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Rasika

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Downtown / Chinatown
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633 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2904 (On D Street Between 6th and 7th Streets.)
+1 202-637-1222
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I went in for lunch with my husband and had the best experience. From the service to the food we were highly satisfied and will be returning again!

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Thank WhitneyPH
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Delicious selection of South Asian favorites served white linen style with panache. Well worth trying after years of sub-standard Indian food.

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Thank 4masei5
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Never disappointed here: superlative service, excellent food, nice atmosphere. The vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairings is very good and well worth the price as a special treat.

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Thank Jeffrey C
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

We couldn't get a reservation so we arrived right as they opened and sat in the bar area. If you want to book a table, plan WAY in advance because it isn't very large so it fills up fast, but It is so worth the effort. The food is amazing. Very thoughtful and unlike any Indian food I have ever... More 

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Thank Jessica S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Four of us went, 2 Rasika veterans and 2 newbies. Of course we ordered the spinach appetizer and it wowed our newbie friends. All of the main dishes were cooked to perfection. The service as always was gracious.

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Thank evmw
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

It doesn't get any better than this if you like Indian food. Every dish was delicious. Of course, it's not inexpensive, but well worth the cost. There are now two Rasikas in Washington, so easier to get a reservation, which has been difficult.

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Thank TennisGuy17
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
Reviewed June 30, 2015

We followed the waiter's recommendations and were especially pleased with the appetizers. The main courses were a little disappointing: the duck was unexciting and the cod mediocre. If I go back I would try more traditional Indian dishes.

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Thank Anthony K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stylish setting, smooth service, and awesome food. Reservations may be hard to get, but the bar area has a row of low tables that are first come/first served. The chili gin fizz is a good way to start the meal. The entire menu will open your eyes to the range and depth of Indian cuisine, especially if your experience is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

I really enjoy Rasika and their interesting twists on dishes. The flash-fried baby spinach is always a favorite. We've eaten there many times, and would more often if it was easier to get a reservation! I also love their creative cocktails.

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Thank KSydelle
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed June 30, 2015

My office has lunch there from time to time(only when the boss treats). If you like Indian food then you should really love this place. The Salmon and Lamb dishes are wonderful, the flash fried spinach leaves and the yogurt/tamarind topping that comes with it are superb! The Portions may seem a little on the small side, but you will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2904
    (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: +1 202-637-1222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?