Veda

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$31 to $50
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Veda - Modern Indian Bistro
Our focus is traditional North Indian cuisine served to share in an edgy and modern dining room, accompanied by a full bar offering wine, draft beer, and a unique craft cocktail program.

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MistyK
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. An amazing cauliflower appetizer. Beautiful setting and very clean restrooms.

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Responded on March 18, 2020

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vipLoriB
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Holi menu was in effect and was filled enough to cover both meat eater and vegetarian.

Veda
Responded on March 11, 2020

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vipchristinap
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We ordered chicken biriyani and literally got one piece of chicken......

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it here! The best butter chicken I’ve ever had, the sauce was insane! My fiancé got their version of tikki masala and it was delicious. I got a damini drink and he got a mule, very much enjoyed. And you can’t go wrong with Naan and rice. We will definitely return

Veda
Responded on March 5, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good, but a bit overpriced. I think it's definitely worth a try at least once.

Veda
Responded on February 25, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Nice vibe/ambiance. Food was well cooked but lacked in flavor/'soul'. The special Valentine's menu seemed to be quite overpriced. Our server left a lot to be desired.

Veda
Responded on February 19, 2020

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VJay
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Its an average place in terms of food and service.We had a reservation at 9:30 pm on Valentine day and called during the day to see if they can move us little earlier. They told us it it is fully booked and they cant move it. Anyway, when we reached 9:00 pm and we noticed that there were so many seats empty till we were there around 10:30. In terms food Lahsunia godhi felt like melted plastic around it. I would expect better experience especially when we drove an hour to get there

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit. Very impressed. Just really really good high quality Indian food, staff that cooperate and coordinate with each other, comfortable chairs and tables, elbow room, and good live music. Basically what every restaurant should have but most miserably fail at. Thank you Veda. I am a fan of Indian and now I’m a fan of Veda. We will return! (Please add Pashawari naan)

Veda
Responded on February 14, 2020

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RobinP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night with great food and service!!

Veda
Responded on February 19, 2020

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vickio
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice we were confused in ordering as most Indian restaurants we have been to allow you to request food to be “mild” but here it seems the spice level is set. We did enjoy our food and the overall ambiance

Veda
Responded on February 12, 2020

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vipSandy
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Upscale Indian restaurant with decent food. Overpriced in general and less expensive Indian restaurants provide equally good or better cuisine. I don't think the prices are justified overall. The least inexpensive bottle of red wine was $60 which is higher than the cheapest bottle at other more famous and expensive restaurants. Service was spotty. If you are new to Indian food and have an expense account, this is a good choice, but not otherwise.

Veda
Responded on February 14, 2020

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JessicaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

While it took someone a while to ask us for our drink orders, once they did, the experience was great! Food was excellent!

Veda
Responded on January 30, 2020

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Liv2eat
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

the food did not live up to our expectations. It was bland and had no flavor. The only saving grace was the goat cheese Nan and the pistachio cheesecake. The service felt very rushed and the server was in a lot of hurry . We expected better food based on some previous customer rating but it ruined a birthday celebration which was disappointing. overall poor food and poor service !

Veda
Responded on January 30, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We loved it!

Veda
Responded on February 3, 2020

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SarahE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had a delicious meal at Veda with friends. My only complaint is that we weren't allowed to purchase happy hour drinks from our reserved table. Otherwise, everything was delicious!

Veda
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed parts of your visit and are sorry about the not so good bit. We will share your feedback with the team so that we can give a great experience in the future.

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ShilpaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I was there for the restaurant week. Since I'm vegan I ordered one vegan dish each from the first 3 courses. There was not vegan option in the dessert course but the server was kind enough to provide 2 vegan sorbet options for me. The first course was a soup with walnuts which tasted very mediocre. The 2nd course was Ragda Patties which was better than the 1st course. The 3rd course was a mushroom dish which was very disappointing. My friend ordered the shrimp dish which was made in the exact same tomato sauce. Absolutely no difference. The sorbet was the best part of the meal and I dont really care much for sorbets. Overall the food was very disappointing. The service staff was very accommodating and inspite of it being the last day of restaurant week and being extremely busy was able to attend to us in a timely manner.

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vipPHLYTRAVEL215
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Restaurant week 2020
Delicious apps and the cauliflower dishes are to die for. The soup was cold and under seasoned and the calamari is basically bubble gum. The drinks were good however, except for that peppercorn grapefruit bitters soda thing .. overall good spot!

Veda
Responded on January 24, 2020

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MelD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This review is based solely on our restaurant week meal. The meal started strong with the first two courses but our entree and desserts fell flat. The black cod was extremely fishy and the pistachio “cheescake” was more like a cake. Disappointing, just not what I expected . We were charged steeply for seltzer water that seemingly was poured from the soda lines at the bar. Perhaps it’s best to try this place when it is not restaurant week.

Veda
Responded on January 27, 2020

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vipLoriB
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was full and had great choices.

