My husband and I went to Rasika a few weeks ago and WOW, were we blown away by the food and the service! Our waitress, Jennifer, was amazing and we ordered everything she recommended and were super happy we did.
We started with the palak chaat and cocktails--as many other reviews have noted--DONT MISS it! It's one of the best appetizers I think I've ever had, and I don't like spinach! The spinach is cooked super crispy and coated in some kind of chickpea batter that is to die for. It comes with diced tomatoes and a creamy, tart dressing that makes the whole dish come together. For dinner, we shared lamb chops (perfectly cooked and in a yogurt marinade), black cod (ridiculously tender and succulent and really well seasoned), a lentil dish that I think was called dal makhani?, which was definitely the best lentil dish I've ever had, and some goat cheese kulcha. My husband had room for dessert, not sure how, and he got the date and toffee pudding. I don't like dates, but the few bites I had were amazing--it was caramelly and rich, yet super light at the same time.
This is definitely one of the best restaurants in DC and well worth the visit--I can't recommend it enough!
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