Raasa

4.5
199 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Literally translating to the “Essence of Life.” RaaSa is Westchester’s premiere Indian find dining destination. Featuring traditional Indian fare with a modern twist, created by Michelin Star and James Beard Foundation recognized Chef Peter Beck. RaaSa celebrates all the tastes of India, where the old world meets the new.
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C
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A repeat visit to an old favorite but it was a school holiday (and Holi) week and seemed a bit off and definitely much emptier than usual for a Friday night. The tandoori chicken seemed artificially tenderized and not roasted recently enough. A coconut curry didn’t taste of coconut. The lamb gosh was tasty though. We will try again before concluding that the slippage is permanent.

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l
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always an enjoyable place to have dinner with the family.

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MS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to place for Indian food in Westchester, and we travel 25 minutes to get there. It is worth it. This is not your typical Indian restaurant. They have authentic dishes that no other Indian restaurant in Westchester has. On a Saturday night they were packed, but service was excellent, as was the food. The prices are higher than typical Indian restaurants, but the quality of the food far surpasses any other place in the county. The people are always so kind and welcoming. They gave me a free dessert with a lit candle for my birthday. We had our son's wedding luncheon here and it was fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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BG
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Raasa. It’s the best Indian Restaurant in Westchester.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in the lunch buffet. I am a regular for dinner. They cater the spice to your need if you order alacarte! Yummy maa ki daal and biryani!

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BG
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner. Food and service were superb.

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We came here for dinner to celebrate my parent's anniversary. Overall the restaurant was nice and would be willing to revisit at less busy hours or get their food for takeout. I was upset with the service from the moment we arrived. When we arrived the man at the front was taking care of something. He looked up at us and continued to do what he was doing, without greeting us. Our reservation was on a Saturday night right before the prime dinner hours. Within 15 minutes of our party of 5 arriving, we placed our order in. We got our apps at an appropriate time but the main dishes took 45 additional minutes to get to us and they had forgotten the second order of naan.

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j
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was definitely a pleasure having dinner in this great establishment. The host was very warm and inviting. I was very happy to find that they had private parking. We we're seated right away and our server Ash was very helpful with the Specials and explaining the choices being offered. We ordered 2 appetizers that were delicious. The Andhra Chili Chicken and Keema Samosa. Entrees we chose the Chicken Tikka Masala and Goat Biryani, all the dishes were very good. Dessert we had the Chocolate Souffle and Kulfi Falooda. I was simply amazed with all the unique flavors each dish possessed. I will definitely be coming back to try some of the options that I simply couldn't have this time around. I was very pleased. Great Job!

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RL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints. Tasty dishes, large variety, fresh ingredients, attentive service. This isn't elegant dining, but it is by far our favorite Indian restaurant in central Westchester. You always see Indian families and couples eating here, a good sign food is authentic, well-prepared, and fairly priced. I should add that in winter, they do a good job keeping the place warm; sounds like not worth mentioning, but we've all been in places where cold drafts or insufficient heat interfere with your enjoyment of the experience. It would be nice if seating were a little more comfortable, but I mention that only in an effort to find something to criticize. This is certainly one restaurant where vegans can find a great menu and well-flavored food.

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We have been several times and generally enjoy the food. The night we went, they were a bit understaffed so the service was slow. Overall, it is a very good restaurant with above average Indian food. I would recommend it.

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BG
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Raasa.
The food is the best in Westchester and Connecticut.
Malabar Hill back in the 90s was our go to and you’d think a restaurant in the same location would not be an improvement. But it is.
We heart Raasa.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place to celebrate a birthday or just a family dinner. The atmosphere is lovely and the food was great. We will definitely be returning.

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g
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I HAVE BEEN TO RA ASA A NUMBER OF TIMES AND IT NEVER DISAPPOINTS - THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS , THE PORTIONS ARE AMPLE AND VERY GOOD VALUE. SERVICE IS VERY ATTENTIVE.

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST INDIAN FOOD IN WESTCHESTER !!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service! Highly recommend it!

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l
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good overall but the service was disappointing and it wasn’t because they were that busy.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Food was excellent !

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Indian restaurant- good food and service and atmosphere is also nice

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F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite Indian restaurant. The food is superb and the service is excellent. They have an extensive menu with choices for the most discerning guests. We go there once a month and always have a great time.

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o
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Raasa is reliably good, not over-seasoned indian food in a central location

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday dinner. We enjoy the food immensely.

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JL
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner at Raasa - there were three of us including our 13 year old and we all found something that looked good on the menu and each dish exceeded our expectations. The coconut rice was the surprise winner though - it was amazing and made everything else taste even better. Great service as well. A bit noisy but nothing too distracting.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was not prepared hot enough. It seemed like it was precooked before.

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came to this restaurant because I was at a conference nearby. Sunday is a brunch day and I must say they had my favorite dishes out and they were all delicious. The food was fresh and very tasty. My friend and I really enjoyed the food and our waiter was very attentive so overall it was a great. I will definitely come back.

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KS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is very good here, but on a Saturday night, it was extremely slow. My husband’s chicken biryani was hot and delicious. My tandoori shrimp was good, but lukewarm at best. It took more than an hour to get our entrees, so I didn’t want to send it back. Our roti didn’t come with the meal, and when I reminded our server about it, he apologized and said it was coming. Of course, it didn’t arrive until after I finished my food (but it was hot and tasty when it came). I would go back, but only if I was prepared to wait a while.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Been there a few times always good until the last time. They had a bad kitchen day and will go back again hoping it was an aberration.

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GP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and Raasa will be our go to Indian restaurant in Westchester. Food was fresh, lively and filled with those spices and techniques you want from Indian cuisine. Next time we're going hot!

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F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! The food is great, the service is great. It is our go to spot with friends. They are always so warm and friendly.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, bright and airy dining room, creative northern India dishes, worth the drive, on-site parking a big plus.

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N
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The appetiser wasn’t very good. We ordered chicken something- but it was more like chicken with some onions, bellpepers and tomato sauce.
The main dinner was very tasty. We ordered chicken tikka masala and roti/naan.
The staff can be way more friendly and smile a bit!

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F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food at Raasa. I tried the shrimp tandoori tonight-it was excellent.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was exceptional. This will be a frequent spot for me.

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T
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian food in Westchester! Great food, great service, at a fair price. The owners are a lovely & friendly couple who care that you have a great meal & experience.

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l
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good!

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RL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints. Our favorite local Indian restaurant.

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BG
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

My fave Westchester Indian restaurant.

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A
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious - and not everything was spicy. The waiters were friendly and helpful for those of us, who were unfamiliar with Indian food. We had a really good time and will be back again.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pretty interior. Lovely staff and good food and service. Not the first time either. Consistently good even with my special requests. We will be back!

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RG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Indian food!!

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J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Raasa never disappoints! The specials are always creative and outstanding. This has become our go - to Indian restaurant in Westchester. On this evening, we invited some friends who also enjoyed it immensely.

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GP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited after write up in Journal News. My wife and I both enjoy Indian cuisine but find most Indian restaurants' food to be rather bland. Raasa's menu was fairly standard, but the specials were not. Everything was fresh and NOT bland. The Vindaloo had a nice burn to it, and although both of our dishes were very "saucy" they tasted fantastic and were well prepared. I rarely give 5's, so 4's should be considered high marks!

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