Rahi

4.5
203 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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New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Very disappointed. Food was not good.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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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MS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was really unique and it seemed like there was a lot of thought put into it. The pork belly and lamb appetizers were amazing and the duck was good. The whole scene in there is really cool and we had a big table for four people and a really nice waitress but also it was really expensive.

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WB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wholesome dining experience. The food was very good, the service was exceptional. Ladina, our server, was very attentive to our needs and made very good recommendations. The lamb pork belly was divine. Definitely my favorite Indian restaurant in NYC!

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VV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's very noisy - let's get that out of the way first. Some dishes are very good, such as the chili cheese toast and the octopus. The cauliflower app had a good taste, but was too hot for most of us at the table. Of main dishes, one problem is that there can be a dominant flavor that is too strong. I thought that was the case for the duck; the sauce was overwhelmingly seasoned with cloves. If you like cloves, maybe you would say, "finally, a dish with enough of a clove flavor". The cod was tasty, but the fish itself lacked flavor. Service was attentive and charming.

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AS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roni was a great host and very personable. Food was unique and flavorful

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food had too much spice. Overpowered the taste.

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CJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing! Absolutely one of the best Indian restaurants in nyc. Services were excellent as well. Except for the place was a bit crowed I would say. Generally I had a beyond pleasant dinning experience here.

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VJ
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and hospitality
Creative cuisine with tasteful presentation

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant week menu was not truly “Indian” food, but the lamb appetizer was to die for.

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N
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both incredible!!! Would definitely go back

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WB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good, the staff were very attentive to our needs and were able to make good recommendations on what food and drinks to order. We ordered the Chili Ink Crab, Banana Leaf Chicken and the Aloo Gosht and all were very good but the Aloo Gosht was clearly the unexpected surprise. The grilled lamb belly had a crunchy crust which provided the perfect texture to the dish. Will definitely come back and try the other dishes.

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JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The overall ambiance is very nice at Rahi. Great decor. Cocktails were incredible, but food was average. We ordered 2 appetizers and 2 entrees, 1 of each was good and worth the price. Overall, I would go back for tapa style bites or just a drink, but not a full meal

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, good ambiance and great service! Definitely going back soon

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RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife loved our drinks Bombay bang and Ras Rangeela.

My wife says Kichdi was amazing. It needs to be tasted so we will return for another round.

Goat: it wasn’t as I expected but My tastebuds are bit more sensitive then other normal people when it comes to food. Definitely try once.

Dessert was interesting and good.

Loved the simplicity of the menu!

We will return again.

Rohit

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food delicious as always. Restaurant week meal , soft shell crab, Branzino, chicken, basmati rice, garlic and butter naan, and lentils also tasty. Very good value.

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m
New York Area
205 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rahi serves 'upmarket' Indian food which may not be completely authentic as there are some 'takes' on the originals but the food is interesting, tasty and well prepared. Service is good and the space is pleasant. The prices are reasonable.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your usual Indian food, which I love. But completely satisfied with the difference

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Seated 45 mins after our reservation time.

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i
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just added this to my 10 most favourite NYC restaurants. Food is DELICIOUS, excellent service, great ambiance, great drinks. The restaurant is very pretty and everyone is very friendly. Our server Ariana expertly guided us through the menu and we loved all her recommendations. She truly contributed to our evening being even more special. The restaurant advertises "artisanal Indian food" and they truly live up to this. This is a must for all lovers of Indian food with a special twist as well as an excellent introduction to this wonderful cuisine. Cannot wait to go back. This is a 10 on all points!

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative Indian food at a restaurant with a cool vibe and knowledgeable servers. Would absolutely go again.

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WV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

GREAT and UNUSUAL BRUNCH!
Delicious appetizers and wonderful brunch selection--artichokes, pomegranates, yummy egg dishes and delightful iced coffee and pomegranate lemonade. So unusual, very good service and a great meal!

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SM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, we were underwhelmed by the experience. The lamb kabobs were undercooked to the point that they looked raw and red inside (see picture). The server agreed that it looked bad and replaced it with another appetizer. The prawn was good, as was the banana leaf chicken. The Tulsi cocktail was a hit with the right amount of alcohol. The goat curry was a total disaster- with chewy old goat meat, not the tender baby goat that one gets at most Indian restaurants in NYC. Service was average at best.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and nice list of unique cocktails. Definitely recommend!

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C
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food we have ever had in the US. Raves for every dish we tried.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Had the bottomless drinks, too! The mango mimosa was unreal. Loved it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love the food and the fact that they change regularly but I am not a fan of their scheduling . Second time we waited so long even though we came early. Other people were seated before us .

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MI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We absolutely love Rahi! Went there for brunch and it wasn’t that great but their dinner is amazing! Went there twice in two weeks and came wait to go back! The chicken in banana leaf, goat curry and the chicken lasooni are my favorites!!

Oh and they have really nice cocktails!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We came for dinner after a recommendation from a local New Yorker, it was our first time in NYC. Couldn’t fault the food all had great flavour and different tastes which was great! We are Indian and it’s hard to find home like food in some Indian restaurants so this was a true gem. The squash kofta was our favourite. Only negative would say is that the staff serving us were not very friendly compared to the service we have received at other places in NYC, they weren’t as welcoming and friendly. But I would definitely return and also recommend.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So i came to celebrate my boyfriend birthday and to be honest, everything is perfect , taste perfect look perfect, my favorite is the cheese cream Naan and the Octopus leg(sorry forgot the name) plus the dessert. I love the Cocktail taste so different but all to the point. It remind me of India, more taste like North Indian food. However its authentic and perfect.
The only thing confuse me is i send message to the owner(which was indicated in the reservation page) i want the cake to have happy birthday on the plate. However, its just a cake. Bit disappointed about it. But cant deny I love the food and environment.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A really great place with just the right combination of ambience and good food. Owner came over to check on how we enjoyed it.

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EO
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always excellent, and the food at Rahi is wonderful. The menu is a little opaque for anyone who's used to the usual descriptions on an Indian-restaurant menu, but ask questions and you'll find something that suits your taste. I recently saw a 50 Best NYC Restaurants list that had at least one other Indian restaurant. Rahi belongs, too.

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious and expertly prepared. I recommend this restaurant, very good quality and not unreasonably priced.

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H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. the food was PACKED with flavor. although didn't look like traditional Indian, the flavors were there. What a treat.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my birthday dinner and the food was amazing. Manager was wonderful and really bringing the taste of India food into NYC. Highly recommend Rahi for a wonderful foodie experience

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Espectacular la comida. No dejen de pedir las alcachofas

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was amazing: Ambiance, Cocktails, Food, Dessert. The only problem was we had a reservation (through OpenTable) for 730p, but we were not seated until 845p.

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here three times and can't wait to go again. The food is totally delicious. It's not a typical Indian restaurant menu, very unique and creative.

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JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was busy even on a Tuesday night . The cocktails were marvelous (ask the bartender Diego about the spicy cocktail). Food was delicious and just right amount of spice and outstanding presentation. It’s a great place for taste the real Indian food and lovely fusion touch.

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