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Rasika West End
Indian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
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1190 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC 20037
1190 New Hampshire Avenue NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20037
$$$Indian Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
South Asian Restaurant
Today 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PMMonday 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 PM
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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."
"Spectacular modern Indian food."
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Vivian Chan
a month ago
My sister T tried getting a reservation here for 2 weeks to no avail--lucky for us, when we walked in on Friday evening, there was a table for 2 in their lounge area. :) We were still planning to head to U Street for more food later, and had come from a different afternoon snack place (yes, we're fatties) we didn't want to order too much. Got the famous "must-try" palak chaat (hilariously not "real" chaat, per my Indian boyfriend), and side-sized versions of the bhindi and the cholle...and naan. Palak Chaat--honestly I think it's weird that a made-up snack is their most popular dish when they're the most hyped Indian restaurant in DC, but I'll give it to them that it's an interesting dish. I couldn't actually taste the spinach and have no idea how they made it--it's crispy//almost dehydrated spinach-colored leaves..some coated in a reddish tempura-like batter. Interesting and flavorful. The bhindi and the cholle were both very tasty--not too spicy, nor too oily (I say this for the bhindi, which tends to get oily at restaurants) but true to more home-style Indian cooking. Good by me--if I'm back in DC I'll be back to try the entrees. :)
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john wilkes
6 months ago
Spectacular modern Indian food. We arrived at 9:45pm on a Friday, so missed the chance to try the chef's tasting menu (probably just as well - it seemed somewhat slanted towards fish dishes), but made up our own instead. Absolutely wonderful superb tastes; lbeautifully presented. Food price was entirely fine for what we got, but the drinks seemed a little on the high side. Helpful, attentive service.
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Farah Ahmed
4 months ago
Always loved and craved rasika food. Went today and was so disappointed with the lack of flavor and new found sweetened foods that came out. There is no kick and o think they have changed the food for a non-Indian crowd catering to bland Indian food. Also, Their roti is not a roti! Their masala tea comes out like warm! These are the two worst things you could do to an Indian!
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Norman Avila
in the last week
nice upscale place, good for a fancy cocktail, and shrimp entrée. pricey
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Vick Shaker
2 months ago
After having read all the 5-star ratings I was really excited and stopped by on a Thursday evening. I was visiting DC and looking forward to something original. Upon arrival 10-minutes before 5PM the hostess indicated they would not be seating till 5PM and escorted us to the bar. This was fine as I was with a friend and decided to check out their bar menu. The service at the bar was great along with few interesting and unique cocktails. At 5PM the hostess escorted us to a near by table located within the bar area (front of the restaurant) We were quickly given menus and greeted by our server. We were still enjoying our drinks and looking over the menu. One thing which we could just not overlook was the seating arrangement and the tiny table. This could not be right, the table they sat us on could not even fit two proper plates let allow dishes and servings. We ordered up some food and asked the server to get us seated in a proper dinning area which was initially requested upon arrival to Rasika. Few minutes later the server returns with our food fully crowding the tiny table with more to come! I requested we move immediately as this would just not work. Apparently 'management' stepped in and stated that they were booked and no seats were available in the dinning hall. Well WTF I thought as the table we were seated at could not have been larger than a toilet seat cover. Seemed very deceitful way to do business. We decided to finish up our appetizers before leaving this place since having a proper dinner was out of the question. Nor did we want to indulge in a place with such poor management qualities. The food was subpar to say the least. Although the menu looks great, flavors were a BIG miss. Nothing original as I had initial anticipated. Only item which tasted interesting were the popcorns given to us at the bar. I would not recommend this resturant which A) Nothing original here in terms of food and its flavours + presentation B)Poor, poor, poor management
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Sanjay Shankar
4 months ago
Definitely one of the best Indian restaurants I have ever been to! It was tough to get a reservation and we ended up booking 2 tables instead of one big table. (Try getting a table for 10 at this place. It is next to impossible). In the end, they sat us at a table of eight and the other 2 sat in the adjacent table. Not exactly what we wanted, but they did their best to accommodate us. The 'Palak Chaat' was highly recommended and one mouthful was enough to understand why. The grilled panneer was done to perfection and the vegetable hot pot curry was fantastic. The highlight of the lunch was the vegetable biriyani. The presentation and the taste were spectacular. Even the cucumber raitha was great. I hope I can go back another time and taste other items on their menu.
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Jay Chauhan
in the last week
The best Indian in DC. Haven't had a bad dish. The cocktails are inventive. Service is stellar.
Olga Gómez
4 months ago
Amazing indian restaurant. Great service, nice atmosphere, superb food. I totally recommend it!