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Welcome to Saffron




10417 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601

TEL: 757-223-9978

Our Story Discover

Saffron Restaurant holds a very special place in the heart of its owner Daud (David) Amiri.  He came to America in his early 20’s from his war torn country of Afghanistan. 

Having very little money, David immediately took on two jobs as a busboy and a taxi driver and he enrolled in Queen’s college.

Over the next four years while completing his degree in Accounting, David continued to advance in the restaurant business and became a managing partner of five high-end restaurants and catering halls in New York City.

From 2000 to 2015, David traveled very often from New York City to Hampton to visit his mother who lived in Hampton, Va. 

David says, “I could not help but to notice how most of the restaurants in this area were part of corporate chains and that there seemed to be a lack of specialty restaurants serving authentic dishes from other countries around the world.”  

He shares that Afghanistan is a country of over 10,000 years old and its people have learned so many ways of cooking with spices and creating amazing flavors. He believes that food will bring people peacefully together.  He knows how very important it is to get to know each customer and build a relationship with them. In fact, David refers to customers as “guests” and they are treated as such.

The delicious food offerings not only come from Afghanistan, but also Iran, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece. All of the foods contain rich spices hailing from Afghanistan. Saffron, the spice that the restaurant is named after, comes from Afghanistan. The special flat bread used for dipping into the unique sauces is made in his bakery in NY.

Our Specialties The Perfect Blend

Lamb Shank

Lamb Shank

Bolanee Gandana

Bolanee Gandana

Sami's Appetizer Platter

Sami's Appetizer Platter

Homemade Desserts

Homemade Desserts

Salmon Kebab

Salmon Kebab

Reservations, Special Events and Catering Book your date

You can make a reservation by calling

(757) 223-9978 between 11am and 9pm.


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Catering and Events are opportunities for us to work more closely with our guests, occasions for us to share our dedication to celebration in exciting new ways. From catering weddings to small office parties, we can make your social gathering one to remember! Call (757) 223-9978 for more information and to create a booking.




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(757) 223-9978


Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

© Saffron 2022


10417 Warwick Blvd,

Newport News, VA 23601