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Zaffron Kitchen East Coast

East Coast Indian $$$ +100
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About Zaffron Kitchen East Coast

Having been voted 'Best Indian Restaurant 2013' and 'Best Asian Restaurant 2014' by the Restaurant Association of Singapore Zaffron Kitchen serves an excellent mix of North, South and local Indian food. And trust us, there’s nothing quite as savoury as the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of India's finest fare. That's why Zaffron are serving up everything Indian, made with only the freshest ingredients and the purest spices to tempt your belly. We cannot recommend Zaffron at East Coast Road highly enough.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:30
Zaffron Kitchen East Coast, East Coast Road 135/137 , 428820 Singapore

Further Information

Decked in shades of orange, grey and brown, this Zaffron’s 96-seater on East Road showcases a cosmopolitan and modern ambience. The main dining hall is a cavernous space housing an eclectic and colourful mix of tables and chairs. First to catch the eye is a long, high table that seats 14. Guests can simply perch themselves on metal stools and indulge in their favourite tipple or sip away on any one of the wines available here while enjoying the chill-out background music.

Another unique sight at this modern Indian restaurant is a play area for kids aged seven and below. The owners constructed a 'cottage' playhouse complete with pinewood picket fence and furnished with kid-friendly toys. Make sure to stop by Zaffron on East Road soon, and regularly, too. With a selection of fine Indian dishes covering the diversity of the subcontinent you’re in safe waters, culinary wise.

CHEF'S CHOICE

89 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 89 Reviews
Quality/Price: reasonable
Food: delicious
Noise: average
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
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5 reviews so far 6
17.04.2017 16:26

we had an excellent experience at Zaffron, as with the many times we've been there. the service was very attentive and prompt and they were especially helpful wth our young children. we love the food there and the one for one beer. there's not much for the kids to eat but they have a good play area so we like to give the kids dinner first before going there for our own.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2017 07:49

Absolutely the best Indian food I have had in Singapore. Great food, decent service, just a fantastic place to go for dinner. So good, in fact, that I will go back again tonight. Delicious.

2 reviews so far 6
04.02.2017 17:21

Excellent food and great service. Garlic naan and dhal makhani are absolutely awesome. Chicken tikka masala is also one of our favourites there. The waiters are always ready to help and some of them are extremely helpful. The place also has a mini playground for kids

1 review so far 6
16.05.2016 13:44

Really tasty food. Authentic Indian flavours and great service. We are regulars and will definitely be back again. Also great for the kids as they have their own kiddie corner so the adults can eat in peace!

1 review so far 6
25.01.2016 07:30

I enjoyed dining at this restaurant. Food is great and ambiance is lovely too. They have a really baby-friendly kids corner too which is great for our toddler. Also, we had a big group of friends over and we stayed a little too long (since they were switching off the light and the staff were having their meals) but no complains at all, in fact they were really grateful and warm. Highly recommend this place. Good food and even greater staff. Thank you Zaffron Kitchen East Coast for accommodating us on my birthday, it was awesome!

3 reviews so far 5
05.01.2016 22:52

Great venue for a family dinner. Our group had four adults and three kids. It's nice that the menu offers items for kids, like burgers and fish & chips. The kids play area kept them entertained before and after the meal! The food was quite good. We had the papsi chaat, butter chicken, mutton rogan josh, palak paneer, Jaipur veggies, mutton biryani, three kinds of naan, an order of tandoori roti, 3 kids meals, a passion fruit lassi and a bottle of red wine. The bill was about $220, which is on the high side but then again, North Indian food is usually a little pricey. The only improvement to be made is the water. We asked for warm water to make a bottle of milk for out toddler, and the server refilled our glasses of ice water with the warm water as well. Unfortunately the water tasted like coffee because it was probably taken from the same machine used for coffee. As it was already the end of our meal, we didn't bother asking the servers to replace the water. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The food was tasty and had the perfect amount of spice (we selected the More Spicy option) and wasn't too pungent. A great place to take a family with kids.

1 review so far 5
28.06.2015 20:27

The food was great and so was the ambience. It was a perfect little place for little kids. My nieces had too much fun in the play area. We felt that the space allocated to us was a little cramp as we had a pram with us which was under the Aircon vent. We requested for a different area but a waiter refused as apparently its meant for 10 people . There were 4 of us with 3 kids. Throughout the entire stay there, we notice the table was empty. It would have been really a great experience if we were allowed extra comfort. My baby had to be with us as we can't put him under the air con vent.

3 reviews so far 5
22.10.2015 10:00

Great family atmosphere, good food, environment is nice. Old and young enjoy this place. I brought my elderly MIL, and two kids (8&10). There is something for everyone. Naan is delicious, we always add to our order to receive it fresh. There is a Chicken which is tender and not spicy at all. Perfect for my kids. Meanwhile, hubby and I can still enjoy the wonderful Flavours of the spices in other dishes. There's a play area and screen for kids even. Only drawback was it can get loud, and refill of water had to be requested a few times. Overall, it is one of our Favourite 'going out to places' as a family.

