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About Rahi

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.

60 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Indian

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

Cross Street:
Perry Street & Greenwich Ave (between 6th & 7th Avenue)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 373-8900

Website:
http://www.rahinyc.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Chintan Pandya

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for our Valentine's Day 5-Course Tasting Menu. $75 per person and $125 per person with wine pairing. We are starting off our love birds with 3 Starters, 1 Entree and a Dessert Platter that features a dark Belgian chocolate mousse.

Rahi Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
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Good for a Date (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Authentic (9)
Romantic (8)
Spicy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 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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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Really exceptional service! Every person was warm and welcoming. I also really loved the creativity of the food, which was innovative, tasty and yet authentic and enjoyable. Would absolutely recommend others to check this restaurant out if you want Indian, but not the run-of-the-mill food you can get at any other Indian restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Unreal! From service to food - I will definitely be back and have already recommended spot to friends. Thank you!!!

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Spicy, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The appetizers were interesting and good value but the entrees were overpriced and less convincing. Wasabi on lamb chops overpowers them, for example.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good job Roni Mazumdar! Just what the New York dining scene needed, a new attempt to be creative with Indian cuisine and introduce culinary sophistication and graceful presentation to the cuisine. Timing excellent as restaurants like Tamarind head steadily downhill. Great buzzing atmosphere at this Village location with the décor adding to the vigor. Loved the appetizer choices and each of the entrée's (or "Araam Se" as referred to on the menu) had its unique characteristics.
The service needs some organization. You can tell that the restaurant is new and much of the staff still need training and time to settle down. I am sure this will come soon as the attitude was right!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was imaginative and excellent--a great updating of traditional Indian cuisine. The service was friendly and helpful, and the food for each course arrived in good time. My only pause is over the noise level: not super loud, but boisterous and occasionally annoying. Quite a find at reasonable prices in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Went for dinner after work. Really awesome vibe, delicious interesting food. Solid wine/drinks list. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome experience
Drinks menu was full of unusual tasty options
The food was out of this world

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Rahi has a unique menu, it is a fusion while most of the menu items are based on Indian cuisine. Their cocktail list fantastic. I would recommend this place if you are in the neighborhood.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We truly enjoyed all the dishes we tried. I look forward to returning.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Rahi could not be more perfect. Perfect service, ambiance, and food. This is not your typical Indian restaurant. Be prepared for dishes you have not had and tastes you will not forget. We will back often. If you have foodie friends, this is the place to take them. They will thank you when they are done.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

While the food here was unique and well prepared, the service was the worst we have experienced dining out in a long time. The restaurant appeared to be very poorly managed which led to a very bad experience. I would like to say that I would give them another try but with so many other choices in NYC, I will pass.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Me being a non-vegetarian had tons of options. My husband on other hand who is a vegetarian had no option for Entrees. It will be great if you can include more vegetarian options.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Beautiful presentation of food and setting. Obscenely...truly obscenely over priced!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food and service are top notch. The duck curry dish was uniquely delicious. Friendly staff from top to bottom. An excellent dining experience.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our server, Yezenia, was amazing. She truly embodies great service. Manager and owner were also delightful. The food? A M A Z I N G

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Regional Indian cuisine leavened with local produce and other ingredients. Stylish, modern and altogether delicious.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food; a little pricey but this is an upscale experience. A good date place. The service was a little spotty ( we had to grab a guy and beg for a waiter. We asked her some menu questions, looked down, then whoosh - she was gone. Later, another person took our order. Plus appetizers and entrees all appeared at the same time). I put that up to the normal kinks in a new restaurant. We'd would still definitely come back and we recommend Rahi!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fantastic. Great cocktails, wonderful food and incredible service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Chef tasting is amazing and filling! The staff is willing to let you enjoy the ambiance and food, but if you want to engage with them they are more than happy to take your experience up a notch. The amuse bouche arrived in fog to set the pace for the meal. Sweet chili paneer had balanced sweet and heat. Artichoke chaat is a must. The charcoal eggplant bharta was a richly fun experience. Next up entrees, the mushroom kickiri with booti wali naan (and hints of lavendar) are a great pair. Great use of mushrooms with the kichiri, almost like a risotto. Also, the paneer kofta paired with cream cheese naan, fantastic (thanks, Leo). Served with the entrees were an incredible spinach saag and the dal rahi is much better than your average dal makhani. The dessert finale was incredible especially the mishti doi cheesecake. Lighter than a typical cheesecake but creamy with a hint of rose. Definitely eat the coconut cream pakora in one bite, so worth it. It's not too sweet. The chocolate mousse is perfect. The bachcha cocktail paired well with dessert, nicely balanced and Rahi makes their orgeat in-house. The server, Marie, was really kind and genuinely excited about the food and Leo, so generous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

