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Rasika

633 D Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-637-1222
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As featured in Exotic Cuisines in DC
Ranked #1 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: On D Street Between 6th and 7th Streets.
Transit: Two Block Walk From the China Town/Gallery Place Metro and One Block Walk From the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived after 10pm as we didn't have a reservation, but were seated very quickly in the dining area and greated by a server after 5 minutes to take our drinks order. He took our order, but delivered two drinks that were incorrect, although this was rectified very quickly and he let us have the drinks on the house which... More

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Oneonta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I hate to give bad reviews, but I gave a 3 out of uncertainty. What are other seeing or eating that I didn't eat or was impressed by? For my tastes, definitely NOT # 1. I took my wife and son there, especially to impress my son since Indian food has become his favorite. Since I read and was recommended... More

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Calgary, AB
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33 reviews 33 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I generally do not do restaruant review. In fact this is my first restaurant review and I had to do it as we do not understand why it was rated so high at tripadvisor. Do not get me wrong, the food is fine but definitely not the best Indian food we have had and I would not travel or made... More

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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774 reviews 774 reviews
663 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This place apparently gets great critical review - my lady had read about it and wanted to go for a while. We were there for lunch - as was a lot of people that had trouble keeping their voices down. Our server was very good - he recommended we do half-portions so we could taste more dishes. Also not shy... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and our two friends were blown away by how delicious our food was. Our waiter made some fantastic suggestions. We had the appetizer with crispy spinach to start. Wow! Everyone loved their entree as well. Nice atmosphere also.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

this place does not disappoint. I am so glad I checked trip advisor and listened to the reviews. I really enjoyed the crispy spinach dish and I forget what the wife had but she definitely liked it. We will be back for sure.

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Kilcullen, Ireland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I were both blown away by the place when we visited a few days ago! I would go so far as to say it's the best Indian restaurant I've ever been to! Even though we had no reservation, they were able to squeeze us in. Our waiter then asked us what sort of food we tended to... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The appetizers the waiter recommended were wonderful, especially the crispy spinach dish which everyone raves about. The atmosphere is fun, lively and upscale. We had no trouble getting seated on a Thursday evening at the bar in back which was fine as we weren't in the market for quiet and intimate. The mixed feelings come from the entrees, also waiter... More

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Vienna, Austria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I usually refuse to eat at indian restaurants as I'm not a fan of indian cuisine, but my colleagues booked this one for a team lunch and so I had to try it... and boy, was it a good decision. I can honestly say that this was the first really good indian food in my live! Loved absolutely every dish,... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This restaurant will forever change the way you see Indian food. The tasting menu was a truly eye-opening experience for me--I had no idea Indian food could be haute cuisine. If DC had a Michelin guide, there is no question Rasika would make the list. Miss this place and you will regret it.

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