1 review so far 5
29.08.2016 23:46

I had the butter and garlic naan With chicken tikaa, it was good! My partner had the mutton dum briyani, the Rice was off a good quality and flavour. Also, the masala fries Love the interior, not your usual indian kind-like cafe. Industrial, modern Look. $$: We spent about $65 for two-pax Service: food was served Quick, taking into considération we went there At 4pm on A sunday, Hence the cafe is not busy. Overall: very satisfied

1 review so far 6
26.03.2016 08:33

Great speedy service. Food came fast and was child friendly with a small play area. Only bug was the kid's meal I order (chicken wrap), the skin was too thick and hard for my 6 year old kid to bite off. Our chicken curry and mutton masala, garlic and special Zaffron naan and bryani were very fresh and tasted great!

8 reviews so far 5
22.11.2015 11:59

Visited Zaffron for a spell some 5 years ago before I was distracted by new and novel restaurants sprouting across the island. The Indian cuisine was already legendary back then. Went back to Zaffron again since it was a short walk from my place, and as expected, was served simple dishes packed with flavours.

3 reviews so far 5
10.05.2015 15:26

Like their ordering system, everything digital. Food was great, we ordered samosa, chicken tikka, Rice, all taste good. The main course came a bit slow, there were only few chef and food could take 45mins to come if restaurant is busy. So if you don't mind the wait, you could give it a try.

2 reviews so far 5
16.06.2017 11:53

One of my favourite Indian restaurants food wise. Service wise, they are friendly, but slow and you may have to repeat requests at times. Best to go early or quite late for dinner to avoid the crowded times. I've seen some tables wait almost an hour for their food.

2 reviews so far 6
29.03.2015 07:25

Great restaurant. Casual atmosphere, attentive and efficient service and very good Indian food. Always busy and a great place to bring kids: they have a kids corner to entertain little ones while you eat and drink. Recommend this to anyone.

1 review so far 3
10.07.2016 12:44

food was great! service was fine in the beginning but went downhill when peak hour started. luckily we arrived early and didn't have to wait for more than an hour for our orders. however, it took 20mins to get and pay for our bill! we feel so bad for the other customers. those that had reservations were forced to leave because there was no table available. the workflow of the entire restaurant badly needs improvement! hire a good manager please!

2 reviews so far 1
02.01.2015 14:23

I do not want to give even 1 point for this restaurant. I went to Zaffron Kitchen on 1st of January, 2015. I wanted to make my boyfriend's birthday lunch to be perfect but I failed "thanks to" Zaffron Kitchen. It was my the worst dining experience ever. I asked nice seats when I made a reservation but they didn't give us even better seats. The table was so close to the door which is only for staff and I had to see that staff go in and out door during whole time. We went into the restaurant at 12 pm and we got our foods around 1 pm. Yes, we ordered a little bit late but they let us know one menu was sold out very late and I think they started cooking after they got our order. Even if I asked why our foods were late and people who came here later than us already had their foods, the guy looked not sorry at all, there was only excuse. Foods were good? I cannot enjoy foods when I am angry even though the foods are nice. I only remember not hot foods only fold foods there. I cannot forget my experience in Zaffron Kitchen. I do not want to go there again and I do not recommend this place because of the bad and poor service and their manner of serving the customers.

3 reviews so far 5
30.12.2015 07:27

Good food that is flavorful. There are dishes that are non-spicy, so there is something on the menu for the whole family. Service a bit slow tonight in terms of getting our menus, cutlery and refill of water. But would return for the food.

1 review so far 6
03.04.2015 15:46

Our dinner yesterday was fantastic at Zaffron Kitchen. Food was great. Each item was delicious. My youngest one also enjoyed playing with other kids at the small play area they have. Will definitely go back soon.

1 review so far 5
13.09.2016 08:49

A great place for families with young children. Food is good and the staff is very friendly to both parents and children. There's a play area for the kids, but it's a bit small and get crowded during busy times.

1 review so far 5
29.03.2015 20:40

Good food, okay prices. Service becomes better but still does not pay enough attention (finding a staff to refill my iced water took more then 5 minutes, usually that happens without asking...). Still very good and worth a visits

1 review so far 4
01.01.2015 20:06

Samosas were good and crunchy. Chicken tikka was very moist and done to perfection. The lamb was good, although a bit salty and Kashmiri naan was just delicious. Good food, service and ambiance at the restaurant. Parking was a hassle. Reasonably priced, definitely recommend the place.

1 review so far 2
18.07.2016 14:11

Very sloooow service - food arrived about 45 minutes from when the order taken and so our kids were grousing about being hungry. But meanwhile we could see Food Panda couriers collecting meals to take out for delivery, so perhaps in-restaurant diners are being prioritised lower. Also, the tablet based menus really don't work very well either items which are available are missing from the tablet menu, or items on the tablet menu turn out not to be available. Food did taste nice when it arrived, but the portions were not generous.

1 review so far 6
03.01.2016 15:55

foood was good, so was the service. The staff was very accommodating.Very clean and the ambience was good as well. Overall, a fantastic place to take your family to dinner.