IT. WAS. AMAZING. I can't speak highly enough about how friendly everyone was (best service I've had in NYC), and how delicious the food was. Definitely recommending this to everyone.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great, innovative food & great service. Highly recommend!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great distinct fresh food, amazing service
Will definitely return

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great Food, People and atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Love Rahi, have been there twice and I'm looking forward to go back, the food is just so good! Went with friends (a group of 6) and all appetizers and entrees were excellent. Indian flavors and cuisine elevated with seasonal ingredients and more refined recipes. Kudos to the chef!

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Although it is not surprising in NYC, the portions were small, at this price point I would have liked to see a little more on the plate. However, the food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The wine list definitely needs work. The staff was lovely and accommodating from start to finish. We will absolutely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Rahi is an excellent option for a modern take on Indian food without losing the authenticity.
The service is excellent and the Decor is noteworthy.The drinks too are innovative and fun to try try.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food at this new Indian hotspot is unusual and delicious; the duck curry, in particular, was superlative. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the menu for our group. The only minor glitch was when our second round of drinks arrived with about half the pour of the first; but this was quickly rectified with a smile.

The decor is sleek, without feeling cold or impersonal; the multitude of hard surfaces does make the noise level uncomfortably loud when the room is full, however.

As with many "small plates" restaurants, the tab can creep up unexpectedly, especially as you add side dishes (naan, rice, etc.). After tip and tax, it wound up costing about $100 per person, which is certainly more than you'd spend at the average neighborhood Indian -- but the quality and creativity is also nothing like you'd find at the average neighborhood Indian (and it's a lot more fun than the fancier Indian Accent in midtown, which was an expensive disappointment). We'll definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Rahi is a great concept but the execution both in the food and the service falls flat. The service needs overhaul, everyone is polite and full of courtesy, but it isn't efficient or very effective. Dishes not cleared, long waits for drinks/food, (ours wasn't so bad, but the couple at the table next to us got up and left after waiting for their dinner for 40 min...then was told it would be 15 more...the manager comped them their tab so far, but.....is it worth it?)

The answer is no. The food was just ...meh....nan ok, lamb good, mushrooms via India was a mushy mess...oatmeal mushroom paste? Eggplant appetizer a very ordinary tapenade...surprisingly the spice profile(s) that should be so prominent were bland and non-distinct. Odd.

In trying for the new, they lost the old, those flavors and textures of Indian cuisine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Superb food! Price was high, but not exorbitant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

I'm generally not a fan of Indian cuisine but the chef at Rahi uses locally sourced ingredients to create the most original food I've tasted in a long time. For adventurous and satisfying dining, I would recommend trying Rahi.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

One word to describe the restaurant and food would be Magnificent!! Me and my husband are foodies and we have been to restaurants all over New York and this definitely stands out as a special one . We went there for brunch on Saturday and the brunch menu was pretty diverse. We had the madrasi egg roast, jaggery pan cakes, chicken in banana leaf and shepherds pie. The Madrasi egg roast was a real treat to the eyes and palate, we both after eating it thought about taking a picture but it was too late :) This definitely is a place to try if you are in New York and we can't wait to go back for a date night . Oh! And I failed to mention how everyone in the restaurant was very friendly and takes service to a whole new level. This is our new favorite Indian restaurant for a date night

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Rahi is an excellent addition in the West Village. We were pleased with everything; the duck curry and eggplant bharta were especially good. Will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Delicious meal. Chef is creative with his ingredients ans presentation. Service was fab! They have a private room in the back which is perfect for large groups.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We had an incredible meal at Rahi. From cocktails, through dessert, it was fantastic in every way. The staff is first-rate and could not have been more helpful. Our waiter at one point excused himself to consult with the kitchen as to whether we had too many dishes. The last place that happened was at Slanted Door. In any event, the food was wonderful - flavorful, spicy and abundant - the edamame with artichoke could be a meal in and of itself. The smoked eggplant was stunning (when was the last time you had the charcoal removed from the vessel in which the eggplant was smoking at the table?). Both the shepherd's pie and the lamb chops were succulent. The cheesecake dessert is surprising and delicious. This is a place we intend to return to soon and to put in our regular "rotation" or restaurants. Just wonderful!

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The food had some good flavors but overall was okay. I was not impressed and would not go back again. I live 2 blocks away and always looking for new places. The food was disappointing.

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