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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
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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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slc
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the items on the menu are exceptional. The palak chat, chops, Avacado chaat are all delicious. I would not repeat biryani. Only feedback would be to put a tv behind the bar.

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Thank Monz K
Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting twist on traditional dishes. The spinach salad is delicious. Great vegetarian and meat selections. Popular business lunch spot. Reservations a good idea.

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Thank Luana B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was difficult to get a reservation even in early December but my wife and I were extremely happy that we persevered. Service, food, décor and atmosphere were all terrific despite a full and sometimes noisy house. We love Indian food and have eaten it many many times all over the world. This is one of our favorite experiences of all... More 

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Thank PSA5175
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten here for dinner a few times, so I thought I'd try it for lunch. We had a reservation, and I think on a Friday you will need one. It was crowded. Food was just as I remember, excellent. The spinach chat is a nice starter, the salmon dish is good. The drinks are also nice.

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Thank Anil D
Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such aromatic and flavorful dishes! Busy restaurant; couldn't get a reservation so ate at the bar after a short wait. Everything was delicious, service was prompt and helpful. Black cod, palak chaat, lamb and naan were all wonderful.

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Thank Jmk72551
Catonsville, Maryland
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rasika certainly lives up to its good reviews; went for the first time and look forward to returning. The Palak Chaat was everything mentioned and more; bits of heaven on a plate. Had black cod and no chewing needed-just a melt in your mouth experience. The entire staff (even valet service!) was friendly and helpful; time to go back again!

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Thank zenmartha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A place I and my husband will want to go again. The food was amazing and I personally loved the SPINACH CHAAT. The Indian flavor was so amazing that I felt like heaven. They even gave me a complimentary dessert for my birthday 🎉

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Thank Anmol H
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Rasika this evening without a reservation around 6:30pm. It was packed but thankfully there were seats at the bar. The restaurant staff were very friendly. The bartender who served me was very knowledgable and offered me recommendations for a main and a side along with a wine pairing. They were all great choices. I had the Chicken... More 

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Thank Ivan H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For people who think Indian cuisine is all about curry and tandorri, get ready to be impressed. Risika does have a couple of such dishes, but there is so much more and it's all great. We loved the cauliflower, lamb and eggplant appetizers. My black cod main was one of the best dishes I've ever eaten and others in my... More 

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Thank 88AVANTI
Pittsburgh
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took my father in law for a 75th birthday meal. We all had the six course Prix Fixe. Some vegetarian only, some non-veg as well. Here is a quick tour of the food. Rather than a blow by blow of each course, let me give you an overall impression. 1. This is Indian food. This is not a funky... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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?