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For 2
Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
10:00 PM
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Rasoi Indian Kitchen

4.1
357 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Comfort Food
  • Vegan
  • Spicy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Halal
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM.
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Phone number
(202) 775-5660
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
B. Chaudhary
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Private party facilities
Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, business luncheons and many other events.
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Private party contact
PK Dhingra: (877) 598-0948
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Catering
Boxed-Lunch, Dinner for 20-500, Tapas only packages also available.
We have the expertise to cater to your needs.
Caterers to World Bank, IMF, George Washington University and several prestigious law firms on K street.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
18th St. NW
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Parking details
Garage parking after 5 PM for $5 only everyday
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 5-7PM
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 357 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very tasty food, fast service, nice staff, reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Absolutely excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Don't go here for dinner if you are looking to order and eat quickly, but if you plan on a long leisurely dinner, food is worth the wait!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Perhaps one of the worst experiences I’ve had at a restaurant in DC. The service was terrible. I walked in after they had opened, at the same time as my waitress who looked a bit disheveled with hair falling in her face.

Items we ordered were forgotten and had to be asked for multiple times.

We ordered ice cream for desert and the manager came and told us the freezer wasn’t working so the ice cream was liquid, so we got rice pudding instead. Unfortunately it was not edible - the texture was slimy and unlike anything we had experienced. Out of three of us, no one could eat it.

Will not be going here again.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Made a reservation, but when we showed up were seated right away. I was never asked if I had a reservation but told them. They must have marked down the incorrect reservation because shortly after we were seated, I received a call from the restaurant asking where we were. Other then that, service was slightly slow. It took awhile for anyone to come over to our table to take our drink order, but the food was great.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Took the team for a thank you lunch and we all loved it. Great vegetarian options as well as plenty for the carnivores among us. Great buffet choices at a good price. We all said let's do this again!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Food was excellent and were made to feel very welcome

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The restaurant was empty when we arrived at 7 pm. Nevertheless, the waitress was slow and un-attentive. The food was average at best. One member of our party wanted to take some of the food home, so they brought us a box to box it ourselves. There must be better Indian restaurants in the area.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I reserved a quite table at Rasoi kitchen for a special occasion and I had a good experience except that it was Saturday evening and the restaurant was too quiet and though it was obviously a slow evening the service was very slow as well. We had to flag down the waiter for everything and after we finished we waited and waited but were never offered dessert so we just asked for the check and left. overall the food was really good.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Rasoi is a really lovely experience for dinner. The food is good and it isn’t nearly as noisy as similar restaurants.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice Indian restaurant within walking distance from hotels near the White House. Good service and fairly quite

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Rasoi was EXCELLENT in every way!
Owner, "Kitty" and staff made us feel most welcome and she was most helpful matching our individual tastes to the menu items and even customized one dish to accommodate my husband's love of lamb and green chilies.
The food was savory and delicious, not overly nor under spiced. The portions were plentiful, which encouraged sharing and that only enhanced our dining experience.
The service was most attentive, yet not intrusive. Kitty and the staff made my birthday celebration very special and delicious!
The restaurant's decor was rich, without being gaudy and overall, our dining experience was delightful! We will most definitely return!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Rasoi turned out to be a wonderful surprise on my birthday - my wife and I had reservations at another popular Indian restaurant in DC and when we arrived, we found out it was restaurant week and they didn’t have anything we could eat on the menu (I’m vegetarian). I quickly searched OpenTable and saw Rasoi, which was only about 8 blocks away. A 2 minute Uber and we pulled up in front of Rasoi, and I could immediately tell I was going to like the place because of the great statuary in the entryway. The place is clean, feels open, and wasn’t super busy on a Thursday night. The owner let us pick whatever table we wanted, and gave us absolutely perfect service - not rushed, but checked back in with us occasionally as we lazily ordered drinks, appetizers, and finally entrees. I never got any sense that she was trying to rush us through so she could turn over our table, which is always my biggest problem with places like Rasika and Bombay Club. The food was great and relatively inexpensive, the drinks were strong and reasonably priced, and the service was excellent. The Palak Chaat is just as good as Rasika, but you get 50% more for almost half the price. The owner recommended the Tandoori Paneer Malai Tikka, and WOW. As a vegetarian I normally go for the classics, but this dish is like Indian soul food. Okay, so this place isn’t as swanky as some of the other upscale Indian places in DC... so what? I just want good food and good drinks and good service, and Rasoi delivered all of that at about half the price I would have paid somewhere else. I left happy and satisfied and will definitely be back!!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

The service and food were great and so much food!!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Have been looking for genuine INDIAN food in DC and we found it at Rasoi! Great food and service. Understood what I meant when I said the food needed to be spicy and delivered. Will become our regular INDIAN restaurant in DC

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1.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Slowest service ever! Cold food! Will not go here again.

