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Saffron Colonial Classic Indian Cuisine Downtown Salt Lake City

A British Colonial style restaurant in the heart of the city. We offer a lunch buffet made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Daily specials include favorites like Chicken Tikka Masala, Coconut Korma, Vindaloo and rotating classic dishes. 

Dinner is cooked to order and served family style with choices that range from traditional, classic, modern and sweet offerings.

Vegan & Vegetarian options available. We offer dine in, take out, delivery and private dining and event space. 

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Tuesday thru Friday 11am - 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday  11am - 3:30pm
Closed Monday


Tuesday thru Friday 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 5pm -9pm
Closed Monday


26 E Street
Avenues Neighborhood
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

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the MENU

(V) = Vegan  |  (VEG) = Vegetarian  |  (GF) = Gluten-Free

Saffron Colonial Indian Restaurant Menu

Our menu is inspired by classic favorites from the sub-continent and incorporates local, organic ingredients (when possible), and plenty of warm spices and fresh herbs.



Served with mint and tamarind chutneys

Crispy Fritters (Pakoras)(V)
Chick pea batter fried assorted seasonal vegetables. 7.95

Samosas (V)
2 crisp dumplings filled with spiced potato and peas. 5.95

Delhi Chaat
Tangy potato & chickpeas, wheat crisps, chutneys, sweet yogurt. 5.95

Dahi Poppers (VEG)
Semolina puffs filled with spice mashed potato, tangy chutneys, sweet yogurt. 5.95

Bhel Puri (V)
Crisp puffed rice salad with tangy chutneys. 5.95

Pani Poppers (V)
Semolina puffs, tangy mashed potatoes, onions, served with spicy tamarind water. 5.95

Naan & Dips (VEG)
Garlic hummus, yogurt raita, curry dipping sauce and warm naans. 8.95

Kheema Samosas
2 pcs of crisp dumplings filled with lamb-chicken mince, green peas and spices. 6.95

Chicken 65
South Indian style crispy chicken poppers. 8.95

Pav Bhaji (VEG)
Luscious vegetable preparation served with warm toasted rolls. 6.95

Vada (V)
Savory fried lentil doughnuts served with sambhar and chutneys. 5.95

Idli (VEG) (GF)
Steamed rice and lentil cakes served with sambhar. 5.95

House Green Salad
Mixed lettuce, seasonal vegetables, house dressing. 5.95

The Om Salad (VEG)
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, feta cheese and cumin vinaigrette. 7.95

Vegan Salad (V)
Healthy salad of tomatoes, chickpeas, baby spinach and tofu with a cilantro lime dressing. 7.95

Tandoori Chicken Salad
Mixed greens, granny smith apples, roasted cashews, tandoori chicken and roasted garlic dressing. 8.95


Hakka Noodles
Soft noodles tossed in a wok with fresh vegetables, sauces and condiments. Choose from: Vegetable 9.95, Egg 10.95, Chicken 11.95

Fried Rice
Long grain basmati rice tossed with fresh vegetables, sauces and condiments. Choose from: Vegetable 9.95, Egg 10.95, Chicken 11.95

Manchurian Style
Spicy and tangy sauce tossed with your choice of: Cauliflower 11.95 or Chicken 12.95


Served with salad or soup of the day.

Paneer Passion Wrap (VEG)
Grated cottage cheese, peppers, onions in warm naan. 8.95

Chicken Tikka Wrap
Tandoor grilled chicken, creamy sauce, crisp peppers, onions in naan. 8.95

Rogan Josh Wrap
Grilled lamb, makhni sauce, peppers, onions in naan. 8.95

Lentil and Rice Crepes served with sambhar (dipping soup), coconut and tomato chutneys

Masala Dosa (V) (GF)
Savory crepe filled with mashed spiced potatoes. 6.95

Mysore Masala Dosa (V) (GF)
Savory crepe filled with bombay potatoes, mysore chutney. 8.95

Spring Dosa (V) (GF)
Savory crepe filled with bombay potatoes, farm fresh vegetables. 8.95

Paneer Vegetable Dosa (VEG) (GF)
Savory crepe filled with crunchy veggies with paneer in madras curry. 8.95

Open Faced Utappam (V) (GF)
Savory pancake stuffed with onions, chilies, cilantro. 6.95

Kheema Dosa(GF)
Savory crepe with a spiced minced lamb/chicken filling. 9.95

Chicken Tikka Dosa (GF)
Savory crepe filled with chicken in a luscious onion tomato sauce. 8.95

Onion Rava Masala Dosa (VEG)
A thin wispy crepe made with semolina, rice and white flours. 8.95


Hand-Tossed Tandoori Breads

Naan / Garlic Naan (VEG)
Leavened baked bread. 2.5 / 3

Multi-Grain Roti (VEG)
Whole wheat, barley, split yellow lentils, flax, oats flat bread. 3.5

Sweet N Nutty Naan (VEG)
Flat bread filled with cashews, raisins, almonds, coconut, cardamom. 4.95

