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Merzi

415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-656-3794
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rice bowl” (12 reviews)
“naans” (34 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Indian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've never had Indian, this isn't exactly authentic, but it's a very accessible and pretty delicious option for those probably not too adventurous in trying the real thing.More

Thank SimpsonTide985
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SimpsonTide985, thank you so much for checking us out! We're really glad you enjoyed your food. And you're right, we've tried to hang on to the flavors and spices and styles of Indian cooking, while streamlining it for audiences that may be wary of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so go we ate there two days in a row! Loved everything I tried and wish I could have more! Think Chipotle for Indian food.

Thank Brandy W
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Brandy, thank you so much for dining with us, and for your kind words! We really appreciate it, and hope you'll come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are generous and a normal plate can feed 2 people, especially if it's a heavy rice or Naan bowl. The flavors are spot-on and there's great variety. I especially liked the Indian cheese and picked onions. Their Chai iced tea is excellent too....More

Thank Takemetoalaska
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We really appreciate it. And thank you for the feedback on the naan. We're always looking to improve, so we'll take that input as we make changes in the future....More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I got the light rice bowl with veggies and paneer. I don't like a ton of spice and really liked the mild sauce. Even the light portion filled me up. I couldn't finish it, but it was so good!More

Thank kgrussing
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hi! Thank you so much for your review! We're really glad you enjoyed your food - and glad you noticed how flavorful and filling even a mild/light bowl can be! Again, we really appreciate that you tried us out and took the time to write...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

My company uses Merzi frequently to cater our business meetings, and we always have a great experience with them. Delivery is always accurate and on time, participants are always happy with the quality of their food, and it's an easy catering option when you have...More

Thank brigid.boettler@gmail.com
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi Brigid, thank you so much - both for the opportunity to cater your events, and for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate it. We're always happy to help! Looking forward to catering for you again soon!

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

To be honest we were going to go to a sit-down place around the corner but it was going to be an hour wait...and we spent the day running around D.C. and we're starving! Merzi to the rescue! If you are looking for big flavor...More

Thank Cretiaj
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hi Cretiaj! Thank you so much for your kind words, and for giving us a try! We really appreciate that you took the time to review us, and hope that you'll stop in again the next time you're in DC!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Merzi is a sure thing - fresh, healthy, filling and yummy. I especially enjoy their lamb! When you're on the go and want to still eat healthy without sacrificing the taste, Merzi is the place to go.

Thank Stephanie G
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to let us know about your experiences with us. We really appreciate it, and we hope to see you back at Merzi soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Food was really good. I took the large size rice bowl with veggies, potatoes, chickpeas, paneer masala, mild sauce ,corn, cucumber salad, onions and gravy. Quantity was more than enough for me (saved fr dinner too!) I really liked the paneer.. very soft..melts in your...More

Thank punyatoya m
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Punyatoya! Thank you so much for checking us out, and for taking the time to give us your review! The paneer is my favorite, too, by the way! Glad you liked it. We hope to see you back at the restaurant soon!

Reviewed 17 April 2017

I went in late for lunch, so there was no wait. The staff were friendly and helpful. The "medium" spicy sauce was very bland. Flavors of the various components did not go well together. I know that could be that I didn't select the right...More

Thank LJMMMM
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi! I am really sorry you didn't enjoy our food! I wish you had said something in person, as I was there all day, and even in my absence, every member of our staff is empowered to easily give you your money back if you...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I love Indian flavors and this one is good. And is cheap, that's a good thing. If you are in a hurry and near the area just come here is nice and the food is good. And is kind of healthy

Thank Cyril M
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Hi Cyril, thank you so much for your kind words and your 5 star review! We really appreciate it, and we're glad you enjoyed the food! Hope to see you back soon!

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Response from Rickey D | Property representative |
Hi, I'm the director of operations for Merzi - sorry for the late response, I've been traveling and just got back to DC. Short answer: YES! We absolutely cater and we can deliver depending on the size of the event and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-656-3794
Description
Merzi Fresh Indian Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant specializing in lightning-fast, fresh Indian food.
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