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Saffron Indian Restaurant/Saffron印度餐厅
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Directly behind the FourPoints Sheraton is new Indian restaurant, Saffron. This restaurant boasts a bar, a stage for Indian dancing, a Bollywood screen, and extensive dining area in a somewhat basic style. The ceiling lighting system is a contemporary interpretation of peacock feathers, which is well conceived and executed, though the walls and particularly the flooring lack some style. It's nice enough, but I would have preferred a more enticing depiction of India; but we were there for the food I guess; so as long as everything is clean and tidy, which it was, then no worries.

The staff are comprised of locals, and Indians, especially brought in to run and cook the Indian dishes. I should mention that there is also a Chinese chef responsible for the Chinese dishes on offer too.

The menu is very extensive and perusing it left me feeling like a kid in a sweetshop as I wanted to try everything, but instead had to settle for what I considered a fair interpretation of some Indian classics. Between us we ordered Butter Chicken Masala, Chicken Do Piaza, Dhal Makhani, Methi Gosht, Mushroom Masala, Aloo Gobi, Punjabi Samosa and Jeera Rice with a couple of Chili Cheese Naans and a Paratha to mop it all up. To wash it down we had one salted and one sweet Lassi and a nice cold Kingfisher beer. Apart from the Mutton Methi Gosht, which needed more fenugreek in my opinion, the dishes were good to excellent, with the mushroom masala being the crowd pleaser. Unfortunately we were unable to finish the feast, as our choices were all quite rich, so when you do go, try to order a selection of dishes that give the meal balance and you won't go wrong. Though saying that, they are very happy to put your leftovers in a doggy bag to take home so you can enjoy it all over again! All ten dishes, including drinks came to RMB470 for 3 people and taxis to take you home are easy to grab in front of the Sheraton.

Saffron also offers a lunch-time delivery service for businesses/offices in the area, though I'm sure they won't mind residential customers either. For 55RMB you can get a normal lunch-set which comprises of rice, meat curry and vegetables, or a vegetarian set is available for 45RMB.

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Sean
2015-10-13 10:40:19
Fantastic, authentic Indian food and friendly service. The chicken tikka was mighty good, as well as the stuffed roti and garlic naan, mango lassi, all fantastic.
Best I've Had!
2014-08-19 06:14:20
My SO and I visited Hangzhou and Shanghai in September of 2011. We stayed at the FourPoints Sheraton and thoroughly enjoyed the service and our stay in general.One night, looking for something other than room service or one of the hotel's restaurant selections, we noticed Saffron in the alleyway behind the hotel.This is where I had the best chicken korma of my life, along with the best garlic naan of my life. Nothing I have had since compares. The service was quite lacking, as the host and waiter were extremely unfriendly, but the food was so amazing that I will overlook the horrible service.I can't wait to go back!
Saffron Food - Taste Of India
2012-07-22 08:21:44
I am really enjoying my work and life only due to SAFFRON RESTAURANT.Thanksto SAFFRON TEAM and MANAGER Mr.Singh to add the flavours of India and good behaviour and service. Some competitors are there in the Hz,China but I like your restaurant "food only". My wishes with you always. Rajat
Amazing food
2012-07-22 08:21:32
have become addicted to the food here...tasty and mouth watering...friendly attitude as well. Never had a bad experience so far. Strongly recommended :)
A had a good meal
2012-06-27 23:42:02
This was my first time to this restaurant. Upon walking in, the manager greated me with a genuine smile and handshake. I do not regularly eat Indian food so I asked some questions and the manager recommended several dishes. The food was great, the beer had some flavor and color unlike the watery Chinese local beer. All in all, I enjoyed the meal that cost 170 RMB. Everything was clean. The only thing that caught my attention was that I was the only patron in the restaurant (Tuesday evening and rather early). Give the restaurant a try.
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Address:
1/F, Building 2, Four Points by Sheraton Binjiang, 868 Dongxin Avenue
东信大道868号杭州福朋喜来登酒店2号楼1楼

Telephone:
0571 8899 4575

Opening Hours:
11am - 10pm
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