Veda

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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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lots of visitors from our India office, and even though I live in Princeton, we love to go to Veda. Get there for happy hour, the apps are fantastic, and not on the menu. Affordable next door parking.

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Responded a day ago

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M
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Decent Indian food. Hard to share as some of the quantities were quite small. Not flexible in substituting items. For example, we ordered the gulab jamun for dessert which comes with ice cream and we asked to substitute with kulfi instead so our friend could try it and they refused. Bit odd for an upscale restaurant. Lastly, our guests ordered decaf coffee after dinner and they said they don't have that. Also a bit odd for an upscale restaurant.

KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would have given five stars across the board if a manager wouldn't gently "kick us out" at 2.5 hour mark of our delicious dinner feast to turn the table to the next customer. Otherwise, very tasty drinks (three different ones and each person was happy), amazing food, and the best ice cream I have had (seriously, I don't even have a sweet tooth, and I had such a hard time resisting). Overall, service was great, from the hostess to the server. Just saying that regardless of how long a table is sitting there, it's a basic principle of hospitality that dinner or whatever is the experience should not be rushed. I get that it's the U.S., and it's all about earning. However, now I won't come here for any special occasion because of a fear of being rushed. A quick lunch - absolutely.

Veda
Responded on October 7, 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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DR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really great. I will visit again and again. Love Veda..🙂

Veda
Responded on October 7, 2019

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Food, Good Wine Offering

Veda
Responded on September 30, 2019

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AN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - great takes and twists on traditional Indian dishes in a modern, chic setting. Service was excellent, all the staff were friendly, efficient, and knowledgable. We can't wait to go back!

Veda
Responded on October 3, 2019

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RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veda was delicious! The food was amazing, the service was perfect, and the fact that it was Restaurant week made it even better. The choices were not overwhelming and the portions were still large. We left full and happy =)

Veda
Responded on September 30, 2019

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NL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic, staff was great!

Veda
Responded on September 30, 2019

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Services is only low because we were left alone by the waiter for some time. Overall great lunch and will be returning again!

Veda
Responded on October 3, 2019

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LL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Restaurant week at Veda was awesome! The 4-course menu was awesome and had a great selection of different items. Vegan and vegetarian items were offered as well as many meat dishes. The only issue we had was that our entree was switched with the couple's next to us, which was a simple mistake. Other than that, excellent experience.

a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. MASALA CHAI ICE CREAM was all that I hoped it would be and more.
Highly recommend.

Veda
Responded on September 30, 2019

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance. Had the opportunity to try multiple dishes during restaurant week and enjoyed every single one. Highly recommend.

Veda
Responded on September 30, 2019

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

11/10.
Really the greatest food and greatest experience.

Very accommodating.
The food was fantastic, and the drinks were on point.

Veda
Responded on September 24, 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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BW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for restaurant week and really enjoyed all aspects of the meal. Naan was some of the best I've ever had! Cocktails were unique and tasted delicious.

Veda
Responded on September 30, 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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AA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch during Restaurant Week. Food was amazing. No complaints.

GR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went during restaurant week on Friday night. Food was very good and service good as well. One small comment was that I had asked for a gluten free dessert option, which another wait staff person offered. A supervisor or the owner brought me the cake but then made sure to tell me they had made an exception to their Restaurant Week menu choice for me, even though “they never usually do that” (which he repeated twice). Had I known that particular dessert offering wasn’t on the special menu. I would have gladly chosen something that was. Instead, I felt like I had “broken a rule”. If the restaurant offered and was willing to accommodate my dietary need, there was no purpose in even mentioning the “policy” they chose to bend. It just felt awkward and unnecessary to me. Also, our check arrived and did not include the price of our dinners, so we had to ask the server to re-run the check to be sure the restaurant was paid properly.
But all in all it was a very good experience and we all really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Veda
Responded on September 24, 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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AM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance and decor! The reception and welcome was excellent! However, food choices were limited in the buffet with 2 different chicken curries and tandoori chicken; so only chicken in the buffet, no other meats. Also the food trays were not filled up as they were being emptied and had to remind the service staff to refill them. But overall good!

