56 Reviews / 58 Ratings
the starters and the main course are tasty and different. They also give free papads and mineral water with the meals which is a refreshing change.However their service is far from top notch despite being fairly empty and a fine dining restaurant. the ambience is magical with all the lights and the gothis-esque feel and the flavourings in the food are so unique.. It gives you a different introduction to North Indian food
May 8, 2014response from management at Veda Restaurant:
Dear Guest, We Thank You For A Valuable Feedback And Assure You To work On The Points Indicated And Will Be Glad To Have You Back N Serve You.
Regards Team Veda
COMPLAINT - HAD A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE ON 04/05/14
Attrocious is one word whichcomes to one mind when we talk about VEDA . Illiterate Satff and Manager . Horrible experience and when we tried to tell the same to manager he had the odacity to raise his voice on me and my daughter and moreover he was looking as if DRUNK with zilch of a Grooming and his hand in pocket when speaking to a lady who is complaining . Illmannered nut and he was trying to show as if he was the most well read around there . From the word go the experince was BAD . the other guests were too very furious as we along with them were served the complimentory starters post askin for it and also the water bottle was just left on the table for us to pour than serving us . I want to lodge a police complaint against the manger who mentioned his name to be some AMAN SAHANI but I doubt if that too was correct . Someone should take action on him as he is the one who is responsible for the entire bunch of idiots who are serving the guest there . Relaxed and very negative approach of one and all and the ambience too was bad as the sofas werent cleaned and so was the condition of the table . HORRIBLE . Very UNLIKE "THE VEDA."
May 4, 2014response from management at Veda Restaurant:
My Dear Customer - I As Aman Sahani Has Always Tried My Level best to Deliver My Customer And I Do, Yes I Accept There Was Some Delay In Service To You Which You Got In My Notice And I Kept On requesting You To Please Let Me Work On the Issues n Rectify That And Please Don't Shout Ma'am, It Was Also Not That Huge Issue Which Hurted Somebody And I should Be Insulted In Front My Other Customers So Badly, Im Sorry To You If My Staff Couldn't Please You With Service, It May A Delay Of Ice Cubes Or The Finger Bowls You Asked For And I Accepted That.
May 4, 2014response from management at Veda Restaurant:
Mr. Aman Sahani , I do not want to be told where the error lied , I also come in from a service industry and for that reason I can well gauge the issue which was in the general behaviour of yours . Accept it and Yes , I am not going to be taking the response of yours as a Service Recovery , amd would make sure that You and your Untrained Staff learns a Hard Lesson , Becoz they didnt even bother to give the Finger Bowl post the meal was done , they lack basics and You as a Resturaut manager needs to take the onus of the same but I do not blame y
Amazing decor ,amazing food
After thinking a lot as to where to go for my birthday we finally decided to come here and i must say it was a very good decision.
The first thing one notices when one enters is how different this place looks as compared to other restaurants.
The decor is red and black ,there is some beautiful mirror work on the walls and the lighting is also nice.
The seating is comfortable and the overall ambience is amazing.
The most important part in any restaurant is the food and this place has some superb dishes .
We ordered for rumali rotis ,a chicken gravy and a mutton biryani.
All of them were so good and both the chicken and mutton were tender and succulent.
The biryani had this very nice flavour to it.
After a long time we enjoyed a good Indian meal .
The service was good and they readily accepted my burrp card.
The price per person came to around rs 600 which is not bad at all.
So overall a fabulous must visit place for the ambience and non veg food.
March 26, 2014response from management at Veda Restaurant:
Dear Customer, We Are Glad To Have Your Feed Back & Sincerely Thanks To You. Hope To See You Soon And Serve You at Veda,
Aman Sahani & Team Veda
Veda has a fantastic spread - my office team went here for a fixed menu lunch and we were taken in by the sheer opulence of it all. The starters themselves were enough to fill us up - none of us were able to do justice to the main course. I'm not taking the names of dishes here because there were just too many - but rest assured, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, your taste buds will be tickled, taunted, tantalized. The interiors are done like an old palace in Rajasthan. The only earsore was the western music that they played - though good, it didn't sit well with the rest of the ambience settings.
March 26, 2014response from management at Veda Restaurant:
Dear Customer, We Thank And Value For Your Visit And Feed Back And Assure You To Really Work On The Points Indicated By You - Hope To Serve You Ahead.
Thanks & regards
Aman Sahani & Team Veda
One of the finest dinning experience
Pleasantly surprised coming back here again from my last visit which wasnt a good experience.
They finally managed to get their food as good as the decor.
Loved the starters-tandoori paneer abd mushroom-delicious.
Ordered chole pindi and paneer kaliyan again decent main course.
Got pindi chole bit raw but when we asked the captain to bring it to chefs notice they got the pindi chole rectified immediately,full marks to service.
Would have loved it if their veg menu was as elaborate as non veg.
All in all satisfied with the visit.
