Rahi

4.6
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316 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We have a Prix Fixe Special Menu for Valentine's day that will cost $88 per person.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 316 People Are Saying
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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

b
New York Area
58 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.

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

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

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

Reservation time was not honored but service and food was fantastic

OT
New York Area
1 review
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.

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

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

J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

MT
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

s
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, goo service, comfortable, good variety.

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

Outstanding food and service

OT
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.

n
New York Area
145 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.

V
New York Area
21 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!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

This place is super expensive

AD
New York Area
47 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!

DK
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.

a
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
6 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!!

TK
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.

X
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.

PP
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.

BA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience1

Better Indian places around.

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A great Indian gem in the neighborhood with innovative dishes. Beautiful ambiance. Great for any occasion.

F
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Mixed experience at this restaurant. Food was good overall but one dish (goat) was too spicy even for an Indian's palate. Service was spotty. We never received the "amuse" they sent to the other tables. No one checked on drinks or to find out how our food was. Prices are high given quantity served. We ate more once we got home, even though we don't have big appetites, because we were not full from our dinner. Better options available in my opinion.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my birthday - ambience is perfect, staff was very nice, and food was amazing. Must get: dahi chilli paneer, 5 spice cauliflower, spaghetti squash lofts, truffle kichdi. A lot of dishes were pretty spicy - even better!

RG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Disappointed, food was cold, Service was however was OK, Food did not measure up to taste expectation.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing drinks - overall a wonderful time with family. Indian food is very eclectic which we were all very happy to try and will def go back again.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was superb. I appreciate that the dishes arnt watered down to western taste!! Great spice...excellent dishes. Big fan

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of the best Indians in town

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was okay, overall a good experience but not a stand out ond

h
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fav Indian restaurant in NYC.

CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The decibel level was so high that our party of 4 could not hold a conversation. Knowing the restaurant can be loud I made a 6:15 reservation but it didn’t matter.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks , food and service was on point . I’m going back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently delicious and creative dishes & cocktails. Love the seasonal saag — a little different each time.
We always do it tapas style so we can try a bit of everything.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fusion food. The lasooni chicken was very tender

WY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern cozy place. The food was substantially good and the portion was quite a lot.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

one of best indian meals i have had outside Delhi.
Butter-chicken is a must try and so are the cocktails

MI
New England
45 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Indian food right in the heart of Greenwich Village. Casual yet elegant.
Food was amazing-especially the spaghetti squash kofta-out of this world delicious.
Nice, friendly service.
A bit small but typical for the area.
Would highly recommend!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !

MP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I didn’t enjoy the food at all. I was excited for the truffle kichdi but tasted absolutely no truffle. It was like home made kichdi my mom makes(hers is better) the asparagus chaat was kind of weird. The crispy spinach (the little that came on it) was good.

I went for restaurant week so had a fixed menu but for the money I paid I would not go back. Even my ginger ale was flat.

Service was good.

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