Rajaji

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$30 and under
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Indian
Come experience the taste of Egypt. Medaterra is a unique twist of Egyptian-American Cuisine. Rajaji Curry House has been serving authentic Indian food to the community since 1969.
What 29 People Are Saying
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S
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently, delicious Indian food. Fresh with rich flavor.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! I celebrated my birthday there. They brought me a dessert with a candle and sang Happy Birthday! People were very nice. Refilled my water promptly without being asked. I would recommend this place. Food was delicious.

FT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Expensive and not very good. Service was excellent.

BB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Met my daughter and her family who were visiting from out of town. Her kids were a bit noisy but the restaurant was empty at 5:00 and only had about five parties at 5:30 so we didn't disturb too many people. The staff was very friendly but a bit hard to understand.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Chaotic experience. Appetizers arrived quickly but main course took ages to arrive. Seemed unable to handle number of diners - and only about half full.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was unable to seat us. They were overwhelmed and did not even know we had made a reservation.

DB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice, quiet, can dine outside if you like, and the staff were very nice.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great food. They always treat us like neighbors!

BA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and outstanding service. Meal portions were very large and we all left feeling stuffed.

JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was an almost comically bad experience. I ordered a coke and we went to the all you can eat buffet. I never received my coke and never again saw a waiter until we got our check. We never got our water glasses filled. We found half of the food items out by our second visit to the buffet. The rice pudding was spoiled!!!! Yuck. Food that was available was unremarkable or not very good. Very disappointed.

AG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very nice stand-by for people who enjoy authentic Indian food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food and restaurant were OK - but unremarkable. I would not avoid it, but given the choice, I'd try another place before going back.

MR
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal with a bottle of wine for under $100. If it were in my neighborhood, I would be a regular.

D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal and great value

S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rajaji has been a noteworthy restaurant over many years. I dined there several times in years past and was delighted to find it is still excellent. I had lamb korba. At my request I wanted a dish only slightly spicy. This was perfect. The service and concern for the diner were outstanding. I was glad to be back!

LM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been dining at the Rajaji for more than 20 years , whenever business or pleasure takes me to DC. An Indian colleague introduced me to this restaurant. The food is authentic and well prepared. The breads are baked fresh, on site. The service is warm, courteous and professional. The pace is relaxed - geared towards dining rather than getting you in and out in a hurry. Enjoy a Taj Mahal beer or two. Prices are very reasonable by DC standards.

Our party of six included four who have never dined in and Indian restaurant before. They came away raving about the food and the service.

The restaurant is conveniently located across the street from the Woodley Park Metro Stop. The neighborhood is full of life.

CF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed great food! Management was pleasant! No complaints. We will be returning!

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently quality, delicious meals!! A neighborhood gem.

R
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had planned to have a nice business dinner with an out of town friend. We got there early and were seated and nicely attended to by the staff. Their big question was "tell us what you would like." With that my friend suggested two different dishes, they suggested a way for us to have it all. When I ordered it, they recommended my having less as the balance would be more favorable. We stayed and talked for three hours and were never hurried (we did apologize for staying so long, they seemed genuinely pleased that we liked it so much that we did stay). I am looking forward to going back. AND the food was nicely presented, tasted good and complimented each other!

JF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I went on time and the doors were locked. You need to be sure not to confirm reservations to restaurants that are closed.

S
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh delicious food. Very consistent in taste. Great also for vegetarians. Always a pleasure. A neighborhood gem

BE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The interior was dark and had a slight odor. We were lucky it was a warm day and the outside seating was great. We noticed that all but one set of diners choose to eat outside. The food was tasteful and the servings were generous however both of our meals were served luke-warm. The staff was very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant and next time sent my food back if it isn't hot.

S
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Invited friends and all agreed that the food was delicious! We were happy that they were happy. Consistently good.

EF
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was good, if not great Indian food: Pleasant service. A bit expensive at $30 (nearly including tip) for lunch - the buffet would probably have been the better choice.

S
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always fresh tasting also great choice for vegetarians.

S
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Had a delicious, fresh, authentic India dinner here. Always consistent. Service is good, staff is quiet, not talkative but attentive and accomodating.

J
Raleigh
74 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We went to the Sunday buffet. The buffet had five or six choices pluses a couple side dishes. The food was good but not great. The price $11 is very reasonable for DC.

t
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2013
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

This used to be my neighborhood Indian place when I lived in DC. The interior has a terrible odor. As if the carpet got wet and wasn't properly cleaned afterwards. The food was pretty good. I got chicken tikka masala. However, the palak paneer was not good at all. I hate that this place isn't what it used to be.

S
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We've always enjoyed eating here and return frequently. Authentic Indian food with tender meat options. Good vegetarian selection. Staff is a bit quiet but pleasant and attentive.