A blend of traditional and innovative awaits you at Saffron - The Indian kitchen.

Restaurant is located at Carothers Pkwy, Franklin TN. You will experience the finest food, which perfectly combines the ancient traditions and authentic flavors of India. The secret of Indian Cuisine is in proper use of selected spices to bring out rich flavor, aroma and character in food. By proper use of different techniques such as roasting or frying the spices whole, or grinding them to make a paste, it is possible to draw different flavors from the same spice.

Saffron the Indian kitchen offers a wide selection of best Indian Cuisine made from fresh ingredients. Every time is prepared fresh, paying careful attention to our patron's choice of mild, medium or hot flavor. Indian Cuisine enjoys a great reputation among all ethnic foods in the world. It has an uncanny charm, and those who try it find it rich in taste and flavor. A common ingredient in the Indian food is a wide range of spices.

Come enjoy the delicious, fresh, healthy and nutritious Indian food like, Shrimp Tandoori, Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Mixed Grill, Malai Kabab, Fish Pakora, Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Chop, Tandoori Lobster, Chicken Tikka Masala, Goat RoganJosh, Paneer Tikka Masala, Coconut Curry, Dal Tadka, traditional varieties of Dosa, Indo Chineese, Chat corner and various Biryani and many more.

We also provide catering for all occasions - Business Lunches, Business Meetings, Office Parties, Retirement Parties, Birthday Parties, Marriage and Holiday Parties. Please contact us to plan your next event.

We have vegan and Gluten free options available.

  • Our Chicken Tikka Masala recipe rivals any Indian restaurant! Each spicy and tender bite is smothered in a slew of spices. Filled with wholesome and nutritious ingredients, such as tomatoes, onions, yogurt the cream sauce envelops the chicken with a beautiful color. Our must-try Chicken Tikka Masala is a burst of flavor waiting to explode in your mouth!

  • Shrimp Kadhai is our chef's special! Its creamy, lip smacking gravy coats the shrimp to very tasty dish. Made with onions, tomatoes, green peppers, light sauces and spices. You must try our chef special Shrimp Kadhai!

  • Tandoori Chicken is one of our chef's special! Each bite of Chicken will amaze you in the taste of spices. Filled with Chicken pieces, marinated in yogurt, spice mixture and lemon, then barbecued over flaming charcoal in the tandoor, for the most tender and flavorful chicken!

Our Customer Reviews

Jewels R.

Yum yum yum!!! This is some of the tastiest Indian food I've ever had!! We ordered the chicken tika masala, chicken korma, garlic naan and sweet lassi. I highly recommend this restaurant.

stephanie landry

Ether food was fantastic and they easily made accommodations to dietary restrictions. Service was great. I’ll be back.

Rob k.

Thank you for the great food!!! I am so excited to have finally found a really good place to go to for great traditional Indian food!!! (If you're looking for an american spin on Indian food Chattables is a great place to.)

Sonali Kusalkar

One of the best places to go for authentic Indian food! Food is absolutely authentic and healthy. Food is always outstanding and tasty. You won't be disappointed, your stomach will be happy and your wallet won't be completely empty... Would totally recommend. The buffet is a great deal - lots of variety.

Manjusha kute

Saffron the Indian Kitchen is the original and authentic Indian restaurant. Extraordinary. An elite standard. Extreme cleanliness, posh atmosphere and delicious food. This place is one of the famous Indian restaurants in Nashville Tennessee and the food is always the best in the city. Food is definitely the most enjoyable and favorable. Try restaurant’s favorite dishes. You will love it!!! You will want to keep coming back for more!!!

Anita S Bolton

Wow!! The food was excellent. We went to dinner there. I had a wonderful Goat dish that was featured as a chef recommendation. The appetizers were fresh and delicious. We had soup that was very nicely prepared and freshly made. They also offer a lunch buffet. We will go back many times.