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Well known for serving fast, fresh & healthy feed. Fair price, generous portion. Moroccan & Indian food. Spices are the principal - choice of your palate mild to extremely hot.
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Indian, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, BYOB, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Booked same day. Greeting OK , nothing special. Taken to reserved table and service was impeccable. Order taken swiftly and wine delivered immediately. Food arrived promptly and the chicken korma was superb. Best I have had anywhere in the world and I have spent 30...years travelling round the world This is a gem of a restaurant and I will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

We were on our way to Hanmer Springs and decided to try Kaiapoi for lunch. Didn't really know what we wanted so we're just going to go and get something from the Night and Day store. But just next door was a Morrocan restaurant. We...weren't disappointed. I had the chicken tagine with cos cos and roast veg salad . The wife had the grilled fish salad. Both were excellent and very tasty. They had lots on the menu that we would have liked to try also. 2 drinks and two mains with a flat bread to mop up the tagine juices only $47. Well priced for such a great lu.ch out.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

The food was excellent, the venue was fresh and modern. The venue is quite small. A great healthy option in Kaiapoi.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Passport27944032065, Owner at Zaafran Moroccan& Indian Cuisine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2021

Kia ora Dale7344, Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you loved our meal. Ngā mihi, Utsab

Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

I live two minutes away from this establishment (to call it a restaurant would be an over estimation) I ordered a Lamb Souvlaki and when I got home again I would reiterate only two minutes away the meal was cold. I phoned to complain and...was told that they would give me a free meal on my next visit, but I would not want to revisit, or have any other food on their menu, definitely not recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Passport27944032065, Owner at Zaafran Moroccan& Indian Cuisine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2021

Kia ora 259laurencej, We would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies regarding the bad experience with your visit to ZAAFRAN. We are new management now. we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve you one more time. Please visit us and you...More

Reviewed 8 November 2019

It was a pleasure to see how clean and fresh this place looked inside and out. The menu was great and they use a tandoor! Our food was good, fresh salads, sauces and tender meat. Service was speedy and food well presented. We will be...back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 November 2019 via mobile

Spent 5 weeks in NZ and tried food from all over the country and this place takes the cake. Very clean and bright , comfortable seating, excellent service and the food and flavors was absolutely amazing. The portions were big, and the pricing was cheap...considering the flavors, the atmosphere and staff. The food had an authentic homemade taste with flavors in every bite.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

Love love love the souvlaki. Best around. So glad they have added Indian to the menu, will be in to try that for sure.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

Our favourite Morrocan local is now offering fantastic Indian curries and a mixed platter that was Devine... if you like crispy hot garlic naan’s then you are in for a treat! They love to please their customers so are always great with feedback... but none...needed apart from.. can I have some more! So good!! Are too fast to take photos.. couldn’t wait!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

I come here frequently and am never, ever disappointed. The grill salads are to die for and when or if I choose to add meat it is delicious. Totally recommend you try it out. I cant rave about it enough.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 March 2019 via mobile

Fantastic fresh flavors and the meat was so tender and tasty. Meals are a good size and reasonable prices. There are tables if you wish to eat in. Vegartrian options as well.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zaafran Moroccan& Indian Cuisine Restaurant

Yes, Zaafran Moroccan& Indian Cuisine Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Zaafran Moroccan& Indian Cuisine Restaurant offers delivery services.

Zaafran Moroccan& Indian Cuisine Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5