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Rasika West End
Indian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pm
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1190 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC 20037
1190 New Hampshire Avenue NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20037
(202) 466-2500rasikarestaurant.com
$$$Indian Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
South Asian Restaurant
Bar
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
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Modern & traditional Indian fare served in a contemporary space with canopied turquoise booths.- Google
"Their spinach appetizer Palak Chaat is one of my favorite dishes in the city."
"We absolutely love Rasika and eagerly return again and again."
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Garner Marshall
2 months ago
Palak Chaat adoit, simply delicious. The atmosphere is delightful. Staff/Servers are pleasant and very helpful when it comes to menu suggestions. I'm definitely going to return here. My first experience with this restaurant was definitely positive.
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Katie McElroy
8 months ago
By far, the best Indian in DC. I prefer to visit for a late business lunch when there are fewer people and no wait. Definitely get the spinach app (most reviews include some mention of Palak Chaat.) The portions are substantial enough for sharing. Perfect for a group including Vegetarians since meat lovers will be satisfied with hearty dishes like Paneer and Dal. For wine, try one of their Gruner Veltliners. This is a great white that pairs perfectly with spicy dishes. Dry and acidic, it's a great option outside the typical suggestion of a sweeter Riesling.
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Katie Keegin
8 months ago
Rasika deserves all the praise it gets. Amazing food, great service, awesome dining experience. Worth it for a special occasion or just a random night after work. Never had anything there I didn't love.
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Diego Chojkier
8 months ago
Rasika is an institution. Rasika West End isn't quite there, but tends to be less crowded than it's Penn Quarter counterpart. The service is attentive and the standard bearers, like the Palaak Chat, are rock solid, but the entrees were just a little below the bar set by the original. Still a highly-recommended place, but it can't seem to match the original's production.
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Lisa Paquette
5 months ago
Rasika West End is an absolutely wonderful high-end Indian restaurant. The chefs take traditional Indian dishes and make them a bit more refined and appealing to those who love Indian classics, but also great for people new to Indian food. By far the most amazing appetizer is the Palak Chaat. It is crispy spinach with a yogurt drizzle and other ingredients that create amazing flavor combos. I have been here a few times, and highly suggest coming for restaurant week. I feel you really get your monies worth if you do the restaurant week menu and split entrees with a friend so you can taste more than one dish. Rasika is a must-visit of DC!
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Michael LaRosa
8 months ago
This is one of those places that you save for special occasions, but the food is so good you wish that you could go weekly. Their food is outstanding, service is stellar and the experience is always great. There is a reason why there are two Rasika's in town and it's because they are always a wonderful dining choice.
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Navin Chaudhary
9 months ago
Well..too much hype with this restaurant, I went there seeing these 5 star reviews on Google but came out disappointed. First the main thing, food. I have visited this restaurant twice. On first occasion the food was very good and the service was just OK. During this visit, the waiter served someone else's food on our table and came back after a minute to collect it back. We didn't touch it as we knew it wasn't ours but it was kind of awkward. Second trip, was more interesting. It was night time and the place was full of people and the reception told me to grab a seat at the bar, if i can and luckily i got it after 10 minutes.After 10 minutes the bar guy offered me water. I kept waiting for the menu to come, but it never came. There was one lying on my side of table and i grabbed it and decided my food. Almost 35 minutes passed and no-one wants to take the order. I tried to keep myself busy talking to other people in the bar meanwhile. Finally, I stopped the bar guy by myself and asked if I can order and he took my order.50 MINUTES PASSED and the food is nowhere to be found! Most of the crowd left the restaurant and it was almost half of it capacity now and I am still waiting for the food. At one point i thought to leave the place but didn't. The most funny part is they have a army of waiters, I think the management is the part they are badly lacking.Now the food came. I ordered Baingan Mirch ka Salan and some Rotis and Parathas and the curry didn't have anything except the Amchur powder(dry mango powder). So sour that it was difficult to eat!. Somehow i shoved it down my throat and paid $37 bill (including tip) for that crap. I am an Indian and myself and love cooking Indian food so my take here is...This place may be good for drinkers but is way OVERPRICED with the worst service you can imagine and very inconsistent food quality.
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Julie M Limoges
11 months ago
I have long been a fan of Rasika, but this time was extremely disappointing. We came with a toddler (well-behaved and we informed them of this when making the reservation) and we were treated as second-class citizens. The service left much to be lacking - we had to ask them to clear our empty plates. They also really rushed us through our dinner, bringing out our entrees before we were finished with our appetizers and asking us more than once if we wanted to box up our entrees when we were still eating. I am not sure if I would eat here again - I really did not like the way I was treated and there are many other options in DC.
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