Rasika

4.7
8482 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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Atlanta
1 review
Reviewed 7 days ago
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 10, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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 5, 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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AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Rasika for my parent’s retirement celebration and wedding anniversary and everyone from the host, manager and the staff made the dining experience one we won’t forget. My parents wondered if I had connections for us to receive such exemplary service, which sadly I do not.

We were seated later than our reservation, but the manager made sure to comp our first round of drinks and sent a few appetizers to the table. The wait was worth it. I would recommend the red snapper and the green curry. The desserts were amazing (**date toffee cake) (complimentary), which were the icing on the cake. The atmosphere and interior is upscale but comfortable. The service made us feel special and made the night perfect for my parents, for which I am extremely grateful. Definitely going to be my go to Indian restaurant in the city.

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GV
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never fails to disappoint. The food and wine were exceptional and the service fantastic. Best Indian food - by a long shot - that my friends and I have ever had.

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best restaurant in Washington D.C. !! The eggplant, spicy potato and peanut sauce appetizer is superb ; the black cod entree is sublime; and the glazed apple cake with cardamon ice cream desert is to die for ! Run, don't walk, to this outstanding culinary experience !!

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

Raskia is my favorite restaurant and it never disappoints. This was my date's first meal at Raskia and it was perfect from start to finish. Our server made excellent recommendations from start to finish, including wine and cocktails. He apologized for seating us almost 30 minutes later than our reservation by presenting us with a lovely complementary first course that was brought out immediately. Our meal and service was exemplary and we're already planning to return with friends.

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E
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! The service was exceptional and the food was unreal. With the understanding that the restaurant was on the pricey side, at the end, it was well worth it.

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ZM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around- the ambience was romantic, the food was outstanding (everything we ordered was great, no complaints on any of the food), and our waiter was also excellent, one of the best Ive ever had. He explained dishes on the menu and pointed us to popular items

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!!! I will ne back as soon as possible, and will be recommending the restaurant to colleagues from out of town.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a great time on my birthday, and especially devoured the seekh kebab drizzled with truffle oil--our all time favorite. My recommendation would be to expand your by the glass wine list. I would really like to pair my food with a nice Malbec to be precise. Kudos to the chef and the team!

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SB
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top Indian restaurants in DC. Great service.

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CD
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious.

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

food should have been served hotter... it was warm at best.

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CH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff that served us from beginning to end was excellent! We had the four course tasting menu (one non-veg and one veg) and every bite was amazing! We look forward to a return trip and would highly recommend Rasika for special occasion dining.

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SB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great again. Since we were going to a play, we chose dinner from the pre-theater menu. First, understanding this, staff made it unrushed and pleasant including when our daughter came for a brief visit. Second, the pre-theater menu had a variety of choices including Palak Chaat which has become a family favorite.

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Coat check, packaged left overs and gave ticket to pick up when ready...very convenient and service was attentive and outstanding. Food was amazing!

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience, excellent food and very good service.

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F
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends recommended Rasika. I will definitely recommend Rasika. The ambiance is very lively before 9:30. The food is fantastic. The most gourmet Indian cuisine I have ever had. Great curry and sides, nice wine selections available and a very interesting specialty cocktail list. Fun night!

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was extremely good, as usual. However, we were very rushed through the whole meal.

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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal!

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MO
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not your average Indian food--very light yet with lots of great flavors.

My only complaint was the noise level--certainly not as terrible as most bistros but not conducive to intimate conversation.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, and excellent service! I had the mixed grill. Great dish to experience 3 different meats. Chicken, salmon and lamb.

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Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the four course tasting menu and I highly recommend it! It’s tough to get a reservation here for a reason, it’s just that great.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True Indian cuisine. Pricey but worth the cost to enjoy such beautifully prepared and flavorful dishes. Highly recommend.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal.

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MG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing! Our waiter did a wonderful job guiding us through the menu so we were able to taste a broad range of dishes. Preparation and presentation of dishes was impeccable. We can't wait to visit again!

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OR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rasika always delivers - exceptional food, wonderful complex flavors, and an upscale but comfortable atmosphere.

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J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rasika has reliably delicious food and service. One of my favorite places to go for a celebratory occasion. Our server on this evening made useful recommendations and we loved everything we ate.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is phenomenal.

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LA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have loved Rasika for years and have never had a bad meal item until this last reservation. The Gobhi Mattar side dish was not good and needs to be rethought if that is how it always is. Or maybe it was simply a bad night.

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