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3.0Dined on November 30, 2017

We had a table booked for 8.30pm on a Thursday night and unfortunately we were the only people here . This was off putting as there was no atmosphere. The food was nice though and the owner/manager had a nice chat with us.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

We had to meet near the National Theatre and there's really not a lot in that area. The 3 main restaurants are almost impossible to get in unless you have reservations far in advance. We had a group of 5 and 2 were vegetarians. Not always easy to find a great restaurant that will cater to them. I thought of Indian Food. That way everyone could get something that they wanted. We found Rasoi Indian Kitchen and I'm thrilled we did. The food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely and the service was excellent. We had Samosas to start which were very good. Their Tandoori chicken and Murgh Makhani was excellent. We also had a Biryan Lamb dish that was very good. The vegetarians had Gobi Aloo, Palak Channa and Saag Paneer complete with rice and naan bread. It was really delicious and everyone left for the Theatre, full and very happy!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Vegetarian options were awesome!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

We went there for a family holiday. Our group included two vegans. Our waitress was wonderful and worked with all of us to ensure a pleasurable experience

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food, lovely staff & chill with an infant on a Friday night. It was perfect for us!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic service

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was some of the best! Can't get better naan! Service was unbeatable!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service, food, and ambience. We had a get together that included a close, longtime friend and our respective families. The person who took care of us all night was great. He understood that we were having fun talking and wasn’t intrusive at all, but we never felt neglected either. The food was delicious! I had veggie samosas and chicken tikka masala. Both were delicious. I would definitely come back here!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

family visit

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Very good Indian buffet lunch - plenty of choices, tasty (good quality) food, reasonable price for a sit-down downtown lunch. Very vegetarian-friendly. Good service - polite and attentive, but not TOO attentive. I'd go again for sure.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Very good Indian food. Excellent service and value.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Execellent service and authentic Delicious Indian!

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

First let me say we've been eating Indian cuisine for many year's, I was raised with Indian friend's so it's been 35 years for me. We were traveling, but like having a variety so we selected 4 dishes that were all very delicious.
Bhindi Masala, Dahl makini, chicken tika Masala, paneer, with peas and the cheese roti. Please forgive my spelling, I should know this by now. Excellent food and quality owership, I highly recommend

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Very chill attitude until you get your piping hot food which is excellent. Had the chicken tikka, don't be afraid to ask for mild. Garlic naan was great. Go for water. Nice decor and service was perfect.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

The best Indian buffet in all of D.C.
No debate.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

On a sweltering evening in July, we thought Indian cuisine would be the right fit.

Appetizer sampler was VERY GOOD. Companion enjoyed the Chicken Tikka Masala. I overplayed my hand on the Lamb Vinderloo. It was good, but likely more spicy than I had anticipated. Asked for additional rice and was graciously accommodated.

Solid.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

I was hesitant to go to Rasoi after reading some reviews. However, it was one of the best decisions I made in DC! The food was fantastic. We ordered the 3 course meal and mango lassi drinks, and the spice level and taste were just incredible. The wait staff (maybe the owner?) was kind and patient for us to order. The restaurant was quiet and I did not feel rushed to eat or leave (a huge bonus!). It was a clean place and had a welcoming atmosphere. The pricing was quite reasonable for the amount of food that we received. I would recommend Rasoi to visitors or locals in DC looking for good indian cuisine.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2017

The food service was excellent. Friendly staff, let us stay past their closing time to accommodate us. Good food.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2017

In all honesty, we picked Rasoi because it was offering 1000 points, but we left satisfied with our points AND our meals. The food is quite tasty, and I think we will likely be going again. The restaurant has some cute Indian decorations but overall is not fancy, and there were not many people in the restaurant on a Sunday night (perfect for a quiet conversation), but based on the location, I imagine Rasoi gets a pretty good work-lunch crowd. If you are in the neighborhood and like Indian, it was good.

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1.0Dined on July 4, 2017

We arrived on 4th of July for dinner and were told by the hostess that we have to eat out of the Buffet items since the kitchen is extremely busy, we went to see the buffet and were surprised by the look of it: Empty platters and food scattered on the table and on the floor, no one was tending to the buffet and we had to take our leave

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2017

The food was amazing! However- the service was very slow. It took a very long time to order and ask for things because our server would not come out table

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Good food but busy for the number of staff working.
I would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Dinner was so good, I can't wait to eat here again.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Excelente comida y muy buen servicio

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