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Sura Indian Bistro, Philadelphia, PA

Sura Indian Bistro

4.0
4
34 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Indian
At SURA Indian Bistro, discover India's multi-cultural culinary dialogue, centuries in the tasting, nestled in the heart of Philly. Be it the Biryani from the southern part of India or the famous Amritsari Fish from Punjab, each dish tells a story of flavors, meticulously crafted to transport your senses across time and tradition. Our exclusive personalized service will surely bring you back to us again and again! Book your reservation today!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 478-8777
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    FIRST Floor- The bar & lounge area is ideal for 45 guests seated. SECOND floor- Ideal for 50 guests seated. THIRD Floor North Room- Ideal for 20 guests seated and the South Room is Ideal for 45 guests seated. BUYOUT for the entire restaurant is ideal for 160 guests.
  • Private party contact
    General Manager: (215) 478-8777
  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Date Night Experience

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Engage in a pleasant evening right with your beloved at the new Romeo and Juliet table at Sura Bistro. Celebrate togetherness with a picturesque view, and enjoy an evening of fine dining, making your date nights special than never before. Five Course Meal Two Cocktails or Two Mocktails per person
    Date Night Experience Photo
  • CCD SIPS at Sura Indian Bistro

    Jun 12 - Aug 28, 2024
    Join us at Sura Indian Bistro for CCD SIPS, every Wednesday from June 5th to August 28th. Savor our authentic Indian cuisine, expertly paired with signature cocktails. Indulge in a sophisticated dining experience, where flavors and traditions come alive.

Offers

  • Happy Hour Offered at the First Floor Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Treat yourself to an array of freshly crafted selective cocktails infused with the exquisite blend of fruits and herbs at reduced prices. All wines, draught beer on tap are half price and all cocktails are $7. AMRITSARI FISH FRY 7 North Indian-style fish fingers coated with Chickpea Flour & Carom Seeds. LASOONI PALAK PAKODA 5 (V, Gf) Crispy Indian fritters made with Spinach, Chickpea Flour, Garlic, and Cumin Seeds. CHICKEN 65 7 Chicken sautéed in a tangy '65' sauce with cilantro & sesame. VEGETABLE SPRING ROLL 5 Golden, crispy wrappers filled with a fresh, finely chopped vegetable medley.
    Happy Hour Offered at the First Floor Bar Photo

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Philadelphia

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34 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great ambiance. Service could be better

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  2. HannahC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique and elegant decor. Food absolutely delicious. Staff so helpful and knowledgeable. We had some food restrictions in our group and the chef and staff were so kind and accommodating!

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  3. TomH

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. I would definitely come back again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I wanted to edit my review as I tried to keep it as simple as possible and show some grace. I was not only charge the wrong amount. They tried to charge my card two times. The restaurant manager herself said that I will be refunded and that she will provide the dessert as we was eating the dessert. They brought us an additional bill and said this was the correct amount, it seems a lot back-and-forth with the restaurant management service that was provided to us. They wanted me to sit a minor at the bar in order to have happy hour. If I’m being completely honest to go even further into this review, the server did not call my daughter and said don’t worry about it, which means that she could’ve said at the bar as a minor. Besides the miscommunication and poor service this restaurant ruined my daughters graduation dinner. Never say that I skipped out on a bill because I had my cards ready, but I was not willing to double charge my car because of their error. I do hope that you learn from this mistake and that another guest will not experience what I did.I wanted to revise my review to maintain simplicity and convey my feedback gracefully. Not only was I charged the incorrect amount, but there was also an attempt to charge my card twice. The restaurant manager assured me of a refund and even offered a complimentary dessert while we were enjoying our current dessert. However, we later received another bill claiming it was the correct amount, leading to multiple interactions with the restaurant management team. Furthermore, there was a request for my minor child to sit at the bar to access happy hour, which raised concerns. To provide a more detailed insight into my experience, the server did not address the issue of my daughter being underage at the bar, which could have been a potential problem. Despite these instances of miscommunication and subpar service, the overall experience severely impacted my daughter's graduation dinner.
    Sura Indian BistroResponded 2 days ago
    Hello, We regret to learn that you were mistakenly charged for another person's bill and we apologize for the mistake made by our server. Nevertheless, as soon as the error was brought to our attention, the amount was promptly refunded to you, and a refund voucher was provided as evidence of the cancellation. In addition, complimentary desserts were offered to you and your group. Despite our efforts to make amends, you chose not to settle your bill and left without paying the outstanding amount.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. MiguelR

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great! Food was delicious. I will be definitely coming back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visited Sura with my friend a few days ago, and I can say it was truly amazing. We were both blown away by the service, and absolutely loved the ambiance. We especially loved the Pista Korma and the garlic naan, which were both so tasty. The Khumb Magestic and Moong Dahl Cutlet were also so delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone loving some modern and creative Indian cuisine!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and service. Loved every dish and drink. Perfect end to a lovely weekend in Philadelphia.

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  8. maddieg

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé and I absolutely loved this restaurant! We travel frequently and always try to find the best Indian food in whatever city we are in. This place did not disappoint!! It had a very romantic vibe with dim lights and an awesome bar. The service was great from our waiter, hostess, and bar tender. The food was so good!! I can’t recommend this place enough.

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  9. NamitJ

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    As we entered the restaurant first thing we saw was a mouse run out. As for food which Indian restaurant serves Siracba for chutney. Food is very average and tasteless. Will not go back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience at Sura was amazing. The staff really took care of us—Malvin, I believe his name was—provided excellent service. The food was exceptional. They accommodated dietary restrictions for my guests, which was much appreciated. The cocktails and drinks were also very good. This restaurant is now my go-to place.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sura Indian Bistro using the Order Online button. Sura Indian Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sura Indian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 478-8777.

Sura Indian Bistro is rated 4 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Sura Indian Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sura Indian Bistro

1726 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5120

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 478-8777
  • Private party facilities
    FIRST Floor- The bar & lounge area is ideal for 45 guests seated. SECOND floor- Ideal for 50 guests seated. THIRD Floor North Room- Ideal for 20 guests seated and the South Room is Ideal for 45 guests seated. BUYOUT for the entire restaurant is ideal for 160 guests.
  • Private party contact
    General Manager: (215) 478-8777
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