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Rajaji Curry House, Indian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Upper Northwest
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2603 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Calvert St. NW)
+1 202-265-7344
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate the lunch buffet here while at a conference at the nearby Omni Shoreham. The buffet featured a surprisingly good selection of Indian cuisine to choose from, ranging from meat and vegetable curries to tandoori chicken. A vegetarian was dining with our group and she was also pleased with the varied selections. Rajaji's got pretty crowded by noon, but... More 

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Thank Jonathan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is great authentic Indian cuisine for reasonable prices. Enjoyed the atmosphere and quality of service. Definitely recommend!

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Thank Joseph H
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a meal with a colleague here while staying at the nearby Marriott Wardman Park. We were a bit sceptical about going in, because the restaurant was almost completely empty at 9pm. We still went in though, and had a very nice meal. I and a prawn dish with a creamy curry sauce and my colleague had chicken with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The lunch buffet was unexpected and quite good. There was a good selection of vegetarian and meat options. The salad was a little sad. The dessert was very good. The naan is brought to you table, so it is fresh and warm. The service is decent. Given the buffet quality I am sure the menu items are good.

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Thank Brent H
Cascade, Montana
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I ate Indian food for the first time. It was pretty good. My chicken was a little dry, but it had good flavor. The service was so-so, but the prices were reasonable. The bread sampler was super.

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Thank Jack O
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant turned into second choice as it was empty on a Saturday night. Who knew most places needed a reservation even with a early time. Anyway, this place is huge but decor is old, dated, undesirable and hoped food would not reflect that and it didn't. Service is excellent! Had Boti kabob as an appetizer and it was very... More 

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Thank Ecaterina H
Deer Isle, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very good food, attentive service, pleasant atmosphere. Not inexpensive, but worth going for if you enjoy Indian food

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Thank Ciderwinemaker
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

They've got a dish--the Murgh Makhani--that's delectable. And the service is friendly and funny. Bishnu has got a great way about him. Charming ambiance, as well. This is a nice place to spend an evening.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. While the ambience is good, the quality of food is below average. After having Chicken Tandori ( which was over cooked and burnt) i ordered Dal Tadka and Lachha Parantha. Having eaten Indian food all my life and knowing fully well that Dal Tadka is something every Indian has had, I was hoping... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food is excellent, and the service quick and attentive. We were able to try many of their dishes as we had the assorted appetizer plate and the Tandoori Mixed Grill. Everything was absolutely perfect. Rajaji offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and the indoor space is very attractive. The only downside is that it’s a bit pricey for Indian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2603 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522
    (Calvert St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: Woodley Park-zoo Metro Station (Red)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-7344

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