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Rasika West End

4.7
3728 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
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Rasika, which is derived from Sanskrit meaning "flavors,” is the award-winning modern Indian restaurant owned by Ashok Bajaj. Leading the kitchen is Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam, winner of Best Chef Mid-Atlantic from the James Beard Foundation. Rasika showcases authentic Indian fare prepared on the Tawa (griddle), Sigri (open barbeque), as well as Tandoori and regional dishes. The restaurant is also noted for its international wine list, innovative cocktails and intimate, plush dining room. Rasika West End can accommodate up to 140 guests seated in the main dining room. For private dining, Rasika West End offers three exclusive spaces: The Library, which can seat 40-50 guests, the Garden Room which can accommodate 12-13 guests for dining and the private Chef’s Table Room available for 12-13 guests. A stunning 24-seat lounge is also available for casual dining along with an outdoor patio that can seat 40 guests during the spring and summer months.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 466-2500
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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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Catering
We can cater events from 10 to 1000 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
New Hampshire & M Street
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Parking details
We offer valet parking at Dinner service at eight dollars per car. Our valet station is situated at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and M Street.
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Public transit
Three block walk from Foggy Bottom Metro station.
Six block walk from Dupont Circle Metro station.
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Special events & promotions
Special pre-fix menu options for Valentine's Day dinner, Mother's day brunch and New Year's eve. We have a turkey special available on Thanksgiving.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer three private dining room options. The Library Room seats up to 40-50 guests for a sit down dinner and Stand up reception for 50 guests. Window view Garden room seats up to 12-13 guests. Glass enclosed Private Dining Room in the Kitchen seats up to 12-13 guests.

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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 3728 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, good service, very nice setting. A must!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Unbelievably delicious food and great service

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious dinner, great service, and outstanding cocktails. Rasika never disappoints. Husband loved the lamb chops. The halibut and tikka masala were also wonderful.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Service and food, as always, exquisite. A guaranteed locale for showing off the DC dining experience.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I had planned a birthday dinner for my wife, and noted this in the reservation, with a specific request for a cake. There was no acknowledgement whatsoever that the request had been received, and it was not acted on. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings. The wines brought were not the ones listed in the menu, and when we queried these, the waiter informed us that they had to substitute because the ones listed were finished. They paired poorly. The food was good, but was far more than what would have been expected for a tasting menu. All in all, Rasika West is just an average Indian restaurant. There is nothing to really distinguish the food from other Indian restaurants, and we were unimpressed by the quality of the slapdash service which seemed hesitant, uninformed, and not really tuned in to what was going on at the table. Won't go back.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Tasty, and not bad overall, but a different take on Indian cuisine than expected. Sometimes the results were quite good, and could be worth a trip back, for other dishes the results were somewhat lackluster. Service was among the best I've ever had, personally. Interesting case overall and worth a meal. The hype is interesting. I wouldn't say it's overhyped, I can see some of the appeal. The palak chaat was strangely redolent of french fries, which is fun; mango shrimp was nicely made; dessert was super great; the entrees' flavors were underdeveloped or even a bit bland. Perhaps this just wasn't for me and my wife--I wouldn't say our palates are super well developed to discern and identify subtle differences between spice mixes in Indian cuisine, even if we know what we like.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

So good!!! The crispy spinach is a must! We had both the lamb curry and korma. I preferred the curry but both were delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I feel that the waiters hover too much and like to keep the meal moving. I felt this the last time as well.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Incredible!

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1.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Highly over-rated. I am an Indian guy raised here for 35 years. I am a great cook and I make the great Indian food.
I came to celebrate my Birth Day and told them ahead of time. They do not care at all.
Food quantity was too small. Everything was made with tamarind and Mushroom Kadai was horrible.

It is a total waste of money and time.

