Veda

4.6
602 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian

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Veda - Modern Indian Bistro

Veda is an Indian Restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia, serving North Indian cuisine with a modern outlook. Our focus is on delighting our guests with the perfect balance of culture and flavor in our food, combined with our warm hospitality. Visit Veda for decadent Indian cuisine combining all aspects of fine dining. We are currently offering Indoor & Outdoor Dining (6ft. distance between tables), as well as delivery and takeout via Toast Takeout. We also utilize Caviar, Doordash, Grubhub, and UberEats.


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AnyunC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the food, drinks, service, and ambience. no complaints.

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Lover
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great Atmosphere! Different! Low key! Def will be my be spot

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JimH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

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vipLive2eat
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sabrina, our server, was fantastic. Our drinks were good too (the jaljeera mojito a was great). The food was bland and not as complex as we’re used to with Indian food, but I appreciated that there was a tofu option, and that the food was not oily. If they dimmed the lights, the ambiance would be better for dinner/cocktails.

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MichalB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing!! Food and portions were GREAT! Mimosas could’ve been better. Overall amazing!

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AnupV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Veda showed a lot of promise when we looked at their menu. The ambience is good and service was prompt as well. However, the food and value for price really let us down. For starters, we ordered the corn soup, ragada patties and the spicy reshami kebabs. The corn soup was delicious and the highlight of the entire meal. If the rest of our dinner was up to that level, we would have thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Unfortunately, things went south quickly after the soup. The ragada patties were not hot - luke warm at best. And the spicy reshmi kebabs did not feel like they were freshly prepared. Luke warm and crumbling at the slightest touch. It seemed both of those had been pre-prepared and warmed up to serve to us. The rest of our meal was the same. We ordered Chicken Makhani, Palak Paneer and Chicken Lababdar for dinner - along with a variety of naan and Amritsari Kulcha. The dishes were all substandard and seemed like they were warmed up from a pre made set - not freshly prepared. The naan were good, but the Kulcha was soggy and too thick. Especially for the price we paid - this meal was substandard and not worth a recommendation. We had gone to Veda with high hopes, but you can get much better food in the suburbs at a much lower price.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were rushed out of the restaurant. The tandoori chicken was dry. They cut the music off. Not a hospitable experience at all.

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vipEP26
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good. Wish portions were larger for the price

Veda
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi, we are glad to know that you enjoyed parts of your visit to Veda, and would like to improve on the not-so-pleasant aspects of the visit. Thank you for your feedback!

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PhilF
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as last year. We were disappointed with the quality.

Veda
Responded on March 12, 2021

Hi Phil, we are sorry that your experience at Veda wasn't like how you expected it to be. If there is anything we can do to make it right, please let us know, we'd be happy to improve upon it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime I’m craving Indian.. I always come to veda! Such great dishes with a dope setting to accompany it with. Always a pleasure to comenhere

Veda
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you for such a great review! We would love to welcome and serve you at Veda again!

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JibreelCO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Fantastic staff. I always suggest people come to Veda if they want a really nice date, are celebrating something or need to impress someone.

Veda
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you for such a great review! We would love to welcome and serve you at Veda again!

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vipLawrence
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food creatively prepared and excellent service !
A neighborhood gem !!

Veda
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you Lawrence! We are glad you loved Veda, and would love to welcome you again!'

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BrianV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veda is our new favorite spot in Philly. Best Indian food I've had in the city, if not ever. Flawless from cocktails to desserts.

Veda
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you so much, Brian! We loved being a part of your wonderful memories, and would be happy to host you again - you were an absolute pleasure to serve!

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MeganR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! Always a satisfying and pleasant experience.

Veda
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you Megan for your honest feedback, we appreciate you taking out your time to rate us. We enjoyed hosting you at Veda, and would love to welcome you again!

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MicheleB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local restaurant and I am happy to support it during these difficult times. Wonderful take out if you don't feel comfortable dining in yet. Although, I felt the indoor dining was very safe.

Veda
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much, Michele, for supporting us. We are glad you enjoyed your food and would love to serve again!

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MichaelD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a great experience. Be entree was Luke warm but other than that everything was delicious. William was our server and he was excellent.

Veda
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you Michael for your honest feedback, we appreciate you taking out your time to rate us. We enjoyed hosting you at Veda, and would love to welcome you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch for a birthday

Veda
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi, we are so happy to be a part of your special celebration, and hope that you enjoyed it at Veda!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!
Food was great
The customer service was exceptional
Great vibes

Veda
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hi, so glad to know that you loved your experience at Veda, we would love to serve you again in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

If it’s not covid , the place would be nice ! The servers are very slow

Veda
Responded on February 16, 2021

Hello, we are glad that you liked parts of your visit, and apologize for the not-so-happy bits. We would love to make it right if you'd like to give us a second chance.