My second visit to veda and it looked even more classy and royal this time. The ambiance makes you feel like your dining in a glass palace. We went there for a candle light dinner. We started our meal by calling for 2 green apple mojitos..refreshing and perfect with just the right amount and balance of green apple and carbonated flavour. perfect. we next called for paneer khurchan and naans. The paneer khurchan and naans were so tender and mouth melting..slurrpp you go and its over.
They give you 3-4 different kinds of onions dressed in different flavours. The cone papad accompaniments along with them also make it a complete meal.
cost for 2: 1500/-/ we got a 15 percent discount hassle free on presenting the burrp! card. After all I am on a money saving spree with burrp!...kudos.
Feel good food
Feel good typical Indian food. Their butter chicken is quite authentic and mouth watering. Portions are big and one would easily suffice two people, and you wouldn't need a side dish. Their naans are really soft and just how naans should be. Their desserts are quite good too. The ambiance is very rich and a little over the top maybe, but serves well for the food they serve. A must visit place...
A TASTY MEAL
The food at Veda appears simple, but the flavors have remarkable depth. Veda is known best for its Desi Indian FOOOOD. The staff members there greeted my companions and me with smiles as special as the food they serve there. I would thoroughly recommend Veda to anyone with a sweet tooth. I know I'll certainly be returning soon.
Stylish & Classy!
Everyone once in a while you would want to take your bitter/better half for that fancy dinner just to prove that, Yes! i do have the right taste/choice of place to dine at, Veda is the perfect place to at to flaunt your that taste and choice! it has a brilliant ambiance and choice of food! and for a perfect fine dining place like this...you wouldn't actually let you're grey cells do the thinking of the amount slapped across on the check!
Strong recommendation from my side!
One restaurant in town which can be labelled 'Elite' in all forms! The ambiance is shiney and appetizing. Very nicely done interiors.
As for the food, there is something called crab cakes in the menu which is remarkably flavorful. Crab is a very special item which I totally love and is rare to see in any menu! The food overall was very delicious. It is to be experienced to believe the uniqueness of it! The value for money was also not bad. For a fine dining restaurant the prices are justified.
Great Ambiance, food is good though overpriced!!!
Had been to Veda for my wife's bday lunch with family and had a good experience. Heard a lot about this place from my friends about the food and ambiance. Must say that the ambiance is really awesome with the dark and over the top interiors. The food on the other hand was good but kinda overhyped and overpriced.
Starters: We ordered a chicken kali mirch kebab and it was soft and succulent. Also ordered bhatti the murg and the regular tandoori chicken with in house special spices mixed. The mushroom starter was nice too. Dahi kebab was yumm but regular stuff nothing extra ordinary. we even ordered a paneer starter which was yumm since the paneer was soft and tender.Their green chutney was very tangy and tasty.
Main course: Chicken handi lazeez was nice with good red gravy and well spiced. for the veggies we had veda green which was basically green vegetables in a nice green gravy. also the aloo hyderabadi rice was really tasty with the green chutney giving it an awesome aroma. the black dal was mediocre.
overall the food was very nice but a bit overpriced but that may have to be coz of the cost of the interiors and also the high rent at the mall.
Service was good too with our server suggesting a couple of house specialties which were good.
This place is good to go if you have deep pockets coz a decent meal here without alcohol will set one back by 800-1000 bucks minimum.
the USP of this palce is the ambience. its perfect place to take your loved ones out there. the service especially is fantastic and courteous. moreover, the paneer here directly melts in your mouth. in short: brilliant food. very good ambience for a date. and super atmosphere
Happen to go to veda while we were shopping at palladium....and as u enter ur awestruck with its ambience...looks like u've enetered into and old world charm restaurant.....the food is pricey but is one of he best in town....service is good as well...i definately would recommend this place for anyone who wants to have good punjabi food....
interiors give u a royal feeling, the chandeliers and decor shows rohit bal signature style. food is average compared to the ambience, dont opt for the food u do not understand or have heard before. warm dim light and cosy ambience, a bit overpriced. i went for early diner. bharawan aloo is good, hara bhara kabab- a safe choice, kashmiri dum aloo is good, veg kolhapuri please dont try. better to select the last huge table for a contemporary feel if there are more people
Dine experience with a designer twist
VEDA, its a place where luxury and food meet. If ever there is anything thats going be designer dine experience then it has to b Veda. Mr. Rohit Bal has designed the place beautifully hence the delightful experience begins from your entry itself.
The food is delectable, a treat to your pallate. From Tomato Shorba served with beautiful cone papads (dey actualy make u smile), to kebabs, Dal Veda, Laccha paratha, Spinach Chaat (truly a delicacy) to Lithchi k Tahiri
The experience doesnt seems to end even aftr you leave the place coz the memories of the place mixed with delightful food leaves you with a distant feling of satisfctn yet desirous :)
Its no doubt value for money
Exquisite Decor And Good Food
I've been here couple of times now. Love their chicken biryani. Have also tried the lunch buffet on a Saturday - quite decent. The variety of kebabs in the buffet was great. Some people might find the decor a little gloomy but I personally loved the combo of red and black. Overall, a nice experience.
