Rahi

4.6
138 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
Rahi, (meaning traveler in Hindi) is an artisanal Indian restaurant in Greenwich Village – a collaboration between a young Indian chef with playful artistry, Chintan Pandya, and restaurateur, Roni Mazumdar. Rahi serves vibrant Indian food, straying from tradition, by adopting the local produce of New York. Guests are taken on a journey through India – each dish with unique traditional flavors. White brick walls pulse with the energy of a black and gold mural, painted by famous artists, Yok & Sheryo. Pattern elements represent fragments of memories, a dream sequence, of a woman that travels around India. Rahi is designed for indulging the senses over leisurely conversation and enticing plates; for spirited evenings with exotic cocktails.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 373-8900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chintan Pandya
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Perry Street & Greenwich Ave (between 6th & 7th Avenue)
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Public transit
Train:
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th Street
1, 2, 3 to 14th Street (Union Sq.)
L to 6th Ave
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 138 People Are Saying
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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A surprise!
Food was Gr8
I’ll be back!
It’s in my neighborhood but I was never drawn to it based on appearance.
Glad we tried it.
The prawns were great
Chickpeas great appetizer

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, delicious food. Everything was Awesome!

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice twist and take on so.e of the classic Indian dishes. However food is too creamy and buttery masking the true flavors of Indian cuisine. Some of the innovations on Indian classics didn't turn out to be that great. Breads are dry and brittle (except the malai naan which was awesome). Cocktails seems ok. Nothing WoW about this place.....just a elevated version of classic Indian foods that do not always turn out to be successful.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing staff! Blown away how great it all was!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Indian food. Amazing service. Fantastic value.

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am Indian and have been to great Indian Restaurants all over the World, but Rahi is my favorite as it combines great creative/fusion Indian cuisine with one of a kind presentation to make it a truly unforgettable dining experience. A must for everyone!

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AR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food at Rahi is exceptionally good and the service is amazing. The servers are well informed about the food and are very courteous.

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L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single thing we ate was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!

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SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

They don’t honor opentable reservations so do call ahead

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SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best of its class! The house made ginger beer has a dynamite kick - the dal is creamy, rich and super tasty - the breads, entrees and desserts second to none.

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RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After trying many Indian restaurants in city from Junoon to Aroqa to Indian Accent to name a few; we ended up in Rahi. And I must say it’s the best. Creative designer delicious food topped with 5 star service and ambiance. Must try. Try the lasooni chicken Kabab. You will love the succulent juicy taste.

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AY
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, so creative, and still very authentic. The ambiance is romantic and the service is outstanding

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D
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent , not a bad word to say . Food outstanding, service excellent and food just as authentic and tasty as my mums!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was different. Indian food with a twist. Wife and myself had a good time.

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RS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious a good spin to traditional Indian food but the cocktails on the menu were disappointing

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M
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I faced Hygiene issue and serves we're unclean. Food quantity is to small. Specially prawns hara masla..

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EE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delish!! We had a great meal. Very unique.

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AA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Unique combinations of food and service is stellar! Our waitress, Crystina, was fantastic and definitely made the experience at Rahi even better.

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SF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just superb. Great service, friendly staff, creative cuisine of exceptional quality at a fair price. A+

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BV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

First time-food and drinks were great, service was ok. I’ll give it another try before I write it off!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was good. It took a long time. Waitress has too many tables so was not attentive. Had to ask random waitstaff for more drinks. Expensive.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great. Good twist to Indian food. Great cocktails. Friendly servers

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SC
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food!
The waitress took time out to explained everything and took the extra step in speaking to the cook when one of us had peanut allergies!
Was there for my son's birthday and the service was fantastic!
Definitely recommend and the food is a little different from traditional Indian cuisine but it was refreshing and worth a try.
I will definitely come back to this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, genuine staff, quick service! Every time we leave the restaurant happy. Thank you Rahi:)

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is like global cuisine from the eyes of an Indian chef. Amazing food. Great vibe. Warm servers. Authentic chef. Awesome cocktails. One of the best restaurants in nyc! MUST TRY!! Each dish was so unique and delicious. It was a hit with my parents as well. Everyone enjoyed the dynamic cuisine this place has to offer. Will visit again for sure!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful — food, service, welcome, ambiance.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of food exceeded our expectations. Can be a little pricey, but definitely worth going to. Great service, great atmosphere, great food.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great initial experience. The owner (Ronnie) walked over and introduced himself. He then asked if all was well. Had a great short conversation.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food but portions are small. Cocktails are awesome

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, very friendly. Delicious food.
Fun atmosphere.

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food tasted better than I expected!!! A new wonderful Indian food experience!

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was incredible. We started with the artichoke and edamame chat and malai paneer naan, which we’re so delicious. The tamarind glaze on the chaat was so tasty. Sweet and sour. The drinks were good as well, although I had two of the same cocktail, and the balance of flavors was a bit off on the second one. Definitely needed a tiny bit more consistency. The entrees were delicious - we got the inside out chicken and the spaghetti squash korma and shared them. The chicken was very tasty but I wanted it to have a little spice. The korma was absolutely INCREDIBLE. That is a dish I will be thinking about for years to come, or at least until the next time I can eat it. Overall a good experience. The service was a bit slow, which was my only complaint. But my server had good recommendations for food.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great fixed price lunch and good value. Excellent food.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable, service is great, good location but most of all, outstanding food! You will not be disappointed.

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NN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Indian food with innovative twists enhancing the food. Strongly recommend

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b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Creative, not heavy. Attentive staff.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server was wonderful. Cheerful and knowledgeable and made the experience fun. I wish I had caught her name. Cocktails were excellent. Food was good although very heavy and not as flavorful as I had expected. We ordered artichoke chaat, sausage-stuffed quail, chilly cheese toast, and the paneer starter. The last two were by far the best.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the best Indian food you can find.

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TS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely lovely place. Enjoyed it even more the 2nd time around. Our server Christina was great!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time to Rahi in the same week.
Amazing trip through flavor. Not your typical Indian restaurant. Way better than Tamarind restaurant in NY.

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