Veda

4.5
636 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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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmandg123
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
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
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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Kate
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
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
11 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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KeunhoK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent food. I enjoyed restaurant week there with my friends.

Veda
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you so much Keunho for choosing to dine with us - we are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to Veda. We cannot wait to see you back again soon!

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vipmicheller
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Veda. We did start outdoors but then moved indoors when we realized it wasn’t full service outdoors and only the restaurant week menu was avail outdoors. We order thali lunch indoors and it was phenomenal

Veda
Responded on June 3, 2021

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

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Kevin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. Staff is very kind and helpful. Great location as well in CC.

Veda
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Kevin, 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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CiCi
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the tables located in the front on the sidewalk. a beautiful day. The selection offered during restaurant week was extensive and the food we ordered was delicious. I will go back again and again!

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

Hello, we are excited that you loved your experience. - we would love to welcome you again at Veda.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Noisy restaurant, food was lackluster

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

Hi, we are sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations. If there is anything we can do to make it right, please let us know and we would be happy to sort that out!

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RounakM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had higher expectations. The food did not taste that good. Paneer Makhani and Chicken Lababdar did not turnout to be great. Kheer was very bad. Ambience was okay/good. The service was good.

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

Hello Rounak, we are sorry that your experience at Veda wasn't up to your expectations. We take pride in serving the best food to our guests, however, this incidence is not the best representation of us. Trust us, this is not how we wanted you to feel when you dined at Veda. We have shared your feedback with our team, and if there is anything you feel that we can do to make it right, please let us know.

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Megs
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Odd seating placement - not many guests and we were placed in a dark corner. I don't think that was necessary even with social distancing. Everything else was great.

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

Hi Megs, thank you for dining at Veda. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal at Veda, and appreciate your recommendation. Most of our seating arrangements are done keeping in line with current COVID guidelines, however, we have shared your seating feedback with our team to consider for the next time. We look forward to welcoming you again!

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Aditya
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food lacks flavor, and it was too pricey. I'm not sure if they had a change in chef because of the pandemic. The chicken biryani felt dry and bland. I'm not talking about spice, but overall flavor itself.

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

Hi Aditya, we are sorry that your experience at Veda wasn't like how you expected it to be. We have shared your feedback with our team. If there is anything we can do to make it right, please let us know, we'd be happy to improve upon it.

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vipV189
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food most of all is delicious. Lots of great options. The specialty cocktails are delicious and beautiful. The waitstaff is v knowledge and friendly. The best modern Indian food. A lot of vegetarian options as well.

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

Hello, we are excited that you loved your experience at Veda - we can not wait to welcome you back again!

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vipJennaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I was really disappointed in Veda. The lamb dishes were the only thing on the menu that was palatable. The service was odd. We had a main server, but we had several different servers come and ask for our plates when we were clearly still eating. The restaurant did not close for several hours and there were a few other tables eating as well. We felt rushed and unwelcome.

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

Hi Jenna, we're sorry that you felt rushed and unwelcome at Veda. Due to current local restaurant restrictions, we are requesting that guests limit their meal to 90 minutes. However, this is no reason to make you feel unwelcome, and we have forwarded your feedback to our team. We hope you consider giving us a second chance, and we would surely love to make the experience more memorable on your next visit.

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lisa
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very flavorful. Generous servings & waitstaff so nice

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food- limited selection and portion for brunch. Great bottomless mimosas!

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

Hello, thank you for your honest feedback - we truly appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved Veda and the experience. Will be returning soon!

Veda
Responded on May 20, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, we enjoyed everything we ate and would definitely eat here again. My favorite was the butter chicken and the crispy spinach chaat.

Veda
Responded on May 20, 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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CarolineS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious modern restaurant with attentive service. My favorite dishes was the cauliflower appetizer and chicken korma. They are generously portioned and the main dishes come with a big bowl of fresh basmati rice. Make sure you get the mango lassee too!

Veda
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hi, we are glad to know that you had a great experience at Veda and that you especially liked our Lassoni Gobi and the Chicken Korma! Thank you for dining in with us we would love to see you again soon!

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Noquisi91
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, but brunch portions were small. Good service.

Veda
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hi, thank you for giving your honest review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Veda, and have shared your feedback with the team. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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AnyunC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the food, drinks, service, and ambience. no complaints.

Veda
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you so much, Anyun - we appreciate your feedback and would love to serve you again!

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Lover
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great Atmosphere! Different! Low key! Def will be my be spot

Veda
Responded on April 14, 2021

Hi, thank you for an amazing feedback - we are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your experience at Veda. We can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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JimH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

Veda
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you Jim, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Veda, and hope to welcome you again soon!

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vipLive2eat
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sabrina, our server, was fantastic. Our drinks were good too (the jaljeera mojito a was great). The food was bland and not as complex as we’re used to with Indian food, but I appreciated that there was a tofu option, and that the food was not oily. If they dimmed the lights, the ambiance would be better for dinner/cocktails.

Veda
Responded on April 14, 2021

We are delighted to know you had a great experience at Veda and you enjoyed your drinks and the meal! Thank you for your feedback, we have shared it with the team who will take this into consideration, and we hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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MichalB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing!! Food and portions were GREAT! Mimosas could’ve been better. Overall amazing!

Veda
Responded on April 14, 2021

Dear Michal, thank you for giving your honest review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Veda, and have shared your feedback with the team. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was super flavorful! They even have $20 bottomless mimosas which was a plus. 10/10 recommend this restaurant

Veda
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your meal at Veda! We would love to see you soon!

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AnupV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Veda showed a lot of promise when we looked at their menu. The ambience is good and service was prompt as well. However, the food and value for price really let us down. For starters, we ordered the corn soup, ragada patties and the spicy reshami kebabs. The corn soup was delicious and the highlight of the entire meal. If the rest of our dinner was up to that level, we would have thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Unfortunately, things went south quickly after the soup. The ragada patties were not hot - luke warm at best. And the spicy reshmi kebabs did not feel like they were freshly prepared. Luke warm and crumbling at the slightest touch. It seemed both of those had been pre-prepared and warmed up to serve to us. The rest of our meal was the same. We ordered Chicken Makhani, Palak Paneer and Chicken Lababdar for dinner - along with a variety of naan and Amritsari Kulcha. The dishes were all substandard and seemed like they were warmed up from a pre made set - not freshly prepared. The naan were good, but the Kulcha was soggy and too thick. Especially for the price we paid - this meal was substandard and not worth a recommendation. We had gone to Veda with high hopes, but you can get much better food in the suburbs at a much lower price.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were rushed out of the restaurant. The tandoori chicken was dry. They cut the music off. Not a hospitable experience at all.

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vipEP26
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good. Wish portions were larger for the price

Veda
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi, 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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PhilF
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as last year. We were disappointed with the quality.

Veda
Responded on March 12, 2021

Hi Phil, we are sorry that your experience at Veda wasn't like how you expected it to be. If there is anything we can do to make it right, please let us know, we'd be happy to improve upon it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime I’m craving Indian.. I always come to veda! Such great dishes with a dope setting to accompany it with. Always a pleasure to comenhere

Veda
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you for such a great review! We would love to welcome and serve you at Veda again!

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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 636 OpenTable diners.