Veda is definitely worth a visit for every food lover. With surprisingly reasonable prices, the quality and taste of the food is worth going that extra mile for people even from the Suburbs. The ambience is rustic Indian and beautiful and definitely adds to the dining experience. Veda continues to be one of my favourite restaurants in the city despite the surge in the F&B industry in India today, especially for Indian cuisine.
okay , so we went to Veda the other day at around odd hour thats 4:30 not a perfect timing for lunch..so as soon as i entered i saw this big sized chair and got excited..the long girl at the reception saw my enthusiasm and asked me whether i would like to have that chair for my table i happily said yes..she got not one but two chairs at my table(for my friend) really sweet of her..while other staff just ignored us..so the food is nice not great service is good..ambience is excellent ..overall good experience ..will go back there for ambience and may be chair..:P
All show. No substance.
At first you will get awestruck by the way Veda is done up. Amazing ambiance and all that. But, that is all there is to it. Once you hold the menu in your hand, you will realise how poor this place it. There is strictly one cuisine on the menu. And God help you if you want to have soup, cause you will have to pick one from the three options given. If you are a non-veg, you don't have any option. Just one Chicken curry soup is what you must have. The portions served are very small (one portion of hara-bhara kebab will give you four pieces) and the prices are soaring the sky. Beyond that, the DJ loves to play all early '90s numbers like La Bamba (grow up already!). The night I went with my cousins, we had opted for strictly veg. We left the place regretting our decision badly.
Amazing Indian fare
All i want to write about Veda is their beuatiful succulent Kebabs. If you are from/been/eaten in Delhi I know how much you miss the Delhi kebabs, Well you pay some extra price n can get it all here.. Kakoris to Boti to Galawti. Veda wil take u to an era of good food.
First thing that you will obvioucly notice is the grandeur Setup by Rohit Bal's Beuatiful and very stylish decor and food that lives in your mind for long. Much love.
Designer Fine Dine
Palladium mall being an upmarket place, i was a lil skeptical to try any restaurant coz i dunno what would be the dent in my pocket: ) however, hungry me decided to get into this chic restaurant with the ambience of my favorite colors, red black and gold.
I was told that the restaurant decor was done up by the expertise of the popular designer rohit bal. it sure looks designer.
Ok the food, extremely delectable, ordered a begumi chicken which was their avadhi recommendation. calcutta chicken for the appetizer- almost tasted like a lil indianized chinese but none the less excellent taste. And the laccha paratha was ever so soft... a lil on the expensive side but yet a good experience.
Great opulence, good wine,good wine, ok service...
This is an over the top opulent restaurant, but the food was good, the spinach starter, too much for 2 but quite different and i would recommend 1 starter for 4 people. although there was a taste of HP sauce on the dressing,
The staff were not very attentive until we ordered some good red wine. Then they were attentive and very helpful with my friend who would want a description on each course.
I must admit the mock chesterfield armchairs in the entrance were unique and made us feel like kings!
Wine service was impeccable, the food service less so, when 2 waiters had a moment on deciding who should serve our food.
Some of the south Indian dishes were half way there, which is not bad really.
prices would be better slightly lower and would attract a cool, discerning crowd without emptying wallets. 7500 for 2.
Visited this place for dinner and found the following issues:
1.)Place is over furnished and gaudy
2.)Waiter dropped the food on our clothes
3.)Tandoori Aloo was reheated in Microwave.Any high end restaurant doesnt use microwave and tandoori stuff must come from tandoor not microwave
4.)When we left the place avoiding the maincourse they had no regret
ok Food ,Pathetic services........worst experience
This is the second time when i recently visited Veda , my first experience was also not good but still i thought to give second chance to veda on the demand of my wife . food was better than the last time with the wide variety of course but services were pathetic , they all were least interested in attending the guest when the restaurant was almost empty.
wake up guys :(
A drastic change
Its been around 6 months been there 1st time with a client.Drinks were amazing...tht time they had limited options in veg..so we jst had some starters nd left...but lat week i took my gf over there for a date...i was amazed by their new menu..loads of options in veg starters, main course nd specially desserts. bhati paneer kabab is a must try...had an awesome time.though we went on saturday we expected service will be slow but we got our food in hardly 10 mins..staff was too polite and humble..ambience is better thn any thing,,,un doubtedly its rohit bals interior..so guys pls ignore all previous reviews and enjoy the royan treatment....keep it up veda :)
how can any restaurant have its doors wide open??so that shoppers passing by can actuallt see what you're eating?? we got a table right near the entrance and this place had its doors wide open,,the most disturbing meal ever,,,people who were waiting for their table were just a few feet away..i asked the manager twice whats with the open doors..."to attract customers" was his answer..very very disturbing meal..
Nothing WOW about it
So my fiance and I decided to go to a place we've never been to , ended up choosing VEDA.
