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Rasika

4.8
7866 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Chef Vikram Sunderam, has created a special three course price-fixe menu for Brunch on Mother's Day. The menu is $50 per person, plus gratuity and tax. This is the only menu served at Brunch. We will offer the regular menu for dinner.
Valet parking is available @ $8 per car for both lunch and dinner

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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.
What 7866 People Are Saying
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4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 13 hours ago

Best Indian food I’ve had

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Loved the food! Reshmi kebab is amazing and the cocktails are so good! Will definitely come again😀

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Believe the hype. The food was absolutely delicious. It was a bit loud for us, but did I mention the food was outstanding?

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was wonderful and the service was perfect.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A really nice experience, the food was great, and the service was fantastic. Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Being a foodie, I had to try out this critically acclaimed restaurant. Since, it is always booked, I made my reservation a month in advance and still found only one or two timings that worked during my time in DC. Food is absolutely delicious. Rates are low, everything is around $15 or less. Food quantity is less too though so I'd recommend ordering multiple of an item if you are starving.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience once again. Service is well-tuned and recommendations were fabulous. Guarantee of a enjoyable, delicious experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time and it was amazing. The sate and toffee pudding was excellent. Everything was great including the service. I will definitely be returning.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Arrived a few minutes early for our reservation. They tried to sit three at a table for two. We said no. Tried to do it again, we said no. They made us wait ten minutes beyond out reservation time.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Superb food, but waited ten minutes for water and a server to come to the table. Very busy -- but it always is, so get more staff if you can't match the quality of your food with the quality of your service. The price demands it.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful food and wonderful service ! A special thanks to waiter named Blake who blew me away ! Thanks so much Blake amazing night amazing experience !

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good experience

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Lived up to the hype. Outstanding in all ways.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great flavors. The cod was wonderful. Server made helpful auggestions.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always fabulous.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had to wait more than a hour despite of reserving a month ago.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

As always, the food is very good to excellent. The servers are knowledgeable and provide valuable direction. Service is good and professional. The menu is broad enough for every tase, and succinct enough that every dish is well prepared. An opportunity for improvement is both the content and pricing of the wine list. In short- Rasika is my go to upscale Indian food place in DC.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great service. Good food as a fixed menu. Dessert besides cardamom ice cream was okay.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wonderful food and service for a birthday celebration. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Goat biryanis wit dal mahkni was ridiculously good. Never had a bad meal there. It’s the best Indian restaurant in the US

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I have been coming to Rasika for years, I have raved about it so much so that many of my friends, coworkers and clients have discovered it as well. We have held small work luncheons and dinners based on my recommendations over the years. I have always without fail, had a great dinning experience. Unfortunately this time, was the exception. I made my reservation for 5 about a week before.I had corporate colleagues coming in from Vermont , and had raved about Rasika. I guess they overbooked or missed the timing of when the tables would turn over. In any event we waited over 45 minutes to an hour for the table. We were in a crowded small area upfront by the door They did make efforts to lessen the impact: Sparking Wine and two appetizers but the experience was still off and exhausting.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A return visit to one of my favorite DC restaurants. Everything was superb as always. Had the vegetarian tasting menu. Tremendous.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I loved the dinner. The spinach was just as good as people say. I have one complaint. As a fan of Indian food I love the naan. We orders it. When it came out it was a single piece of naan bread. Delicious. Made to order. But! One single piece for the entire table. And the shrimp appetizer is four small pieces. That is what we left the restaurant talking about. Charge more and fill that basket up with naan.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was delicious. Every dish ordered was unique in taste and composition. Though generally a fan of non-mixed drinks, the cocktails were thoughtfully and artfully prepared. Staff and service were all top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It was very authentic good and great experience as service was great too

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The fire alarm went off throughout the entire meal (strobe lights and the works). Literally from the moment our server put the food on the table, my partner and I couldn't hear each other. My partner is susceptible to seizures so we tried to get out as soon as possible. Terrible experience considering we also got a complete check, displaying the restaurant's lack of remorse, and that I made this reservation four months ago.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Took my wife there on her birthday and it was fantastic. There is a reason why it is so highly rated. Deductively will be returning

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Awesome meal. Best Indian food we've ever tasted. Amped up and vibrant flavors.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Outstanding, as always. The menu doesn't change much through the years, but the kitchen team always cooks the dishes to near perfection. Service is almost always top notch, too. Kudos!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful meal! Fantastic flavors, incredible quality, really great experience! We loved Rasika and will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful all around. Very accommodating when running late due to traffic

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Long term customer. Excellent- some items seem to be spicier than before or expected but always great food.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Family vacation

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food. Great service. Be sure to make reservations. It was extremely busy even at 1:30PM.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Our dinner at Rasika was a fantastic experience that made us all wish we were in DC more often. We enjoyed the Chicken Green Masala, garlic naan and palak chaat. I will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had read the reviews, and it certainly did not disappoint. Great food, great service, great dining experience! The fried spinach is an absolute must!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Not up to usual standards today. The Bhindi Amchur was underdone even though we specially asked for it to be well done. When we sent it back it came back even more undercooked than before - presumable from a new batch.

The spin h wasn’t as good as before either.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The atmosphere was pleasant, the food was tasty and it was a good place to conduct a business meeting.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife and I did the 6-course tasting.

I'll start with the pros:
- The portion sizes were ample and we felt that it was fair pricing for what you got.
- The food was delicious.

The cons:
-They assured me at the time of ordering that the menu for the tasting was gluten free (many cringe when they hear of this condition, but I'm a physician and can assure you that I suffer if I eat something containing gluten). However, there were items served during the main dish portion and for dessert that were clearly not GF. When I inquired about substitutes, I was told that there were none. I requested this information when placing my order and was assured otherwise..doesn't seem fair to pay for things that I physically can not eat and made clear from the start.
-The service wasn't fantastic (reference my GF issues above); it was very difficult to get refills on hot water for tea despite asking multiple times.
-It was a very loud restaurant. We didn't really mind, but it's definitely not a great place if you're trying to have a conversation.

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