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415 7th Street NW, Washington DC, DC
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: phone 202.656.3794

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  • 29
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
New Concept, Yummy FooD, Loving it !!!! Chipotle in DESI Style

Very innovative concept, Chipotle in Indian Style. My fiance and I just loved it. We were excited to eat at Merzi during our visit at DC, and we were very satiated with the concept and taste.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Shef0321
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Kingston, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We all loved our lunch at this restaurant. Food was fresh, and you built your own lunch from a huge variety of options. reasonable prices and clean dining area. Would definitely return.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very innovative concept, Chipotle in Indian Style. My fiance and I just loved it. We were excited to eat at Merzi during our visit at DC, and we were very satiated with the concept and taste.

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Chicago, Illinois
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134 reviews 134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My fiance and I had a nice dinner at Merzi after visiting the Museum of Natural History. The set up is very similar to Chipotle, but I think it's even better, because I just love Indian food that much. You get your food quickly and it's not as expensive as a sit-down Indian joint. You can order meat or vegetarian/vegan,... More 

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Berryville, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We love to try new restaurants, but with Merzi in DC, we don't get to try as many because we keep going back to Merzi :-) I have to agree with others that it is an Indian version of Chipotle. You start out by choosing a base :rice, naan, roti roll, veges or salad. Then you add a protein: Chicken,... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Since I'm vegan I was lucky to find this place were you can choose food without animal derivatives. It is a fast food with sort of indian food, which I like. The first time I was here for lunch the guy who served me knew what vegan is and helped me to choose only vegan food. It was very tasty... More 

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Merzi is set up as Chipotle or Roti which is very easy to choose what you like. I must say that I usually dont eat Indian food (except goat curry and the bread) but I love this place. When you enter into the store, you will be surprised to see the interior design, the feeling, and the scent. You may... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great alternative to all the other fast food chains out there. Rice, a meat (or non-meat), veggies, and a sauce. BOOM. Dinner is served, and it is yummy!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What they do they do very well. Pick from several bases -- rice, naan, etc. Pick protein -- lamb, rotisserie tandori spiced quarter chicken, etc. Pick relishes and sauces. Choose a beverage and you are done. Quick and efficient for take out or eat in. A spotless environment much quieter than the Mexican counterpart Chipotle with relaxing music. Two very... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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155 reviews 155 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was impressed to see an assembly-line style restaurant of quality Indian food working so well in the DC metro area. I will definitely be returning next time I am in town :-)

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our family loves this Chipotle-style Indian restaurant and make a point to visit it when we are on this side of town. The kids love the naan and roti along with the lamb while my husband and I enjoy the spicy chutney sauces and tandisseri chicken. Make sure to walk up the block to Red Velvet Cupcakery for some great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 7th Street NW, Washington DC, DC
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

phone 202.656.3794
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?