Veda

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$31 to $50
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Indian

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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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PH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
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!

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Responded a day ago

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MD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

LB
Philadelphia
141 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was full and had great choices.

JS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 a day ago

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 a day ago

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TM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 a day ago

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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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 3 days ago

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AR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 a day ago

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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VG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 4 days ago

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AR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 a day ago

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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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Veda
Responded 4 days ago

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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F
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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M
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 5 days ago

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OT
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.

Veda
Responded 5 days ago

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6
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Veda
Responded 5 days ago

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Q
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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PD
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.

Veda
Responded 5 days ago

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P
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Visited during Restaurant Week, and had a lovely evening. The room is lovely, seating is comfortable and service was just right, well paced and unobtrusive. We all enjoyed our meals, especially the cauliflower dish and the mussels. My only complaint is the fact that the rest rooms are down a flight of steep stairs, and the handicap elevator was out of order. Having some significant medical issues, this was a big problem for me, and could be a deal breaker for someone in a wheelchair.

Veda
Responded 5 days ago

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OT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and our server Harris was fantastic!

Veda
Responded 5 days ago

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JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was a total let down, less than mediocre. Service was decent but other staff lacked knowledge of the menu and facility. The drinks were redeeming and the only thing we would return for but even that’s unlikely.

Veda
Responded 5 days ago

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SW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb and coriander soup is something I’ll dream about tonight. The spice was right and the flavors so good. Crispy cauliflower is so tasty and crisp on the outside and not mushy on the inside. The seafood moilee has a great taste flavorful in a mild way. The garlic naan was hot and tasty especially with the seafood moilee gravy. Like honestly 11/10 on the food. Beautiful atmosphere, charismatic and helpful servers. Excellent!!

Veda
Responded on January 14, 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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J
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I don’t like being told at the beginning of a reservation we only have a limited amount of time to eat before the next table will be sat. While that may be true for most restaurants if not all of them, it’s not the first thing that should be said to a party arriving for dinner.

It was evident from the beginning that the plates were being taken off of our table quicker than usual and the urgency for us to finish our meal was apparent. Our waiter placed the check down on our table while the waitress was clearing our plates. I’ve never had that happen before and I think it’s extremely rude. Usually this place is friendly and enjoyable but after this experience I will take my business elsewhere

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating & friendly waiters. Only thing we were not used to was the length of the tables. Made conversation a bit harder but allowed plenty of space for the food!

Veda
Responded on January 14, 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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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was tasty. We had a great dinner for NYE. Pork Ribs were flavorful. Would definitely come back.

Veda
Responded on January 9, 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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PF
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Veda amazes with it's continually changing offerings. Best fish curries I've ever had and that includes in India and lived in London. The crispy spinach is a must -- astonishes. The lamb was perfectly moist and saved so beautifully. Can't wait to go back. This is not your ordinary, near-a-university Indian place.

Veda
Responded on January 2, 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We reached at 2:10pm and they were not interested in serving us. Food was just OK - hyped restaurant especially if you frequent the ones in NYC.

E
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It’s was a disappointing experience.
We have been going to Veda since they opened. And this experience was just so unsatisfying. The server was condescending and service was rushed. Our food was served luke warm.
I definitely would not be going back any time soon

S
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is very good...fresh and good combo of flavors. I always enjoy myself at Veda.

CP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time at Veda. Food options and selections were broad enough for traditional indian food. Food was tasty. We highly recommend the spinach chaat. We will be back.

Veda
Responded on December 16, 2019

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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience2

They start shutting down the restaurant at 9 pm. It’s super loud when they drag chairs/tables and jingle utensils/plates around to clean up. If they want to close early, they shouldn’t take 8:30 pm reservations. It’s rude and rushes us through dinner in fear overstaying.

TV
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's exactly what it should be. Elevated Indian cuisine, with a clear focus on quality ingredients and a focused, cultivated menu for both drinks and food. The space is nice, but not over the top, and leans more toward Center City foodie than upscale Indian. That's a good thing. There are plenty of other places trying to be the opposite. The value was phenomenal. Just a few dollars more per dish compared to pedestrian Indian restaurants and well worth the upgrade.

Veda
Responded on December 12, 2019

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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l
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely. Not Noisy, very good service and the food was really very very good

Veda
Responded on December 9, 2019

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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DP
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Who knew such delicious Indian food existed in Philadelphia? It is beyond amazing. We have been several times and every visit we love it even more. The appetizers are scrumptious....we had spinach chaat, samosas, and okra salad. Each one was delish. For entrees, we enjoyed shrimp curry, palak paneer, chicken buryani, and another chicken dish and two types of naan. Oh, and two bottles of pinot. You know you have had a great meal when you can't wait til you go back and are perusing the menu the next day deciding what you will order on your next visit. Veda, congrats on your consistency and ability to produce elevated Indian food in a city that dearly needed upscale Indian cuisine.

Veda
Responded on December 7, 2019

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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R
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, but not memorable, especially for the price. The cocktail was good. Good selection of beverages. Looks like a fancy place inside, so I expected a bit more, and better service.

HD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner. Excellent meal, service and experience.

Veda
Responded on December 5, 2019

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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AP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waiter told me my dish would be gluten-free as marked on the menu. However, it came out in a bowl of pastry dough, so I could not eat it (as I have celiac disease). Took a very long time for them to remake the dish - all my friends had finished eating.

Veda
Responded on November 27, 2019

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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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great ambiance and service. The food was very good!!

Veda
Responded on November 27, 2019

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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