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Veda - Modern Indian Bistro

4.4
4.4
853 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Veda - Modern Indian Bistro

Veda is an Indian Restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia, serving Indian cuisine with a modern outlook. Our focus is on delighting our guests with the perfect balance of culture and flavor in our food, combined with our warm hospitality. Visit Veda for decadent Indian cuisine combining all aspects of fine dining. We are currently offering Indoor Dining as well as delivery and takeout via Toast Takeout. We also utilize Caviar, Doordash, Grubhub, and UberEats.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Pakistani

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 519-2001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vipul Bhasin

  • Catering

    If you're interested in bringing Veda to your office or home, we provide catering services to fit your needs. Veda provides delivery to the Philadelphia region and all deliveries in Center City are free! We provide everything from drop-off catering to full-service throughout the duration of your event. Whether you want that one dish that you love dropped off for a small party or enough food to feed a couple hundred people, Veda has you covered! Interested in placing your order or learning more about our catering menu? Email our Catering and Events Manager directly at Kiran@vedaphilly.com

  • Private party facilities

    Veda is the perfect place to spice up your next event! We offer semi-private events in our raised stage space with a swooping privacy curtain for those intimate dinners of 10-12 guests. We also host large parties and rent the restaurant to companies and families looking for the next spot for their corporate celebration, rehearsal dinner, or even wedding reception! With an array of food and beverage packages we work with each client to provide exactly what they need. Interested in learning more? Email our Catering and Events Manager directly Kiran@vedaphilly.com

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Located on Chestnut Street between 19th and 20th Street.

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot available next to the restaurant, however it is privately owned and operated and we do not offer parking validation. There is also metered parking on Chestnut Street.

  • Public transit

    If you are traveling by public transit we are easily accessible at the 19th Street Trolley station (Trolley Lines 10, 11, 13, 34, 36) or just blocks from the City Hall station (Broad Street Line, Market Frankford Line).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 853 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

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  1. F

    Firsttimer

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Close to our hotel. Good menu choice and generous portions. Very tasty especially the kashmir naan.
  2. BL

    BLC1108

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Service was great and menu was very clear about vegan options. Food was delicious
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Customer Service. Great spot if you are looking for a nice Indian restaurant in the city.
  4. SK

    SK81

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Do not order dessert Kheer- we returned it. It seemed like spoiled milk and tasted bitter/sour. No one came to apologize or cared enough to address it. Rest of the food was
  5. SB

    SavonarolaBrown

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our third time eating at Veda in a month. Each time the food and the service were exceptional. The tasting m3mu make ordering easy and serving in small bowls on a circular tray is brilliant. The only comment I have is the tables could be a little large4 to accommodate the trays with less hassle
  6. TS

    TedS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    High quality food, excellent service, immaculately maintained. I highly recommend this venue.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 23, 2022Thank you for an amazing review Ted, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Veda!

  7. GZ

    GinaZ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was fine but nothing new or “modern”. Both the bartender (maybe the manager) and our server acted like they needed to rush us, though half the tables were empty and it was only 7pm. Drinks sounded amazing but the Indian spice elements were too mild/bland.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 23, 2022Thank you for an amazing review dear guest, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Veda!

  9. A

    Anish

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was okay, won't recommend
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    While the food was good and quite authentic, the service was bad! The hostess was unpleasant/rude and the manager came at the end rather aggressively trying to explain. The server Jeff tried to make up and was very good. The Chicken and Malai Kofta were well made but the Naan seemed more like a pita bread. Probably will order take away as dining there was not fun!
  11. k

    khicks

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was phenomenal, along with the food! We had a great time and will return.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for this amazing review, dear diner. We are glad that you had a memorable time at Veda and would love to welcome you again.

  12. L

    Leesh

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I came here for my birthday dinner. Nikki was an amazing server! She was warm, engaging, friendly, and made me feel like a special customer. Would totally recommend her! The lamb vandaloo dish was delicious and super tender! Enjoyed my birthday dinner. Thanks Nikki!

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 9, 2022Dear Leesh, we are glad Veda could be a part of your memorable times and that fact that you enjoyed your time, meal and experience with us makes us even more happy. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We hope to see you soon at Veda.

