortunately, the service is not the best. The staff are friendly, but with a wait time of anything between 25 minutes to 50 minutes (even when it's not...busy) and then your order is wrong, it just lets the whole place down. Because the food is so tasty, once it arrives, you kind of let it go that you were about to start eating your own leg because you were so hungry. Value for money is amazing, you can get a good-sized curry with rice and a naan for $11. If the interior had a bit of a facelift, you got what you actually ordered (after checking twice) and you didn't have to wait for over half an hour on a 1-hour lunch break, it would be so much more popular and appealing, because their food really does taste good. 6.5/10 overall.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

We went for the weekend brunch buffet and were pretty impressed with it. It is a south indian buffet with idli, dosa, wada, puri bhaji, sambhar, a rice preparation and a curry. There were also 2 desserts and you get an option of a cup...or tea or filter coffee. The food was hot and fresh and was restocked pretty quickly. For the price we paid, it was definitely good food and service was alright too. It was definitely good to see a breakfast buffet in nz. Will definitely go back another item, but probably not immediately as i am guessing the menu will remain the same apart from a couple of dishes.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2019 via mobile

Had a very good Evening with the family. The location was very convenient but not a lot of parking. Interior needs to be maintained more regularly. Food on the other hand was on a next level. The dishes were very spicy and flavoursome. Butter chicken...is a great dish. The service was pretty good. The only flaw was that it took a very long time for the food to come to the table. It was explained to us that the chef was sick. Overall a good restaurant to go for a eat out.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

Group booking for 10 people - the service was very poor considering the place was nearly empty. Ordering drinks, starters and the main meals was painful. Average food with nothing special amongst the various meals ordered. Reasonably priced but wouldn't return to Saffron as there's...much better options available.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

We mostly order their food via Uber Eats. Yummy and authentic tasting south indian dishes. Hard to pinpoint our favourite because there are just too many lol podi idli, masala dosa, chicken dosa, sambar vada, uttapam....the list goes on... one of the best places for...south indian food.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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SAFFRON FINE INDIAN CUISINE, Manukau - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Saffron Fine Indian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5