Rasika Penn Quarter
48 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
About this place
Rasika, which is derived from Sanskrit meaning “flavors,” is the award-winning modern Indian restaurant owned by Ashok Bajaj. Bajaj was recently named by both Washingtonian and Washington City Paper as “Restaurateur of the Year” and nationally, he is a ten-time James Beard Foundation nominee for “Restaurateur of the Year”. The restaurant was designed by Harry Gregory of ARA Design, London, UK. Rasika is a modern Indian restaurant which takes its inspiration from an age-old approach to dining. This approach allows you to choose a variety of appetizers and entrees to share with your dining companions. To enhance your dining experience, our sommelier will be happy to pair appropriate wines with your food selections. At Rasika, You can enjoy different dining venues including a showcase open kitchen where you can see our chefs cooking on the Tawa (griddle) and sigri (bar-b-que), a relaxing bar and lounge area, a community dining table, the main dining room or a private dining room. All of our staff looks forward to welcoming you at Rasika.
Tips from locals
From ZAGAT: These “phenomenal” Indian destinations take a centuries-old cuisine to a “whole new level” with “innovative” interpretations like crispy spinach “unlike anything you’ve ever had” served in “beautiful”, “modern” settings that rank among DC’s “swankiest”; “friendly, unobtrusive” servers…
Delicious, fancy Indian food! Get the crispy spinach and the grilled shrimp dish!
Considered one of the best restaurants in the metropolitan. Indian fare. Within a 15 minutes walk.
Best Indian restaurant IMHO with a slight fusion twist. The palak chaat is a must.
Indian food in an upscale, modern venue. Their kabobs, chicken tikki masala, and the lamb chops are favorites. Business to dressy; on the expensive side.
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633 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 5:30 PM
Serves the following meal typesLunch, Dinner
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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