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Paige
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We decided to spend our Thanksgiving here. My husband is from North India and had to work all day, so I wanted to make a reservation somewhere special so he could enjoy food from home without cooking it. The latest reservation was 8pm, we called an hour ahead and asked if they could still seat us if we arrived a little late; they assured us as long as it was before 830. My husband was seated and ordered by 8... I was running a few behind. By the time I was seated (still before 8.30) the server was rude and rushed me. I didn’t even get to look through the menu. He told us the place was closing and it was thanksgiving (in a very condescending way). I was only allowed one drink, and it wasn’t the one I even wanted. We had 2 mins to look at the menu. I felt like a burden for being there. My husband hasn’t been out since we got married. It was not at all the evening I was hoping for. The experience quite frankly ruined my night. The food was nice though, despite only being able to relax and eat it the next day as leftovers.

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Luna
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my East India lamb shank and the drink, amazing! Thank you. Everyone was nice and welcoming.

Veda
Responded on November 30, 2020

Hi Luna, so glad to know that you loved your experience at Veda, we would love to serve you again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious vegan dinner, will be back again!

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RWise
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found out about this place because of vegan week and so glad it popped up. We sadly had our fav Afghan place in old city Ariana's close down and the food here at Veda's reminds us of it. Not too greasy like most indian restaurants.

Veda
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your generous words of praise. At Veda, cooking is our passion, and we want our guests to have a home-like experience where they can enjoy the food in a familiar environment, and we are so glad that we reminded you of an old favorite. We'd love to welcome you again!

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BrianV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt the best Indian food I've had in Philly.

Veda
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thanks Brian! We look forward to serving you again!

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vipMackenzieD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Indian restaurant in Philly. Everything about Veda was spectacular. Our waiter was excellent, they took great Covid precautions, our food was delicious & they had super fun cocktails & our outdoor table was nicely spaced away from others. I can’t wait to go back!

Veda
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We truly appreciate and are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Veda for your next meal.

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vipKevinS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was cold and waitress was nice, but not that great with explaining the menu when we had questions.

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Sarah
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was absolutely delicious!! Not only was everything well priced, but it also all hit the mark. We sat inside and were very happy with all of the safety measures the restaurant and staff took. I highly recommend coming here for a safe place to eat with amazing food and great service.

Veda
Responded on October 8, 2020

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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TriedForDinner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic waitress. Low traffic which was nice outside. No heaters, which kinda sucked. As usual, food was bomb.

Veda
Responded on October 5, 2020

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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vipIndigo
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veda is delicious, unique Indian dishes, fresh breads, interesting choices from various regions. There are some solid vegan options, so this made me happy. There are plenty of veg and non-veg options. However, Veda could increase their clientele (and my particular brunch check today) by being even more vegan friendly. For example, had they offered non-dairy milk for chai or coffee (Oat milk is delicious and creamy.), mango lasso with a coconut or almond yogurt, etc. I would have added more things to my brunch experience. The crispy okra salad was so tasty, spinach chaat, and the veg thali made vegan are such good choices. Veda is definitely a must try.

Veda
Responded on October 5, 2020

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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GML910
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Posh update on Indian dining in America. Good food, great portions (I recommend sharing, as with most Indian food).

Veda
Responded on October 5, 2020

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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JoyS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit and everything was great! The food was some of the best I've had in the city.

Veda
Responded on September 29, 2020

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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RajeevJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here before. Drinks are excellent. Food quality has decreased. We ordered Paneer Makhni and it was sweet. The other dishes were ok. Not what we expect from Veda.

Veda
Responded on September 28, 2020

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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vipKrutika
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best trendy Indian restaurant in Philadelphia!

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vipmatt3184
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for philadelphia center city restaurant week - food was outstanding - service was great!!

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DianaP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it here! If you like spicy foods this is a great place to go! Dress code says business casual but you can get away with wearing jeans. Nice place and great food. Can’t wait to try the whiskey flights!

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Eliz23
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! I would highly recommend. Our waiter was great, very attentive. We ate outside and it was very nice

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Abigail
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overall underwhelming compared to cheaper Indian options, however we did do the restaurant week menu so we were potentially limited.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chill vibe, great music, great food, calm but upscale experience.

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NoraH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gobi cauliflower was excellent. Wonderful wait staff. Quick service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, went in for restaurant week. They worked as a team checking on us and running food so we felt well taken care of without being annoyed. If you want Indian food the way it’s suppose to taste not just curry with added hot sauce like half the places this is the spot to go. I know I am really looking forward to their Indian taco Tuesday.

FAQs

Veda does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Veda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 519-2001.

Veda is rated 4.6 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.