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Rasika
Indian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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633 D St NW Washington, DC 20004, United States
633 D Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20004
(202) 637-1222rasikarestaurant.com
$$Indian Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
South Asian Restaurant
Bar
Today 5:00 – 11:00 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, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
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Sophisticated restaurant & lounge serving modern Indian food, including the popular crispy spinach.- Google
"2. Palak Chaat 10 Crispy baby spinach / yogurt / tamarind / date ~Delicious."
"If there is a better Indian restaurant in Washington DC, I couldn't find it."
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MJ Desai
in the last week
I love love love Rasika. Some of the best Indian food I have ever had (including in India). If I could I would bathe in their Dal Makhini. An amazing dish. Their cocktails are also delicious, especially the sparkling wine ones.
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Bharadwaj hulikul ramachandrarao
a month ago
Overrpriced bad indian food having exotic names instead of the traditional name. Just eat the naan bread if you decide to go there. Mango lassi tasted like a bottled mango drink sold at a cheap price in India. The spinach tikki was tasteless and undercooked. Poor service and the focus is just to have as many people as possible cramped into the restaurant.
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Christine L
2 months ago
best restaurant by far in Washington DC. This is a great place for a few friends to come and chat and catch up as it is not too loud. We had 4 girls and we shared a few dishes including the amazing dishes below and don't forget the garlic naan! Palak Chaat -crispy baby spinach , sweet yogurt tamarind, and date chutney -It is so good, even though it has a sauce on his, it remained crispy. Bhindi Amchoor: Sliced okra, dry mango powder Cauliflower Bezule: Mustard seeds, green chilies, curry leaves, lemon juice Dal Makhani: Lentils, tomato, garlic, fenugreek The sauces were right on. I and going to have to come back again and again, because just writing this makes me want to go down and chow down right now. We also ordered a bottle of wine and our final bit came out to about $40 a person with tip. Not too bad for the best meal in DC.
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Fareed Chishty
3 months ago
Amazing decor. First impression was, "these guys do not know a thing about indian food" but I was wrong. These guys have perfected Indo-Pak food. The food was not oily and presented beautifully. My only advice is to call ahead and make a reservation and use the valet parking offered by the restaurant and not the one by the parking garage across the street.
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Carol Chan
2 weeks ago
There's nothing more I can or have to say about Rasika. Perfection all around! With MLK's day fall on Winter Restaurant Week this year, my husband and I were lucky enough to have the day off and to participate in their lunch RW menu. As for the RW menu - My husband and I such a hard time deciding - there were just too many choices and I honestly would had been happy with eating any of the items listed! Ultimately I knew I had to go with their signature palaak chaat and my husband went with their sea bass for appetizers. And both dishes did not disappoint. They were a lot bigger portioned than I expected especially for a RW menu. We were already feeling satisfied after our round of appetizers. Then came the main entrees - lamb almond, ginger curry and chicken curry served with a basket of naan, mint paratha, and rice. We finally understood why nearby tables had so many bags of leftovers - there were just too much food - food so good that my husband and I didn't have the self control to say no. (I regret later on however - I should have left a piece of chicken or lamb so I could ask to pack the sauce to go lol - what was I thinking?!) Desserts - carrot halwa and gulab jamun - I found my carrot halwa to be a bit too sweet and wished there were a bit more ice cream! I assumed my husband enjoyed his dessert since he didn't offer me any and licked the syrup off his bowl/plate clean. What an incredible meal! Rasika is one of the few restaurants that does RW right - after today's impressive food and service, my husband and I already booked their tasting for Vday! Honestly restaurant week or not - What are you waiting for? Get on opentable and make your reservation already!
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Gustavo Rodriguez
a month ago
Great experience for being first timers. Our server Brittney suggested the 4 course meal and was glad we listened. Although the wine pairing wasn't the best so just pick a wine and enjoy the experience.
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Yuvi Sharma
3 months ago
It was very good, but not standing out to be one of the best resturants in DC. For people that like to eat light, I would definitely suggest the Dal Makhani. The Paalak Chaat wasn't that good; very oily. I still would come here
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Patricia Kim
4 months ago
We went for lunch after a morning of museums. We ordered tandoori chicken, a halibut dish and the bread basket. The food was good but not the best Indian I have ever had. Our cocktails were a little boring and the nan plain, so a 4 star, instead of 5, but a thoroughly enjoyable experience.