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About Rasika

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.

633 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm,

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
On D Street Between 6th and 7th Streets.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 637-1222

Website:
http://www.rasikarestaurant.com/pennquarter

Parking Details:
Valet Parking with validation at Dinner only.

Public Transit:
Two Block Walk From the China Town/Gallery Place Metro and One Block Walk From the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro.

Executive Chef:
Vikram Sunderam

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (146)
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Fit for Foodies (122)
Good for a Date (111)
Good for Anniversaries (91)
Authentic (90)
Spicy (90)
Good for Birthdays (76)
Business Meals (72)
Worth the Drive (71)
Romantic (65)
Great for Lunch (54)
Hot Spot (50)
Pre/post Theatre (49)
Cozy (41)
Good for Groups (41)
Tasting Menu (41)
Fun (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Healthy (36)
Vegan (35)
Bar Seating (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Gluten Free Options (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Casual (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Comfort Food (18)
People Watching (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Brunch (10)
Tapas (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Seasonal (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

We came here on the recommendation of our in-laws. It was a great experience! Our waiter was exceptionally friendly & gave great recommendations on dishes. He recommended the fried spinach, grouper, spicy cubed lamb, and Tikka Masala. We ordered the fried spinach, lamb, and dover sole, bread basket and a couple drinks. Everything was delicious & very flavorful. The lamb was tender & flavorful, but too salty. The dover sole was delicious. The fried spinach was amazing & I wish more Indian restaurants offered it. Rasika's menu listed many dishes not available at most Indian restaurants, which made it all the more special. They had the usual dishes like Tikka Masala, Biryani, Naan, Chaat, but there were many more dishes that I didn't recognize & cannot name. Because I knew that I wouldn't be able to come back to Rasika anytime soon & thoroughly enjoyed the food, I ordered the Tikka Masala to-go. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent. especially that crispy spinach appetizer and chicken green masala, that sauce was absolutely amazing!! Tandoori Salmon was just right. cooked to perfection.
Enjoyed dinner. good service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Every dish was amazingly good. Server made great recommendations. We will go again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing!! Everything from the food to service was the absolute best. Will definitely be back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great! Wonderful Valentines Day lunch
The food and service were great.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Still one of my favorite restaurants... Authentic indian food is hard to find

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday Lunch with friends.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Had a fantastic first experience at Rasika- after all of the great things friends and family had said about the place, my boyfriend and I chose to celebrate my bonus and his raise at Rasika! We got the 4-course tasting menu which was absolutely fabulous and enjoyed the great service, incredible food, and fine atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing! We had the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairings and had enough leftover for lunch the next day. Wonderful experience and great food!

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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Rasika is a beautiful, high-end restaurant with delicious Indian cuisine. My wife and I went for Valentine's dinner (though a few days before actual Valentine's Day since reservations were hard to come by) and the food was fantastic. They have reasonable valet rates as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined 6 days ago

The palak chaat and cardamon ice cream itself was worth the price. Although the meat portions were small, the lamb meat was perfectly tender. I didn't see the lassi on the menu but thankfully the waitress said she could the sweet lassi and mango lassi for us. Great date with equally good food. Thank you for your service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service. Excellent food. Biriyani, dal makhni and reshimi kabab were Awesome. Flavors were excellent. Biriyani and reshmi kabab... I think, the best I had in near times. Server, Kathryn had a good knowledge of the Menu and the food there. She had answers to all our questions. Nice place to dine. Will be there again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing as always - food and warm service! Our server was very courteous and added to the experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The flash fried spinach is always a draw. The service was superb, as always. We dined late but had a reservation. The lamb biryani was not as good as it has been in the past. Tasted as if it had been burned on the bottom- not to be confused with the spice, which I’ve had a number of times before. It was a bit grainy in texture , not nearly as good as in the past. Also the cocktail list seemed limited and less creative than past visits. Maybe we should try the new location. Service, however, was excellent- especially for late night dining.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great experience, food for every kind of diet restriction. This restaurant should be a model other’s operate based on

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The lamb with mace and rose petal was stunning, as was the okra with mango powder!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love this place. The food and customer service is top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent waitstaff and love the valet service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Novel and delicious recipes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

There were four of us for a birthday celebration and pre-theater dinner. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. It was quite a lovely evening.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Only the best Indian food I’ve ever had! Love this place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Rasika was great, AS ALWAYS!!! For the first time I had their lentils the other day...smashing! Can't wait to have them again. I adore this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Terrific food but poor service. We waited 25 minutes to be seated after our reservation time and after that the service was inconsistent. We had naan and palakchaat to start; both were stellar. My chicken biranyi was wonderful.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Best indian food in and around DC.. been there a couple of times but never disappointed..

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great Dinner Experience with my date. This was my date’s first experience trying Indian cuisine. We absolutely enjoyed our appetizers (Palak Chaat and the Crab). For dinner, we had the chicken biryani and chicken masala. Both dishes were delicious. The ambiance and service was A++++

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Its good. Your gonna blow a lot of money on a cuisine that obtainable other places but it's worth the money.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I LOVE their fixed menu! The black Cod is phenomenal! Great food!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Delayed seating, unfriendly staff with attitude that rushed us through ordering and dinner, overpriced meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food is really well prepared with a great of creativity. The authentic items are truly that while “the new fare” is bold, unique and tasty. I enjoy it every time I am able to dine there.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Splendid food and top-knotch, attentive and professional service. Bravo Rasika!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always the best!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Finally got in to this restaurant with a same-day reservation. Worth the wait. Don't miss the crunchy spinach appetizer.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

It was our first visit after planning to come for years! The welcome, varied menu, helpful recommendations by our server, delicious food and beverage (fresh watermelon juice!) and thoughtful oversight by related staff, made this more outstanding than we expected. Thank you, Rasika!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We had a wonderfully delicious time at Rasika! The service and food were top notch and as always the ambiance was lovely. A wonderful way to celebrate a friend’s 50th Birthday!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This was out second visit in a month to Rasika, and we are looking forward to returning. The chef's imagination shines with his fusion dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent, innovative East Indian food from all over India. Intetesting wine selection and friendly service an owner. If they were in my city, I would be a regular. Yum!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My first dining experience at Rasika’s was phenomenal! Gregory was great in explaining the food choices on the menu, as well being attentive. My husband and I selected the 4-course tasting menu. Each course surpassed the prior one in flavor and presentation. Will definitely return to dine!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely exceptional. Best Indian food in North America. Great Service (DJ) supported by many. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing as always. Our must do in DC. This is the restaurant our super picky 8 yo loves.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

after dining at every other jose andres restaurant dozens of times, we decided to finally try Rasika. Service and drinks were fantastic. Food was also good but, as with most Indian restaurants, very heavy. The menu could have had a bit more variety with regard to flavor...while it had many dishes, most tasted pretty similar. Probably won't be returning, but definitely worth the try. We ordered chinken tandoori, crispy spinach, the shrimp, lamp skewers, scallops, butternut squash, mango chutney, truffle naan, and roti. The best thing I had, surprisingly, was the roti with mango chutney.

Tags: Spicy, Romantic, Cozy
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