Rasika

4.6
8580 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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About

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.
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.
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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago
Overall 5food service ambience

Went for restaurant week for the second year in a row. The service was outstanding and the food was out of this world. I brought out of town guests and they had the best experience.

JW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Overall 5food service ambience

One of the best restaurants in DC. My team and I love going there.

b
Washington DC
28 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Overall 5food service ambience

one of the best indian restaurants in the city. always a joy to go there

DA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Overall 4food service ambience

Excellent food and service. The downside is that it might be on the loud side for conversation, but overall a great experience.

RC
Washington DC
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago
Overall 5food service ambience

Always exceptional! The food is 5 star quality, among the best. Very clean flavors, phenomenal food and cocktails. Always a fantastic experience that we look forward to.

DB
Washington DC
1 review
Reviewed on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Did the chef's tasting menu...everything was superb, but that amazing cod still haunts me (never in my life did I imagine I be lauding cod in any way). When I moved to DC everybody kept saying go to Rasika...5 years later, I finally see what they were swooning about.

D
Denver
7 reviews
Reviewed on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food service ambience

Neither the food &/or the service was worth the hype! It was a fair, tried once , definitely not dying to go back! I really would have loved to & wanted to say otherwise so I am disappointed that I am not based on the experience.

KB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Reviewed on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

The food is always superb but it's very pricey. I have to say worth every penny. The hostess and staff are not superb, but I go there for the food.

J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Reviewed on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

The food is good, the service is a little so. This place is so highly rated that they read their own reviews and behave as if you are lucky to be there (and given the line for reservations, I suppose you are). The food gets them 5 stars, the attitudes 3.

AT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Reviewed on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Outstanding, amazing, must try Palak Chaat salad. Delicious dishes if you like Indian cuisine. very professional and pleasant service. I was there several times and it is still one of my favorites in DC.

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Reviewed on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Good food but not the best I've ever had. As expected DC prices.

KT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Love this place, go back several times a year. Food is fantastic, ambiance is great, really love it.

d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Reviewed on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Everything about this place is amazing. The food, service, and ambiance are outstanding for a nice nice out.

K
Washington DC
7 reviews
Reviewed on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Definitely lived up to its reputation. Amazing food, outstanding service, beautiful decor.

e
Washington DC
1 review
Reviewed on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

delicious, refined flavors. the multicourse meals are super fun

EJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Reviewed on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

I've been a fan of Rasika since the night it opened. Not once have I been disappointed in a meal there.

SC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Reviewed on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Great atmosphere and excellent Indian food dishes.

AK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Very nice decor. Lively atmosphere. Excellentent menu options and very flavorful dishes.

KF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Reviewed on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Wonderful food! Also a great option for those with Celiac. Most of the food is gluten free and the staff understands how to prevent cross contamination.

DK
New England
11 reviews
Reviewed on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Best Indian restaurant i've ever been to. there are so many fantastic dishes.

LJ
Caribbean
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

the food is delicious, the restaurant location is great, the ambiance is very pleasant and the service well done. I will be back.

OT
Washington DC
36 reviews
Reviewed on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Definitely loved this spot for the diverse menu choices. There wasn't a bad dish you could pick

C
Washington DC
1 review
Reviewed on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Always a good spot to eat at. Make sure to make reservations because they are usually packed.

T
Baltimore
1 review
Reviewed on July 24, 2019
Overall 1food service ambience

Only good thing is the food came hot to the table.
Bland food
Small quantities and not authentic indian.
Good seating but poor service took 15 mins to get somebody's attention between meals

TM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

The food was outstanding and the vibe was good. However, it was very loud and hard to hear my guests.

2
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Reviewed on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Flavors good, but quite overpriced for pretty standard Indian food. The ambiance is ruined by the restaurant policy to nickel and dime you for every grain of rice or piece of bread. If you buy the chutney, it does not come with anything to eat it with, and you have to shell out another $5 for pappadums. For $3 you can get one small individual sized naan or one small cup of rice. Strangely, none of the vegetarian entrees that cost $14-18 come with rice; only the meat entrees come with a small rice. The mushrooms korma and Indian eggplant were tasty, but there were only a few pieces of vegetable swimming in a (very tasty) sauce. The Andhra chicken curry for $19 did come with a small rice to help with the tasty, very mildly spicy sauce, but the chicken breast was so overcooked and dry that it was hard to eat. On the plus side, each of the curry sauces were very flavorful (but they are too stingy with the rice to allow full enjoyment), and the palak chaat was fantastic. Greeters and bartenders were friendly and it was overall a pleasant meal if not a particularly good value.

CK
3 reviews
Reviewed on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Most probably the best Indian meal I ever head outside of India. Absolutely gorgeous. Service was excellent too.

SC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Reviewed on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Rasika is an outstanding restaurant. We always enjoy the food, atmosphere and service. I would definitely recommend it.

K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Upscale Indian food - It is a unique experience and has something for everyone. You can also ask for some food to be less spicy if you can't handle the heat like me.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Reviewed on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Food is delicious and the staff is very attentive!

PJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Reviewed on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food service ambience

It must have been an off night, which can happen. The service was excellent but the food was surprisingly one-note, bland offerings. I love Indian food, but this was well below average.

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Reviewed on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Always a fantastic meal. Love Rasika in Penn Quarter and West End.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Go-to place for amazing Indian dishes - Get the Palak Chaat (crispy spinach) soooo good.
If you can, def get the tasting menu, you won't regret it.

KC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Reviewed on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

This is just one of the best.. The flavors are amazing the service is top notch and don't leave without have the Black Cod. it will melt in your mouth

BV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

wow! amazing food. Sometimes all curries taste the same not the case here! Very fresh ingredient cooked fresh.

HC
New England
9 reviews
Reviewed on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Great Indian food in a comfortable setting with really good service

JH
Washington DC
1 review
Reviewed on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Worth the cost. Excellent service. Superlative food

g
Charleston
10 reviews
Reviewed on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Always fabulous. The crispy spinach is a must as is the dhal.

SR
Phoenix
16 reviews
Reviewed on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Incredibly delicious food and a great value for the quantity of food you get.

SM
Raleigh
6 reviews
Reviewed on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

I have been to this place 3 times so far. The food is delicious! However, I didn't enjoy it the last time I was there (maybe their head chef was not there that day?) There are only certain dishes like the palak chaat and the seekh kebab which I liked more than the entrees.
Worth one visit at least.

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