The decor, as expected, is classy (since its a Rohit Bal restaurant). Although, my fiance said something to the tune of it looking kinda Gothic (Need to chat with him about this). Getting straight to business, here's our verdict on the food:
Starter - Vegetable Seekh Kebab - under-cooked, tasteless and spicy
Chicken Dum Biryani - above average
Dal Veda (their signature Dal makhani - Really good!
The chutney that came with the papads and the kebab was a tad bit salty and had a different (not-in-a-good-way) taste to it. There was another accompaniment i.e. some Indianized salsa like condiment - not quite interesting.
Although, I didn't call for it, something that caught my attention was that their yellow dal tadka is made of moong dal and not TUVAR dal (which is how most other restaurants make it!!) i was debating between the 2 dals on their menu and decided to go for Dal veda since it is what they are famous for!
Bill- INR 1872 for all the above (papads complimentary) plus Diet coke and 1 tandoori roti.
The food was way too expensive for something that lacked the WOW factor and the portions were small for a regular Indian restaurant, but I wouldn't complain about it.
Would i go back again? not anytime soon. definitely not a second time crowd puller.
...and now, we have the 5th Veda
From time in Memorial, people in India have known of the 4 Vedas - 1.Rigveda,
2.Yajurveda, 3.Sama-Veda, 4 Atharva-Veda ..... Now, lemme tell you about the 5th Veda - Rohit Bal's Veda ....
I've been to this place twice - The first time was a couple of months back ...the second time was last night ...
Last night, we were just two, and in the mood for some Indian fare... Landed-up @ Veda around 9:30ish....
I quite like the decor of this place ... The black color, the huge chandeliers, the metal candle stands . it's a tad OTT, Ornate, some might even say Goth.. I'm not a big fan of the above, but for some reason, it works for me, at Veda... ..
The place also has proper bar, with seating...Don't quite care for the LEAFY deco, around the bar...
What I like more than the decor, is the food.... dunno why so many ppl have given it just 3 stars.... I've been here twice, had around 5-6 dishes, and it's been far from just average...
Here's my 2 cents on the dishes ordered, on both my visits
ordered some drinks - Beers, and Malibus ... The drinks are prices alright... not to expensive, but not exactly cheap either... Like with most places, the quantity of the small peg (30ml) looked suspicious... . I think, from now on, I'm gonna get the drinks poured in front of me...
I found the menu to be very limited ... quality over quantity, eh ?
We started off with a lamb-platter & Chicken Stuffed with mince, to go along with the drinks.... This includes 2 pieces of : -
Barra Kebab (with bones) - It was a tad more tough than we would have liked, but they tasted really nice...
Galouti Kebab - Very nice.. the texture was just right... not too mushy...
Lamb Sheekh Kebab - Okay... not bad, but I've had better.....
The chicken stuffed with mince was amazing... One of the better preparations of this dish, I've had in recent times...
The Methi Chicken is to die for.... Looking at the menu, this dish may not sound appealing to most. But, trust me, it's really really good... The right texture (creamy), the right balance of spice, just the right amount of Methi flavour ... This, coupled with some Tandoori Roti (Plain), makes for a truly finger licking experience (Yeah yeah ... I don't usually do this in public, but, at one point I was licking my fingers, until I realized what I was doing... :P)
I remember having a Chicken in Lamb mince kinda dish, on my first visit... Once again, really good... just a tad spicy.. but lip smacking ...
Based on whatever I tasted, I feel that the food preparation is well balanced, and textured, decent portions, and nicely presented....
The service, is OKAY-ish . ....courteous & obliging, but not prompt... in their defense, both my visits were on weekends, so I guess they were just under-staffed.... a trend I've seen at several places...
My only grouse with this place, is the music & loud guests (Got really irritated with a lady guest, yapping away loudly on her cell.. felt like going upto her, and yanking her cell away from her, along with her hand, and ear) .... while the management, can't do much about the loud guests, they can surely tone down the music.... I feel, at a restaurant, the music should be in the background, and not drown the conversation... ... I've experienced this at several restaurants, and can't figure out why the management would do that...
Anyway, loud music & irritating guests or not.... I'd visit surely again.... ..
I like :)
Had been to Veda..a couple f days back...on a romantic date...it is so peaceful to let us talk n d candles add to the beauty of it...d food is great...tho a lil expensive..but the portions of main course were good enough for two...loved the choco toffee drink and d pudina paratha...i completely like VEDA now..cheers m/
Great food and ambience
I have been this week to this place, short menu, excellently cooked food! Good ambience, you can actually relax and have a meal! The waiter came and asked me if we would want to take time to have the main course! More options on Veg starters would have helped. Staff is very courteous!
