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Mehak

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Downtown / Chinatown
Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Pakistani
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817 7th Street N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (H St. NW)
Gallery Place Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow) Metro Center Metro (Blue, Orange, Red) Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center (Green, Yellow)
+1 202-408-9292
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: For the authentic Indian Tandoori experience, Mehak is the place to go in...
For the authentic Indian Tandoori experience, Mehak is the place to go in DC. Our menu is filled with North-Indian curries, kababs, biryanis, tikkas, vindaloo and roganjosh, so there's always something for everyone. Our baked breads are unlike anything you've had before, cooked using an original char-broiler tandoor.
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    Very good
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  • 5
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Mehak Missing an Opportunity

Friendly greeting upon our arrival. Food flavor & service was fine/average. The Naurattan Korma portion was generous however it was made with a bag/box of frozen mixed vegetables (including square carrots) for $14 and for that I say Mehak should be embarrassed. Naan okay but rather thin. Exterior... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Friendly greeting upon our arrival. Food flavor & service was fine/average. The Naurattan Korma portion was generous however it was made with a bag/box of frozen mixed vegetables (including square carrots) for $14 and for that I say Mehak should be embarrassed. Naan okay but rather thin. Exterior restroom area in need of a good cleaning & refreshing as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Called into Mehak for a meal this evening, and were extremely impressed. Waitstaff were very friendly and welcoming, and we were seated promptly at a table of our choosing. The decor is nothing flash, however the ambience is warm and cosy, and the restaurant is spotless. We had the chicken tikka, butter chicken, and naan and garlic breads. The food... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A friend and I had Sunday dinner at this small restaurant in Chinatown and thoroughly enjoyed it. Most of the customers appeared to be ethnic Indians and included several families with young children. The restaurant is small and narrow and sparsely decorated. The menu is extensive and has vegetarian options. We did not order starters. The portions of the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We enjoyed Baigan Bhartha, Paratha and Biryani. Staff was courteous. The prices are reasonable. Good value for money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Over priced for what they had to offer. Tour bus was comming and was hurried to get out. Stay away. Better deals elsewhere even Mcdonalds!

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We went to this restaurant for the lunch buffet and found the fare very average. The offerings were not fresh, the staff was a bit harried and the trays, once empty, were not replenished quickly. Would pass.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

In my first visit last year, I would have rated this average. My second visit during the Cherry Blossom festival, was bad, We were 4 adults and 3 kids (1-3 year olds). They had only 2 high chairs. They have a single "round table" where we were seated. This table was tilted. Not a big problem, so we ignored it.... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I don't understand the poor ratings - we ate at Mehak for the first time last night, and it was really rather good!! We had the vegetarian thali, which was delicious (and they even replaced one of the dishes with another dish of our choice!) and plenty, and the chicken tikka masala, which wasn't the best we'd ever had, but... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While in Washington for a few days I tried to sample a range of local eating places for lunch and dinner. I checked out several restaurants on 7th street NW, just a few blocks from the Verizon Center. On a Friday evening, one of these was Mehak, a smallish Indian place with a narrow storefront, and a few tables. Not... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Popadoms had a 1 inch layer of grease on the bottom edge, chutneys/dips were very odd compared to Indian where they had been cut in half and sat on a plate being stored. The level of grease on the samosas would suggest they were frozen, fried in oil bath that was too cold or fried twice. The mains were bland... More 

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PK D, Owner at Mehak, responded to this review

I'm shocked to hear this, Andy. The quality of the food you described is definitely not up to our standards, and I'll be looking into this immediately. I'm not sure if you said anything to your server, but even though we should get it right the first time, we're always willing to fix this kind of situation in the moment.... More 

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Additional Information about Mehak

Address: 817 7th Street N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 202-408-9292
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 24
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Pakistani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 817 7th Street N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
    (H St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow) Metro Center Metro (Blue, Orange, Red) Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center (Green, Yellow)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-408-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 24
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

For the authentic Indian Tandoori experience, Mehak is the place to go in DC. Our menu is filled with North-Indian curries, kababs, biryanis, tikkas, vindaloo and roganjosh, so there's always something for everyone. Our baked breads are unlike anything you've had before, cooked using an original char-broiler tandoor.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?