Veda

4.4
424 reviews
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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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BR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Stale oil was used for several of the dishes. Ambiance was good, but food quality was average at best.

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MO
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time going to Veda & our waiters were very attentive and polite. He took the time to explain the menu & frequently checked up on us. Food was excellent -- we ordered 2 chicken dishes and the meat was very tender and flavorful.

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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice experience. Food very good. Palak Paneer could use a bit more seasoning, but Fish Curry, Chicken Biryani, and naan all excellent. Server very attentive and had a great dry sense of humor. Great mixed drinks too. Good value. Would return.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, the meat seemed they were not seasoned adequately but the curries were good

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d
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I wouldn’t advise.

Veda
Responded 21 hours ago

Hey Dileka, we are very sorry to hear about this. This is not how we want our guests to feel. Would it be possible for you to please send us your contact information in a private message so we can make this right. Thank you so much.

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s
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service.
On time seating.
Catered to the dietary restrictions
Overall would recommend to any one

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D
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at reasonable prices. The service was unbelievable! I liked the atmosphere, too; the crowd was young & lively, but not overly loud.

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DN
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service was very mediocre. They did this weird thing at the beginning where they wouldn’t seat us even though 6 out of our 7 people were there and we were willing to order for the 7th. Had to get manager involved who had told the hostness “no” a couple of times. Generally a bizarre handling of a pretty common situation. Kept referencing “company policy” which I think is a cop out and unprofessional in generally. Probably won’t go back for a while, if ever.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for a Sunday birthday brunch with a party of 8. Everything was delicious, plus great deal on bottles of wine. Our server S. was warm and very accommodating- couldn’t have asked for a better time. Thanks Veda!

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EG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations to eat here ona Friday night, which I would absolutely recommend. There were people waiting for a table at 8:30 who didn’t have reservations. I thought the food was really good although the curries were not as spicy as we requested. Our appetizer was amazing and the service was great. The restaurant is beautiful and not too loud. I would definitely come again.

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B
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Got scammed over a drink. They brought me the wrong drink and forced me to pay for it. Avoid this place at all costs.

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AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've now been to Veda several times. The service is consistently good, and the food flavorful, with generous portions. The dessert menu is a bit small, but their drunks are also very good.

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m
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually go to hole in the wall indian spots for great indian food. This place is far from a hole in the wall and the food was excellent.
The service was really top notch

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, small portions, great ambience & interesting cocktails

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff was very courteous and attentive. The food was good and we would dine there again. The only small downside was our entrees coming out less than 5 minutes after we received our appetizer, so we felt a bit rushed to start eating our main course before it would get cold.

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G
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our experience was good overall but I have 2 suggestions:
1. the servers should be trained so that they don’t ask if they can clear plates when it is obvious that people in the party are still eating!

2. Stop this new practice of swiping the card with a device at the table instead of bringing printed receipts in a folder as is customary.

at a classy restaurant with a high bill value, these two downgrade the experience.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and ambience. The staff is pretty good with food recommendation

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NK
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the place. Awesome food, service was super - friendly all over. Only wished they wont keep us standing outside when we had a reservations and they had tables available

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times. Always excellent!

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OT
Poconos
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, and drinks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, great food. Drunken Lassi is great too!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Nice location and ambiance. Food was good, but wasn’t great. Now that we’ve been there, we now know what order, and how much. Crispy Spinach was delicious, crab cakes and ribs were so-so. I was expecting more of an Indian flare with those two dishes. Tandoori didn’t seem quite the same as I am accustomed to. Again, it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t anything out of this world. Main dishes were nice, with the requested amount of spiciness (5/5), but weren’t outstanding. Did I say the ambiance was great? Felt very relaxed and welcomed by the hostess. Our waitress was patient and helpful when we place our order. We never wanted for anything, as we were well taken care of by all staff members. I would recommend Veda, and would definitely go back. Oh and the bar is quite nice.

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O
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

When I walked in, I was expecting more. Service was great. Bar was nice. It was the food that disappointed.

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IC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place. Great food. Only problem: The back of my seat was facing toward the aisle of the restaurant so that guests and servers kept bumping into my chair. Maybe they can rearrange the chairs and tables to leave a bit more space because that wasn't so much fun.

