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Rahi

4.7
78 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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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 78 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very nice and friendly place. Staff excellent and food awesome

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Attentive service and fantastic food combine for a great experience. Rahi has reinterpreted Indian flavors with locally sourced food.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The ambience and service was great, but the food was terrible.

We first ordered the artichoke and edamame chat - everything was dry and overcooked. The eggplant dish was decent. We then ordered the five spice cauliflower, and sent it back because it was bitter and awful - almost as if it had been spiced and cooked twice over.

Also - we are vegan, and had indicated that that when we made our reservation. If their menu can not accommodate our dietary needs, most restaurants we go to have no problem offering us something that is not on their menu. There was no such accommodation made for us - there was exactly one dish in their main courses that we could order. This was truly very surprising.

In summary - limited vegan options, and out of the 3 dishes we did try, we had to send one back, that's how bad it was. Very disappointing after all the positive reviews we have heard about the food here!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This was our first time visiting Rahi. We went for my partner’s birthday, and literally everything we put into our mouths was decadent. My partner is originally from Pakistan, so his standards for quality South Asian food is very high. Needless to say, Rahi was a perfect choice. Not only did they have traditional offerings, but they also gave new life to traditional dishes by adding unique and unconventional flavors to each dish.

Our only complaint was that the wait staff was not very attentive, which was all the more apparent because we were one of three tables in the whole restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Creative and exciting Indian food, cutting edge without being nouvelle-y or precious. Deliciousness in every bite is the number one goal of the chef. We've been three times and it's also consistent. Menu is tweaked for seasonal specials. This is not your normal curry palace, and you will not see the usual menu suspects, but what you will see/taste will excite you.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

What a fantastic meal. We had the tasting menue and we're lavished with exceptional tastes of balanced flavours across the spectrum. Exceptional service from staff who so cared about the food they were serving.

We have never had an Indian meal like it and would love people to grab the chance to experience this restaurant if they are so lucky to do so.

Thanks guys that was a great meal

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Menu choices were a little bit different but the chef messed up on the Eggplant Bhartha. It didn't have salt in it. I would assume that they should have good quality controls given the price they are charging. The ginger based cocktail was a good one. The artichoke chat was not that great. too much quantity for a starter.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

An incredible restaurant that sets the standard on artisanal Indian food!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

What an amazing dinner! The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The chef is very talented and definitely doing a great job! Bravo. We will definitely be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

birthday brunch for a friend. our new favorite spot!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The artichoke, eggplant and banana leaf chicken is definetly my favorite. The ambiance, service everything is wonderful. Definetly my favorite place in NY

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Warm, thoughtful, attentive service. Great value for money, delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Found very good reviews on TripAdvisor, then verified good reviews on Yelp. Made a last minute reservation via Open Table for 9:45 PM, arrived 10 min early & were seated rather quickly, despite the place being full. Ambience was great, lively but not loud. The service was perfect & food was really delicious. We were 3, ordered to share 3 appetizers, garlic haan, 1 entree (cod fish was perfectly buttery in texture) & it was sufficient for late evening appetite. We were comped a bottle of Pellegrino. The owner, Roni, greeted & spoke with us at the end of our meal. A very pleasant young man, who will have great success if the quality of place remains consistent. We highly recommend & expect to return!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Really great place, the food was AMAZING and drinks were really good too. Truly a gem and a not so typical Indian restaurant. This will definitely be our new spot

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very rough start, almost walked out. A very rude gentleman (not sure who is was) and a ditzy, confused hostess would not seat us until the whole party showed, so even though we were there on time waiting for 1 person, they gave our table away at the exact second of the reservation, not even willing to wait 3 minutes. I was going for the door, but was convinced to stay by my partner. We ended up sitting basically on top of the hostesses almost out the front door. But everything changed when our server showed, very friendly and courteous. The food was amazing, the chef sent over some lovely apps, I guess to make up for the rude man and table, very nice touch and appreciate. The Octopus appetizer was by far my favorite, the Inside Out Chicken to die for, the Chicken in Banana Leaf was good but boring (so much more on the menu to try). Lamb very traditional and yummy. Would go back and I guess not be a second tardy or be thrown out the door.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

New place that just opened up nine months ago so it is relatively empty compared to other restaurants for Sat brunch. The ambiance is great: a modern, hipster Indian-American theme.