Veda
Responded on September 24, 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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J
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is what Indian food should be like. Creative chef, great service. And, unlike many other restaurants, the noise level wasn't so high one couldn't hear themselves talk. Had an okra salad and a spinach dish ahead of the lamb, both of which were different and very, very good. Forget the omnipresent Indian buffets which get less than a star - this is how to judge Indian food - and all others must meet this standard.

Veda
Responded on September 24, 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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JB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant week lunch with co-worker. Wonderful experience and really good food. Service incredible and prices great. Haven’t had such good lamb vindaloo in US before. Highly recommend.

Veda
Responded on September 24, 2019

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JA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, food and service was superb.

Veda
Responded on September 24, 2019

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SA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner - Good tasting food; good ambiance and good service..

Veda
Responded on September 24, 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
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was really amazing, food, service, everything was really good, definitely we’ll be back!

MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

If you are used to the spicy indian food please let the attendant know so that you can get food with normal spice level. Ambiance is great however street parking can be a big challenge so use the event parking space.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The decor and ambience was great! The food not authentic. Very disappointing.

P
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was terrific. Food was delicious. No complaints.

Veda
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hey Pasty, 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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CR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend’s birthday

Veda
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hey Claudia, 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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p
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased at our first experience at Veda, so it won't be our last. Chicken biryani, garlic naan, scallop the second one was pale & mild. We were time-crunched, so I didn't say anything. I'd say something if it happened again, though, because we will definitely be going back.

Veda
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hey pseudandry, 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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KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fantastic. I've been three times, and each time I try new dishes and am always pleased. It's a great place to get traditional favorites as well as new twists with influence from other cuisines. The service is always excellent as well.

Veda
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hey Kelly, 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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HA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went out for brunch with my friends at Veda. I ordered the Crispy Spinach Chaat. I would highly recommend this dish; it is so flavorful and filling. My friends enjoyed their meals as well. I would definitely recommend Veda and will be coming back :)

Veda
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hey Hervelange, 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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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a delightful meal with good food and good company.

Veda
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hey Regan, 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
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had reservations for 9:30p I arrive at 9:20p. Our server comes over never introduced herself or welcome us to the restaurant but immediately says in an abrupt way, "the kitchen is closing I have to take your orders NOW as well as all your drink orders!" Excuse me we literally just sat down I haven't even been given the chance to look over the menu. No hello or anything. I was completely jarred by her demeanor. I immediately wanted to leave I'm not use to that level of service. As we were leaving out the manager runs up and I explain what happened he apologized and ask us to please stay. He offered a round of drinks for the mishap. He had a great professional demeanor. Unfortunately Sabrina makes me not want to come back to this restaurant. First impressions are a lasting impressions!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good - value is there. Beer was cold. Naan was excellent. Atmosphere feels forced.

Veda
Responded on July 29, 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
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service, and ambiance! Happy hour until 8 on the weekends was definitely a plus; portion sizes are huge! Definitely worth it and will be returning soon.

Veda
Responded on July 22, 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
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Fresh and nice amount of spices!

Veda
Responded on July 22, 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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K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Veda. From the beautiful decor, to the friendly and knowledgeable waiter to the yummy dishes, one after another. Can’t wait to go back.

Veda
Responded on July 15, 2019

Hey Karenb, 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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P
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor was beautiful and the atmosphere was relaxed .the food was amazing so much so we went again. The only constructive feedback I would give is that the service was a little too fast . We had just finished our starter about 30 seconds when the main course arrived so maybe the time between courses should be lengthened . However I would highly recommend this restaurant

Veda
Responded on July 10, 2019

Hey Poddlediner, 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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i
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish was well executed and high quality. Great Indian food.

Veda
Responded on July 2, 2019

Hey Imacdugal, 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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G
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great and reliable favorite-however, would be great if they changed up their vegetarian menu and added more vegetables. Add an eggplant or fresh beans or other vegetable option. Indian cuisine has many more options besides cauliflower and peas. 😊

Veda
Responded on June 26, 2019

Hey Gourmetdiner, 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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L
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent, ever the leftover we heated at home were so good !

Veda
Responded on June 26, 2019

Hey Loetch, 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
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - standard Indian options with a few things I haven’t seen before (I eat a lot of Indian food). Delicious amazing themed cocktails! The server was friendly but not excessively present. The light is a little dim so it really lends itself to a romantic evening. Overall would really recommend.

Veda
Responded on June 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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