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DP
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner. The food was exceptional and is perhaps the best indian in Philadelphia. We were not in love with the limited wine list. This definitely needs curating and updating. Also, why is the water on the table lukewarm? We had to keep asking for glasses of ice all night. That got old pretty quickly. back to the food...the tandoori was delicious. We enjoyed the shrimp tandoori, the okra salad, the shrimp curry, the paneer palak, a lamb dish, the chicken kebab and some yummy naans. I would go again but beware of the limited wine selection.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Veda was absolutely amazing. I have always been apprehensive about Indian food. However my fears subsided with a taste of the Naan bread and the most wonderful cocktail (congee). We ordered a variety of dishes to share from the chicken Murmuri, Lassoni Gobi, to the Goan crab cakes.

From there we had some main dishes Chicken tiki Achari, chicken makhani, Calcutta pork ribs, Lamb Vindaloo and more.

The dishes were outstanding and inventive by pairing spices and ingredients in the best way I never thought of going together. I will absolutely be going back!

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and tasty but very salty (resulting in very dry mouth later that night!). Service was excellent.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The goat cheese naan is an excellent option to start your dinning experience.

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FI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for getting together with friends

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f
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We entered Veda and were greeted by a horde of extremely loud drunk ppl at the bar area. They were on a whiskey crawl. We managed to find seats at the bar. It took 10 minutes for the bartenders to take our order even though they saw us. We ordered two cocktails. Overpriced and just average. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant and it was cold because the door was opening and could feel the draft. Appetizers were a artificial bright red cauliflower which was very greasy and not tasty. The Bright green Chicken was good. Dinner was terrible. The chicken biryani barely had any chicken and wasn’t what real biryani should taste like. The saag paneer was was too spicy and terrible. Meanwhile the ppl at bar area continued to shout so it was hard to have a conversation.
Overall Veda is trying to be a trendy new Indian restaurant
But honestly we would not recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Waitress was knowledgeable and helpful in picking dishes. Food was amazing!

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TW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 4

My husband, daughter, my daughter friend and I attended Veda on my birthday. They ate their before and highly recommended it. Nice ambiance. Not sure was our waiter new because the service was off. My daughter tried to order the Paneer w/lamb instead of with Makhani and the waiter said she couldn't change it, yet she did it the last time she was there. We ordered more rice which never came. I ordered the Paneer w/makhani it was just ok. I had better. The Paneer was more like a green liquid not like spinach substance.I requested level 4 hot but it wasn't hot at all. I think the waiter mixed up the heat level with my daughters friend order. He said his food was spicey yet he didn't request hot. I should have ordered the Lamb Vindaloo instead because my daughter said her plate was good. I have been to much better Indian cuisine restaurants. If ur looking for just ambiance this would definitely be it.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Much better Indian food may be found nearby for no more money.

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J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Apps were amazing, as were the drinks, but mains were disappointing. We weren’t given drink menus, and it was 30 min before we finally received drinks. After that, the food was rushed outTook >30 min for our order to be taken, and then the food was rushed out, and was missing items (both apps and mains). Tried to clear our apps before we were done.

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RJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great ambiance. Great service. Drinks were awesom2 too.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Valentine’s Day and the set menu was perfectly portioned out. Everyone was so extremely nice and accommodating even for a busy day. The only complaint was I asked for a romantic seating area (the view was a curtain) but I understand it being Valentine’s Day options are limited. We would love to be back again we had a great experience!

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lamb chops were not good. Spice level 4/5 was NOT spicy at all. If you love spicy food or any spice at all, do not get them because they are bland

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PH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and drinks, friendly service, and overall very good food. Loved the restaurant week menu. Only complaint is that the salmon was insanely dry and fishy. Other than that, we loved everything else we had!

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a
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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Responded on January 29, 2019

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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PB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We had a nice experience at Veda but it was weakened by lackluster service. While our waiter seemed to have an understanding of his role, the people delivering food and removing plates were sloppy and made some glaring mistakes. Plates were literally pushed around and dirty silverware was moved around on our table between the courses. These areas of service took away from our overall experience. The food was wonderful and the cocktails were enjoyable.

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