Safa Restaurant

Safa is yet another quality Indian establishment within the heart of Belfast that the locals have come to love. This establishment is just around the corner from another popular beloved Belfast destination – Kelly’s Cellars – and in order to reach it, patrons simply need to climb a stairwell.

The restaurant received a Certificate of Excellence for the year 2014 and specializes in authentic Indian cuisine. While most guests will want to ensure that they book a table, just in case the restaurant is busy, this is not always necessary.

The interior of the restaurant is warm and tastefully decorated. Although the restaurant is located above one of the noisiest pubs in the city, it is difficult to notice when seated in the establishment. The wall art is interesting, yet simple, and the large windows allow light to flood the entire place.

There are some patrons who feel the dish portions could be larger, but the taste more than makes up for this. The restaurant boasts a wide variety of creative dishes, including Tandoori king prawns, onion bhajee and Tandoori spicy wings.

Meals are presented very nicely and this adds to the appeal of each and every dish. The menu is big enough to provide patrons with interesting choices, but not so large that the decisions are overwhelming.

The cost of the food ranges from £6 to £14, depending on the dish of choice, so it is also one of the more affordable restaurants within the city. The restaurant boasts a comprehensive drinks menu, allowing patrons the opportunity to complement their meal with the beverage of their choice.

Safa is a clean, warm place to join friends and family for a night out, and because of its location, it tends to be ideal for those who are looking for a quick bite before catching a show. The staff is very friendly, warm and welcoming and will be happy to provide suggestions on menu choices, if required.

Overall, Safa has become a quality, authentic dining experience for anyone who enjoys Indian cuisine in a clean, affordable establishment.


30 – 32 Bank Street,

Belfast, BT1 1HL