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Veda - Modern Indian Bistro

4.7
4.7
879 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

7:00 PM


Booked 23 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

What 879 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

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  1. t

    tazn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful and professional service They work as a team
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded 6 days agoDear diner, thank you for a wonderful review - we're glad you enjoyed at Veda!

  3. T

    Tanya

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My group went for restaurant week, and our experience was overall okay. The ambiance and service was great. The room noise level was approrpiate and allowed for conversation without needing to shout. Our server was attentive without being overbearing, which was excellent. The majority of our food was amazing, and the wine pairing was a great deal. One member of our party ordered a shrimp curry main, and the shrimp came out undercooked and cold. After alerting our server, he rectified the situation and was extremely apologetic. Overall the experience was good with a hiccup in between.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded todayHi Tanya, thank you taking the time to write this detailed review. We are sorry for the unpleasant part of your experience with us. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the rest of your order along and the wine pairings. Thank you dining at Veda and we hope to see you again soon.

  4. L

    Luvnlife

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mani (our server) started our lunch with a beautiful smile and demeanor. Checked on us often, not overly And his suggestion on wine pairing was perfect. The food was served hot, fresh and delicious. The crispy spinach is awesome, lamb and garlic naan was just as wonderful. Lunch deal for restaurant week is worth it.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded todayDear diner, thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We are especially excited that you loved your meal at Veda. We loved having you here, and cannot wait to welcome you again soon!

  5. JM

    JanMan

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good Reataurant Week menu and wine pairing Good service

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded todayDear diner, thank you dining at Veda during the Restaurant week. We are glad that you time, order and experience with us.

  6. s

    shwall

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The waiter was great, the wine was very good, the food was disappointing. The crispy cauliflower wasn't crispy. Also cholesterol tikki was good. The sauce on the la.b kor.a was very thin and not a lot of flVor.flavor. Eggplant dish was okay but not memorable. Can't see myself going back. Was hoping for something more like Rasika in DC but no comparison!
  7. L

    Lovelylunching

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Restaurant week meal had great variety. Mussels appetizer great. Main course chicken great. Chai ice cream- yum! For a packed restaurant at lunch time we didn't have any trouble having conversation. Very impressed by that. Wait staff very accommodating. Good time!

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on January 18, 2023Thank you for this wonderful recommendation dear diner and for dining at Veda. We are glad to see that you loved your order and we hope to see you soon.

  8. TJ

    TanayaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food but you can tell it's been modified to appeal to a wider range of palates. Like Indian food but muted. I wish the flavor was a little more in your face. The mussel butter masala was the best dish there!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, truly impressive. Great service. I will be back for sure.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on January 18, 2023Dear diner, thank you for a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time and experience with us and we hope to see you again at Veda.

  10. VD

    VasantiD

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food,ambiance excellent service very courteous server I highly recommend this restaurant

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on January 18, 2023Thank you Vasanti 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time and the food was amazing! Staff is very friendly and atmosphere is great for a date night.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on January 9, 2023Dear Diner, thank you for dining at Veda and we are happy to see that you liked your order. We hope to serve you again!

  12. HP

    HopeP

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner, lovely setting and very good service.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you for an amazing review Hope - we would love to serve you again!

  13. AG

    AriesGal

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on January 3, 2023Thank you for your words of appreciation, dear diner. We are glad to see that you loved your experience at Veda and we hope to see you soon.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The service was stupendous!

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on January 3, 2023Thank 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.

  15. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitstaff were kind and courteous. Food arrived quickly and tasted fantastic. A great experience overall.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 27, 2022Hello Mark, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience! Stop by again and we would love to welcome you!

  16. TT

    TheTony

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful staff. We’ll be back again!

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 19, 2022Thank you for an amazing review Tony- we would love to serve you again!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in, the decor and aromas welcomed us. The food was superb, best Indian food in Center City!

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 19, 2022Dear diner, thank you for your kind words - they truly made our day. We are so happy to see that you had a great time and experience at Veda and would love to welcome you again!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional and engaging - the food recommendations were excellent - her favorites were ours as well ...

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 19, 2022Thank you for this wonderful recommendation dear diner and for dining at Veda. We are glad to see that you loved your order and we hope to see you soon.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place…. So many restaurants to choose from in Philadelphia but whenever my daughter is back in town, this is the only place she wants to go to.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 19, 2022We are so glad that Veda could be a part of your memorable times, dear guest. It is an absolute pleasure to host you and we would love to welcome you again!

  20. RD

    RobertD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, great service and inventive cocktails!!! Atmosphere was cozy, friendly and inviting. Would definitely dine here again.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 19, 2022Thank you Robert 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.

  21. N

    Nona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeff was the most amazing host! It was a great experience!

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 19, 2022We are so happy that you had a memorable time at Naan, Nona. We would love to welcome you again at Veda!

  22. RK

    RheaK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veda was a great experience! The food was great and the service was excellent!

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on January 3, 2023Thank you for this wonderful recommendation Rhea and for dining at Veda. We are glad to see that you loved your order and we hope to see you soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was bliss. Highly recommend.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for a great review, dear diner. We truly appreciate it.

  24. t

    thomfd

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience. The staff was incredible and the food was delicious.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 12, 2022Dear Diner, thank you for a great feedback and we are happy that you had a great experience while dining at Veda. We will be thrilled to welcome you again.

  25. JP

    JoseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and delicious food. We had a great time.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 12, 2022Dear Jose, we are so happy that you had a great experience dining at Veda. We hope to see you again soon.

  26. F

    Firsttimer

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

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

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 12, 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.

  27. BL

    BLC1108

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

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

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 12, 2022Dear Diner, we are glad to know that you had a great experience at Veda and everything was to your satisfaction! Thank you for dining in with us and we would love to see you again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

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

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for an amazing review dear guest, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Veda!

  29. 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 good.

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 12, 2022Dear Diner, thank you for dining at Veda. We are sorry for what happened and we have conveyed the issues mentioned in your review to out management and kitchen, and they will work on it to achieve complete guest satisfaction. We hope you will provide us with another chance to set things right and provide you with a memorable experience.

  30. SB

    SavonarolaBrown

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 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

    Veda - Modern Indian BistroResponded on December 12, 2022Dear Savonarola, We are so happy to see that you have always had a memorable time and experience while dining with us. We hope to see you again soon at Veda.

  31. 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!

  32. GZ

    GinaZ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  33. 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!

  34. A

    Anish

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was okay, won't recommend
  35. 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!
  36. k

    khicks

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.

  37. 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.

  38. RM

    ReggieM

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.

  39. 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!

  40. 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!

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 4.7 stars by 879 OpenTable diners.

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 23 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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