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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
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has already earned max 5 stars from all reviewers, so I can just attest that as a non-professional eating reviewer, yes, it is as good as they say. Be sure the get the fried "chat", which I believe is kale. If you can't get in here try her sister place in the West End, Rasika West End. Both... More 

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Thank nealdc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are two Rasikas in DC with slightly different experiences. The original on E St.NW essentially has two sittings, one at 5:30 and the next at 7:30. It is fun to stand with all the other customers as we wait for the doors to open. The atmosphere is sedate. You actually do need two hours to enjoy a wonderful first... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ten of us gathered for a special birthday celebration. The service, recommendations, presentation and above all the taste of each dish was, as a dear friend used to say, "to die." We had a lovely evening, enjoying the different courses. Rasika deserves its reputation as one of Washington's best Indian restaurants. We were given a private room but I recommend... More 

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Thank Michele B
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can only rave over Indian food and if you aren't sure that is your thing go anyway Nothing better for a great evening

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Thank Steven F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a warm, inviting, inventive, and usually efficient restaurant which I have had the good fortune to visit many many times. It is near DC's Verizon Center (where we watch the Wizards basketball team about a dozen times a year), DC's theater district, and not far from some terrific public art galleries. We often dine after b-ball games and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lack of training on menu items of the servers and hosts is sad. Listening and comprehension skills doesn't exist. You've got to answer several different questions to assure that what you're looking for is provided.

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Thank Knottyqdread
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rasika is incredible. The only restaurant where I could go vegan and not care at all. Food is fantastic and the service. Getting a booking is the hard part!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have dined at Rasika several times and I can say they have always been in the top 85% of Indian restaurants I've visited over 40 years +. But they are not in the very top tier. But, I think Indian food fans will enjoy it.

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Thank John Q
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the best Indian ever. Not your usual neighborhood place, but fine dining with a wonderful Indian menu. We simply let the waiter guide us through our options and each of us had fabulous food and appetizers. You cannot go wrong. Best in DC by far and probably one of best in the entire country.

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Thank summergal2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Honestly, you can never go wrong with Rasika, Rasika West End and Bindass. They have exemplary food and beverage.

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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
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?