Pathetic service and felt like cheated
I bought a discount coupon from Snapdeal website which was offering food worth Rs 1599 for Rs599. I made the booking for 4 people asking them if coupon is valid. The person taking the coupon confirmed that the coupon is valid and we would be getting discount, After we had our food and we presented the coupon, we were told that the coupon is not valid and we need to pay full amount. This was very shocking and we never expected that restaurant associated with names like Rohit Behl would be engaged in this type of cheating. We called the Manager and he started making different stories that the coupon is valid only for one person. We called the GM of the restaurant who turn out to be very arrogant and not ready to listen anything. Since i was with family and did not want to create scene, i paid the full amount and left. I took the signature of GM over the coupon stating that it is not valid for my bill.
Dont know why such a big restuarant get engage in these unethical things for petty amount. But i am sure that with these type of dealing, people would go once but would never come back. Would suggest people to never go there and get cheated.
Worse than the 1st time !
So after having a horrendous experience with Veda the first time (review written earlier abt an extremely rude hostess turning us away from an empty restaurant) and the constant pestering of my friends to give it one more chance...I went to Veda a couple of weeks ago for dinner.
This time around, the rude hostess was missing..yay! We had a reservation so were quickly seated and given the menu cards. Sadly we were informed that no hard drinks expect cocktails would be served to us since they had a problem with the authorities concerning their liqour permit.
After contemplating for a while whether we should still go ahead with our dinner or move to another restaurant within the Palladium, we decided we would go for drinks somewhere else after dinner. We ordered crispy lady fingers which was yumm followed by the main course which was decent. A few minutes into our dinner, we realised that the family seated on the next table were having whiskey and beer while we were told it wouldnt be served. When we questioned the waiter, promptly came the reply that if we wanted to drink alcohol, we could so while seated at the bar. When we pointed fingers at the drinks on the next table, he said...ahh..we can serve alcohol if you wouldnt mind it being opened at the bar by the waiter and then brought to your table! Why would we care if it was made at the bar or not as long as we got what we asked for??! We were flabbergasted by the nonsense he uttered, quickly finished our meal (secretly hoping no one spat in our food) and paid up a huge amount for a very okayish meal.
My Second and Final Verdict on the meal : Avoid this place like the plague! Inconsistent, presumptious and snobbish as ever..better Indian food served at Copper Chimney (Worli) if you insist on eating North Indian cuisine in the area...better value for food and service!
Food doesn't justify the prices
It's hard to find a fine dining Indian restaurant in Mumbai, especially one that isn't in a five star hotel. I was hoping Veda would satisfy that gap, but I'm sorry to say that it was rather disappointing.
The interiors of the restaurant are rather gloomy - Gothic chandeliers, dim lighting and dark furniture with the wait staff dressed in black - I personally found it a bit creepy, though I overheard another customer telling the manager that she thought it was a 'beautiful place', so I suppose it's a matter of personal choice.
What I found a bit disappointing about the menu was that there wasn't much that was innovative in terms of new flavours and tastes. We ordered the Spring Onion Chicken, the Dal Veda and a Lamb Biryani. The Spring Onion chicken was quite ordinary but the dal was quite distinctive - we finished every last bit of it. The biryani was quite flavourful, but again, not exceptional. However, considering that our bill was Rs 1850, I don't think it was truly value for money in terms of quality of food and dining experience.
Service was ok; nothing to complain about, but I do agree with the reviewers below that the hostess is rather rude and not at all welcoming.
I don't really think I'd be going back to Veda again, especially considering Punjab Grill offers much better value for money even if their tables are too tightly packed together!
All style no substance
Went to this place last night. Reminded me of a night club with a confused mix of music playing in the background - it went from arabic, pop and ultimately to Michael Jackson (when you're out of ideas - play MJ!!) . The service was good but the food....a real let down. I am a bit concerned how people can charge good money for food that little resembles anything close to Indian cuisine. Staple dishes like black daal were way off the mark. I am convinced that the daal came out of a packet and was reheated. It was sweet , had no real kick and was like black wall paper paste. The spinach kofta curry also did not appear to be fresh - i have never seen spinach so green that the colour was competing with the rest of the decor.
All in all I came out not knowing what I had just eaten . Sorry guys but Veda is just another "all glitz and glamour" restaurant that is better off serving drinks and snacks with TV screens to keep you interested.
avoid going to this place
yes i have benn to this place twice...but bored of going again as they have very few items on the menu..place looks really done well..spent a lott..but ppl r not trained at all..a tall lady wearing black blazer jst points the table to us..and expects us to go till there byourself and when we asked for the better table..thn she cums running to us to say no..thn she have energy to walk..but either jst standing at the enterance..waiters v asked wat specail they have..he was only trying to suggest me sum veg chops..wherein i hate that..then he calls the chef incharge ..same thing again he is also suggesting veg chops..can it be a specaility ever???everytime we cum its the same soya chops u give us..we ordered the food and chef kp singh gets the soya chops complimentary for us to taste ...as v couldn't refused it in front of our guest..kp singh u need to think ahead as being the executive chef grow up from ur soya chops its utterish,pathetic..while we waitin for our dinner chef is standing at the bar and chating instead of going in kitchen as our food was also delayed so much and we were wondering how can he stand and chatt..while having our dinner he got the soya chops and standing next to us and sterring at us...as v said food is gud..still not moving and that was making us concious..we had guest cum from abroad.and waiter introduced him as chef incharge..not impressive at all to be a chef incharge..he needs to learn alott..bcoz he couldn't answer what my guest wants..plz dnt send him on the table its embarassing as he was trying to impress the guest who were foreigners...plz management look into this...your staff need to be trained from your managers to chef incharge needs a lottttt of traning..bcoz its a very adorable restaurant..and ppl really want to cum back..see the reviews
Obnoxious and Snooty!
