Veda

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$31 to $50
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Indian
Veda - Modern Indian Bistro
Our focus is traditional North Indian cuisine served to share in an edgy and modern dining room, accompanied by a full bar offering wine, draft beer, and a unique craft cocktail program.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great buffet

Veda
Responded 4 days ago

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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RH
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Seinfeld visit better than our first visit last month. We were staying at PHL for an early flight out and came into Philly for dinner and such a great meal here last time, we came again. The service is the best as the Manager even stopped at our table a few times. Our server made some great recommendations... lamb chops and the Garbanzos in sauce as mains. And the naan is as good as you can get anywhere. Veda makes us want to build an overnight to Philly around dinner. Parking is right next door. Too bad I can’t do another review on TA.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I loved the cocktails here. If you are interested in trying indian cocktails, you should never miss Veda.

Veda
Responded 6 days ago

Hey Sat, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I tried Veda for date night! Great food, delicious cocktails, great ambiance! We’ll be returning and sending all our friends!

Veda
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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R
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was unusual and delicious. Service was excellent. Ambiance lovely. I will happily return.

Veda
Responded on June 10, 2019

Hey Redbegonia, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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VF
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I thought Veda was good but wasn't as wowed as what I expected based on others reviews. Still, nice, upscale atmosphere and I am planning to give it one more try. Maybe we didn't order the right thing?

Veda
Responded on June 8, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed parts of your visit and are sorry about the not so good bit. We will share your feedback with the team so that we can give a great experience in the future.

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SF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room was beautiful, the chairs comfortable, and the service was excellent. This is some of the best Indian food I have ever had. We will definitely be back.

Veda
Responded on May 30, 2019

Hey Saraf, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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p
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Upscale Indian. My friend and I were able to order 4 dishes which were the perfect amount to share. Lamb chops were divine. Service was a bit spotty - servers were not familiar with menu ingredients and even though we'd indicated we would like to share a soup order, they brought it to the table with an extra bowl instead of splitting it in the kitchen. Seating is very comfortable, high ceilings which have excellent sound control. Will definitely return.

Veda
Responded on May 27, 2019

Hey Padolly, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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C
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were delicious. I had initially cancelled my reservation by mistake, and when I got to the restaurant they were able to give us a table.

Veda
Responded on May 21, 2019

Hey Cooper, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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RH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here Saturday night before our trip to the Dakotas as we stayed at the PHL Courtyard as we had an early flight on Sunday.

Parking is right next door on Chestnut.

The only way to describe the decor is NYC chic. It's bistro all the way and not to be confused with a quiet mom and pop Indian shop. The noise level can be a little daunting until you sit and 'hear' the soundproofing that just turns the noise in a vibrant addition to this excellent restaurant that could play anywhere... NYC, Chicago, SF, LV, etc.

The service is above 5 star. Everyone takes a hand in making sure that everything is OK. Then there is the food. It's high quality traditional Indian. The choice of beverages are upscale to traditional Indian.

We started with Ragda Patties (Veggie with sauce), then shared Lamb Vindaloo, which is served spicy unless you ask for a mild version, but would suggestion picking a milder dish to start with... and a Veggie Biryani that was loaded with flavor. The menu is extensive and everything that we saw pass our table looked great.

We're planning to go back before our next trip in June.

Veda
Responded on May 21, 2019

Hey Robert, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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DW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unexpected, fresh new take on Indian food. Exceptionally delicious!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good experience and lighting/ambience but got upset stomach after eating chicken makhani / mojito. Good food but for some reason entire party got upset stomach next day (group of 5). Please report issue to the kitchen

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PD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a team dinner here for a small group from work. Everyone was extremely happy with the food. We will definitely return the next time the gang gets together in Philadelphia!

Veda
Responded on May 13, 2019

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Decent Indian food. Didn't tell us that one of our orders came with rice. We had also ordered biryani and then cancelled that. They were definitely not happy. Also found it a bit strange that they charge for achar (pickle) on the side which is the norm for Indian food. It's like charging someone for soy sauce in an Asian restaurant.

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KD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is kind of a picky comment, but the menu printing is way too small. Service was very good here.

Veda
Responded on May 8, 2019

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to know that you had a good time at Veda, and have also shared your feedback with the team. We hope you see you again soon so we can give you an even better experience.

