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415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC
11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 combination, but generally when I eat Indian food, I can mix dishes together and it... More 

Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this review

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 don't love your meal. I'd still love to get your money back to you -... More 

Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 review

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! More 

Darnestown, MD
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217 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found Merzi on our walk to Verizon Center for a Caps game. The place works similarly to Chipotle but Indian instead of Mexican. You get to choose what you want in a bowl. Lots of items to choose from. My only complaint is that they don't put enough sauce on the bowl and there isn't a really hot option to... More 

Thank BullyLover2
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this review

Hi BullyLover2! Thank you so much for the review! Two quick insider notes for you for your next visit: (1) we'll put as much or as little sauce/veggies as you want, so just let us know you want more! and (2) we have thai chilies in the kitchen - they are an ingredient in the spicy sauce. We all put... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the idea of the concept. It's Indian food with a Chipotle approach. We enjoyed the food. There were two employees working, one you could tell was an owner, or at least heavily vested in customer service - the other could care less. It was painful to watch the poor customer service from this employee. However, as I said... More 

Thank hyku
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this review

Hi hyku! Thank you for taking the time to review us! And I'm sorry to hear that you saw different levels of service from different team members. If you'd like to tell us more about it so we can focus in on the team members that need coaching, email us at feedback@merzi.com! Thanks again for your review, and we hope... More 

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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fusion restaurant inspired by Indian ingredients. It is so similar to Chipotle (to the level of mild, medium, hot sauce). The ambiance it also suited for quick eats. There are rice and naan variants of bowls. Mango lassi was good. We spent like 30 mins all inclusive.

Thank Anupam S
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this review

Hi Anupam, thank you for the feedback and for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you back again soon! More 

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to D.C for a day trip on a Saturday (I was staying in Baltimore) and everything was so packed it was incredible but I was hungry. Merzi was an oasis in the middle of all the craziness I had the best lamb ever! It was really affortable, good and cool place on a sunny day the staff even... More 

Thank Daniel M
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review to let others know about your experience! We're really glad you checked out Merzi on your visit, and hope you'll come back next time you're in DC! More 

Idaho Falls, Idaho
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

There were a variety of Indian dishes. Even though the menu was not huge, there were enough choices to satisfy a group with all different tastes.

Thank NatalieG111
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this review

Hi Natalie, thank you so much for taking the time to check us out and write a review about your visit! We're really glad you enjoyed your meal, and we hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I am a fan of Indian cuisine and have tried many restaurants, but this is the finest combo of hot and spicy indian food for lovers and a little bit of fusion for beginners.

Thank zadrixlik
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking a few minutes to write a review! We really appreciate it, and hope to see you at Merzi soon! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The vibe in this restaurant was awesome. The same goes for the service and the music. I did not expect the food to be that nice. I had a seat in front of the window, listened to the relaxing music and enjoyed a wonderful dish. Oh, and the staff was really friendly.

Thank Elenasalvatore
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this review

Thank you so much Elena! We really appreciate the review and the kind words. We hope to see you at Merzi again soon! More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited during the inauguration. Indian fast food. I really enjoyed my food. The portion was on the generous side. The food was hot and fresh. It wasn't too spicy either. The mango lassie was good but not the best I've had. The Service was quick and friendly. The facility was clean and the place had a nice feel to it.... More 

Thank JacquiXG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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: 12026563794
Merzi Fresh Indian Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant specializing in lightning-fast, fresh Indian food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?