Veda

4.5
686 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian

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Veda - Modern Indian Bistro
(Due to local restaurant restrictions, we ask that guests limit their meal to 90 minutes)

Veda is an Indian Restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia, serving North 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 & Outdoor Dining (6ft. distance between tables), as well as delivery and takeout via Toast Takeout. We also utilize Caviar, Doordash, Grubhub, and UberEats.


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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 686 people are saying
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TheEllisFam
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veda was a wonderful restaurant experience! Our waiter, Laura, so so kind and personable! The food was amazing and portion sizes were good! My family and I will definitely be coming again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We’ve wanted to come here for a while. So finally we got a babysitter and made the 2 hour drive. First let me say the drinks were very good and was our waiter. The food however was mediocre at best. But service was terrible!! We didn’t get plates when our main course came out nor any serving spoons for curries and rice! We had to wait and ask for the items which led to our entrees to get cold and I wished the taste of the food could have made up for the service but even was disappointed in that. Sorry was very disappointed and won’t be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

first time dining at veda. great drinks. food was delicious!

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vipbookloverbooklover
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veda has always been one of my favorites, but last night they outdid themselves.The tamarind fish curry and paneer makhani were food fit for gods. Service was superb as well. Love Veda!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and attentive service. Manager was very visible in the dining room, making sure things were running smoothly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, even if you don’t like Indian food. This food was high quality and evenly balanced. Our waitress was so accommodating and friendly. I am never blown away by a restaurant and this one was an exception. The drink menu is well thought out and I could not taste the alcohol in the mojito but I definitely felt it! That means the drink was beautifully made. Please go here, you will not be disappointed.

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Stella4life
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

So… we arrived for our reservation at 12 (noon) for our, what we were expecting bottomless mimosas. We were enjoying our time until the manager, in a sport coat, offered our checks. At this point in time we were still enjoying our “bottomless” brunch. The manger made it clear we could not get anymore alcohol. We had asked him that since bottomless does not end until 3pm if we could have another bottle. He proceeded to say no, that it is a “privilege” to dine at his restaurant. We were not satisfied with this answer. We had been respectable with the server and the manger. He said that it was under his subjective note that we not be served.

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vipmatt3184
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love VEDA - we went for Philly Restaurant week - place was packed - servers were amazing - but I think short staffed - some long wait times and food actually came out and wasn't super hot (temperature). Food was delicious - but slow service and room temperature food was disappointing.

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lingc
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very Mediocre food, very disappointed.

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RestaurantWeek
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant week brunch menu had a great selection and my party and I both enjoyed our meal. The staff was friendly and helpful as we were not too well versed in Indian cuisine.

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vipIsabelD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food, fun atmosphere. Servers made us feel a little rushed (even when we weren't lingering!), but the food makes it so worth it!

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LisaJ
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the menu had many choices.... looking forward to exploring the brunch scene/menu

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Denise46
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Restaurant Week for Lunch. The food was delicious and the service was awesome! I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great restaurant week menu!

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vipMichaelV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited during restaurant week in Philly. Didn't order from the special menu so we experienced more selection options. All the food dishes were excellent and despite a frenetic pace, the wait staff was impeccable. Definitely recommended to anyone who enjoys this cuisine. We will be back.

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StephenF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the restaurant week prix fix with wine pairings. The lamb stew was very good, and the wines were interesting. I had not had them before. The staff was vey helpful to us in selecting wines and dishes.

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Jules
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Restuarant week and it was great! Good portion sizes, I was quite satisfied. All the courses were delicious. Shout out to Laura, she was a great server! Will definitely be coming here again.

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KatieZ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service! We enjoyed the whole experience.

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Brad
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible restaurant week meal at Veda. Every single dish was incredible and the service was top-notch. If you're looking for elevated Indian, this is absolutely your spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Desert was the only thing that delivered.

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vipAlidaM
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s restaurant week and the menu had many choices. Everything was delicious! Highly recommend!

Veda
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you Alida for your kind words! We would love to welcome you again soon!

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vipreviewer1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Overall the food was good however the service was lacking.

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TaraB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I went to Veda for their restaurant week deal and had a great experience! The food was delicious and the service was great!

Veda
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear Tara, thank you for dining at Veda. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and your experience! Come by again and we would love to welcome you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Love going there. I didn’t know that the kitchen closed at 2:30 and my res was for 2:15, but the staff were very accommodating and worked with us! We had a great time!