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RL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looooved the makhani, not a huge fan of the spinach paneer, loved the spinach appetizer and the cauliflower

Veda
Responded on April 29, 2019

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to know that you had a good time at Veda, and have also shared your feedback with the team. We hope you see you again soon so we can give you an even better experience.

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s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Wait staff that is not confident in table service. Hovering water fillers that touch the glass, no thanks.
Food is overpriced and not as interesting as the menu leads one to believe. Signature cocktail/drink looked like, literally, dirty dish water. Used to love this place but think it's time to move on.

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BR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Stale oil was used for several of the dishes. Ambiance was good, but food quality was average at best.

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MO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time going to Veda & our waiters were very attentive and polite. He took the time to explain the menu & frequently checked up on us. Food was excellent -- we ordered 2 chicken dishes and the meat was very tender and flavorful.

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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice experience. Food very good. Palak Paneer could use a bit more seasoning, but Fish Curry, Chicken Biryani, and naan all excellent. Server very attentive and had a great dry sense of humor. Great mixed drinks too. Good value. Would return.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, the meat seemed they were not seasoned adequately but the curries were good

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Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I wouldn’t advise.

Veda
Responded on April 24, 2019

Hey Dileka, we are very sorry to hear about this. This is not how we want our guests to feel. Would it be possible for you to please send us your contact information in a private message so we can make this right. Thank you so much.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service.
On time seating.
Catered to the dietary restrictions
Overall would recommend to any one

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Austin
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at reasonable prices. The service was unbelievable! I liked the atmosphere, too; the crowd was young & lively, but not overly loud.

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DN
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service was very mediocre. They did this weird thing at the beginning where they wouldn’t seat us even though 6 out of our 7 people were there and we were willing to order for the 7th. Had to get manager involved who had told the hostness “no” a couple of times. Generally a bizarre handling of a pretty common situation. Kept referencing “company policy” which I think is a cop out and unprofessional in generally. Probably won’t go back for a while, if ever.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for a Sunday birthday brunch with a party of 8. Everything was delicious, plus great deal on bottles of wine. Our server S. was warm and very accommodating- couldn’t have asked for a better time. Thanks Veda!

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EG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations to eat here ona Friday night, which I would absolutely recommend. There were people waiting for a table at 8:30 who didn’t have reservations. I thought the food was really good although the curries were not as spicy as we requested. Our appetizer was amazing and the service was great. The restaurant is beautiful and not too loud. I would definitely come again.

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B
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Got scammed over a drink. They brought me the wrong drink and forced me to pay for it. Avoid this place at all costs.

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AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've now been to Veda several times. The service is consistently good, and the food flavorful, with generous portions. The dessert menu is a bit small, but their drunks are also very good.

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m
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually go to hole in the wall indian spots for great indian food. This place is far from a hole in the wall and the food was excellent.
The service was really top notch

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, small portions, great ambience & interesting cocktails

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff was very courteous and attentive. The food was good and we would dine there again. The only small downside was our entrees coming out less than 5 minutes after we received our appetizer, so we felt a bit rushed to start eating our main course before it would get cold.

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G
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our experience was good overall but I have 2 suggestions:
1. the servers should be trained so that they don’t ask if they can clear plates when it is obvious that people in the party are still eating!

2. Stop this new practice of swiping the card with a device at the table instead of bringing printed receipts in a folder as is customary.

at a classy restaurant with a high bill value, these two downgrade the experience.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and ambience. The staff is pretty good with food recommendation

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NK
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the place. Awesome food, service was super - friendly all over. Only wished they wont keep us standing outside when we had a reservations and they had tables available

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times. Always excellent!

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Poconos
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, and drinks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, great food. Drunken Lassi is great too!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Nice location and ambiance. Food was good, but wasn’t great. Now that we’ve been there, we now know what order, and how much. Crispy Spinach was delicious, crab cakes and ribs were so-so. I was expecting more of an Indian flare with those two dishes. Tandoori didn’t seem quite the same as I am accustomed to. Again, it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t anything out of this world. Main dishes were nice, with the requested amount of spiciness (5/5), but weren’t outstanding. Did I say the ambiance was great? Felt very relaxed and welcomed by the hostess. Our waitress was patient and helpful when we place our order. We never wanted for anything, as we were well taken care of by all staff members. I would recommend Veda, and would definitely go back. Oh and the bar is quite nice.

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