Rahi

4.6
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336 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 with local New York produce. 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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Mike
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was much more interesting than typical Indian restaurant food -- very attractive and tasty.

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Moksh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food, innovative drinks and Excellent service

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vipMaddiner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful! Fresh and innovative. Great service. We’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best cocktails I’ve had in nyc, amazing Indian food. Very crowded and loud, but great energy.

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SteveL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great indian classics modernized but not fusion....

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vipKash
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a good place with good food. We felt the non-veg dishes tasted better than the veg dishes.

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vipDrLee
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

...but: we ate at Rahi on Valentines Day and there was ONLY a prix-fixe menu that was $20 per person more expensive (i.e. it was expenseive) than what I'd seen on line. The food was excellent, unusual and interesting as well as delicious. Service was a bit un-smooth, but everything arrived neither rushed nor slow. Several tables and chairs in our part of the restaurant were unsteady. At those prices, they could do better. Decor was nice enough, and the overall vibe was pretty solid.

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Alexandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and value for restaurant week! Lamb was so flavorful!

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SowmyaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The appetizers were good, the ban

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian restaurant in nyc

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KWFoodies
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great food and amazing service. The food did take longer than expected but that could have been the start of restaurant week and many people were ordering the same food. Overall great and would come back!

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vipFoodieMom
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for restaurant week and were very impressed. The ambiance is very nice and service was good. But oh the food. Not for those of the mild spice type. Everything was hot and hotter. Beautifully presented dishes.Delicious artichoke appetizer and chicken in banana leaf. The pumpkin was very good too and hearty sized portions. A must for Indian food lovers!

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vipJustFolks
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Original food that doesn't always succeed but usually does.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Indian food perfectly executed! Smoky flavors, colors were everything and everywhere and the presentation was fantastic. Not to mention the decor is super cute! Well thought through.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant week menu. Can't wait to come back.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and service was even better! Highly recommend

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Nati
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was truly wonderful, every aspect of it was carefully shaped. The dishes and drink were innovative, full of well balanced spices and delicious. We all loved it!

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wherejceats
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Friendly service. Good spice level.

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viplarryk
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food.

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AdiN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Wasn’t as great as I thought. Patra ji Macchi wasn’t tasty and the lamb shank biryani had lot of garam masala. Gajar halwa in the dessert was very good and their garlic nan were good too.

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vipbistrojay
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

warm atmosphere, prompt attention and service. food selections while modest are interesting and the three dishes we ordered (tika chicken, chicken in banana leaf and mushroom) were delicious. not your traditional indian place, but clearly innovative and worth a try.

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rahulk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it... from ambience, service to Food !!!

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vipAbeP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Reservation time was not honored but service and food was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was overpriced and portions were small. Some dishes are good, while others were complete misses. I would not recommend to my friends.

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vipDavidF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian south of 59th street... maybe 200th street!

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vipJane
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love this place, very interesting menu and everything is so good.

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ManishT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As someone who eats Indian food regularly, not much surprises me. Rahi was a very good find. Highly recommend the appetizers, which were bizarrely good

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vipskylonseven
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, goo service, comfortable, good variety.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Indian fusion, with healthy portions and some of the best flavoring I've ever had.

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vipnathbeck
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful take on modern Indian. Our three dishes were all first rate. Especially enjoyed the duck. Interesting cocktails. Only flaw was a half hour wait on a Friday night with a reservation and we were not alone - they said was unusual. Once seated service was just fine.

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vipVictoria
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I hope this place doesn't go the usual NY route. An absolute neighborhood gem gets found out and their perfection starts sliding downhill. The food was honestly sublime, and the other night it certainly was not. It's packed, so they're doing well. But don't let the kudos go to your head!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

This place is super expensive

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vipADeatwell
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food was excellent. From the shrimp appetizer, chicken appetizer, basmati rice , raita , superb butter chicken and deliciously spicy dal, all were wonderful! The garlic naan excellent too. Loved the cake dessert and the great mouthwatering kulfi!
Staff was very attentive and friendly. This is really a gem of a restaurant ! Glad we live only a block away so we can dine here often , and we do!

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vipDarkKnightWKC
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great, but the waitress was distracted for various reasons(e.g. large party coming in later), which sadly took away form the experience, b/c she took awhile to service us.

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vipagng
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great twist on Indian food. I wish they had more mild vegetarian selections.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, flavors and very creative menu. Wait staff us superb. Would love to go back any day!!

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TaniaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. The 3-course tasting menu is a fantastic value.

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Xiao
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food are awesome, different spices are used in the dishes and really make the punch out the flavor. The table for two spaces a little tight thou. But overall it's a 5-star experience. Best I have so far this year.

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PalPo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The place was small and we had a group of drunk kids right next to our table which made it next to impossible for us to have any conversations. Food was good. Some dishes were delicious while others were basic. Despite having a reservation, we had to wait 30 mins before getting seated. Cocktails were a bit disappointing.

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Rahi is rated 4.6 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

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