Veda
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you! We work hard on making sure that our guests have the best experience, and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Veda! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing.

Veda
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hello, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience! Stop by again and we would love to welcome you!

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Mellg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week. The sauce on the white stuffed bass and the app shrimp were just ok. I was expecting more heat. The spinach chaat and chai ice cream were amazing. Service was off the charts.

Veda
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi Mellg, thank you for sharing your honest feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience, however we do wish your meal experience was better. We have shared your feedback with the team, and they have taken it into consideration so that they can improve for the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I love Veda but only because the food is good. The service is not good at all. If you go for brunch be aware that they will rush you to order your food because the kitchen closes. I had three different people come up to me multiple times about the kitchen closing. After telling them what I wanted I didn’t even get it because the communication wasn’t passed along to our server. I will come again because I really like the food but the service needs to be better.

Veda
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi, thank you for sharing your honest feedback about Veda. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal, but we also apologize for the unpleasant experience. We work hard on making our guests feel welcome and to provide them with a memorable experience, however, this is no excuse to make you feel the way it did. We have communicated your feedback to our management, and they will ensure that service levels are top-notch for the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good it was a good environment would definitely go there an eat again

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RussNik
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Food was delicious and service was great for brunch! Definitely would go back again for dinner this time.

Veda
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi RussNik, we are glad you loved your meal and the experience at Veda! We would love to welcome you again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think the manger was my server and he was the absolute best. I felt well catered to. Shout out to him and his talents. Thank you for great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Terribly poor service which roughy down rating immensely

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Great apps and lots of vegan options. Can’t wait to go back

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vipRosanec
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The serving dishes are dirty. We ordered a second glass of wine and it was served in a dirty glass. The manager (???) came to our table to apologize and went down on his knees on the side of our table, mask hanging below his nos, breathing and talking over our food. The servers don’t let you in peace. It’s very annoying to have people every 5 minutes asking if you’re finished. The waiter got our order wrong, we told him and other 2 waiters and never came back to fix it until after the problem with the second glass of wine. A very disappointing experience.

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Phlfoodchronicles
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most memorable meals we’ve had in years. Every aspect of Veda was incredible- bartender made me my drink that wasn’t on menu, service incredible, food outstanding. We’ve told everyone about it cauliflower & the lamb chop small plate. Everything we ate was worthy of best thing on the menu & we’re tough critics.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veda was a wonderful find - the food was excellent and the service efficient and appropriate. The restaurant itself is quite nice and the setup which separates small groups and couples from larger groups was quite effective in keeping things quiet.

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vipredram
Philadelphia
150 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Drink orders were served inaccurately, but eventually resolved to everyone's satisfaction. The appetizers were all excellent (spinach chaat, chicken moori, tangy cauliflower, and spare ribs). The onion naan was not fully cooked and soggy. The main dishes were nearly all substandard. In particular, the lamb roganjosh consisted of a few morsels of tough lamb immersed in a good sauce. The tamarind fish was a decent quantity and flavorful. The chicken korma was in a white sauce, very different from what we have had in the past, with a few rubbery, almost inedible, scraps of chicken. Not at all up to Veda standards of the past. Ekta has better food at lower prices. Unfortunately, we will not be returning soon, even though we live across the street.

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Shane
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

was waiting for 20 mins for waiter/waitress to take our order.

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vipneeluk
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in Philadelphia area!

Veda
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for an amazing review - we would love to serve you again!

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
267 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time to Veda and the overall experience was very good. Some dishes are very creative and modern, e.g., the okra salad and crispy spinach chaat (don't pass up either), while others are more standard Indian fare but well executed. The selection of cocktails and wine list are both above average. The three in our party all agreed that Veda is at the top of the list for Indian restaurants in Philly.

Veda
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for such amazing words Tucker, we are honored that you loved your experience as well as everything that you ordered! Guest delight is an important part to us, and we are glad that we did it right with you! We'll await your next visit to Veda.

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vipNKapadia
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food. Some dishes were delicious like okra salad and other appetizers. Main dishes were good. Will probably go again.

Veda
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi, we are excited that you loved your experience at Veda - we cannot wait to welcome you back again!

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FAQs

Veda does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Veda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 519-2001.

Veda is rated 4.5 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

Veda does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://bit.ly/VedaGiftCard.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.