It was our anniversary and we decided to go for a romantic meal to Veda at Phoenix Meals. At 9.30 pm on a wednesday night, the place was practically empty barring a few occupied tables. We were greeted by a staff member who was just about to show us a table (meant for 4) for me and my husband when a hostess walks up and points out a table which had 1 chair and a side stool even though the restaurant was empty!
When we objected to being seated at such a bizzare table and chair arrangement, she refused to allot any other table saying...Sorry but we have reservations for all the others (some 10 empty tables) and our guests are still expected. A little hard to believe when its 9.30 pm on a wed night! They would rather see their customers leave than allot an empty table if you haven't done prior reservation.
The place is done up really well...but with such awful staff, I can surely predict the downfall of this restaurant very soon. In the end, we sweetly smiled at the hostess and told her we were better off heading to other restaurants within Phoenix mills than being served by them and off we went to California Pizza Kitchen and had the tastiest pizza of our lives!
My verdict : Obnoxious staff and over priced restaurant. AVOID!!
Your better off going to Indigo Deli / Punjab Grill / CPK and get real value for money!
good decor, limited menu, over-priced
the place looks nice and its has a limited menu choice, the preparation completely lets you down, been there 2wice ordered lamb stuffed chicken the 1st time it was good but the main course was really bad, gave it the benefit of the doubt and went again called for lamb biryani, it was plain and bland and the portion was so not worth the price. Not going again for sure.
Awesome food, mind blowing decor but ok service...
It was our first time to this place..we were 7 of us. So the expectation from Veda was really high...The decor of the place is truly mind blowing..they hav spend quite a lot of money on the decor.
We started off with some drinks..few alcholic n few mocktails...i must say the drinks were nice but not extra ordinary...
Followed by drinks we had starters...veg as well as non veg...without any doubt the non-veg platter won over everything else...the platter is not mentioned on the menu but whn we requested our server, he agreed to get one. It was by far the best platter i hav had...
For main course we had curries n biryani...the portion was quiet filling. Dessert choice is not much but the firni n lichi ki tehri was truly delicious.
All n all...it was a wonderful experience...wud definately go again...but the only thing that bothers is the damage it costs ur wallet...
Our total bill was 14K...which was quiet steep..
Great Decor, Average Food & Awful Service
We went here for dinner for the first time since we had heard that it's quite popular in Delhi. The first impression of the place is quite striking with the eclectic decor & dimmed lighting. We were given a table for two & the menu was brought to us after we asked for it a couple of times.
The menu is not very different from what you would find in a regular indian restaurant with the exception of a few items like the 'manchurian cauliflower' & 'tandoori salmon'. They also had a Jain Menu which is good for people who prefer that type of preparation. A few things like 'raan' were also missing from the menu which you would expect in an Indian Restaurant.
We ordered a round of drinks & ordered the 'manchurian cauliflower' & 'tandoori salmon' for appetisers since they sounded a little different. While ordering we requested the waiter that he bring the drinks first & get the appetisers 10 - 15 minutes after that. Despite our request they brought everything together & that too after a wait of atleast 20 minutes which was kind of long. The salmon was fresh but could have been marinated better . The manchurian cauliflower tasted good but while eating it we wondered why they had this odd chinese item in the menu. The presentation was good with all the pieces placed side by side on a long plate instead of a heap that you generally get in most restaurants.
For the main course we ordered a tandoori prawns & paneer kundan kaliyan along with butter naan. The presentation of the food was regular. The naan was very average & a little too thin than it should have been & had too much butter on it. The paneer was basically a paneer makhni just given a different name. The gravy of the paneer was good but the paneer itself was strange since it wasn't regular cubes of fresh paneer but some kind of flattened slice stuffed with something. The tandoori prawns were fresh but they surely weren't tiger prawns as was described in the menu for this dish. They were unfortunately totally dry with no gravy so I fail to understand why they put this dish in the main course instead of the appetisers. The portion size consisted of 3 prawns & for the price it was not really worth it. Overall the main course was average with nothing exceptional.
