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About Rajaji

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.

2603 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Calvert St. NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 265-7344

Website:
http://www.therajaji.com/

Public Transit:
Woodley Park-zoo Metro Station (Red)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Rajaji Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for Groups (18)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Kid-friendly (10)
Special Occasion (8)
Great for Brunch (5)
Romantic (4)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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

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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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.

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food1
ambience3
service1
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 21, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

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.

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food3
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2016

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2016

Great meal and great value

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience3
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2015

Consistently quality, delicious meals!! A neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2015

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2014

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2014

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2014

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2014

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2014

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2013

Food is always fresh tasting also great choice for vegetarians.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 28, 2013

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 19, 2013

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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