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Rasoi Indian Kitchen - Permanently Closed

3.9
3.9
405 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Eclectic Indian fare in an elegant dining-room. Indra, the God of rain, graces the entrance. Our North Indian dishes are made using special blend of spices by Chef Poonam. A full bar including four tap beers and Indian Wines to enhance your dining experience. Reservations accepted for a la carte only.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Halal

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 775-5660

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Poonam Dhingra

  • Catering

    Boxed-Lunch, Dinner for 20-500, Tapas only packages also available.<br /> We have the expertise to cater to your needs.<br /> Caterers to World Bank, IMF, George Washington University and several prestigious law firms on K street.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, business luncheons and many other events.

  • Private party contact

    PK Dhingra: (877) 598-0948

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    18th St. NW

  • Parking details

    Garage Entrance before the Restaurant Entrance. Walk-up the Ramp. Garage parking after 5 PM for $5 only everyday

  • Public transit

    Located at Farragut West metro stop (Orange and blue line)<br /> Two blocks from Farragut North Metro stop ( Red line} <br /> Circulator bus-stop @19th & K.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 405 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I have had many enjoyable meals at Rasoi in the past. Probably not again. The manager who greeted us was frankly rude, and the buffet quality and experience has degraded considerably since my last visit. It was doubly embarrassing because I had invited friends hoping to make it an enjoyable occasion. It's a pity.
  2. t

    traveltheusa

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Horrific service. The food was fine, but the service was so awful that the food could have been the best Indian meal ever and I still would strongly NOT recommend. I brought three colleagues here for dinner - we are in DC for business - after flying in from East Africa. I’m American and they are all Pakistani. We needed halal food for them. Really shocking how awful the woman treated us as customers. I was so embarrassed. It was empty on a Saturday night. No wonder. Spend your hard-earned cash elsewhere. Hard to understand how they are still opened for business.
  3. AL

    AndyL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best curry in town full stop. Fantastic food really enjoyable
  4. DD

    DiningDish

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was delicious. I was disappointed to see that some of the items that were previously served as staples were not included in the buffet.
  5. S

    Sarah

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was quiet on Thursday evening. The food was delicious. I had something really spicy but the flavors were really complex. Loved it. Great place to catch up with my best friend.
  6. OV

    OldVet

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Indian Food I have had since my college days in New York City! I have had Indian food in England, Scottland, and Germany. Rasoi of Washington DC beats them all! The owners were very friendly. The restaurant is small and has a warm cozy atmosphere. Only 10 minutes away from the Kennedy Center for the Perfoming Arts. Rasoi is a good place to eat before attending a performance. Parking is validated and the garage is next door. The clientel when I ate there was mostly local Indian Americans, a sure sign of authentic food. If you like Indian food, this is the place.
  7. B

    Bandido

    Washington DC

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Didn't have a chance to sample a lot on the menu but the little we had was suitably spicy and very tasty.
  8. CJ

    CarlyJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food on the buffet was fine, nothing special, not spicy at all. Service was good to start but then it took forever to get bill
  9. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Palak Paneer I've ever had! Was a great experience dining, good service, pretty speedy considering that some dishes take a bit of time to cook.
  10. JD

    JDawg44

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was I believe our third visit. The food is outstanding, but it's the owners and their warm and friendly service that really makes this place special. I always feel like I'm at their home for a special occasion vs dinner at a restaurant. We'll be back many, many more times.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good value, especially for downtown DC. Best samosas I’ve ever had.
  12. S

    Sarah

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    tHIS RESTAURANT CATERS TO BUSLOADS OF TOURISTS ARRIVING FOR THEIR BUFFET LUNCH. There was not another soul in the place when we arrived and no one else came in. Food was mediocre at best. The server was gracious, helpful, and friendly. the bright spot. I booked it because it was close to the Renwick , should have read reviews 1st.

    Rasoi Indian Kitchen - Permanently ClosedResponded on October 9, 2019Hello Sarah, I apologize if you were inconvenienced by the big group. My buses are scheduled for 1:15 PM onwards. We do our best to fore-warn before the big group is seated. Thanks for your understanding!

  13. C

    Chris

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great, owner explained dishes, engaged us in conversation and answered questions.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best Indian meals I’ve had in DC. The owners are extremely friendly!
  15. y

    yummy

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went about an a hour before closing so we were the only ones there which meant fast and attentive service. Food was delicious and options were plenty.
  16. L

    Linlomax

    Phoenix

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Naan was cold and a bit dry. Otherwise, the special dinner was delicious.
  17. EL

    ElizabethL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy Rasoi. I have been here a few times and always like the food and the service. Getting your food can sometimes take a little while, but I would not call the service slow by any means. I really appreciate the separate vegan section of the menu; I love the eggplant and the gobi Manchurian.
  18. KB

    KBaket

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We arrived for our reservation and there were no servers present. The workers were setting up a buffet and did not seat us. We seated ourselves and got our own menus. After several minutes, we decided to just eat the buffet and serve ourselves. The food was alright and drinks were fine.
  19. AA

    AmaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience! Very courteous and attentive service. My family and I were treated with utmost respect. Great food!
  20. DC