Veda
Responded on January 27, 2020

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JudyS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have thoroughly enjoyed Veda over the years and last night was no exception. From the delicious cocktails (Laila, Mumbai Mule and Karishma, and even their decaf coffee was exceptionally wonderful) to our generous four-course restaurant week selections (crispy, warm spinach salad; buffalo cauliflower (that tastes like chicken and has just the right amount of heat); mussels (with an incredible sauce we would love to have again); yummy shrimp with bell peppers; lamb vindaloo; and ricotta-pistachio cheesecake (so light and airy and a wonderful end to our evening). If you're a scallop or naan fan, Veda's are not to be missed - some of the best we've ever had. On top of all this, service is spot on (not too much or too little) and everyone works together as a team, including the GM. Great job Veda - you'll definitely be seeing us more often!

Veda
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Flavors are great but the food is served cold or lukewarm at best. We paid extra for naan/bread. When the waiter packed our leftover food, threw away the naan.

Veda
Responded on January 24, 2020

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ThangM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Came in for restaurant week and had a pleasant experience. Service was fast and knowledgeable. Food itself was a little more bland than I hoped for. For Indian Cuisine, it had a lot less spice and herbs than normal. I don't know if it was because of RW but I was disappointed with some of the food. Prices for drinks are good though. Great, affordable selection of Asian whiskeys such as Japanese scotch that I generally can't find in other places in the city. I would probably stop in again for happy hour some time

Veda
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed parts of your visit and are sorry about the not so good bit. We will share your feedback with the team so that we can give a great experience in the future.

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Scribblegal
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Veda with a friend for Restaurant week, January 2020. Although there was a 3-course 20-dollar Prix fixe menu available, our server mentioned the 15-dollar buffet, which we chose, and were not disappointed. I chose Veda from the long list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week because I love Indian food, but also because of the large selection on offer for the occasion.

We were happy with the buffet, which included free naan, and had a lovely selection of vegetarian dishes as well as several dishes with meat. The food was excellent, and the service was attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and will certainly go back again.

Veda
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Felt very rushed. When we walked in for our 5:30 reservation they told us they needed the table in 90 min. Then they stood over us every course asking whether we were done yet. It was hard to enjoy the food and comvo bc we were interrupted and kept being asked if we were done...we’d tell one person I’m still working on it- and a minute later another person would show up. My guest just stopped eating... the food was good but rushing people is nlt

Veda
Responded on January 22, 2020

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AngelaR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good and the food was tasty but I wish the serving size was larger for the price. The ambiance was cool. Great date spot.

Veda
Responded on January 24, 2020

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VeGa
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been to Veda several times but this time it was a tad disappointing. Restaurant weeks are generally good but not this time as the food was not up to their own standards. Soups and kebabs came cold. Entrees were also not hot and bland in taste. It looked as if it was out in plate for long waiting to be served on table. Service was just fine and the waitress didn’t look concerned about our complaints on Luke warm served food.
Not going back again.

Veda
Responded on January 21, 2020

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AmandaR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friendly staff and good food. We came for restaurant week, and I was pleased with the variety of options on the menu. They were out of a lot of wines, which was a little annoying.

Veda
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed parts of your visit and are sorry about the not so good bit. We will share your feedback with the team so that we can give a great experience in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

When we were seated we were told since it’s restaurant week we had to vacate the table at a specific time. I thought it was so odd, like they expected us to order water and be thrifty in our spending. We were very put off. The food was good but the dinner started off with us feeling like we were a bother to them. Too bad we won’t be back

Veda
Responded on February 3, 2020

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vipCourtneyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for brunch and loved it! It was a tasty alternative to an eggs-only option.

Veda
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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Fish
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food portions were small. I had the walnut soup which was delicious but my entree was underwhelming. The waitress had a bad attitude the whole time. We left after and went to Taco Bell and had a better meal there.

Veda
Responded on January 21, 2020

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vipDaveO
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for Center City Restaurant Week. The decor was great. The bar scene was hopping and the food was delicious. The menu was exceptional with multiple choices in each category.

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Responded on January 30, 2020

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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Marjorie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was superb, attentive but not intrusive, even though we were there on a restaurant week basis he told us about an even cheaper option, their buffet.

Veda
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you had a good experience at Veda, we look forward to welcoming you again. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sat down, gave our server our drink order, doesn’t come back close to 15 min when we finally put in our food order. Not a big deal but it’s kind of annoying. Food was okay. Some hits (palak chaat, bread, okra salad), some not so great (fish was very fishy and had an odor). Menu is “modern” Indian food so don’t expect to find your traditional Indian restaurant items.

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Responded on January 20, 2020

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66david
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb shank wad well prepared and the seasoning was wonderful. Nothing overpowering well balanced

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Responded on January 20, 2020

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Quade
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was not bad and atmosphere but will not be going back.

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Responded on January 20, 2020

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PaigeD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff was awkward and rude, slamming things in tables. There was no music on for the first half of our meal, so we basically got to listen to everyone shouting at one another. Food was a joke... you’re better off at Ekta, Mood, Tiffin... literally anywhere else. Cocktails were completely uninspiring or unique at all. The naan was actually disgusting. What a joke and a waste of a night for our $150. I will never go back and I will tell everyone I know not to go either.

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Responded on January 20, 2020

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Pat236
Cleveland
34 reviews