Rasika

4.7
8511 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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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.
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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Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal start to finish. The service was wonderful and well paced. Every dish, starting with the unique crispy spinach, was incredible. We can’t wait to return.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We were very disappointed by our recent trip here, as it used to be our favorite dining destination in dc. We reserved a pre-theater table for our anniversary (requested a romantic table location) and were seated in middle of the row of two tops facing the bar. Our request for a table change was granted, but then it took us 15 minutes to get menus and 30 minutes for our cocktail to arrive. Some dishes were lukewarm and things generally seemed lackluster. Not the Rasika of our memories and won’t be going back.

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LF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Not this location. Terrible service, too many mishaps for a restaurant like this. Very disappointed

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D
Sydney / NSW
124 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love radios. Our favorite Indian restaurant in DC.
Good atmosphere and excellent food

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SP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must-go-to DC restaurant! Food is awesome, service is friendly, and prices are very reasonable for all of this!

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s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. It certainly lives up to its amazing reputation

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M
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, looked forward to returning here and wasn't disappointed.

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K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Indian food and service - worth waiting 2 mths for our reservation

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M
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything about the dinner was great. I would definitely go back. Food was outstanding. The only negative comment is that they came by the table too many times asking if everything was ok. It made me feel like they were rushing us a bit.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, impeccable service. The waitstaff has a great sense of humor without being intrusive. Highly recommend!

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OT
Oklahoma City
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian we have ever had. The flash fried spinach is a must have!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food and service at Rasika. One of the best dining experiences in the city without question. My wife and I are already looking forward to our next visit.

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B
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and food!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special family and friends

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LV
Central Coast
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Outstanding. I go at least twice whenever I am in DC

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Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do not eat Indian dishes much but this was a great meal and restaurant. I cannot wait for my second visit.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Reviewed on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Rasika is simply a phenomenal restaurant. Delicious food and impeccable service. We can't wait for our next visit.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rasika is always phenomenal. The food is incredible and the service is impeccable. When friends visit from out of town, Rasika is always my top recommendation.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my husbands birthday with the vegetarian feast and wine pairings. Absolutely delicious!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always amazing food and service

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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just a very nice place and the food was a cut above other Indian restaurants in the area

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rasika, by far, is the most delicious Indian restaurant I know. I live in NYC, where it's more than easy to find outstanding cooking, but nothing really compares. I've tried many dishes over many visits, and there's not one that I wouldn't order again. In fact, the only challenge with Rasika is one, getting a reservation, and two, what and how many yummy dishes to order. The ambience is lovely, and the service is good.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellence
Ambiance was really nice, romantic
Food was good, however, all the curries do not come with rice, which is not typical for an indian restaurant. You have to purchase the rice separatley- this place is expensive, and although the food was good, it wasnt spectacular
Its a little expensive for the amount of food you get, but overall good service and ambiance

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AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Indian restaurants in the country!

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EE
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day with my sweetheart of 46 years. Extremely enjoyable dining. Fabulous server in Aldi -attentive and charming. For fabulous -as always. Wine pairings spot on.

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JV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rasika is reliably spectacular (we've eaten here before), and I don't use that word casually. Everything was absolutely wonderful, and I can't wait to try the things on the menu that I couldn't choose this time. The spinach appetizer is one of our all-time favorites. There are no wrong choices here, and nothing is mediocre. The only down-side is that you have to reserve well ahead, it's not a spur-of-the-moment dinner place. Still, it's so fabulous that looking forward to it is half the fun. I give it a triple A+!

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ML
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday dinner (as always!)

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CC
Atlanta
1 review
Reviewed on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

The food was excellent. Best Indian restaurant I've visited in the DMV.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was very dissatisfied with Rasika. We had our reservation but still we had to wait 45 to 1 hour with small baby to get the table. and also Rasika did not provide High chair for the baby and Restroom did not have changing station.

Overall food was also not that good what we had paid for that.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I don’t think I have ever had such a bad experience with a restaurant before I came to Rasika. We had a 9pm reservation, for which we arrived at 8:55. However, we were not seated until 9:40pm. This is absolutely ridiculous customer service, as I’m not sure why we should ever have to wait that long with a reservation. Additionally, the food was of very low quality and made multiple in my party sick. We will not be back.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a delightful evening that awakened the Tate buds! Excellent food, service and ambiance!

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food as usual. The best Indian food ever, speaking as Indians.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As someone who does not typically enjoy or crave Indian food, I was BLOWN AWAY by the dining experience we had at Rasika. We came here for my husband's birthday and had the most amazing meal and incredible service. The wine was wonderful, the appetizers were awesome, and our entrees were phenomenal. Thank you Rasika for opening my palette to new and incredible flavors! I can't wait to dine here again.

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LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive and knowledgeable server. Food was fresh and flavorful. Especially enjoyed the palak chaat and dal. Would highly recommend Rasika to others.

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GT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time had by all. The Staff delivered exemplary service & food is great. Love it!

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rasika was amazing! We loved coming here for a birthday celebration. The service was excellent, the food was incredible, and the overall experience was memorable. The chicken masala, Raan-e-Rasika (lamb) and naan are amazing. I would definitely recommend Rasika to friends and family!

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was goof but portions were small and expensive. Excellent service.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday but it was not acknowledged

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service are very good, but this place is ridiculously expensive. The prices charged for what you get, it's just not worth it. Unfortunately, this will be our last visit.

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TB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Rasika is not as good as it reputation suggests. The shrimp in the curry shrimp had absolutely no flavor, should have been cooked in the curry sauce to absorb some flavor. Some pieces of lamb in the lamb kozambhu dish were not heated all the way through. Sauce was flavorful. Nice atmosphere! Rasika is overpriced for the quality of the food!

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