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“Incredible Sophisticated Indian in beautiful setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rasika West End

Rasika West End
1190 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC
202-466-2500
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Ranked #9 of 2,562 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: New Hampshire & M Street
New York City
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Incredible Sophisticated Indian in beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is one of the best Indian restaurants we have ever eaten at. We made a wonderful meal out of 7 small dishes. Each one was outstanding and left our taste buds excited for the next. The mango shrimp sigri, the honey ginger scallop tawa and palak chaat crispy spinach started out our tasting adventure. This was followed by the eggplant sigri, the malai kafta and the fish fingers along with the bread basket trio of breads (two nans and a partha).

Everything was perfect and delectable. Service was unobtrusive and professional. Be sure to ask the staff to make recommendations as they steered us in the right direct in every case.
We finished with the date and toffee pudding - fantastic!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alaboys
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Rasika!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Made a reservation late. They were able to accommodate us. Thoroughly enjoyed this modern flair on Indian Cuisine. Very high quality food, service great, overall great night. Will go back as soon as I'm in DC

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gainesville, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Authentic Indian food!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I tired this restaurant after reading about it and were in heaven after the first bite. We both ordered the tasting menu which consisted of four courses. The opening course was mind-blowing, it consisted of fried spinach with tamarind and other sauces. The dish was unique because initially you got the crunch of the spinach, then it disappeared and the other flavors fused into greatness! All of the courses were properly prepared Indian dishes that left us wanting more. Try them out you wont be disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Could be good if it wasnt trying so hard”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The atmosphere is nice. The wine list is good. The service by management was great. The food choices were a huge draw. The service by the wait staff leaves a bit to be desired. The chef needs to learn the difference between spicy and hot. You do not need the yogurt to have heat. It can have flavors made up of some spices - but really, raita should be the thing that calms the palate.

We love to try foods, so we ordered a whole bunch of things. The fish items were tasty, the rest left much to be desired - even the desserts disappointed. Food need not have heat to be spicy and tasty. And the best way to set a trend is to offer good food - else, you are just trying to hard, and will be trendy for a fleeting moment. All that said, if you are in the mood to go for wine and to be seen - go here. If you are in the mood for good food, go elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Tallahassee,FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We made 10:00 reservations and went with our friends on a Saturday night. We all ordered the Tasting menu with different options so we could experience as much of the menu as possible. Our waitress was very good about explaining each dish to us. We enjoyed the menu from beginning to end. The food was authentic and each dish was flavorful. We enjoyed tikki marsala, chilean sea bass, and lamb.

Our starters and desserts were also pleasing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited January 2013
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