Rahi

4.5
240 reviews
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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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NL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was expecting amazing Indian food as this place is the sister restaurant to Adda. However, the food was disappointing. Everything was bland and nothing stood out. The price was also pretty pricey given the portion of the dishes and quality.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is a modern take on Indian cuisine while still staying faithful to tradition. If you want more traditional dishes (but still done with a nice twist), you can ask for them “off menu”. Nice place to take a date. I highly recommend it as a “foodie” place.

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VM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The $29 brunch prix fixe (appetizer + entree + rice or naan) is a great deal: two would have been enough for the three of us. We ordered the dahi chili paneer, edamame artichoke chaat, squash bharta, spaghetti squash kofta, wild mushroom and truffle khichdi, garlic naan, and booti wali naan (made with lavender and za'atar). Every dish was excellent (though very rich). Each has its own twist: for example, the kofta have a tiny bit of goat cheese in the sauce, which helps cut the richness.

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PL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply my favorite Indian restaurant anywhere. Chickpea appetizer a standout.

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rahi is always a fantastic dining experience in NYC. The staff are so incredibly kind and the food is absolutely delicious each and every time. It’s remains a favorite for us and we continue to go back time and time again even with so many options in the city because the quality is excellent and the staff really make it a special night each time. We appreciate their kindness and dedication.

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GL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Been here frequently and love this place but for some reason this time it was weird. The food was extremely spicy - I literally order the same dish every time. The waitress was forcing a smile to be nice but wasn’t too keen on service. Didn’t apologize for the unusually insane spicy food. I think there was an assumption made that we eat spicy food. I had to ask her to get me some yogurt to help calm down. No attempt made to rectify the situation even when I told her a few times about how crazy spicy the food was. Somehow the place wasn’t clicking or something was off.

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j
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous Food and Exceptional Service

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NW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food recently!!!

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AR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very much enjoyed the food. We had a 7:30 reservation and the place did get progressively noisier as the evening went on.

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N
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very good food, the breads were just a bit warm - we prefer them hot.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was incredible, a little bit on the spicy side, but very delicious. Ordered the koftas- were incredible. The tikkis were ok, wouldn’t order. Overal, great food but on the pricier side.

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FM
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a family birthday dinner.. here. The food was excellent and service was good. Will definitely return. We passed on desert, but without request, they gave us a free mini cake/candle!

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A
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful restaurant, wonderfully seasoned, unusual dishes. The service was also Argentine and lovely.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Bold flavors, creative combinations, generous portions.

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VD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, delicious.
There is a dish for everyone- from very mild to spicy.
Definitely try the banana leaf chicken, total crowd pleaser and I get it every time I go there.

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TW
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If we lived in NY, we'd be eating here much too often. It's sort of spoiled us for other Indian food.

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite new restaurants in Manhattan, and some of the best Indian food I've had in New York. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Dishes were inventive but comforting. The squid ink octopus, mango cod, and duck breast were all phenomenal. Skip dessert (not memorable) and try more apps/mains instead!

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I left a review the other day saying how fantastic the food is, but AGAIN, my entree came while we were still enjoying our starters. I've eaten there twice in one week so it's worth going, but please, please take some time in between courses! For an expensive and unbelievably tasty meal you do not want to feel rushed.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, the good excelente

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here is amazing. Very innovative and tasty. However, nothing was particularly hot, and the entrees came out while we were still enjoying our appetizers. This is my #1 pet peeve when eating out. If you see people eating, don't bring the rest of the food! It's pretty simple stuff. I will be back though, because the food overtakes the other issues! I can always tell them to hold off on the next course.

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d
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This place is much too expensive. Plus you have to pay for bread and rice etc. If you go to 6th Street you can get a fabulous meal with all the extras for a small fraction of this price.

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NV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the fusion Kichdi and the amul toast. The service was great and the owner personally came and talked to us. Very warm and friendly.

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was phenomenal. Highly recommend the banana leaf chicken!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place! My girlfriend and I were skeptical of “modern Indian cuisine” but were pleasantly surprised! GREAT food and fantastic cocktails. Will definitely add this to our list of regulars.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely hip for Indian food-all excellent to this almost Vegan person-amazing artichoke appetizer all sauces were killin’

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BS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is not your average Indian restaurant! No heavy cream sauces! Truly a fabulous adventure in eating. Make sure to go with lots of people as there is so much to enjoy.

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Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved everything about Rahi. Amazing food and the drinks were great.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve been to this place a few times! Their spaghetti squash kofta is amazing as well as their paneer and goat curry!

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GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, service and ambiance were all fabulous!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our wedding anniversary. Took a long time for our reserved table to open up, but they made it right by buying us a round of Prosecco.

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TP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance, and food was very creative and tasty.

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, staff, and ambiance is great here. I love how comfortable it feels and the flavor of the food excites your senses. You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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AK
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place brought a change of air. A different expression towards Indian food.
A must try.

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the food and the service. The ambience was very inviting and cozy. The waitress was very sweet. I loved the branzino, duck, basmati rice, and naam bread!

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overall a terrible experience. We were there with our seven year old who thankfully didn’t eat anything as the food was too spicy for her. I had to suffer two days after eating their food that was terribly spiced and oily. Please save your money on this overpriced place. Also avoid the cocktails at all cost.

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G
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your everyday Indian food. The wait staff was helpful and attentive. Everything had a bit of a kick. Some more than others. The only downside was desert was nothing special.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Very disappointed. Food was not good.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was less than expected.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Terrible terrible food ..we gave the feedback to the owner tooo. They have messed up the valentine day experience with the menu ...choice and food was tasting pathetic ....lacks zero finesse
Never again

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was wow, have been there before and this place never disappointments rather it feels really amazing, the food quality, staff, ambience. We love this place. MUST VISIT place.

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