Chili Cheese Naan (VEG)
Flat bread stuffed with cheese and serrano chilies. 4.95

Garlic Cheese Naan (VEG)
Flat bread stuffed with garlic and cheese. 4.95

Bread Basket (VEG)
Choice of any three naans. 12

All children's menu items 4.99

Soft Dosa Pancakes

Chicken Tenders

Chocolate Dosa

Pb&j Wrap

Served with a small salad and soup of the day

Paneer Kebab (VEG)(GF)
Grilled paneer with a filling of mint chutney, marinated in yogurt flavored with spices. 11.95

Malai Chicken Kebab (GF)
Grilled chicken bites marinated in yogurt, cream and spices. 13.95

Hariyali Chicken Kebab (GF)
Tandoor baked chicken bites, infused with green spices and herbs. 13.95

Chicken Tikka Kebab (GF)
Boneless chicken bites, marinated in house spices, clay oven grilled. 13.95

Chicken Tandoori (GF)
Bone-in chicken marinated in yogurt and tandoori spices and slow roasted in the clay oven. 15.95

Lamb Chops (GF)
Garlic and fenugreek marinated lamb chops cooked in the tandoor. 16.95

Seekh Kabab (GF)
Minced lamb mixed with ground spices and green herbs, skewer grilled in the clay oven. 15.95

Salmon Tikka (GF)
Grilled salmon marinated in spices, yogurt and lemon juice. 16.95

Saffron Mixed Platter(GF)
Combination of paneer tikka, malai tikka, chicken tikka, seekh kebab. 18.95


Served with steamed basmati rice.

Choose from:

Chicken 12.95
Lamb 14.95
Shrimp 14.95
Vegetables 11.95
Paneer 12.95

Tikka Masala (VEG)(GF)
Rich tomato onion sauce with a smoky flavor.

Coconut Korma (V)(GF)
Creamy sauce of light coconut milk and spices.

Saag (VEG)(GF)
Pureed spinach sautéed with garlic and onions, spices and a touch of cream.

Vindaloo (V)(GF)
Exquisitely spicy sauce of vinegar, potatoes and tomatoes.

Chettinad (V)(GF)
Fennel, black pepper, cumin lend this sauce an earthy flavor.

Please specify: Mild, Medium or Spicy

Kolhapuri Yellow Dal (V) (GF)
Mixed lentils simmered with onions, tomatoes and spices. 10.95

Jaipuri Aloo Gobhi (V) (GF)
Classic vegan dish made with potatoes and cauliflower. 11.95

Mutter Paneer (VEG) (GF)
Petite green peas, cottage cheese in a spiced tomato gravy. 12.95

Butter Chicken (GF)
Pulled tandoori chicken in a creamy tomato sauce. 12.95

Kadai Shrimp (GF)
Spiced sauteed prawns with onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. 14.95

Tamarind Fish Curry (GF)
Firm white fish cooked in a tangy tamarind curry sauce. 14.95

Lamb Rogan Josh (GF)
Classic lamb dish from Kashmir region. 14.95

Laal Maas (SPICY) (GF)(SPICY)
A fiery lamb curry made with robust spices. 14.95


Served with yogurt cucumber raita. All biryanis can be made medium or spicy

Subz Biryani (Vegetable Rice Casserole)
Aromatic rice, fresh cut vegetables, select spices cooked to perfection. 11.95

Paneer Biryani (Cottage Cheese Casserole)
Mildly spiced rice with chunks of cottage cheese, fresh mint and cilantro. 12.95

Murgh Biryani (Chicken Rice Casserole)
Spiced basmati rice, boneless chicken, mint, saffron, cooked “dum” style. 12.95

Gosht Biryani (Goat Rice Casserole)
Slow cooked zafran rice, locally raised bone-in goat, nuts, cream, spices and saffron. 13.95

Prawn Biryani (Shrimp Rice Casserole)
Prawns cooked with tomato, saffron, lemon juice and coconut milk. 13.95

Lamb Biryani (Lamb Rice Casserole)
Slow cooked zafran rice, New Zealand lamb, nuts, cream, spices and saffron. 13.95


Cucumber Raita (VEG)(GF)
Churned yogurt, grated cucumber, roasted cumin. 3.5

Papaddams (V)(GF)
Roasted lentil crisps. 3.5

Mixed Vegetable Pickle (V)(GF)
Mixed vegetables preserved in oil and spices. 2.95

Sweet Mango Chutney (V)(GF)
Mango relish with mild pickle spices. 2.95

Gajar Halwa Tart (VEG)
Slow cooked grated carrots, nuts, khoya, milk sugar, ghee in a brandy snap tulip. 5.95

Gulab Jamun (VEG)
Soft donut holes made with powdered milk, soaked in cardamom syrup. 4.95

Rasmalai (VEG)
Spongy cottage cheese balls dunked in an aromatic milk concoction. 5.95

Kulfi  (VEG)
Choice of Pistachio, Saffron or Mango
House made ice cream in mango, saffron and pistachio flavors. 5.95

Individual Cake Slice
Choose from butterscotch, mango, chocolate, coffee, pistachio, black forest. 3.5

Chef’s Special Dessert
Ask about our rotating chef’s specials. 5.95

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