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For 2
Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
9:00 PM

Rajaji

4.0
27 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation


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

Dinner:
Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 265-7344
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Calvert St. NW
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Public transit
Woodley Park-zoo Metro Station (Red)
Additional
Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 27 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.6
ambience
3.9
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Expensive and not very good. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on March 21, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2016

Great meal and great value

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2015

Consistently quality, delicious meals!! A neighborhood gem.

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4.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 3, 2014

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2014

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 29, 2013

Food is always fresh tasting also great choice for vegetarians.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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