1 review so far 4
08.06.2015 06:41

Air con was not really working so it was a bit warm. Staff were not attentive, we had to call them for basic service such as water and refill. Food was good and reasonably priced. A family-oriented restaurant with a children's playgound corner.

4 reviews so far 6
02.11.2015 21:43

I'm going every month with my friends. They serve tasty Indian food, it's very easy to order with a tablet. The decoration is modern and the staff efficient.

1 review so far 5
29.01.2015 18:47

for 2 persons, we ordered the Dun Chicken briyan rice which was good and butter chicken. The butter chicken would taste better if it wa snot so buttery, too thick for my liking.

1 review so far 5
14.02.2016 22:28

Lovely food but limited wine available as out of stock. Service was very good, although I felt safe should have explained I made my order through the iPad as this was not clear

1 review so far 6
28.03.2015 09:00

Food was fantastic and the portions generous. Service staff was even better - very attentive. Great place for a night out, will be coming back again!

2 reviews so far 6
03.01.2015 06:11

Great restaurant. Great food, good service, nice concept. Never disappoints. They even have a kids' play area with toys and cartoons. Well worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2016 16:47

Great ambience and great food! The best indian food so far that i have eaten. Would recommend friends to go. Thumbs up. Good service too!

1 review so far 5
24.05.2017 07:35

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurant to go to. Delicious food, favorite is the butter chicken because it's cooked with the tandoori chicken. We go at least every 2-3 weeks.

2 reviews so far 5
03.11.2015 23:24

Great food, as usual! Service is good, and the ambience is still good as before. My second time visiting the place. Great place for dinner with your family and friends.

1 review so far 6
21.07.2015 20:18

This Indian restaurant serves good and tastefull Indian food, easy ordering with provided ipad, friendly staff and modern decorated restaurant we will come back soon!

1 review so far 4
28.07.2016 15:43

Pricey and quite milky and sweet, but the tandoori is very good, especially the paneer tikka. Did not fancy the butter chicken too much. Also recommend the Briyani, which is 16 dollars and can feed 3-4 persons.

2 reviews so far 5
08.11.2015 09:52

Great food and fast at getting it out to the table. Atmosphere was good and all tables seemed to being enjoying themselves. We will be back for sure.

1 review so far 2
03.07.2015 10:48

restaurant great, however approach to service was somewhat unusual, use an iPad to order everything, we had to wait 25 minutes for a drink, not ideal, with waiters standing talking, when asked if we could order a drink we were told how to order by iPad! I iAd given between 4 asked for another. Difficult to know what you have overall and also pollution sizes. Overall good ok, not service

18 reviews so far 5
05.02.2016 10:52

Great indian food at convenient location. Servers were nice and self ordering system via ipad was a breeze to use. Pity the children play corner has been dismantled.

3 reviews so far 5
21.07.2015 10:17

One of our favorite restaurant to dine, easy booking, easy ordering, food is consistent. Naan portion could be better though, but overall still a great place to dine.

1 review so far 5
21.06.2016 17:57

food was delicious , service was good but there were no additional spicy toppings and portion size was quite small for its price. I enjoyed it tho !

1 review so far 5
31.12.2015 15:49

The food were tasty and well presented and the staff were friendly. The children corner was helpful as it allowed my kid to play while we enjoyed dinner.

1 review so far 5
31.01.2017 18:06

The Staff are very pleasant and have a keen eye for details. Please extend my gratitude to the staff who were on duty that day. Thank you.

1 review so far 5
17.11.2015 08:47

Good and authentic Indian food. Service was slow on the Friday evening and needs improvement. Ambience was good and a thoughtful layout ensured smooth flow of people.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 12:51

Food was gd, and there was a lovely play area for toddlers to keep parents free from baby care n focus on the food for a moment

10 reviews so far 5
31.03.2017 21:17

Love the food as always. Best Indian food in Singapore. Fast service. Parking may be a problem. Will come back. U u u u u u

1 review so far 5
20.06.2016 09:05

I like the food, it was healthier, vclearner tast. But it was on the expensive side; one small lamb piece was about 8$ in the end.

1 review so far 5
21.02.2017 21:17

I am going to bring my kids there next time. Pretty sure that they will like it also, though they are not fans of Indian food.

2 reviews so far 5
13.11.2016 04:07

Medium to high range Indian restaurant Great food taste in a friendly and peaceful environment Reasonable pricing Service is OK Suitable for families with young kids

2 reviews so far 4
02.01.2015 09:57

Service a bit slow. Portions a bit small. Prices are affordable. Taste average. Décor decent. This was my first time in the restaurant and it somehow didn't live up to my expectations

1 review so far 5
05.03.2017 11:15

Good service, good food - able to request level of spiciness acceptable to everyone. A little noisy, but that's to be expected on a weekend.

1 review so far 5
01.03.2015 22:02

The service was great. The food never fails to please! A variety of dishes to choose from, even vegetarian ones! Everyone should try their briyani!