Now getting to the service which is really pathetic let me explain. As I mentioned they got us the menu after we asked for it a couple of times instead of getting it right away. The drinks took long to come & were brought to us with the appetisers even after we instructed them not to. After we were done with the drinks & appetisers they didn't bother to remove our empty glasses, individual plates & the serving plates. We requested one of the waiters but he just dumbfoundedly looked at us & said he will send our waiter. The plates were finally cleared after 15 mins when the guy came to take the order for main course. The table was a little dirty but it wasn't cleaned either. After we were done with the main course it was the same problem with nobody clearing the plates until atleast 10 minutes had gone by & we had requested that they clear it. The most annoying part though was waiting for the cheque to come since their 'systems were down' & they made us wait for 30 minutes for that. We ended up missing 15 minutes of our movie due to that but they just didn't seem to care even after we told them that we will be late. Finally after we insisted they got the bill which was written by hand.
They had 2 waiters for the inside area where we were seated & one of them was totally clueless as to what was going on & what his job was as he kept calling the other guy who was busy at other tables.
I would suggest that if you are planning to go to phoenix mills & have indian food then you should skip this place & head straight to Punjab Grill. These guys need to head there too & learn how to cook tasty indian food & provide first class service. Despite the well done interiors; the average food & lousy service cannot be overlooked & in no way is this place "fine dining".
Our meal costed us Rs. 3,500/- for 2 appetisers, 2 main courses & 2 drinks.
I need a drink now!
Welcome Veda to Mumbai...
Have visited the Veda @ Delhi and were happy to have the same in the city... The starters are all great... the kebab platter was healthy and tasty... the Veda black dal is YUMMMMM and they bread items are worth a special mention. Didn't get to explore too much with the menu as we were only a couple but will definitely go back there with a group and taste all that they have to offer... The Decor is hip n fashionable as what is truly expected of the master Rohit Bal... Welcome Veda to the Maximum City... and thanks for the complimentary Phirni which reminded me so much of Delhi.... !!
It was 04 Feb 3:00 PM. Punjab Grill was in our mind.. Heard a lot about it. Set out on our journey to Palladium we took the aisles and the escalators than an elevator.. It made the difference.
We were introduced to the new hep restaurant in the block - The Veda..
Name sounds fashionable and at the same time indian. Ambience was like a Mahal.. Red interiors with life size mirrors and chandeliers all around.. King size chairs that make the person who is treating even more happier :) Win Win for us :D
We started with a round of cocktails.. NOT UPTO MARK. It was more tasting like a sweet mocktail.. Recession has made these guys to save on Tequila & vodka too..
Then we had crispy Okhra - Nothing extraordinary
The best part of the food was methi malai mutter - ummmm.. it was heavenly..
All in All.. 4/5 for ambience; 2/5 for drinks, 3/5 for food
The Best Food ever tasted.
Specially The LAMB SHANK,DAL VEDA,ONION PARMESAN KULCHA, MALAI SALMON.
The chef in charge is Mr. K.P Singh creating a magnificent taste with his hands.
Food:- Out of the world
People this place is worth going !!!!!!!!
out of the world place..
I went with my friends on tuesday eve for dinner..staff were very accomdating but need to trained a bit..Food was delhi style..perfect taste to our buds..we had sent 1 of our dish back as it was sumthing different then what we expected and we told our waiter..with fresh portion smiling shweta came into the picture with excellent knowledge of food and she explained us..very polite and knows how to handle the customers and their needs. I think she is the manager in charge..hire some more people like her and Mr bal your veda will rock..will be back soon for perfect food and perect people at veda..
Absolutely avoidable experience.
We had table of 12 probably with 5 or 6 small tables in a row. Trust me not one table was of the same height as any other. Service extremely slow & poor; waiters not trained. Manager Neha was not trained either and in addition not attentive and impolite. Bar tender need to go back to catering college. Glass of Margarita was partially salted rim; two third of rim was just plain. Food was very ordinary. The interior is impressive except for poor lighting. This is a restaurant not a bar/lounge or a discotheque! Will not visit again.
Food was good, but TOO TOO TOO little, come on, we're paying a lot for too little! It's sad that just because the place looks like a lot of expensive decor has been put together, they have to charge so much. To their credit, I must say that from the host to the waiter, everyone was very polite and accomodating, but I hate sitting at a table that wobbles perpetually even after you try to put something under it. And yes, service is very very very slow.
Hat's off to the chef for the very good food.
Best Sea Foods Quality & Taste in the paradiummall
This is the bast restaurant in the paradium mall.i m visit this restaurant with my friends. we are ordered tandoori jhinga. The Quality was the best & also the size. Quantity are not more but quality was the best.
Second thing that the restaurant interior are like a royal palace. i m heard that this interior designed by Great fashion designer Mr.Bal.
Awful food, terrible service
Edgar Allan Poe would have been very pleased to dine in Veda. The dark and gloomy interiors of the restaurant seem to have been lifted from the pages of his gothic suspense thrillers. Plush black high-backed sofas; ominous back-lit, gilt-framed mirrors against a mustard yellow wall; tinted chandeliers of different hues and deep purple curtains create a sombre brooding setting in a room whose dominant colour is black. Instead of a fireplace to give the room a low eerie glow, theres a back-lit intricate golden foliage-patterned metal work running below the length of the bar.
