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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 #2 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

There are so many restaurants in the vicinity of rasika. But none that go out of their way to make you feel welcome, they're genuinely glad you chose them for your evening. A restaurant this good can afford to be snobby but they're not. And that's special. They go out of their wsy to accommodate special requests and dietary restrictions,... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing food, impeccable service, beautiful decor -- there is nothing not to love about Rasika. Some of the best Indian food anywhere outside of India. Nothing on the menu disappoints and the dishes strike a great balance between authentic flavors and inventive combinations. The service is five star and the overall dining experience is one of the best DC has... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed all the dishes we tried and the service was very good. I would definitely eat at this restaurant again but I have had equally good Indian food in NYC. I am surprised this is #1 because it was very good but by no means was it the most amazing food I have eaten. I do think that the... More

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Reservations are required. They are packed. We were warmly greeted and immediately seated. We chose the four course chefs choice because we did not know what to order. It was amazing and we enjoyed everything they brought. If you like Indian food you will love this restaurant. Service is excellent and food was great

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redondo beach, ca
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

People rave about this place, but really?! We have had amazing Indian food all over the world and this one is overpriced and lacking the rich Indian flavors. It is too westernized and lack of authenicity

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Sat at the bar for lunch and enjoyed several small dishes, which is a super way to get an overview of the whole menu. The fried spinach was a superstar and we hadn't had anything like it before. We would definitely return.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have got an expensive hobby of visiting top Indian restaurants in country. We drove all the way to DC just to eat at this place, and it lived up to its expectations. We started with Mango Mocktail and Ginger Lemonade, they were mediocre. Palak Chat and Paneer Shashlik were awesome but Palak Chat is out of this world. We... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant rocks! We put ourselves in the hands of our server and she led us into a heavenly dining experience. We shared three dishes. 1) the chicken buryani (sp?), which is chicken and spiced rice baked inside a puff shell top 2) cod 3) fried baby spinach, with a naan (she picked the naan so not sure which one... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went to Raskia based upon several strong recommendations from friends. I tried the 3 small plates: honey ginger scallops; Patra Ni Macchi (sea bass) and Palak Chaat (crispy spinach). The sea bass was succulent with an amazing mint/cilantro sauce with just enough spice. The scallops were very fresh and the red pepper sauce was perfect. And finally, the palak... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went here for DC Restaurant week... what a great deal to sample three courses here. While usually pretty pricey, RW menu allowed the full experience for low cost. Everything was delicious and the naan bread is downright addicting. i could have only eaten it the whole meal and been plenty pleased. Can't wait to go back!!

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