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Rasika West End

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1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1501 (New Hampshire & M Street)
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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San Francisco
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

4 of us flew in from out of town to take my father to dinner and I booked a special room and prix fixe menu. The service was generally atrocious. The food items were not described or even identified when they arrived, and I was the only one who had occasion to read the menu in advance of our visit.... More 

Thank happywanderer71
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not an expert on Indian food, but I ate here with two Indian guys who said many of the items weren't purely traditional but kind of based on traditional dishes. So, maybe not your mother's Indian food at this place, but everything I had was delicious. I can't remember the name, but I got some little "biscuits" with mango... More 

Thank Ben H
Columbia, Maryland
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son asked to have his college graduation dinner here. We were a group of 12, many of whom had never had Indian food and a few that never really liked it before. Rave reviews from everyone in our party! Our menu selections were fixed from the catering menu and everyone of the selections was fantastic. I especially enjoyed the... More 

Thank Bethany H
London, Canada
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I checked Trip Advisor for a recommendation of a restaurant to try close to where I was staying in DC. Rasika was not only a recommendation of TA but also of EAB - Education Advisory Board - the group that I was here to meet in DC. I am a vegetarian and the reviews and recommendations indicated that Rasika would... More 

Thank Janice D
Boca Raton, Florida
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to Washington ate at Rasika West End twice - both fabulous. Impeccable service, delicious food and great ambiance. The Palaak Chaat is a must - crispy baked spinach with tamarind and yogurt dressing - truly wonderful. For those looking for Indian without the traditional curry sauce - try the lamb chops.

Thank Gottaluvsummer
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd honestly fly down to DC for the day just to come to Rasika. Thomas and I shared 2 apps & 2 mains. All were so authentic and reminded me of the best of Indian cuisine that, believe it or not, we get at home in Ireland!!!!!! Rasika is as good as Dublin's prestigious Pickle..... The dining area is stunningly... More 

Thank Brian B
Annandale, Virginia
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192 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had reservations, but still had to wait to be seated. Once there, we ordered from the theater menu (three courses, more limited options). The palak chat was good (flash fried spinach with mild spices, could have been better with more yogurt and imlee chutney) -- but too large of a portion. Mains were good, although the bell peppers in the... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's unique that one of a city's best restaurants is Indian. If you go, you'll know why. Hard to get a table, but it is incredible. It has the usual staples plus other dishes that will surprise you.

Thank acroglia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on the NYE. For a $85.oo plus tax etc , very poorly planned event with limited menu choices. The servers were not even informed about the menu choices despite a limited choice. The beauty and fine Indian flavours not captured at all in either of the meals. Was more a Fusion meal with Indian meals and ingredients... More 

Thank Sumi P
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a special visit to Rasika based on rave reviews in a newspaper article, and were disappointed in both the service and the food. While the presentation was fine - and the restaurant is clearly very popular - the flavors were less complex and interesting than at the little Indian place in our small city in rural Pennsylvania! And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1501
    (New Hampshire & M Street)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-466-2500

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