Rahi

4.5
221 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 York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, the good excelente

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d
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
22 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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OT
Montreal
4 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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OT
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
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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OT
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
4 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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Very disappointed. Food was not good.

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

Food was less than expected.

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OT
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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OT
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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MS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
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 on February 10, 2019
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 on February 9, 2019
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 7, 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 5, 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 3, 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 2, 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 28, 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 25, 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 25, 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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AD
New York Area
29 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
209 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 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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i
New York Area
46 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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OT
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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