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Rasika West End

4.7
3618 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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Private dining
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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What 3618 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marianapartidacancun (Cancun)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delicioso y excelente servicio

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DanaB (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food at Rasika was incredible! Lots of flavor, lots of heat and many vegetarian options. We would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We went for brunch because we couldn’t get a weekend nighttime reservation. It didn’t matter. The food and service were amazing. Love their Pisco drinks.

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vipPAmmie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful service and outstanding food. Can’t wait to return

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

A wonderful brunch experience and excellent service from Joseph! Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

As always perfect!

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Crc16 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food! Fabulous wine and cocktails as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

One of the best dining experiences I've had in D.C. Friends have been raving about Rasika for years, and this was our first time trying it. Amazing food and great service. Our very high expectations were definitely met.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

They mixed up our entree. The manger came immediately to our table and we got an amazing “Butler-style” Service for the rest of the evening. Absolutely amazing, food was great and as expected!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was outstanding with exception to an inconsistent temperature on the lamb chops. The manager offered to replace it and took it and another dish off the bill to make up for it. Service was perfect. The space is beautiful and while the restaurant was packed to the gills, it still felt intimate.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's dinner felt like a production line. All rules. No gentleness or grace. Horrible service.

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Likz2Eat (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent nouveau Indian food -- truly delicious, every bite was fantastic. Service at the table was terrific. Hostess could be a bit more polished for a high end place like this. Would definitely like to return (we went for Valentines, the menu was done very nicely, but want to come back for the signature spinach dish). Would have been nice if more vegetables were included with the non-vegetarian dishes we chose -- but really, flavors are just wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great! The spinach is excellent and the black cod is a must.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It was an absolutely lovely dinner, the food is so dynamic. But it was surprisingly loud.

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vipJTres1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This is one of my families favorite restaurants for a special occasion. It’s a treat for my family when visiting from out of town. The food is creative and tastes great. Good place to go when you’re willing to splurge.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Exceptional in every way!

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EatOUT (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Rasika is an oasis. The food is inventive and delicious, the service attentive but not fawning, and it adds up a great place to celebrate a special event.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Our server, Joseph was gracious and authentic in wanting my bride and I to enjoy ourselves to a level that I would say he sought to exceed our expectations. The wine I selected from their extensive offerings was an exceptional pairing to the lamb chops, smoked lentils and gobi. The garlic nan and basmati were perfect and the date toffee pudding a desert I now crave. The wine was a 2013 merino mazurka Rioja listed wrongly as 2012. Everything expected in a great example from Spain

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vipDCLiveWorkPlay (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was phenomenal from start to finish. We arrived a little early and were able to grab some seats at the bar after checking in. The bartender was vey friendly and attentive. The restaurant was hopping, even on a gloomy, rainy day. The waiter had great menu suggestions and the food was just delicious. We never felt rushed and enjoyed a relaxed evening full of amazing aromas and vibrant dishes. We're glad we finally got here (it's often hard to get a reservation unless you're planning ahead, far ahead sometimes) and are already thinking of the next special occasion to return with others.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Terrific food and service. Unique restaurant!

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