Feel sad for the Americans to drop their hard-earned money at this place. Go and have a great time in Woodlands and other places in town.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Had been to the other location of Razika a while back and had a wonderful memory, but i was utterly disspaointed this time

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Loved everything about it!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Wonderful place to taste India’s delicious flavors!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was amazing and generous portions. My friend had never been there and can’t wait to go back. Excellent service as well.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was amazing. We only had appetizers and dessert as we were not very hungry. I ordered a fried spinach topped with tomatoes and onions based on the waiter's suggestion. Sounds very simple but it was very surprisingly delicious. We also had fish wrapped in banana leaves. Also top notch!
I had cardamom ice cream and it was also to die for.
The decor was a little bland, but the service and the food were amazing. I would go again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fantastic meal , as beautiful as it was delicious. We got an assortment of appetizers and entrees
and shared. It certainly lived up to its reputation. Looking forward to going again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We enjoy going to Rasika, but this was the first time we tried the Sunday Brunch. The food and choices were great. And for a sunday brunch it worked out great. Also the service was exceptional. The Rasika drink goes perfect with the Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always the best food.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was great and the atmosphere and service was wonderful, we stayed 4 1/2 hours enjoying the appetizers, main course and desserts.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent as always!!! Never fails to deliver!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Four diners, four delicious meals. Service was professional and friendly. Second time visiting, brunch on my last visit, which was also excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Incredible- best Indian food ever !

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Extraordinary...every time. Every meal I encounter is sublime and memorable. Can’t wait for my next reason to dine there.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I always enjoy Rasika. The high quality, excellent taste and services as well as its consistency is a great attraction. No let down surprises. I love the Palak Chaat, the Mango Shrimp....I could go on and on. I just enjoyed every dish I order each time I go there. Keep up the excellent work. Will be back again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

While our waiter Preddy was very good, we were not too impressed with the Maitre de who was very stand offish and unfriendly. Food was awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I love dining at Rasika. I met a colleague for lunch who I’d lost contact with. We had a wonderful meal-the flash fried spinach appetizer, tandoori lamb and the lamb curry.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This was my first time there but I will be back when I am in D. C.. The food was absolutely delicious!!! The service was great our waitress was very knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. By all means I will recommend them to everyone. It was also very neat and clean

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Good dinner good service.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great place to bring relatives visiting from out of town! We ordered two rounds of the Theater Menu (each round includes your choice of first course, second course, and dessert) and it was plenty of food for four people to share. Our server was very friendly and helped us navigate the menu. Highly recommend grabbing a drink at the bar before your meal - Ron and Sam are great bartenders who are always down to provide drink recommendations and engage in small talk with the customers :)

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Amazing food. Impeccable quality. Wonderful service. Rasika never fails to impress me.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Second visit in 12 months as I live in Georgia and visiting family. Positives: spices are very cleverly blended to produce excellent dishes. Negatives: a bit pricey for what is on the menu but overhead costs are high given the location; we experienced some rather surprising unwanted up selling as we ordered, which I do not appreciate; two of the entree curries were warm rather than thermally hot which should never be the case in a quality establishment.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This and its sister restaurants Rasika and both Bindaas restaurants are the best food you can find anywhere, and I speak as someone born in New York and who lived years in France and Belgium. It is so original and delicious there is no way to compare it with other restaurants.
The quality of the service and the roomy seating at Rasika West End where you never feel that you are overhearing your neighbors or being overheard are added pluses but the food and how it is presented and paired with other dishes are what make Rasika restaurants beyond compare.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. The seating was private, the selection was superb and the service was attentive

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved it! First time to go. Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food and service were sensational

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was absolutely fabulous with lots of yummy options to choose from. Our waiter was terrific at explaining the menu and offering suggestions.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We always love coming to Rasika the food and service is great. One of our favorite restaurants in DC

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is the best Indian Restuarant in Washington DC. I will come here all the time.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Was very disappointed in this visit celebrating my wife’s birthday with just our family mainly due to poor service by our waiter. Not sure his name but he was tall black guy with blond hair. He wasn’t very happy and pleasant and it showed and essentially ruined our experience. Also wasn’t helpful in recommending dishes and made us feel like we were wasting his time. Didn’t come over to see how we we were doing or if we wanted something else. I had to flag down 3 other people during my dinner to get what I needed. Food was average that night as I’ve had better there on previous visits. Maybe it was just the service and the fact we felt rushed out of there that made everything not as good. We originally wanted dessert but after this dinner service we thought it would just be best to end the night. Very disappointed and really have to think twice about returning ever again. There are other options.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

No one smiled, looked like an unhappy place. However, food was great!

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