Mehak
Mehak

Mehak

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mehakdc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 408-9292
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pakistani, Indian, Contemporary Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: H St. NW
  • Public Transit: Gallery Place Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow) Metro Center Metro (Blue, Orange, Red) Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center (Green, Yellow)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mehak
Mehak (Aroma) is a fine dining restaurant located in Chinatown (between Verizon and Convention Center), serving authentic Indian Tandoori (charcoal-grilled) and Mughlai dishes. Warm setting, friendly service and traditional curries
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Mehak reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating2.3
  • Food3
    Service2.5
  • Ambiance2.8
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
  • Very good food but slow this night
    AlbertHallVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We've eaten here several times, usually before a hockey game. The food has always been great and tonight was no exception. However, this was the first time we went when the tables were full and the service slowed to a crawl. Perhaps they were short some staff? Fortunately, we were in no hurry but getting water or add-ons was laborious that night.
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  • a good meal
    Kiki
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Nothing objectionable about Mehak. Good naan, saag paneer and lamb korma. Good house red. Somewhat overpriced for the food, but it's right downtown so makes sense. Service was great.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating2
    • Food3
    • Ambiance2.5
    • Service2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Mehak reviews archive.
  • The establishment needs to
    Naja
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The establishment needs to be updated. However, the food was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Experience
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I have been to a few Indian restaurants that are considered to be hole in the wall, and the service and food is amazing. We tried Mehak in Chinatown area and it is a huge disappointment. Food was blah and the service was awful. We sat for 15 minutes to get water, it took 5 minutes to get the food (microwave style???), then we waited for another 30 minutes to get our check. The place was not even full.
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  • Excellent Indian food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I dined there with a friend and from the moment we opened the door, we were greeted and seated. The server answered all of our questions regarding the menu and was very attentive. Our water glasses were always filled, our plates were cleared from the table promply and the food was amazing. I really like the vegetarian options. The staff gives off a very family-oriented feeling because we were assisted and checked on by several people, not just our server. I would highly recommend this place and will definitely dine there again. The location is also ideal near the verizon center and the gallery place metro stop. This place really knows what they are doing and I hope more people stop by to enjoy their delicious cuisine and awesome staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Despite having a reservation,
    AaaaaaaVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Despite having a reservation, I stood in line for 25 minutes waiting to be seated. I was ignored the whole time. I finally gave up and left and found another place to eat that evening.
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  • Good, not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a good, reasonably priced dinner here. I wouldn't say it was anything special, but a good place for a quieter dinner, just away from the noise and bustle of the rest of Chinatown. The food was good, service was good, prices were reasonable. It is small and the tables were a little crowded, but it wasn't too busy at 6:30 on a Friday so it didn't bother us. The decor and ambience are nothing special.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going back? Don't know about Mehak!
    GastroEclectico
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    We are avid fans of Indian Cuisine & are almost always looking for new or untried eateries. My Daughter was in town on biz so we treated her to her 1st Indian meal here near her hotel. Not the best place for firsties in delectable foods Indian Cuisine. Although by no means bad, it was not the best, or even close to the best we’ve experienced – especially with so many fine Indian Restaurants in the DC Area! Overall, the service was very good, we were pleasantly taken care of, questions were well answered, but unfortunately, if you have experienced true and well prepared Indian Cuisine, and thoroughly enjoy it – this is not the place for you. The complete experience was not a loss, as half the experience is with the company you keep!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Nice servers, very convenient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Nice servers, very convenient location, and accommodating to dietary needs.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food for a reasonable price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Reasonably priced alternative to the higher priced Penn Quarter restaurants. We found the samosas and vegetable curries to be particularly good. When taking your order the wait staff will ask you for your heat level preference: mild, medium or hot. All members of my party had their preference honored.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet place
    GetawayVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    I had a nice dinner in this little restaurant. I had the Kings feast, a sampling of several tasty dishes. It was just right for the evening adventure.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Little Place
    LEF313
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The restaurant is located a block from the Verizon Center in downtown DC. It's not fancy - the decor is simple, but fine. The staff was very friendly ,but the service was a bit slow. We ordered wine and 2 kinds of naan (one garlic and one spinach) to start with. Both naans were very good, although kind of pizza-like. Still, delicious. We had the baked eggplant (a little spicy), the tandoori half-chicken (juicy and flavorful) and the lamb masala (also very good). This would be a good place for a low-key lunch or dinner, or for takeout if you live nearby.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mehak is meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    The food was okay, but certainly not great. I ordered the vegetarian biryani, and it was bland. the only vegetables were carrots, green beans, corn and peas. The cocktail (mangotini) was really not good. the wait for the dinner was about 30 minutes, even though the restaurant was less than 1/4 full. the servers were attentive, but the kitchen delay was inexcusable. There are lots of options in DC for excellent Indian food. This is sadly not one of them.
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  • Good food but poor service
    SMRR
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    It took 30 mins for them to take our order and only the main guy was allowed to take order apparently. We had the Indian thali which was overall good. But the service left a poor taste in mouth.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    CarrieB
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Great food, attentive service, and a warm cozy atmosphere. We will go back to Mehak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.