Saffron Indian Bistro

Northwest Virginia Beach

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In a Nutshell

  • Wide range of menu items
  • Upscale atmosphere
  • Helpful staff
  • Fully stocked bar

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 26, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers or lunch buffet. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the real location of India remains a mystery. Today's Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Saffron Indian Bistro in Virginia Beach. This Groupon is not valid for the lunch buffet.

Saffron Indian Bistro, named for the delectable and valuable spice that stimulates palates around the world, wows patrons with a varied menu of tantalizing and exotic fare. Begin your spice savoring with a tandoor bread such as herb-topped garlic naan ($3), perfect for sopping up tasty tidbits and cleaning off chin spills. Entrees such as the achari beef with herbs and pickle sauce ($15) and the jeera chicken in a curry and cumin-seed sauce ($14) douse taste buds in a mélange of flavors, and malai kulfi ice cream made with milk and nuts caps off belly-filling fare. Additionally, patrons can enjoy a fully stocked bar, which is sure to fuel illuminating discourse about the use of elephants in contemporary-art exhibits.

Things that seem impossible on an empty stomach, such as skydiving straight into space and convincing your boss to trade spouses, slide into the realm of the certain once you've devoured a Saffron Indian Bistro meal. Amid a cozy, relaxing atmosphere doused in pleasant lighting and lustrous wood furnishings, visitors can kick back and relax like La-Z-Boy recliners on a virtual taste expedition. Enjoy flavors from half way around the globe without magnetically altering the earth’s axis with today’s Groupon.

Reviews

Seven Yelpers give Saffron Indian Bistro four stars, as do six TripAdvisors. Urbanspooners give it an 88% approval rating.

Saffron Indian Bistro

Geography teachers might quibble, but a fairly accurate map of India can be made by arranging the pots of Saffron Indian Bistro's octet of curries. Each curry draws on distinctive spices and herbs to represent a different region's cooking style. Acting as the common language to this culinary subcontinent is the blend of yogurt, ginger, garlic, and garam masala that marinates each skewer of tandoori chicken, lamb, or fish. Regardless of the entree, the chefs customize the heat to accommodate each diners' tastes, prepping plates with mild, savory flavors or enough incendiary spice to evaporate an iceberg.

Visual spice pervades the bistro's decor as well. Sunshine-yellow walls surround the small, striped booths and dark wooden tables. And when the sunlight ceases to stream through the large front windows, torch-like wall sconces and dangling pendant lamps take over, adding an atmospheric illumination to dinner dates.

Customer Reviews

The wait staff are excellent. Very friendly. great food selection, a bit pricey, but worth every penny.
Helen C. · December 7, 2016
Totally upscale atmosphere, very clean and trendy. Delicious food with generous portions. Great service, especially from Muhammad.
Joanne T. · February 1, 2016
Everything is delicious!
JP M. · January 8, 2016
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    Northwest Virginia Beach

    4532 Columbus St.

    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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