Veda

4.5
646 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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vipNKapadia
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food. Some dishes were delicious like okra salad and other appetizers. Main dishes were good. Will probably go again.

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vipAlexandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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

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

So delicious and amazing. Definitely going back very soon

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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
12 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
2 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
Miami
9 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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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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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
6 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
18 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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