Veda

4.5
662 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing.

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Mellg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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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
91 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
148 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
266 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
14 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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vipAlexandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous service and atmosphere with a yummy meal. No complaints, great restaurant and staff! Can be a casual meal or more fancy. All staff very friendly and accommodating.

Veda
Responded on August 23, 2021

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

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vipNicole
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the staff was very attentive. Beautiful restaurant, extensive menu

Veda
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for an amazing rating Nicole, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Veda!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious and amazing. Definitely going back very soon

Veda
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to rate us - we truly appreciate it!

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Rppppp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was alright, but service was terrible. The server was nowhere to be found most of the time.

Veda
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hi there, we apologize for your unpleasant experience at our restaurant. This is not how we want you to feel when you dine with us, however, we would also like to mention that we are currently experiencing a staffing shortage which we are trying our best to overcome, however, we appreciate your patience on this. If there is anything that we could do to make it right for you, please let us know and we'd be happy to sort it out for you.

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MattlovesPhilly
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the restaurant itself was really cool. Absolutely loved the vibe inside. The only downside is the portions are definitely pretty small. If you're a party of 2, make sure you get 1-2 small plates and 2 main dishes. Then load up on the garlic naan.

Veda
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hello Matt, we're thrilled to know that you loved your experience at Veda! Our portions are designed to maximize flavor while allowing you to try as many items as you'd like, however, we have communicated your feedback to our team regarding the portions. Thank you for taking the time to recommend us, and we would definitely love to welcome you again at Veda!

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vipZManPhilly
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Indian restaurant in Philly (and a good first date spot too) Great food in general, but the Samosas and Chicken Chetnaldad are my goto items. Also, very creative and tasty Indian takes on classic drinks.

Veda
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for such a great review - we appreciate it! We cannot wait to welcome you again!

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NeelP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am very selective about rating Indian food. But this place got my attention. Has to be one of the top three Indian restaurants i have ever had in the states (i am vegetarian!). The vegetarian food was finger licking (you want to tone down your usual spiciness, punjabi’s don’t joke with their spiciness :p) Would definitely recommend this place!

Veda
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you so much Neel for choosing to dine with us. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your visit to Veda. Our menu comprises traditional North Indian Cuisine presented & served with a modern outlook, and we are so glad that you enjoyed the meal, as well as the experience! We hope to host you again soon!

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TejaswiM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and rich in flavor. Great ambience and the service was wonderful

Veda
Responded on July 12, 2021

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

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MohitrajhuL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Loved the food and ambiance.

Veda
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for rating us, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Veda!

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vipmandg123
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for lunch and was very underwhelmed. The lunch menu is tiny, but they allow orders from the dinner menu. Ordered a few staples, all priced double what a typical Indian restaurant would charge, none excelled. The Korma was worst of the bunch, as it was bland and near tasteless. The Mahkani was decent, but inclusive of thigh meat. Lamb Rogan Josh was decent too, but overall uninspiring. The food highlight was easily the Chicken Murmuri Rolls.

They have a bar and the Drunken Lassi was solid, but thin, as the ice watered it down in an unnecessary fashion. Staff is really nice, waiter was attentive, and the space is cool, but there is absolutely no value here.

I would not return. They didn't really do anything wrong, they just didn't do anything great.

NOTE: As of today, they still require masks to walk from the door to the table, which is just silly, annoying, and pointless by any measure. Nowhere on their website do they tell you. If you go, have one, or you can't enter.

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vipBabe
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Many delightful things, flavorings were great, the ricotta pistachio cheesecake was incredible; one small complaint—We should not have ordered stuffed naan, it takes away from the consistency and lightness of naan that is flavored but not stuffed. The space/ambience is beautiful, service was fine.

Veda
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us - we are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to Veda. We're a little disappointed that you didn't enjoy the Stuffed Naan as much, but we promise that our menu is full of items that are big on the flavor quotient! Thank you for taking the time to write to us, and we cannot wait to welcome you again soon!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious!! I’ll definitely be coming back to Veda!

Veda
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Kate, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal, and cannot wait to welcome you again at Veda!

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vipAmandaB
Philadelphia
157 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Veda. I always order the same things because they are so delicious - Spinach Chaat and Mushroom Korma. The Spinach Chaat is addictive. Crispy, but not greasy and soooooo tasty. The Mushroom Korma is very rich and creamy. Perfectly seasoned.
I have had other dishes, which were all good, but I dream about these two dishes whenever we have a reservation.
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food. Everything was excellent. The mango chutney is the best

Veda
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi there, thank you for a great review. We love that you enjoyed your meal at Veda, and would love to serve you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Loving coming to this place

Veda
Responded on June 15, 2021

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review - we're glad you enjoyed your meal at Veda, and cannot wait to welcome you again!

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NJ95
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for brunch and can’t go wrong with bottomless mimosas! Staff was attentive and friendly. Food was overpriced for the portions but it was so good! I Would highly recommend this place and hope to be back soon to enjoy again. The paneer kati roll was my favorite!

Veda
Responded on June 15, 2021

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

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Sarona
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really delicious Indian food. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly.

Veda
Responded on June 15, 2021

Hi Sarona, thank you for taking the time to write a review - we're glad you enjoyed your meal at Veda, and cannot wait to welcome you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Loved the food!

Veda
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for your kind words, you've made our day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance.

Veda
Responded on June 15, 2021

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

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BASBri
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Great ambiance. Great food and service.

Veda
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we're glad you enjoyed your meal at Veda, and cannot wait to welcome you again!

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Muttum
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

social distance table setting made this less appealing setting, food is worth a trip

Veda
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Muttum, we are glad to know that you enjoyed parts of your visit to Veda, and would like to improve on the not-so-pleasant aspects of the visit. Thank you for your feedback!

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NikkiM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went here for restaurant week. Portions were smaller then you would expect but that was a good thing as it allowed us not to be overfull when we got though the three courses. I would definitely recommend this place if you a a fan of Indian food.

Veda
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Nikki, we are glad to know that you had a great experience at Veda and everything was to your satisfaction! Thank you for dining in with us and we would love to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

Veda
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for a great review!

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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 662 OpenTable diners.

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