Vedas menu is as short as its interiors are extravagant. Currently theyre only offering a single page Preview Menu which, presumably, is a selection of their more popular dishes from the Delhi restaurant.
The meal started on a disastrous note with the complimentary soft, stale papad cones. A notch above was the starter we ordered: Manchurian cauliflower (Rs 375) presented on a long thin white platter. The five pakoda-sized, batter-fried florets, coated in Manchurian looked distinctly soulless and tasted even more so. The cauliflower was soft and overcooked and weve had better tasting Manchurian in a 20-rupee Monginis veg roll.
For the main course we ventured into what we thought would be safer territory: Dal Veda, Butter chicken and Prawn Biryani. The Dal Veda (Rs 375), which ought to have been the signature dish, was as flavourful as boiled water and we most of it remained untouched. Despite the greasy stains on the bowl the Butter Chicken (Rs 525) was served in, we tucked in and found it to be pleasantly satisfying. Made in a rich, thick tomato and cream base, with perfectly cooked boneless tikkas of chicken, its easily comparable with some of the great Punjabi-style, Butter Chickens served in Delhi. The redeeming quality of the Prawn Biryani (Rs 400) made in the dry Lucknowi-style pulao was that it was palatable: neither exceptionally noteworthy nor exceptionally tasteless.
Dessert options are limited to Kulfi and Phirni and ignoring good sense, we ordered the former. While the vermicelli was bland and tasteless, the powdery, rough and of indeterminate flavour kulfi had a texture of a compressed sawdust cake The plate it was served in was so grease-stained that we sent it back and asked for a fresh plate. It came back wiped down but still greasy. After tasting two spoons, we left the rest.
Service standards are remarkably low: used cutlery was not replaced and dishes were placed without serving spoons. Despite instructing the staff on the order in which we wanted the food to be served, we were informed that all the dishes were ready simultaneously. No one bothered to ask about the dishes that had been left untouched. For a meal that cost us a little more than Rs 1000 a head thats appalling.
Veda had better get its act together quickly if it expects to be successful. Theres a much better option for Indian food just a floor above them and better dining available in the Phoenix complex. Hopefully when they launch the full menu, the quality will improve but were not keeping our fingers crossed.
Average meal for two: Rs 2500 (including taxes and service charges)
(burrp! reviews anonymously and pays for meals)
I read somewhere that this was competition to the nearby Punjab Grill. Whoever wrote that was either lying or was lying!
A friend and I made reservations to eat here and they made a big fuss about how I should be there on time or they can't hold the table. We reached 30 minutes late and the restaurant was pretty empty. Is this part of all these new restaurants' PR/Mktg strategy?? "Make ppl believe that you are always booked, and you will eventually be all booked"????
Like RaviJakhar who has written the review below, we were given a table where I had to stare at a brick wall. Our food didnt fit on the tiny-ass table and they refused to move us to a larger table because "Sir we have other reservations". (BTW there were 3 empty tables in our section none of which got occupied till we left the restaurant - which was at 11:15 p.m..)
I get the whole fine dining, tiny portions concept - but this is Punjabi food - get a clue!!
Firstly - the menu is tiny. To add to that, starter portions were tiny, and for the 600 per dish we shelled out for each, we thought they should've served larger portions.
One of the starters had a hair in it. While they replaced it without a fuss, shouldnt they have made sure that a plate didnt leave the kitchen with a hair on it? The starters were also a little cold - which made us wonder whether they replaced the one we sent back - but we were just too hungry to bother.
The dal portion was tiny. It was a half-decent Dal, but the 2 of us must've had gotten about 3 tablespoons each.
As for the decor - well, lets just say that our aesthetic sense differs very much from Rohit Bal's. (It was butt-ugly)
All in all, i don't think that Jiggs Kalra and team have anything to fear!! Punjab Grill kicks Veda's ass, any day of the week!!
I went there today and was extremely disappointed. Extremely pathetic service, from start to end with average dal and paneer and over cooked (read burnt so badly that it would spoil your taste) naan and pudina paratha. We were just two of us and were given a table in a corner where I was staring into a brick wall... No finger bowls until we insisted, wrong bill, pathetic service spoiled our evening..
Now this is wht i call a class apart, i had been to veda on 24th oct with my wife n my frends..we had no idea of this restaurant which is newly opened,,But we were shocked to see such beautifully designed restaurant .we were delighted to see the ambience which was eyecatching n attractive as well.we ordered two starters and a veg biryani,,as they dint had too much veg options in the menu as it was their second day. Both the starters were not bad at all , but the biryani was too good with the authentic indian taste.Even the staff were corteous enough . Best place for dating. The only drawback was the half presented menu card, which was only of single page , n even in that the non-veg options were more, so bit confusing for the veg lovers. But i know they have a long way to go and they will also increase their menu card with more of veg options
will definetely visit again..
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