  13. RM

    ReggieM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delish. Service excellent. What more can I say?

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you Reggie for your words of appreciation, you made our day. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your time and experience at Veda and hope to see you again soon.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I met for Veda’s bottomless-mimosa brunch, and we had a great time. Our servers were incredibly friendly and gave us recommendations throughout the meal. We had the paneer kathi rolls, crispy spinach chaat, masala omelet and the gobi mutter vegetarian thali with raita and garlic naan. The paneer kathi rolls and crispy spinach chaat were my favorites, but all of the dishes tasted great.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 9, 2022Dear Guest, thank you dining at Veda and for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We are especially excited that you loved your order! We loved having you here, and cannot wait to welcome you again soon!

  15. P

    Pope

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING. Best Indian meal of my life. The cocktails were so good and the food was literally to die for. Our waiter was so wonderful also I wish we had gotten his name. The crispy spinach chaat was outrageous and so was the paneer makhani. Lamb was also so tender and delicious.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you so much Pope, you just made our day with that wonderful review. We work hard to deliver the best guest experience, and we are happy to know that we were able to do that with you. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was ok, but services was super slow, it was only one waiter for 10 tables, he did his best however he couldn’t do much. I feel bad for him.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Guest, thank you for choosing to dine at Veda. We are sorry you had to feel this way and we have mentioned the issue to the management and they will work on it. We hope you will provide us with another chance to set things right and provide you with a memorable experience.

  17. HF

    HeleneF

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent! The service was overburdened. There was one waiter, who was very pleasant and tried his best. We waited about 20 minutes to give our order, but then it was uphill from there. I hope the restaurant gets more help because we’d like to go back.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 3, 2022Hi Helene, thank you for dining at Veda. We can see that you had a mixed experience altogether, whereas we are glad that you liked your order, we are sorry about the unpleasant part of it. We have informed the management regarding the issue and they will work on it. We hope to see you at Veda again.

  18. N

    Nina

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The service was so slow that our dinner took 3 hours in total. We waited over an hour to get our drinks that we waited 20 minutes after being sat to order. The wait staff apologized for being short staffed, but there's a difference between being short staffed and able to still accommodate patrons and simply too understaffed to service all the reservations that were made. Unfortunately, I would not recommend Veda to anyone and I will not be returning. The food was fine but nothing exceptional.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers came in legit 5 mins, as well as drinks. All were good. Lamb shank entree and desert were very good.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you dear guest for an amazing review! We're glad you enjoyed your meal at Veda, and would love to welcome you again!

  20. G

    Girlsdayout

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Veda. Our service was great and the food really tasty.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on November 3, 2022We are glad that your time and experience at Veda was such a hit, dear diner. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon at Veda.

  21. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and kind people. Food was packed with flavor and drinks were awesome. I’m definitely going again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of our fav Indian food spot in the city! Service is good but I’ve noticed it can be slower that what I’m used to because they’re so busy but nothing too bad. The good food makes up for it!
  23. SL

    SebastianL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty food, friendly and competent service in a very likeable modern surrounding. Only thing on the negativ side - it was a bit to cold in the restaurant. Besides that a definite recommendation.
  24. M

    Matthew

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The restaurant week menu was quite good, but the service wasn't great. It took way too long to receive each course, despite us literally being the first ones seated for lunch.
  25. PM

    PaigeM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Food was good I loved the chickpea dish however service was very mediocre
  26. M

    Miamia

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Visited for restaurant week. The ambience is really nice, the food was ok. It's good but not wow. I want to try brunch there to compare.
  27. L

    Liyah

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was beautiful and the food was great!! This was my first time trying Indian food and I’ll be coming back!
  28. a

    amm466

    New Mexico

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Took a while to get seated at lunch, and a while to order, but after that it was smooth sailing. Went during restaurant week and it's such a fantastic value. The spinach chaat is extremely tasty, the saag is great, the vindaloo very good. Would definitely return!
  29. J

    Jennifer

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great portions and everything was delicious. My traditionally meat-eater husband got a mushroom main course and was blown away by its flavor. Dessert was super tasty, and don't skip the naan.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you so much Jennifer, you just made our day with that wonderful review! We work hard to deliver the best guest experience, and we are happy to know that we were able to do that with you! We would love to see you at Veda again.

