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

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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
Excellent lunch

Delicious chicken masala with salad topping on naan bread for a more than reasonable price. Would definitely repeat that visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Bettina P
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Pittstown, New Jersey
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140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Someone else wrote about my initial impression: this is an Indian version of Chipotle. The ordering process is the same. I visited here for a quick lunch for the first time while on a business trip. Friendly staff and quick service. When I arrived there was one person in line, After I sat down with my food, there seemed to... More 

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Virginia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love Merzi so much. You can't ever go wrong with a naan bowl and a mango lassi. The ordering style is so consumer friendly, it's easy to pick and choose between chutneys and meat and try out some new things. I'd definitely recommend Merzi, I've never been disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Delicious chicken masala with salad topping on naan bread for a more than reasonable price. Would definitely repeat that visit

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love this little place. It is the Indian version of Chipotle, in that you choose your base of rice or naan, vegetables, your meat and sauces. Tandisserie chicken (a chicken quarter) is a must have if you like your bird - very tender and juicy. It is my go to for lunch and it is priced remarkably cheap for... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Additional Information about Merzi

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

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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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