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Rasika

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Downtown / Chinatown
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633 D Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (On D Street Between 6th and 7th Streets.)
Two Block Walk From the China Town/Gallery Place Metro and One Block Walk From the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro.
202-637-1222
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 90
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  • 28
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in DC

Simply excellent. Great, creative food, wonderful ambiance and professional service. We've always left delighted and been even a bit disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Steve L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

First things first this is not your typical Indian restaurant. The decor is modern and chic and looks like its straight out if a South a Beach making it a great place to bring a date. There is also a separate bar area you can relax at pre-dinner with a nice cocktail. The food however was not as good as... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Simply excellent. Great, creative food, wonderful ambiance and professional service. We've always left delighted and been even a bit disappointed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a blast was really surprised can't wait to go again. Maybe with a date next time or solo.. Great staff very friendly

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Lexington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Both Rasika locations have outstanding food. Generally the service is as good as the food, but on my most recent visit, our waiter was either disinterested or disaffected. Regardless, he missed the opportunity to sell a lot more wine.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

While the food, ambience, service and decor are all very good, the flavors are rather muted. It may be so as to cater to less "adventurous" palates. So, if you don't like your food too spicy but still want something "exotic", this is a good place to go but, if you want stronger flavors, there are lots of great Indian... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On a friend's recommendation we booked a table at Rasika during our first ever trip to DC. We were not disappointed. As there were so many interesting and delicious sounding dishes, we went for the 4 course tasting meal. My husband also went for the wine pairing option which he thoroughly enjoyed. The service and ambience suited us. We would... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'd heard that this place had received all kinds of awards and that the reservation list was at least 2 weeks long. I see why. In short, my tastings were great! There are yet a few things that I need to go back and try. I tell ya, the flavors that burst from these dishes they serve are phenomenal! I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. It is literally the best Indian food I've ever had. And the restaurant decor just adds to the experience. Dinner reservations can be challenging to get on short notice but lunch usually is less crowded. GO! And you have to try the Palak Chaat. Delicious.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing Indian food in a hip well-designed setting. Good for couples, friends, or business. The restaurant is expensive, so it is a treat, but one that is well worth the sacrifice.

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Windsor, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great place for something different. Our waiter was excellent - basically he made all the selections since we were not familiar with the Indian food. Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Rasika

Address: 633 D Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202-637-1222
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 633 D Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
    (On D Street Between 6th and 7th Streets.)
  • Public Transportation: Two Block Walk From the China Town/Gallery Place Metro and One Block Walk From the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-637-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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