  30. D

    Denise46

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went during Restaurant Week last year and this year for lunch and the food was delicious. The staff was very accommodating. I definitely recommend this place if you're looking for something that's different.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on September 26, 2022Hello Denise, thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We are especially excited that you loved all your meals at Veda. We loved having you here, and cannot wait to welcome you again soon!

  31. F

    Faye

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service was backed up most likely due to the demand from restaurant week. Food was good would go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was great and attentive. They check on you too make sure you're okay and grab dishes quickly. The food was stellar. I was surprised that I would like the crispy spinach chaat as much as I did. There were so many great options on the Restaurant Week menu.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love everything about this restaurant… The food, the service, the ambience and more than anything the fact that it’s not loud and overrun by customers. I hesitate to write this review because I don’t want that to change but of course I want the business to have more customers. Anyway, great Indian food and our new favorite restaurant in Philly
  34. 2

    25wp

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was very welcoming + offered me a great seat selection. The server (my apologies, I don't remember either Hostess' or Server's name) was very attentive -- took my order promptly + coordinated w/kitchen to bring each course out right on time. My lunch was enjoyable. The chicken kabob (seasoned just right), shrimp moilee (creamy coconut stew) eaten over Basmati rice and finished with pear + ginger sorbet (light refreshing flavored). Entire staff is very friendly and professional. I definitely recommend Veda and will gladly return.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, dear guest. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your visit to Veda. We are especially happy to see that you enjoyed your food. We would be glad to be of service again.

  35. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! I wish there was more leeway with reservations, but I would definitely recommend it still.
  36. LS

    LucyS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!!! We broke a glass and they were so nice about it!

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for an amazing feedback - we truly appreciate it!

  37. T

    Toby

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good, if a little pricey. The drinks were outstanding and the service amazing. Will definitely be recommending.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Toby, thank you for a great review - we're glad you had a wonderful experience.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place I've been for center city sips

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for an amazing review - we truly appreciate it!

  39. AR

    AliciaR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was yummy and the staff were all friendly.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Alicia, thank you for a great review - we're glad you had a wonderful experience.

  40. R

    Ronda07

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice, girls night out. Great food and drinks, LOVE the atmosphere and very attentive staff. Awesome place.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for an amazing review - we truly appreciate it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Veda - Modern Indian Bistro using the Order Online button. Veda - Modern Indian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 519-2001.

Veda - Modern Indian Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Veda - Modern Indian Bistro

1920 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located on Chestnut Street between 19th and 20th Street.

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Pakistani

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot available next to the restaurant, however it is privately owned and operated and we do not offer parking validation. There is also metered parking on Chestnut Street.

  • Public transit

    If you are traveling by public transit we are easily accessible at the 19th Street Trolley station (Trolley Lines 10, 11, 13, 34, 36) or just blocks from the City Hall station (Broad Street Line, Market Frankford Line).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vipul Bhasin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (267) 519-2001

  • Catering

    If you're interested in bringing Veda to your office or home, we provide catering services to fit your needs. Veda provides delivery to the Philadelphia region and all deliveries in Center City are free! We provide everything from drop-off catering to full-service throughout the duration of your event. Whether you want that one dish that you love dropped off for a small party or enough food to feed a couple hundred people, Veda has you covered! Interested in placing your order or learning more about our catering menu? Email our Catering and Events Manager directly at Kiran@vedaphilly.com

  • Private party facilities

    Veda is the perfect place to spice up your next event! We offer semi-private events in our raised stage space with a swooping privacy curtain for those intimate dinners of 10-12 guests. We also host large parties and rent the restaurant to companies and families looking for the next spot for their corporate celebration, rehearsal dinner, or even wedding reception! With an array of food and beverage packages we work with each client to provide exactly what they need. Interested in learning more? Email our Catering and Events Manager directly Kiran@vedaphilly.com

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