The presentation of the food is unique and unlike any kind of Indian food I have experienced before. The Uttapam waffles with chicken were not as great as I thought, but the other dishes were on point- such as the butter chicken, epplant bhartha appetizer and the lamb entree.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing unique Indian fusion menu and amazing service .....10 out of 10 and a definite revisit upcoming. Chili Cheese Toast a must try

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We came for our 1 yr anniversary here. Nice spot with cool decor. Earlier is better, around 8pm it started to get loud, killed some of the ambiance. Food was tasty, recommend the octopus and smoked eggplant. Cocktails were fresh and potent:( Will be back again soon I hope!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service is friendly, efficient, polite and professional. The food is very creative and delicious. I cannot wait to return with friends.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Attentive service and fantastic meal. Each dish was beautifully plated and presented. Complex tastes and balance of spices and textures. Looking field to going back!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

💗❤️💗❤️
Food is delicious

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We have been to Rahi a number of times now. It's always an eating adventure (in a good way). Staffing was minimal because it was Oscar night. Still, the food came out very quickly and the staff is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Shared many veggie plates and chicken and it was all greatly presented and delicious. The service was great, food came rapidly and our table was really private. Overall a great indian/american option.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Rahi was a welcome find as lovers of indian food. this was not your normal north indian menu or vibe - with an inventive take on different dishes, classic and otherwise. There are a few of these type of new places in the city but this one fits at the top of the list. And it had a good bar, a cocktail list with martinis properly poured, and intimate cool bistro vibe Its a great for a dinner night out with friends or a date night. The menu is stellar with cool ideas - the execution is good and with time, can get even better and deliver even more fully on the ideas. Most of dishes were spot on and great while others either spiced just one click too high and killed the taste of the dish entirely while another dish was on the bland side. Again, its new so assume it will all get tweaked. Don't let that keep you away from a first try. we loved it.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Dine here all the time! Staff, service & food is amazing

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The menu is quite unusual with terms that the very professional wait staff will willingly clarify! Two of us have eaten in this restaurant three times. The dishes we liked best were he chili-cheese toast and the cauliflower ppetizers. For main courses, the chicken leg in pastry was excellent as was the ground lamb. The prawn dish was very small with only 5 prawns and garlic bread. The cocktail menu is also full of unusual offerings with all spirits. The beer menu was also interesting; two unfamiliar ones were very good. Quite pricey with dinner for two over $150 with one drink and two appetizers.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I have now eaten at Rahi 2x and I cant wait to come back for my 3rd, 4th, 5th.... visit. The food and the service continue to exceed expectations (even though expectations rise after each visit).

Could not recommend this restaurant more fully.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This is one of the best Indian restaurants I have ever been to (including London). Hands down one of the best restaurants. This restaurant should have a Michelin star.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service and ambience. Mango lassi was delicious, along with most of the dishes we tried. I loved the presentation of each plate.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great if you have food allergies/sensitivities. They will go out of their way to accommodate you and not just tell you something is okay for you if it isn't. Hard to find courtesy these days (and they don't make you feel like you are bothering them for having an issue!).

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing food, very contemporary. Ronnie, believe the owner, is extremely welcoming and nice

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent Indian fusion food. Very creative yet finger licking good. The Mathri Achari Paneer tart was excellent and we had to order a second portion, similarly the Aloo Gobhi was very different and good. The smoked Baingan Bharta was also very good as was the Daal. Typically, chefs who can get the staple dishes right are the best ones. The breads need a little more attention but I'm sure that it will get the due attention. Very involved hosts who are keen to learn how to do a better job. Keep it up guys!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was decent but service was spotty. We ordered a drink at the beginning that never came although showed up on the receipt. We were never asked again whether or not anyone else wanted something to drink and our waitresses kept changing out.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

They made our special day very special! The service was excellent and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service were great. Portions were a little small and rice is extra with most dishes.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

I came to Rahi because my name is Rahi, and boy was this something special. My girlfriend brought me here for my birthday and we both loved it. It was funny coming in and saying that Rahi made a reservation for Rahi. I loved the drinks and the food was superb. I had the duck curry and it was cooked to perfection. The server (forgot her name) was suggesting a lot of things to order. Maybe she wanted people to try new things, or thought I would order everything under the sun. The cream cheese naan was to die for. I dipped it in the curry and the taste exploded in my mouth. My girlfriend had the soft shell crabs and it was plated marvelously. Rahi (the restaurant) really takes their dishes seriously because artistically, they were one of the best I have seen. I will upload the dessert the server offered, which was not on the menu, but it was beautiful. A tree with cotton candy and a chocolate mousse base. Will go back and try the other meals they have to offer!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

This was the second time of me eating there and both times we enjoyed the tasting menu ! Amazing

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Really great service. We got the prosecco on the House because it was our first time. Excellent food and good wine suggestion. Perfect for smaller groups and dates. Will come back for sure.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

A unusual Indian restaurant in town. We loved this place and we visited several times.
The food was very good and healthy, beautiful restaurant, the ambiance is a Lillie bit cold

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