    DCdaughter1

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My friend and I decided on lunch on this visit. We had the choice of choosing from the menu or the mostly vegetarian buffet. A warm basket of various flavors of naan arrived at our table while we headed to the buffet. I loved the fried cauliflower in a spicy red sauce. My friend's and my plates were filled with favorites like spinach paneer, chickpeas, aloo, and all the condiments. The only downside is we had no room for dessert.
  21. FC

    FCgourmand

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, perfect location. Spinach app was awesome. All the dishes were delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, warm service and very delicious dinner- definitely recommend it!
  23. WV

    WendyV

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, fantastic food and perfect service. I will be back during every trip to D.C.
  24. m

    meschmarter

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Rasoi was a wonderful experience for us. We were in DC for a girls' weekend and selected Rasoi from Open Table the same day as our reservation. The food was absolutely delicious and our waitress (whom I can only assume was also an owner) had great recommendations and was very patient with us as we made our menu selections. Very good and I would go again!
  25. D

    Drew

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    That was nice. Two things worth comment. I was dining alone. This can be kind of a bummer, but the hostess was nice - went our of her way to make me feel less alone. Also, I'm strict vegetarian. I don't expect restaurants to cater to a minority of diners, and Indian restaurants are usually a no-go (ghee, paneer...) Fine choices here. Go again? Yeah.
  26. L

    Lunch

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have dined twice. Once a la carte lunch and once buffet. Excellent food and experience both times.
  27. OT

    OpenTableRegular

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rasoi's lunch buffet may be Washington's best kept dining secret. The buffet changes daily and offers a generous array of vegetarian selections along with several meat dishes. Unlike some buffets, each dish is unique in flavor, color & texture with varying levels of heat, and they're all delicious. I love finishing off with the fresh fruit salad after sampling the tasty main courses.
  28. AR

    AakritiR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Their kulfi was wonderful! Their service was even better
  29. DL

    DonnaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and friendly. Totally hit the spot! Staff was excellent. Food was tasty. Portions were just right
  30. SJ

    SJinEC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Attentive service. The food was pretty good but not great. The tables are close together so it is a bit noisy.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has the best food! You will not go away hungry! Service was great and the ambience was even better! Would highly recommend this to all my friends for any occasion!
  32. JB

    JimBob

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at Rasoi, which had been recommended by a friend, and we thoroughly enjoyed the great food and service and will definitely go back!
  33. A

    Alan

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2018

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Each meat was over cooked
  34. DO

    DavidO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, nice contact with the owner. The spices are very subtile, and some of them are very soft if you are afraid of eating something too spicy. But if you like spicy food, you'll find it also ! We spent a cool evening, very relaxed.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The vegetable samosas were to my satisfaction. I was delighted to have their butter chicken. I asked for spice level 6/10 (medium) and was totally satisfied with the outcome.
  36. NB

    NaomiB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It is very conveniently located and has plenty of seats for a circle of friends. The food was not great unfortunately - my tandoori chicken and naan were kind of dry. If I were to go there again, I will definitely order something else.
  37. D

    Deepa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This is a very bad restaurant. Very rude and unruly owner. They charged my 3 year old twins full buffet price each. They hardly took a bite of anything. Very bad restaurant. Bad quality food. You will feel disappointed and sad after your visit to this place. Don’t ever waste your time and money.
  38. g

    gourmande

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    We came to Rasoi for my daughter's birthday. As a vegan, it can be difficult to find good dining options, but Rasoi was a great experience. The food was very good, I'd say that on the same level as Rasika, where finding a reservation is usually very difficult. The lady who welcomed me defines customer service. I am thinking she must be the owner or similar. Her smile and warmth sure beat anyplace else's service. I told her about my vegan birthday girl and she said she would be aware of that throughout the dinner. In the end, as there were no vegan desserts, she brought a cute bowl of melon with a candle. Our food was amazing and, if you think you're good on spicy food, do try their vindaloo. Outstanding! A great night was had by all, and we enjoyed the welcoming service and conversation.
  39. DA

    DAnnC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service! The host is very personable.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst indian restaurant in this world, the people were super rude/rascist. They kept serving water and checking on the Caucasian customers and belittling us. More than that, the food was uncooked and unwanted. It might sound too extreme but this restaurant deserves to be shut down.

FAQs

Rasoi Indian Kitchen - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 775-5660.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen - Permanently Closed is rated 3.9 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th St. NW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Halal

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Garage Entrance before the Restaurant Entrance. Walk-up the Ramp. Garage parking after 5 PM for $5 only everyday

  • Public transit

    Located at Farragut West metro stop (Orange and blue line) Two blocks from Farragut North Metro stop ( Red line} Circulator bus-stop @19th & K.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Poonam Dhingra

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 775-5660

  • Catering

    Boxed-Lunch, Dinner for 20-500, Tapas only packages also available.<br /> We have the expertise to cater to your needs.<br /> Caterers to World Bank, IMF, George Washington University and several prestigious law firms on K street.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, business luncheons and many other events.

  • Private party contact

    PK Dhingra: (877) 598-0948

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