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“Excellent Indian food & wonderful service in D.C.'s Penn Quarter”
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Rasika
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Ranked #11 of 3,707 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: On D Street Between 6th and 7th Streets.
Transit: Two Block Walk From the China Town/Gallery Place Metro and One Block Walk From the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro.
Reviewed 14 March 2018

My wife and I had our first visit to Rasika in mid-February. Plan on a 6-week wait for good weekend reservations, but it was worth it. We had inventive drinks at the bar before being seated at one of the windows on D Street, N.W. The service here was attentive but not intrusive throughout our dinner. We ordered several appetizers and sides, because we wanted to try a variety of their food. The palak chaat (crispy spinach) and scallops were delicious starts, and I ordered a lamb stew, with sides of cauliflower and peas, and a bread basket of regular naan, onion & sage, and mint. It was a wonderful evening throughout, and there's much more to explore during our next visit, whenever that might be.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had a delicious dinner that satisfied everyone, including the vegan in our party. The eggplant appetizer with the peanut sauce was definitely the star, and we all wanted more. It isn't cheap, but the food is well prepared and the appetizers are beautiful to look at.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Rasika does not disappoint. The vegetarian dishes are especially pleasing and unique (try the smoked lentils, you won’t regret!). Atmosphere is modern and relaxing at the same time, no wonder the Obamas love this place. Service was well timed although their busy-bee aggressiveness on filling water glasses was pretty amusing.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Sat at bar (first come, first serve after 530 PM) and had great meal, small portions but flavorful, best lamb chops we've ever had. Well worth price, great value.

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Thank Luke8842
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a good restaurant with carefully crafted food. And it’s the food that is a twist on traditional Indian dishes that are its best fare. The spinach chaat for example is excellent. Where it does less well is on the food you would traditionally get in a restaurant in North India. On these dishes, for the prices they charge, it’s good but not great. (I say this as someone who lived & eaten in Delhi for 9 years & travelled the whole of South Asia)
So if you’re charging this to your expense account then it’s a no brainer but if it’s your own hard earned cash you’ll find better value elsewhere.

Thank PAD67
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