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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.
Washington, DC 20004
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm,
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
On D Street Between 6th and 7th Streets.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking with validation at Dinner only.
Two Block Walk From the China Town/Gallery Place Metro and One Block Walk From the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rasika Ratings and Reviews
Whenever my husband and I know that we're going to be in DC for business, we try to make a reservation at Rasika--often months ahead of time. It's THE best Indian restaurant on the planet, as far as we're concerned. Every dish we've had is our favorite; the crispy spinach is beyond delicious! Service has always been excellent, and the servers are knowledgable and helpful regarding what to order if one has dietary restrictions. We also appreciate the relaxed atmosphere. The cocktails are also sublime. I'd have given the restaurant more than five stars, if that option had been available.
We've been several times over the years, but this time, everybody just seemed harried. It was very noisy and chaotic, and we had to wait well beyond our reservation time. The food was good but not great, but perhaps that was more about the frustration we were feeling at that point. I hope that this was a one-time thing and not a trend, because Rasika has always been one of our favorite go-to spots for special nights.
I've dined at both Rasika locations and have never been disappointed. The spinach chaat is my constant starter. It completely impressed by guest who was a first-timer at Rasika. We thoroughly enjoyed the Chicken Tikka Masala and Makkai Kofta . As per usual, the bread basket was a perfect combination of three kinds of bread which we dipped into the creamy sauces of both the chicken and kofta . The wine, a Sauvignon Blanc, was perfect with the meal. I look forward to my next visit to Rasika and hope to broaden my repertoire of choices.
Great as always. Great Vegetarian options - You can't really find a better Dal Makhani or Palak Chaat. Make sure to reserve well in advance for special occasions, especially for the hours between 630 and 9 pm. Gregory was our server, and he was very very pleasant, good and efficient.
There's a reason why Rasika is voted one of the best Indian restaurants in the country. The food is alsways fabulous! Waiters are knowledgeable, make excellent recommendations and their service is perfect. I took my husband who didn't think he'd like Indian food - haha - he loved it - still talking about it!
See you soon! Rasika!
I used to love Rasika, however this time I was very unimpressed. We couldn't understand our waiter, he wasn't personable at all, and we felt rushed to get out the entire time. We ordered the 4-course tasting menu which was highly overvalued - definitely was not worth the hefty price tag associated with it. Last time I had the tasting menu, the sample curries were delicious. This time, they were mediocre at best. The crispy spinach was delicious, but everything that followed was once again, underwhelming. I was rather disappointed and if I do ever go back, I will try to venture out of the tasting menu arena and hopefully have a better dining experience.
Rasika has a great atmosphere, wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable service. The appetizers were creative and delicious, my husband and I shared 4 of them. The entrees were tasty as well. Portions are slightly smaller then other Indian restaurants we’ve been to but, we were not disappointed.
By far the best and classiest Indian restaurant I've ever been to. Since it was our first time, we followed the server's recommendations and weren't steered wrong. Every dish was perfect and the service was fast. Not cheap however.
Has to be the only Indian restaurant I've been to with a sommelier. Nice wine list.
Waitress was not very attentive, my wife had a dirty appetizer plate, and we waited an unusually long time for our non alcoholic beverages. Aside from this issues, the food was excellent and moderately priced. Based on other reviews I’d bet that our experience was out of the norm.
We love indian food and were excited to try out Rasika after the rave reviews. The appetizers were amazing. Fresh and unique flavors that went well together. Same for desserts. Twists on classics like jalebi that make them amazing. Entrees were mediocre at best. With the exception of the grilled salmon (which was excellent), other other 4 entrees (2 chicken 1 lamb, and one veggie) were bland and uninspired. I'd call them amateur attempts at indian food. So my overall rating of 3 reflects the mixed food experience.
The restaurant was nicely decorated and the noise level was not obtrusive. We started with ragda pattice and dal markhani which were tasty. Our tandori mixed grill gave us an opportunity to sample 3 meats--chicken, sausage, and salmon. The service was most attentive and gracious. We see why Rasika is one of D.C.'s hot places to visit.
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