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For 2
Date
Tue, 6/19
Time
10:00 PM
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Rasika

4.8
8012 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Rasika is a modern Indian Cuisine restaurant showcasing Tawa (Griddle), Sigri (open Barbeque), Tandoori and regional dishes.
We have a temperature controlled wine cellar, offer small plates and a modern lounge.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm,

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 637-1222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vikram Sunderam
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On D Street Between 6th and 7th Streets.
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Parking details
Valet Parking with validation at Dinner only.
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Public transit
Two Block Walk From the China Town/Gallery Place Metro and One Block Walk From the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

One of the best options for both Indian and a fine dining experience in the city.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 8012 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Delicious food and very helpful well informed staff

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful dinner, amazing service, excellent evening. It was our anniversary, and they brought us prosecco to celebrate. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We ordered the four-course dinner with the chef offering to surprise us with a variety of dishes; each offering was better than the last. By the close of the evening our experience was nothing short of remarkable. We will be back.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Apps were good. Main course so-so. Not a great value for $110 for two (even in downtown DC).

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

the crispy spinach salad was delicious. The duck vindaloo was really tasty

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful as always!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food - every single time. It makes that special occasion that much more so.

If you're wondering about what to wear to dinner, please note that shorts and running shoes are never acceptable dinner attire for a place like Rasika. The "Business Casual" code needs to be clarified for those who happen to work in flip-flop/sneaker land. Thank you.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Another fabulous visit. Our party size changed twice, and they handled it with aplomb.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Rasika was once a terrific alternative to standard Indian-American fare...one of the best DC restaurants and at a great value. However, I’ve had 2 unfavorable experiences there recently. The menu is uninteresting, meat has been overcooked, and the more eclectic options miss the mark. They still serve up some amazing seafood dishes, but otherwise I’m not sure why I would go back when I can get food that’s as good or better at any number of mom and pop locations. Rasika, please get back to some amazing fusion.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We had a wonderful meal with great service. The quality of the food items could have been a little better at times, but all in all a great experience.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Red snapper was previously frozen and over cooked. It was a little dry.

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1.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Corked wine and not good Indian food. We had taken guests and were embarrassed at the quality of the food

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Appetizers were great. The rest of the meal was forgettable after all the hype about the place.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Our experience was amazing! I highly recommend the tasting menu! Our waiter was absolutely outstanding and did a great job! We will absolutely come back the next time we are in DC!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My fiance and I went to Rasika this past weekend to celebrate my birthday. The food was outstanding, as always, but we were not impressed with the service we received. Our waiter would disappear for long periods of time and not return to our table until the other wait staff had long since cleared our plates away. I will always recommend Rasika for the food, but could have had a better experience with the service.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Delicious truley authentic Meal from the Indian sub continent. No overwhelming spicyness....just a beautiful symphony of spices.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Exceptional service and food that is beyond description. We’ve been a few times before to Rasika West End and loved it, but we were unable to secure a reservation on this night, so we tried the Penn Quarter one and it is just as fabulous. There were 6 of us for dinner, so we were able to try several items we hadn’t had before. There truly is no way to describe how good the food is other than to say it is incomparable. Simply the best food of any kind that we have ever eaten in a restaurant. One thing we preferred about Penn Quarter over West End is the noise level; it is easier to have a normal decibel level conversation at this location.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

What a wonderful evening, celebrating a special birthday. The crispy spinach and lamb were superb, as were the Tandoori Mixed Grill and Chicken Tikka Masala. Service was the five star - attentive, personable, professional, and friendly. We give it a whole hearted thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Rasika is the BEST restaurant in the DMV! Food, Service and Attitude make this one of my favorite restaurants in NA.
Fabulous, authentic and sophisticated palate.
Thanks for always surprising me with new items...the crispy spinach and cod are my go to meals.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food was delicious. Our server made good recommendations and was helpful, friendly, and efficient. Tableware is beautiful

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The appetizers and dessert were excellent. The mains were not interesting.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

- Expensive bread (small loaf of pita-sized bread $4/piece!) which most restaurants offer for free, they charge here.
- No free re-fill for the drinks. Again in most restaurants they refill for free!
Probably the spinach appetizer is the most innovative and delicious food in the restaurant. The rest of the foods were OK!, nothing special!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The Black Cod and Red Snapper were both outstanding. The spinach without the paneer is one of our favorites - very good. Service managed by Santosh was great as usual. Make reservations early - hard to get in at last minute.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The food at Rasika was better than I could have imagined! I can't stop thinking about how good it was. I already cannot wait to go back!!

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

It was prime lunch time and busy- noise level was pretty high as we entered. Once we sat down we were able to chat without raising our voices. We shared Cauliflower Bezule- to start; it was tasty and well fried. Then we shared Halibut Caldine with a cilantro sauce- very delicious; and Kadai Gosht- chunks of lamb in a Spicey tomato sauce. The lamb was tough, so that was disappointing. Overall a nice lunch out after a museum visit.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Sometimes, as with Rasika's food, five stars aren't enough to reflect extraordinary quality. Tom Sietsema, the Washington Post's restaurant critic, thinks this is the best Indian restaurant in the US, and I -- with much less dining experience -- would agree.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Very good Indian food

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Best Indian-inspired cuisine I've ever had! All of our dishes were spectacular - inventive, flavorful and perfectly prepared. But, the black cod entree and the palak chaat appetizer were particular standouts. We also loved the carrot halwa with pistachio crumb and cardamom ice cream. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we ordered a second round. I'd have to say that the service at Rasika is a real standout as well. The staff was warm and gracious in a sincere way (we were visiting from out of town), confident and on the mark with their food suggestions, and just incredibly professional and attentive. We enjoy dining out quite a bit and I'd have to say this was one of my most enjoyable experiences.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We absolutely love Rasika, and bring friends and family to try their amazing food all the time. The spinach chaat, reshmi kabab, chili naan and chicken makhani are some of our favorites!! The naans are soft and crispy at the same time, and beautifully made. And the service is just amazing, we are always attended to and looked after. Can’t wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My husband and I went to Rasika for his birthday. The food was delicious, service was great in terms of rapport, but lacking in the details. We would recommend Rasika and will go back!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance! Our server was fantastic

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Amazing - food was delicious and very unique. Enjoyed our waiter and the service of the restaurant. They also gave us complimentary champagne for our anniversary! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The food is always fabulous and the service is impeccable. I would go just for the crispy spinach salad!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

A foodie here, but not into spicy or Indian food so I won't remember the names of the things I ate. I went with an Indian friend so that helped. The appetizer Spinach was divine. Spinach was crisp like a very airy chip. Staff was great about recommending options with no or low amount of heat. Everything was good, I had tikki marsala which had a bit of heat but the rest of my table's meals were not spicy.

Very much recommend this if you are into Indian food.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent Indian food choices with innovative interpretations. Dessert choices were excellent as well

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Very good overall...much better than Rasika West End.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Exceeds expectations for creative and indulgent experience with food and exceptional service.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great service! Love the waiter! True professional!

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The food was wonderful. The service was sub par. The restaurant has a very pleasing vibe overall, pretty but not pretentious. We were greeted and seated quickly. If the service had been better, it would have been an exceptional experience, instead of just a good one.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Scrumptious food with out-of-the-ordinary tastes and flavors. Outstanding service. Hard to get a reservation there, but definitely worth the effort of doing so.

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