Saffron Kitchen, Restaurant & Bar

From Kabul to the Mediterranean

Saffron Kitchen takes you to a delicious culinary journey of Mediterranean infused Afghan cuisine.

Saffron Kitchen, Restaurant & Bar

NEW Happy hours Tuesday - Saturday 3pm-6pm

Saffron Kitchen takes you to a delicious culinary journey of Mediterranean infused Afghan cuisine.

Saffron Kitchen, Restaurant & Bar

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Email us at hello@saffronk.com

Saffron Kitchen takes you to a delicious culinary journey of Mediterranean infused Afghan cuisine.

Saffron Kitchen, Restaurant & Bar

NOW OPEN DAILY FROM 12NOON!

Well, almost daily.  We are still closed Mondays.  Mediterranean infused Afghan cuisine.

Saffron Kitchen, Restaurant & Bar

Book your table for Valentine's day now please.

Saffron Kitchen takes you to a delicious culinary journey of Mediterranean infused Afghan cuisine.
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About Us

About Saffron Kitchen

For ages, the silk road has acted as a conduit of, cultures, commerce, and food/spices throughout all its varying regions. Saffron Kitchen offers a comfortable yet casual dining experience, providing the rich flavors of Afghanistan, infused with a delightful Mediterranean flavor. Our menu is a delicate balance between age-old flavors and modern-day culinary excellence.

We offer fresh, nourishing, dishes, using local ingredients that are seasonally available, complimented by an extensive assortment of premium wines and microbrewery beers and spirits.

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Review

Our Customer Review

  •   Delicious food, wonderful friendly service, lovely and clean ambiance. The dumplings and kabobs were fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

    thumb Katie V.
    2/01/2024
  •   We had a lovely evening at Saffron Kitchen.  The service was great and the food was delicious.  We had the Aushak, Potato Bolani and Vegetarian Combo.  Everything was great.  Our... read more

    thumb Sam S.
    1/26/2024
  •   My second time here and it was excellent again.  This time went for an 80th birthday lunch, and it was perfect. The food has great flavor, nice atmosphere and friendly... read more

    thumb B A.
    1/25/2024
  •   Had a delicious dinner here the other night with the best cocktail I've ever had in my life, made with mango lassi!! It was called Sea of Bosphorus. The veggie... read more

    thumb calheights gal w.
    1/15/2024
  •   I was meeting my brother and two nephews at Rockridge BART, before they went off to a concert New Year's Eve Eve. I looked for nearby restaurants and found Saffron... read more

    thumb Tami B.
    1/11/2024
  •   Delicious food, wonderful friendly service, lovely and clean ambiance. The dumplings and kabobs were fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

    thumb Katie V.
    2/01/2024

      We had a lovely evening at Saffron Kitchen.  The service was great and the food was delicious.  We had the Aushak, Potato Bolani and Vegetarian Combo.  Everything was great.  Our... read more

    thumb Sam S.
    1/26/2024
  •   My second time here and it was excellent again.  This time went for an 80th birthday lunch, and it was perfect. The food has great flavor, nice atmosphere and friendly... read more

    thumb B A.
    1/25/2024

      Had a delicious dinner here the other night with the best cocktail I've ever had in my life, made with mango lassi!! It was called Sea of Bosphorus. The veggie... read more

    thumb calheights gal w.
    1/15/2024
  •   I was meeting my brother and two nephews at Rockridge BART, before they went off to a concert New Year's Eve Eve. I looked for nearby restaurants and found Saffron... read more

    thumb Tami B.
    1/11/2024

      Wonderful tastes, fresh flavors, gracious friendly service.  Recommend the seafood kebabs, eggplant, lentil soup, vegetarian combo.  The naan bread was fresh and tasty, as was the trio of chutneys (one... read more

    thumb Nad N.
    12/28/2023
  •   This place is fantastic. I love the ambiance and delicious food. Service was awesome as well. This spot is worth the trip to Orinda.

    thumb Casey B.
    12/26/2023

      Dinner tonight for the first, although certainly not the last, time at this delightful upscale Afghan restaurant. Crispy bolani, tender lamb dumplings, spinach, and one of their numerous yummy looking... read more

    thumb Ann D.
    12/16/2023
  •   Tonight my husband and I tried the newly (about a month ago) opened Saffron Kitchen. We were warmly greeted as we entered, the staff is very polite and attentive We... read more

    thumb Helen H.
    12/16/2023

      I visited a couple of weeks after they first opened and I was very impressed. I've had Afghan food many times before -- the various Helmand restaurants in SF, Cambridge... read more

    thumb Veda H.
    12/16/2023
  •   Delicious food, wonderful friendly service, lovely and clean ambiance. The dumplings and kabobs were fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

    thumb Katie V.
    2/01/2024

      We had a lovely evening at Saffron Kitchen.  The service was great and the food was delicious.  We had the Aushak, Potato Bolani and Vegetarian Combo.  Everything was great.  Our... read more

    thumb Sam S.
    1/26/2024

      My second time here and it was excellent again.  This time went for an 80th birthday lunch, and it was perfect. The food has great flavor, nice atmosphere and friendly... read more

    thumb B A.
    1/25/2024
  •   Had a delicious dinner here the other night with the best cocktail I've ever had in my life, made with mango lassi!! It was called Sea of Bosphorus. The veggie... read more

    thumb calheights gal w.
    1/15/2024

      I was meeting my brother and two nephews at Rockridge BART, before they went off to a concert New Year's Eve Eve. I looked for nearby restaurants and found Saffron... read more

    thumb Tami B.
    1/11/2024

      Wonderful tastes, fresh flavors, gracious friendly service.  Recommend the seafood kebabs, eggplant, lentil soup, vegetarian combo.  The naan bread was fresh and tasty, as was the trio of chutneys (one... read more

    thumb Nad N.
    12/28/2023
  •   This place is fantastic. I love the ambiance and delicious food. Service was awesome as well. This spot is worth the trip to Orinda.

    thumb Casey B.
    12/26/2023

      Dinner tonight for the first, although certainly not the last, time at this delightful upscale Afghan restaurant. Crispy bolani, tender lamb dumplings, spinach, and one of their numerous yummy looking... read more

    thumb Ann D.
    12/16/2023

      Tonight my husband and I tried the newly (about a month ago) opened Saffron Kitchen. We were warmly greeted as we entered, the staff is very polite and attentive We... read more

    thumb Helen H.
    12/16/2023
  •   I visited a couple of weeks after they first opened and I was very impressed. I've had Afghan food many times before -- the various Helmand restaurants in SF, Cambridge... read more

    thumb Veda H.
    12/16/2023

      My first visit to the new restaurant! I followed the server's recommendation and ordered the lamb kabob.The lamb was tender and flavorful and our server was most attentive. Saffron Kitchen... read more

    thumb Risa N.
    12/15/2023

      Omg. Omg. Omg. YUM.

    Saffron Kitchen will be on a regular rotation for me going forward. I've only had Afghani food once or twice, but this is another level.

    The menu has... read more

    thumb Margaret H.
    12/14/2023
  •   Great service, delicious food, nice ambiance. We'll definitely be returning for more. This is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood.

    thumb John D.
    12/14/2023

      This was my first time having Afghan food, and oh man have I been missing out! Everything was absolutely delicious. The three of us split two appetizers and each got... read more

    thumb Lucy F.
    12/11/2023

      Great new neighborhood spot in Rockridge! Came here for a casual date night. The cocktails were tasty and creative, and we were big fans of the potato pakora and the... read more

    thumb Laila H.
    12/11/2023